Dianna Games

Dianna Games is Chief Executive of a consultancy and business advisory focusing on African business issues. She is also a popular public speaker on issues related to business in Africa and addresses many of South Africa’s biggest companies and international conferences.

A leading commentator on business issues, trends and developments in Africa and has travelled extensively around the continent over the past two decades, visiting 30 countries to date.

Dianna specialises in corporate engagements across Africa and has done research into regional economic developments, corporate and government investment trends, sector analysis for private clients and tracks business developments in the continent’s key markets.

Her advisory work has included engagements by organisations such as Nepad, COMESA, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South African Institute for International Affairs, Brenthurst Foundation, Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS), the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Nedbank, Group Five, Standard Bank as well as companies in Southern and West Africa.

Her book, ‘Business in Africa: Corporate Insights’, was published by Penguin South Africa in 2012 and reprinted in 2013. She has written many published reports on African business issues. Published contributions recently include South Africa’s Economic Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa (Chatham House, London, 2017), Sasol’s Changing Landscape in Mozambique, in Africa to Africa Internationalization: Key Issues and Outcomes (GIBS, Published by Palgrave MacMillan), Retail and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods in Africans Investing in Africa  (Brenthurst Foundation and Tony Elumelu Foundation) and Case Study: Tata in Africa in The Changing Dynamics of International Business in Africa, (GIBS, published by Pagrave Macmillan)

Dianna has been a columnist on Africa for Business Day newspaper since 2003, writing about economic issues, political developments and business for South Africa’s leading business publication. She has been a Fellow of the Centre for Dynamic Markets at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and works with other business schools including the Johannesburg Business School and Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.

She is also the Executive Director of the South Africa-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, and has played a pivotal role in engagement between Africa’s biggest markets for the past decade.