Charles J. Dednam Is Welcomed to the Ranks of Stanford Who’s Who
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, March 20, 2012 /Stanford Who’s Who/-- Stanford Who’s Who is proud to announce the acceptance of Charles J. Dednam to the exclusive ranks of premier professionals as a result of his magnificent work in the world of steel marketing. Throughout his brilliant professional career, Charles has consistently displayed the passion, vision, and dedication necessary to be successful in this world of expertise.
The 34 years Charles spent in the steel business took him through periods of “state owned enterprise” and “price regulated industry” to heading the group steel marketing division of a publicly listed global company. Over the course of his professional transition Charles significantly focused on competitiveness and profitability, which he managed to establish quite successfully through the designing of strategies, policies, programs as well as short- and long-term objectives to control product marketing, sales and related services. His efforts contributed in large to meeting established profit targets, sales objectives and acted as a support system for the company’s overall growth.
Charles is a seasoned business and marketing strategist who serves as Principal Consultant of the CD Research and Strategy Consulting Unit, which he established after leaving the corporate environment in 2011. The Unit is involved in strategy research and strategy teaching, structured by Mr. Dednam’s passion for improving organizational performance. The firm’s external focus, in understanding the worldwide markets and business operations makes Charles one of few experts in the South African context, capable of developing multi-year plans for businesses in Southern Africa that excels in establishing new business opportunities aligned to his clients’ corporate objectives. Mr. Dednam is also a firm believer of developing the strategic thinking process throughout the business recognising real growth and pursuing competitive opportunities.
During his collegiate career, Charles earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics from North-West University, graduating with Honors. He completed the Executive Programme in Business Marketing Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management in Illinois, USA. Moreover, Charles is a member of the ArcelorMittal Alumni, Past Chairman of SA Institute of Steel Construction, Chairman of Downstream Development Committee and the Economics and Statistics Committee, SA Iron and Steel Institute. He is also a member of the Economics Committee, World Steel Organisation in Brussels.