GBSN Podcast

Episode 5: Talent for Africa – Session 2: Transformative Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This session focuses on developing talent for transformative leadership, the kind that can build a more inclusive and sustainable Africa. It explores the role of business and business schools as catalysts and enablers of innovation and entrepreneurship.  Panelists: Darius F. Teter – Executive Director, Stanford Seed, Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA; Anna Ekeledo – Executive Director, AfriLabs, Nigeria; Dr. Michael Moscherosch – Director, Johnson and Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge, Johnson and Johnson, USA.

Episode 4: Talent for Africa – Session 1: Africa’s Talent Challenges in a Changing World

In this kickoff session, panelists touch on the broad range of pressing talent challenges that will be had throughout the series and provide a bird’s eye view of how these relate to Agenda 2063, and the Africa that Africans want. Panelists:  Patrick Awuah -Founder and President of Ashesi University, Ghana; Amadou Diallo -CEO, Middle East & Africa DHL Global Forwarding, UAE; Caren Wakoli – Founder & Executive Director, Emerging Leaders Foundation Africa, Kenya.

Episode 3: Jean-François Manzoni – Progress requires delayed gratification

Jean-François Manzoni is the President of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), where he also serves as the Nestlé Professor. In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, he discusses trust in governments, innovation in executive education, and leading in a crisis. This interview was conducted 10 weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Episode 2: Sangeet Chowfla – Virtuous cycles becoming vicious cycles

Sangeet Chowfla is the President & CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, he discusses the importance of connectedness and trust, as well as the changing value equation in higher education. This interview was conducted 9 weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Episode 1: Peter Tufano – “Winning the War and Winning the Peace”

Peter Tufano is Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, he discusses how lessons from World War II can aid government, business, and the education sector to win the war against COVID-19, and win the peace in a post-COVID world. The interview took place 10 weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.


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