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Watch the Video: Responsible Leadership for Africa

Posted by Faculty of Management on June 6, 2014 in Alumni & Friends, Speakers

The Dalhousie Management Society prides itself on equally supporting all of the Bachelor of Management program's seven majors and tailors case competitions and social events to highlight each one. The group's main event is the Seven Speaker Series where invited business, political and community leaders from across Canada engage with Management students. The eclectic mix of speakers offers a unique opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of business.

In this video, our guest speaker from South Africa, Professor Derick de Jongh, shares insights from his research on responsible leadership in Africa.

Professor de Jongh spent 13 years in a banking career in South Africa before entering academia. In 2002 he completed doctoral studies at the University of Pretoria with a thesis entitled “Indicators of corporate social performance in South Africa.” The same year, he joined the University of South Africa where he founded the Centre for Corporate Citizenship. Since then he has contributed to a wide variety of local and international initiatives on the subject of corporate responsibility. Professor de Jongh’s focus is developing a new generation of responsible leaders and, to this end, in February 2009 he established the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (CRL) at the University of Pretoria, an interdisciplinary unit located in the Department of Business Management, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Professor de Jongh will speak on the subject of Corporate Governance in South Africa—its history over the past 20 years, reporting on interviews with prominent business leaders and public figures, and information on the attitudes towards corporate governance of directors of South African companies.