While it is vital that our country’s top CEOs and government officials travel overseas to promote foreign direct investment into the country, late in 2018 my colleagues and I envisioned an investment roadshow of SA’s top business leaders in their 20s and 30s.

Although we called the trip an investment roadshow, the term investment would be much more expansive than simply bringing home a paper cheque; it also meant convincing SA corporates to invest more resources in their young leaders, encouraging young business leaders to invest a week of their time to serve as ambassadors for their country, and to invest back into the country by sharing newfound insights with their executives and the public.

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