IDC: Prioritising Development Impact
Dr Thabang Mokoaleli-Mokoteli & Chijioke Oji
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Wits Business School - University of the Witwatersrand
Finance, Development finance, Strategy
As Geoffrey Qhena, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), sat in his office at the organisation’s headquarters in Johannesburg, reviewing details of the recently published annual report in preparation for a meeting with the board, he reflected on the state of the organisation he had led since 2005. Now it was October 2012 and, under his leadership, the performance of the organisation was generally lauded as impressive. Qhena wanted more, intending to grow the development impact of the IDC by increasing its minimum loans from R1 million to R5 million in 2013. He wondered how best to achieve this in the current environment of economic uncertainty.