Little Big Ideas (LBI) will host its first quarterly ceremonial LBi Dinner with a CEO, at Kream – Mall of Africa, on Saturday, 27 March. Teaming up with the Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Professor of Practice in the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) College of Business and Economics, Chairman of The Bidvest Group Limited and Chairman of SBV, Bonang Mohale – the event will see Mohale lead a conversation with 10 selected business professionals, on the importance of cultivating and breeding business leaders that the African continent is in dire need of.
With its primary mandate to reshape the African narrative by galvanizing the youth in Africa towards collective growth, LBI has invited CEOs, entrepreneurs, as well as managers coming from various professional backgrounds, whose work has shown, not only growth and notable potential, but has also separated them from their counterparts.
“On this day, we are hoping to start conversations that have the power to inspire change and encourage leaders to put their heads together in order to help African entrepreneurs and African professionals, not only to birth business solutions that the African continent is in dire need of, but also to inspire them to build businesses with the adherence to moral and ethical principles,” explains Themba Mashaba, Director of LBI
Mohale’s role will primarily lead and facilitate these conversations, allowing guests to share their ideas as well as their business and leadership acumen.
“Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, and I am a firm believer that this continent is the blueprint of global leadership and ideas that have shaped the way the world works today. LBI wishes to reinforce this theory, and to inspire change in the mindsets of those who lead and are led.
“I am confident that the men and women who have been chosen to participate in this exercise will be able to bring sterling ideas to the table. I also believe that Bonang’s experience as an established business leader will help bridge the gap between the ideas and a starting point to execute some of these ideas,” concludes Mashaba.