Hungry Club Forum of Savannah: Global Consultant to Present Leadership Traits of Nelson Mandela


Ervin Williams, PhD.
Ervin Williams, PhD.

The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) will host its monthly, Signature Roundtable and Open Forum, on Saturday August 1, 2015, in the Multipurpose Room of the Main Building of the West Broad Street YMCA, located at 1110 May Street, at 9:30 AM.

Ervin Williams, PhD., an entrepreneur, author, global consultant, and former Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia will make a presentation from his book entitled, The Leadership Traits and Footprints of Nelson Mandela. Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in the Transkel region of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. The anti-apartheid icon was imprisoned for 27 years for his advocacy, and later served as the country’s first Black president. According to Ervin Nelson Mandela’s greatness is reflected in the fact that he led the charge to actually transform a nation from an oppressive, white-governmental ruling class to the birth of a new democratic nation. Then further, as president, he began a peaceful, forgiving, nation-building process that is also unparalleled in the governance of any newly formed country. Unquestionably, Mandela will be remembered as one of the greatest leaders of all times – truly an uber leader.

Williams served as a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of South Africa in Pretoria. His entrepreneurial experience includes nine startups on three continents. His current focus is the World Business Enterprises, Ltd, – his global business dedicated to searching, finding, enhancing, and securing funding to commercialize the Next Big Idea in selected industries. Identifying, assessing, and evaluating the potential of an idea as being a Gazelle in a fast-growth, large-scale, global business venture achieve this.

He has lectured extensively on entrepreneurship and leadership in a number of countries including the USA, Belgium, England, and South Africa, His consulting and training in the U.S. includes leadership courses for companies such as General Motors, Coca-Cola, and other major business corporations. He served as a consultant to the GetAhead Foundation in South Africa, an Entrepreneurship Center that was developed by President Nelson Mandela. In addition to the book on Mandela, he is the author of The Global Entrepreneur. He maintains his office on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

The Hungry Club Forum activities are open to the public. For more information, please call Julia Wright at 233-0855 or Diana Harvey Johnson at 927- 8425.


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