In today’s technology-driven world, it looks pretty long to visualise beyond 20 years. By that time, it is possible that people may be travelling on self-operated flights and vehicles, and many business operations will be automated. However, some fundamentals will still require human intervention, particularly planning, strategising, governance and ensuring ethical decision-making. Having served on the boards of several companies across the globe for more than 20 years, I will slow down and focus on (i) helping companies drive sustainable development through ethical leadership and (ii) mentoring emerging business leaders as part of board succession plans. There is no better way of signing out from the business world than handing over to ethical leaders who will continue to value the interests of all stakeholders in business decisions.
About Gwarega Dambudzo
With a background in social and economic infrastructure delivery as an engineer, I redirected my energy into mentoring owners of small and medium-sized businesses to formalise their structures, comply with legislation, improve operations and financial performance, manage risk, and build strategic partnerships. An MBA qualification helped me to hone these skills while leading and managing a consulting engineering practice I founded more than ten years ago. I am passionate about entrepreneurship, business strategy, governance, stakeholder engagement and risk management, skills I am ready to deploy on any Board as a non-executive director. On the topical nexus of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), I believe diversity and inclusivity are beneficial to organisations and should be leveraged responsibly without destroying the value-creating capacity of the organisations.
If you could gain one quality or ability that would significantly increase your business success what would it be? by Gwarega Dambudzo
October 24, 2023