Kevin Wakeford to speak at Top Companies

Kevin Wakeford to speak at Top Companies
Published: 17 May 2018
TOP South African businessman and one of the region's foremost economic commentators, Kevin Wakeford, will be the guest of honour at this year's prestigious Top Companies Survey function to be held in Harare on June 1.

The annual survey is published by The Financial Gazette in partnership with financial services group Old Mutual Zimbabwe.

A former South African Chamber of Business chief executive, Wakeford currently serves as chief executive of the Armaments Corporation of South Africa - the Defence Department's multi-billion rand procurement firm - in addition to chairing a number of company boards.

Other noteworthy portfolios that the trained economist and accomplished speaker has held include being chairman of Simmer & Jack Mines and chief executive officer of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation.

In recent years, Wakeford has also advised Pretoria's Home Affairs minister and the Eastern Cape premier, and was adjunct professor at the Nelson Mandela University's business school.

The Top Companies Survey has always attracted top executives, with internationally-acclaimed motivational speaker and South African entrepreneur Vusi Thembekwayo gracing the occasion last year.

Other speakers to have headlined the event include African Export Import Bank regional manager for southern Africa Gift Simwaka as well as reputable architect and author Thebe Ikalafeng.

Launched in 1980, the Top Companies Survey has been credited with fostering a strong corporate sector by promoting excellence in corporate performance.

It also seeks to promote good corporate governance, ethical conduct and corporate social responsibility, while providing a platform for networking among industry captains, leaders and invited guests.

A team of judges and analysts have since completed the evaluation of leading companies for this year's event that will be featured in a magazine to be distributed by The Financial Gazette on June 7.
- fingaz
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