“This is spectacular, and this is beyond what I was expecting.”
Anton Budidjaja, Founder and President, Reliance Capital Management
Behind LeapFrog’s portfolio of remarkable, high-growth companies, are some of the world’s most visionary leaders and strong management teams.
In 2015, LeapFrog Labs launched the CEO Indaba, a unique forum designed to bring together leaders from LeapFrog’s companies across Africa and Asia, and create an environment where they could connect, develop and grow.
Recognising that being a CEO can be a lonely role and that continual personal professional development is critical to the success of leaders and their companies, the CEO Indaba aimed to help our leaders share their journeys, build new relationships, and learn from each other in a supportive environment.
“We invest in extraordinary companies, and their CEOs need capital, they need expertise… but above all, they need thought partners if they’re going to solve the problems of their companies and often their societies,” says Andy Kuper, Founder and CEO of LeapFrog Investments.
The first event saw portfolio companies consider common issues around talent and innovation that CEOs typically face, and learn from each other’s challenges and successes.
The feedback from CEO participants was overwhelming, with a 100% success rate from responders and a strong commitment to continue to engage.
“I got what I would call a full-immersion experience; no holds barred, all of us getting together and really opening up,” says Kofi Fynn, Founder and CEO of Petra Trust, of the experience.
The CEO Indaba is now an annual event, and forms part of LeapFrog’s broader work to build communities of peers and encourage a productive culture for learning and growth.
Watch highlights from the 2016 event below.