The Board Walk is an initiative that has been created to nurture the development of aspiring directors who are currently in senior management positions and help them to unlock their future potential. It aims to expose these individuals to existing directors (both executive and non-executive) and partners during an interactive networking breakfast that will encourage meaningful engagement and dialogue.
The Board Walk paints the picture of a promenade or walkway and it holds the underlying meaning of the bridge that an aspiring director needs to cross to become “Board-ready”, as well as the journey that needs to be embarked upon.
As they take their first steps down this path of opportunity, these aspiring directors will benefit from those already sitting in the higher echelons of corporate South Africa to offer their guidance and share their insights and challenges.
Business and other leaders will be invited to host a table of between eight and ten people. The responsibility of the host will be to impart knowledge, experience and words of wisdom to the table, while directing the conversation.
The topics can be either specific or general as the host and the table pleases. Attendees will rotate tables twice during the breakfast, while the hosts remain at their table.
23 May 2019, 07h30-10h30
Citi, 145 West Street,
13 May 2019
R495,00 plus VAT per person.
Numbers are limited.
Sponsored by: Citi
MBChB (Natal), DOH (UFS), MBA (Wits), DBL (UNISA), Stanford
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate (Stanford University)
Dr Judy Dlamini started out as a medical doctor before changing into business. She is entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. Her passion is creating and adding value to society and humanity. Judy has worked in
different sectors of the economy using her diverse skills sets and degrees in
different subject areas.
After practising as a medical family practitioner for many years, she specialised in Occupational Health and consulted for different companies. Her MBA qualification from Wits University enabled her to change careers.
She worked for HSBC Investment Bank, at the Johannesburg Corporate Finance division.
She obtained Doctorate in Business Leadership from UNISA in 2014. She converted her thesis to a book titled ‘Equal but Different ’ which was published in 2017, a bestseller for several weeks. She was selected as the 2017 Exclusive Books Homebru author in the business sector. She recently (February 2019) published her second title, ‘e Other Story’.
Dr Dlamini is Founder and Executive Chairman for Mbekani Group that celebrated 20 years in business in She is a non executive director of SA SME Fund, an initiative between government and the private sector
to create jobs and grow an inclusive economy.
She is the former Chairman of Aspen Pharmacare Limited (Aspen) a JSE-listed South African pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor, Mbekani group has operations and investments in different sectors of the economy. Previous board appointments include Anglo American plc, Discovery Holdings Ltd, and Woolworth’s Holdings Ltd.
In 2018 Judy was appointed as the Chancellor for the University of Witwatersrand. She is the recipient of the African Economy Builder Lifetime Achiever Award for 2016 amongst several other awards, the most recent being AWCA Woman of Substance & UNISA Leadership in Practice Awards 2018.
She received an honorary Doctorate from e Nelson Mandela University in Business in 2018.