Table of Contents
Part 1: The Making of CEOs in Africa
Part 2: Preparing the Next Generation in Africa
Part 3: Leap-Frog Leadership Development
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As economic acceleration continues across Africa, the need for more executive talent only intensifies. And, as companies expand their regional footprint and scale up operations, the type of executive who is capable of working across diverse cultures, geographies, and markets, is all the more rare.
Additionally, the Continent lays claim to the world’s youngest population, this pool of rising stars – the Millennials – will have a significant influence on business, and this will happen sooner rather than later.
This study draws on new research to identify the key drivers of success for current African executives, how these will evolve as Millennials take the lead, and most importantly, draws conclusions as to how collectively we can better engage the Gen Y to prepare them to take the lead.
To understand the success factors of today’s leaders in Africa, our research focused on qualitative interviews with 50 CEOs across the Continent.
Through these discussions, the study sought to understand how CEOs interpret their own success against various variables including education, experience, management styles, behaviours, and business strategy.
In parallel, the study also considered the qualities and characteristics of Africa’s future leaders. Thanks to a quantitative survey with over 750 African Millennial respondents, this study investigates Millennials’ leadership aspirations, management practices, and declared skillsets to have a point of comparison with those of today’s leaders.
By juxtaposing these two viewpoints – today’s leaders and tomorrow’s – the study highlights what has forged leaders of today, as well as the potential gaps, in terms of expectations, skills and ambition, between this generation and the next. In conclusion, the study offers some takeaways for companies as to how best develop the talent pool that will ultimately drive Africa’s continued growth, development and success.
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The Making of Leaders – An African Outlook: Morgan Philips & Mazars
- 3 reasons why CEOs succeed in Africa today: Tyra Malzy, Chief Learning Officer, Mazars University
- The growth opportunity in Africa – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance: McKinsey Global Institute (Videos & Report)
- A new Africa energy world – A more positive power utilities outlook: PwC (Report)
- Real estate: Building the future of Africa – PwC (Report)
- The 2015 African Retail Development Index (Infographics, Video & Report): AT Kearney
- Private equity activity in Africa at multi-year high (Infographics & Report): EY/AVCA
- Luxury Goods in Africa – A Maturing Sector (Report): KPMG
- Africa Attractiveness Survey 2015 – Making Choices: EY (Report)
- The Africa Competitiveness Report 2015: WEF, AfDB, OECD & World Bank (Infographics & Report)
- Understanding West Africa’s Infrastructure Potential: PwC (Report)
- Rwanda – A new model for growth (Infographic & Report): This Is Africa & the Financial Times
- Africa’s Prospects – Macro Environment, Business, Consumer and Retail Outlook Indicators (Infographics & Report): Nielsen
- Job Creation in Sub-Saharan Africa – Entrepreneurs. Governments. Innovation: Forbes Insights/Djembe Communications (Report)
- Africa’s Markets of the Future with Sarah Boumphrey, Head of Strategic, Economic & Consumer Insight at Euromonitor International (Report)
- Africa: A 21st century view – The Deloitte Consumer Review (Report)
- Nigeria’s renewal – Delivering inclusive growth in Africa’s largest economy: McKinsey Global Institute (Report)
- Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa 2015: KMPG (Report)
- The Africa Investment Report 2015 – An FDI destination on the rise: fDi Intelligence/This is Africa (Report)
- Affluent consumers in Kenya and Nigeria are confident about growth: Razia Khan, Head of Economics, Africa at Standard Chartered (Video & Report)
- Hospitality Market Snapshot 2015 – Oil Economies – Accra, Lagos and Luanda: HTI Consulting (Report)
- Private Equity – The Outlook for Africa and Emerging Markets – Part I (Report): EY & Wharton
- Sub-Saharan Africa & private equity approaches to enhancing economic development: ODI (Infographic & Report)
- Why Africa Remains Ripe for Private Equity: BCG (Infographics & Report)
- Africa Report 2015 – Real Estate Markets in a Continent of Growth and Opportunity: Knight Frank (Infographics & Report)
- TV and Media in Nigeria – How changing consumer needs are creating a new media landscape: Ericsson (Report)
- South African Insurers Seen by PwC Looking North for Expansion (Report)
- Africa is the horizon – 2015 African Business Outlook Survey: The Economist Corporate Network (Infographics & Report)
- Corporate Entry into Africa – A New Chapter: Jones Lang LaSalle (Report)
- Shop Africa 2016 (Report & Infographics): Knight Frank
- Listing on African Stock Exchanges – Extractive Industries: KPMG (Report)
- Nigeria Strategy – H1 2015: ARM (Report)
- Africa Arisen: The Blue Sky Continent 2014 – KPMG (Report)
- African private equity exits hit record high in 2016 (Report): EY & AVCA
- Strong growth in Sub-Saharan Africa despite headwinds – IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (April 2015 Report)
- Africa attractiveness program 2016: EY (Infographics & Reports)
- East Africa Private Equity Deal Dashboard 2016 (Report): RisCura & East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA)
- Africa Asset Management 2020: PwC (Infographics & Report)
- How to navigate Africa’s retail distribution labyrinth: Nielsen (Infographic & Report)
- The mobile economy – Sub-Saharan Africa 2014: GSMA (Report)
- Africa 2030 – Realizing the possibilities: Ernst & Young (EY) (Report)