Our Johannesburg Professional Business Network

Johannesburg, a key economic centre, is the headquarters for the majority of our members’ Africa-based operations. Johannesburg’s world-class infrastructure and talent pool have resulted in many large local and foreign-headquartered firms using the city as a hub for their regional operations. Given its importance in the context of the country and more broadly in Southern Africa, Johannesburg is a logical location for EICN. With a vibrant and engaged membership, it provides a welcoming and informative network to interact with. A busy schedule of events and meetings provide members with exclusive opportunities to hear invited speakers share views of trends and developments in the country and region.

Upcoming events

Click on any of the events below to learn more about our guest speakers and the themes they will be discussing. If you are interested in attending any of these events as a guest, please fill out the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

Recent events

Powering South Africa’s future

In this session, we engaged Eskom’s Group Chief Executive André de Ruyter to share his reflections on Eskom and leadership since his appointment at the SOE, as well as his strategy to improve the operational and financial performance at Eskom.

Lift as you rise with Bonang Mohale

During this event Mr Mohale shared his views on the state and outlook of South Africa’s democracy, as well as his reflections on core tenets of leadership and their appropriate application gained over the course of his multi-decade career.

EICN in focus: KFC Africa

During the session, KFC Africa’s CMO Dhruv Kaul examined the challenges of an F&B business operating amidst varying degrees of lockdown restrictions, as well as aspects of their strategy and operating model that have been tested and confirmed, particularly over the last year.

AfCFTA: Delayed not denied?

The AfCTA was targeted to go live in July 2020, but covid-19 put paid to those plans. During this event, Prudence Sebahizi, Head of the CFTA unit of The African Union Commission, assessed the on-going delays and the outlook for the agreement achieving its potential.

Request to join

To learn more about joining our Johannesburg network, please fill out the form below.