Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021
Time: 10am - 11am
This webinar marks the launch of PwC’s Africa Family Business Survey - ‘From trust to impact: Why family businesses need to act now to ensure their legacy tomorrow’. The report reveals the current thinking - and future outlook - of 231 family business leaders across 13 territories in Africa. Findings show that reliance on values and legacy is no longer enough to propel the business forward. Tomorrow’s family business requires a new approach for lasting success - one based on accelerated digital transformation, prioritisation of sustainability goals, and professional family governance. Succession planning still remains one of the single most important and problematic issues in family businesses, which should be addressed sooner rather than later.
Our PwC hosts will be joined by Vimal Shah, Chairperson of Bidco Africa, Patricia Cook, Chairperson of Bracken Timbers, and other prominent family business leaders to discuss takeaways from the survey and share their views and calls for action.
Schalk Barnard - PwC Africa Family Business Leader
Schalk is a certified Family Business consultant and PwC’s Africa Family Business Leader. A CA(SA) by profession, he serves as an Assurance Partner in PwC’s Private Company Services practice, with more than 25 years of professional experience. Schalk has obtained post-graduate qualifications in Executive Leadership and Professional Services from Harvard Business School, and has assisted companies in a variety of transformative projects, including business transformation, restructuring, growth strategies and listings.
Dion Shango - PwC Africa CEO
Dion Shango has served as PwC Africa’s CEO since 1 July 2019. Prior to this he served a four-year term as the firm’s Southern Africa CEO, the first black African to be appointed to the role. A CA(SA) by profession, Dion was admitted as a partner of PwC South Africa in 2008 and practices as an Assurance Partner based in Johannesburg. He has led engagements on various complex and multinational businesses and has deep industry experience in the mining, telecommunications, entertainment and financial services sectors.
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