Ndaba Ntsele: Entrepreneurial Vision: Abstract
Ndaba Ntsele: Entrepreneurial Vision is a case study by Mthuli Ncube and Claire Beswick.
On 19 May 2010, Ndaba Ntsele – Ernst & Young World Best Entrepreneur (SA, 2007) and CEO of Pamodzi Investment Holdings (PIH), a diversified investment company – was preparing for the launch of Pamodzi Aviation the next day. The company had secured a licence from the Ukraine-based, government-owned Antonov Aeronautical Scientific Complex to service and sell Antonov planes in Africa. However, he still had to negotiate the terms of the relationship that Pamodzi Aviation would have with Denel Aviation, the organisation providing the necessary technical expertise and infrastructure for the venture. His gut told him that Pamodzi Aviation could make millions – if not billions – of rands, but he was aware that real-world realities might get in the way and he wondered if he had missed anything.
Students will learn principles for successful growth of entrepreneurial businesses through discussion of this case. They will also be able to learn about and discuss the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.