Described by Forbes as a ‘leading advocate for Western investment’ into Africa, Mckinsey alumnus, Euvin Naidoo continues to enrich the continent with his astounding array of achievements and contributions.
A man of excellence and unparalleled success, Euvin is the President of the South African Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA), and one of the most innovative African men who have repositioned the western investment vista on Africa.
In 2007, as President and CEO of the South African Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA), he led the launch of the Africa Entrepreneurship Platform, committed towards empowering that division of entrepreneurs and service organisations focused on growth, to successfully explore and acquire new markets; the initiative was presented at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual gathering.
In 2009, he was named as one of the 5 Faces of African Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Journal of International Affairs at Columbia University, alongside Sudanese-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim (founder of Celtel) and Ghanaian president, John Atta Mills. In the same year, Euvin was selected as a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Euvin started out at the global international management consulting firm Mckinsey in the 1990’s with a focus on growth strategies, improvements and engagements in Africa in sectors like; financial services (banking/insurance), telecommunications (fixed and mobile), metals & mining (steel and coal) and airlines/transport (operational efficiency, marketing and new sales channels.
As an accomplished banker, Naidoo has explored both investment banking and retail, in New York and Johannesburg on acquisition finance and cross border focused transactions as well as African growth and strategy.
He has also lectured and counseled many world class institutions like; The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvia, the World Bank, Columbia University and MIT. He also led a master class session in New York for the MBA class on “Doing Business in Africa.”
In 2011 Euvin Naidoo was selected by Forbes onto their Top 10 most Powerful and Influential Men under Forty in Africa list. in the same year, the bank executive was commended in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the Wits Business School’s Annual Leadership & Management Excellence Awards Gala Dinner as ‘Lecturer of the Year’ ( part time) for his contribution towards advancing the learning of a new generation of African business students.
A graduate of the Harvard Business School (HBS), Euvin Naidoo is the visiting lecturer for Private Equity and Service Operations at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Business School, the WITS Business School (WBS), located in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 2008 Naidoo joined colleagues to serve on the Admissions Board of the Harvard Business School. He has also served as a judge for several years as part of the Harvard Business School’s Annual Business Plan Contest (Social Enterprise Track), an event attracting entrants from around the world.
In August 2012 Euvin was also recruited onto the Global Agenda Council (GAC) USA, for the World Economic Forum.
In June 2013, Euvin Naidoo convened and led his annual ‘Masterclass’ lecture on ‘Doing Business in Africa’ at the Wits Business School- the session was graced by the support of South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, who delivered the closing keynote address.
Euvin is married to South African born medical doctor Roshini Moodley Naidoo.
A world class champion, he continues to soar, forward ever…………….
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