South Africa: President Ramaphosa urges young global CEOs to influence societies

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured the world that South Africa is an investment destination. Photo: Media

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently challenged an organisation of young global CEOs to change societies through their influence within communities for a better tomorrow, the African Daily has learnt.

 According to the South African Government News Agency, speaking at a gala dinner of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) Global Leadership Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last night, the President also encouraged them to explore business opportunities not only in South Africa, but also in Africa, which he said has “vast untapped potential and a huge appetite for investment”.

The president underlined this at the back of a YPO Global Leadership Survey, released in January, which revealed that an overwhelming 93% of YPO affiliate CEOs believe that business must play a far greater role in making a positive impact on society for the benefit of all people.

“This perspective has led me to think of five tasks that I believe the YPO family needs to be preoccupied with, seeing that the majority of your members believe that business should make an impact on society for the benefit of all people,” said Ramaphosa.

The YPO is a premier global leadership organisation for more than 27 000 chief executives in over 130 countries and the global platform for them to engage, learn and grow.

Its members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact.

Today, companies run by its members are diversified among industries and types of businesses and they collectively employ more than 22 million people globally and generate $9 trillion in annual revenue.

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