75 Minute Session - Dr. Okanga Boniface, Dr. Darelle Groenewald and Professor Cecile Nieuwenhuizen
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Strategic Management of Business Operations in Turbulent and Evolving African Markets
African business environment offers enormous opportunities. Opportunities are emerging from the seemingly unrelenting blossoming and booming lucrativity of inter alia the agro-business sector, tourism, mining, transport and logistic services handling. Yet, the question as to how these blossoming business opportunities can be optimized by the existing and emerging African businesses as well as FDIs is a paradox that still confounds most of the contemporary business executives. This paper seeks to offer strategies and critical business tactics for establishing and steering a business through all the waves of risks, complexities and uncertainties of doing business in Africa.

 THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

DR. OKANGA BONIFACE - University of Johannesburg

Professor Okanga holds a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Business Management from the University of Johannesburg. His research interests as well as consultancy and teaching work span across strategic management, innovation, business development and business internationalization. Professor Okanga also holds an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) Degree from the Management College of Southern Africa, LLM (Masters of Laws in Public International Law) from the University of Johannesburg, LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of London (United Kingdom), and DCJFI (Diploma in Criminal Justice & Forensic Investigations) from the University of Johannesburg. Okanga has authored three books; “Leveraging a Firm’s Flexibility and Agility”; Managing Complexities of Complementarity and Strategic Fitness” & “Developing and Managing Business Operations in Emerging Markets”. Despite publishing widely in highly reputable academic journals, Professor Okanga also specializes in the consultation and facilitation of business establishment by different multinational corporations in the now increasingly blossoming African markets.


 DR. DARELLE GROENEWALD - University of Johannesburg
 PROFESSOR CECILE NIEUWENHUIZEN - University of Johannesburg
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