Leading organisations including researchers, employers and educators participated in a roundtable discussion: ‘Addressing the Management Skills Gap in Africa‘ organised by Global Business School Network (GSBN) and The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) and hosted by IESE Business School in New York the 17 july 2017.

Chris Caine, President of the CGE and Guy Pfefferman, founder and CEO of GSBN welcomed the attendees to the roundtable.

My remarks on innovations in business learning interventions focused on sharing innovations I’ve seen on the ground, encouraging more entrepreneurial spirit and investing in the young generation and women for success.

Other speakers included Lisa MacDougall, VP of Goldman Sachs initiative 10,000 women, Dr Olayinka David West from Lagos Business School, James Newlands from EY Americas-Africa Business Centre, Shubha Jayaram from Results for Development.

Magda Rosenmoller from IESE Business School led us through a powerful design thinking session to design solutions from the end-user perspective.

Tom Coogan from the U.S. African Development Foundation in his closing remarks, highlighted the key takeaways of this multi-perspective discussion, marking the beginning of fruitful collaborations to create useful and long-term impact interventions to address the management skills gap in Africa.