Expert on Emerging MarketsBook Speaker
Respected worldwide, Euvin Naidoo is a star in the field of global economics. Recently, he has been named as one of the 10 Youngest Power Men in Africa by Forbes Magazine. In particular, Naidoo is an authority on emerging markets—markets, on the cusp of transformational growth, that present tremendous yet largely untapped opportunities. Markets like India, Asia, Africa, Latin America. Markets that every serious company needs to consider now. (Watch his seminal TED talk for a sample—and to be blown away).
In 2007, as the US based President of the South African Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA), Euvin led the launch of the Africa Entrepreneurship Platform, committed towards empowering that segment of entrepreneurs and service organizations in the USA and Africa focused on growth, to successfully scale and enter new markets. In 2007 this program was featured at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual gathering in New York and has been acknowledged by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as helping to strengthen business ties across borders and boundaries, connecting markets.
He has spoken at Wharton and Harvard, and his opening keynote at TEDGlobal 2007, full of verve and insight, won admiration from many very important people. "Do not be a bystander," he told Forbes in a recent profile. "This is the time." He was speaking about investing in emerging markets; he could just as easily have been talking about his own rising star. In 2009, Naidoo was named a Young Global Leader, a core group of the World Economic Forum community made up of change-makers and leaders from around the world. He was also named by The Journal of International Affairs as one of the five faces of African Innovation and Entrepreneurship (see articles) in 2009.
Working closely with clients beforehand, Naidoo has a rare ability to move between economics and strategy, to identify the best opportunities for your company and, further, to suggest clear operational strategies that can lead to boundless international expansion.
Chasing Africa: How the 'Forgotten Continent' is shedding light on a New Blueprint for a Sustainable Future
Almost overnight, Africa has become the leapfrogging continent to implement true sustainable development. The world is watching to see what it does next. In this brilliant new talk, Euvin Naidoo paints Africa not as a repository of aid, but as an innovator connecting economic recovery and hyper growth to sustainability. What can your industry learn from Africa, which lessons are applicable and which are not, and how, practically, can you implement its best practices? Naidoo talks about Africa, but in the context of the global economy and your business. Economic recovery is now inextricably linked with the implementation of smart, sustainable technologies-- and Africa, unburdened by old infrastructures, is carving an innovative path that has lessons for the rest of the world. Naidoo, a speaker with enormous presence, is in the unique position to give you the startling, upbeat news of what's happening half the world away-- developments that will have an enormous impact on how we think about business, government, the global economy and, above all, sustainability.
Leadership in the 21st Century
In the last five years, seismic shifts have forever changed leadership practices at the upper echelon of business. New values have made obsolete a whole era of received leadership wisdom. So where does your company stand? In this provocative talk, Euvin Naidoo unleashes his sweeping and intricate knowledge of best practices and leadership trends, helping you change the way you think about leadership-- and the way you actually lead. He traces the shift from hard to soft to smart power, explains the emergence of social responsibility, makes the important distinction between managing and leading, and presents, with brilliant analysis, the lessons unearthed from new and unlikely sources, including his case and research on Nelson Mandela's leadership at the Harvard Business School. Then, in a hands-on, step-by-step process, he turns abstract concepts into a practical tool kit, walking you through the implementation of these necessary new practices. Timely, bold and backed by one of the best business CVs in recent memory, Naidoo reveals, in a cogent, accessible talk, nothing less than what leadership looks like in the 21st Century.
Emerge: Everything You Need to Know About the Emerging Markets that Will Change Business -- and the World
In this talk, Euvin Naidoo hones in on emerging markets to show us nothing less than the future of business worldwide. What can-- and what must-- we learn from Asia, India, Africa, and Latin America? How have they outperformed developed markets? Why are they better suited to launch new technologies? What are the specific social, political and economic challenges of each region? What are the risks and rewards? A spectacular panoramic view into the future of commerce, Naidoo's talk (always customized) helps companies navigate the new global economy, a place rife with pitfalls, but rich with unprecedented opportunities.
What Now? The Economic Future and the Road Ahead
In this talk, Naidoo deconstructs everything that led to our current economic crisis. Moving quickly, he points a way forward -- a practical labyrinthine path that ends in recovery. What do the current signs point to? When will the US, and the rest of the world, move from downturn to turnaround, and what is the best way to get there? And what is the important role China plays? During this confounding crisis, there is perhaps no better speaker to hear from than Euvin Naidoo, one of the most buzzed-about and hardest working economics scholars today.
Leadership Gone South
Naidoo examines the exciting next generation of global business leaders. You may not have heard of them (yet), but these men and women, in emerging markets, have drastically reshaped the role of 21st Century leadership. Uniquely equipped to work in our new economic paradigm-- uncertain labor unions, unsteady governments, new markets-- they offer highly applicable lessons to any business: how to engage new markets, how to lead in times of growth and turnaround. A vital new talk on an age-old subject.
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