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The Centenary Business Summit

A U.S. Delegation of business leaders together with some of the leading lights of the South African business community invite you to an interactive business summit in celebration of Madiba's 100th birthday to share thought leadership around globalisation, corporate social responsibility, diversity, technology, doing business in Southern Africa and much more.


  July 16, 2018

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Our Panel of Speakers
(in alphabetical order)

See Links to Individual Biographies on the Agenda

Julia Brown

Carnival Corporation

Colin Coleman

Goldman Sachs

Peter Crawley


Dr. Petrus de Kock

Brand South Africa

Kuseni Dlamini


Candice Dott

Thomson Reuters

Dr. Mave Houston

Amazon Audible

Charmaine Houvet

Cisco Systems

Arlene Isaacs-Lowe

Moodys Corporation

Colin Iles

Equinox Leadership & Innovation Centre

Faith Khanyile

WDB Investment Holdings

Camille John-Jenkins

Bank of America

Merrill Lynch

Colleen Larsen

Business Engage

30% Club Southern Africa

India Martin

 LFL Advisory

Temi Ofong


Christine Ramon

AngloGold Ashanti

Danyale Price

Paul Weiss 

The Agenda

The Agenda


07h30-08h30.   Registration


08h30-08h40.   Opening: Colleen Larsen, President 30% Club, Southern Africa

08h40-10h10.  The Plenary Panel: U.S. Delegation: South Africa Open For Business

                             Moderator: India Martin, LFL Global Advisory & Leadership Expert

                             Julia Brown, Chief Procurement Officer, Carnival Corporation

                             Dr. Mave Houston, Head of Research & UX Design, Amazon Audible

                             Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Global Head of CSR & President, Moodys Corporation

                             Camille John-Jenkins, Senior Vice President, Global Banking

                             Danyale Price, Chief Inclusion Officer, Paul Weiss LLP

10h15-10h45.    Keynote: Colin Coleman, Partner and Managing Director and Head of South Africa                                             Goldman Sachs 


10h45-11h15.      Break



11h15-12h30.       Breakout I:  Purpose Driven Leadership

                               Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Global Head of CSR & President, Moodys Corporation

                               Faith Khanyile, Chief Executive Officer, WDB Investment Holdings

                               Temi Ofong, Co-CEO Corporate & Investment Banking, ABSA

                               Danyale Price, Chief Inclusion Officer, Paul Weiss Rifkind, Wharton, Garrison LLP                                      

                              Breakout II: Managing Global Stakeholders & Expat Experiences

                              Peter Crawley, Country Officer, Citi

                              Kuseni Dlamini,  Chairman, Massmart

                              India Martin, LFL Global Advisory & Leadership Expert


12h45-14h00.     Breakout III:  Ascent to the C-Suite & Beyond

                               Julia Brown, Chief Procurement Officer, Carnival Corporation

                               Christine Ramon, Chief Financial Officer, AngloGold Ashanti


                               Breakout IV: The Changing Technology Landscape Data & Technology Disruption


                               Candice Dott, Head of Market Development Africa, Thomson Reuters

                               Dr. Mave Houston, Head of Research & UX Design, Amazon Audible

                               Charmaine Houvet, Public Policy Director, Africa, Cisco Systems



14h00 – 16h00.  Lunch Reception & Close


Background & Objective


The U.S Centenary Delegation are a well respected cohort of senior executives with global responsibilities at some of the world's largest and most well respected firms. They are widely recognized as business leaders, subject matter experts and trailblazers across their respective sectors. The purpose of the delegation is to engage in thoughtful conversation with South African business leaders about the vision, business operating environment and challenges in attracting direct foreign investment to Southern Africa. 

The U.S. Delegation and Business Summit are being hosted by India Martin, a 25 year veteran of financial services who now runs a leadership, executive coaching and global advisory consultancy, Leadership For Life (LFL). India works regularly across the continent and is a proponent of the globalisation of African brands. The Centenary Business Summit “South Africa Open For Business”, was developed jointly by India Martin and Colleen Larsen, CEO of Business Engage and President of the 30% club in conjunction with Sneha Shah, Managing Director for Africa at Thomson Reuters, the summit's anchor sponsor. The keynote, main panel, and curated break out groups have been designed to encourage a robust dialogue and challenge perceptions around doing business in Southern Africa.






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