A Christ-centred global networking organisation dedicated to the holistic development of people in all sectors of society
GBR aims to support its members to attain their full potential, by providing a platform for learning, sharing, partnerships and growth. We believe that such development must be in keeping with the principles and prescripts of God’s Word in order for it to be transformative and impactful in all spheres of life.


The Global Business Roundtable (GBR) was established on 21 August 2009. It started as a discussion forum, as well as a support, networking and prayer group for people in business and various professions. GBR is a growing global networking initiative, which has a presence in over 82 countries, 43 of which are on the African Continent.

Its exponential growth was not anticipated, stretching from the Southern African Development Community (SADC); East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East.

The organisation is founded on Biblical principles and is inspired by God in the various initiatives it undertakes. The aim is to help members to grow spiritually; to grow intellectually; to grow their networks and participate in weekly individual development sessions, trade and investment opportunities; mentorship and coaching programmes, and to expand their businesses. GBR has plans to be in 5 continents, 30 regions and 200 nations by the year 2025.



Birth of GBR

The Global Business Roundtable was established with 12 people on 21 August 2009, on a patio in Sandton. It started as a discussion forum, as well as a support, networking and prayer group for people in business and various intellectual professions.


1st Anniversary

The first annual conference was well attended by different categories of members of the GBR and invited guests who represented different sectors of society, including amongst others corporates, small and medium enterprises, professionals, academics, spiritual leaders, labour organisations, non-governmental organisations and other sectors of society.


2nd Anniversary

GBR partnered with the Global Institute for Evangelists headed by Bishop Dalton Keith Adams, which was held in April 2011 at the Harvest Dome Church in Johannesburg. The launch was a great success and the Institute started operations 2 months after the launch and enrolled about 35 student evangelists in its first year.


Celebrating the Goodness of God

The year 2012 was exciting and productive for GBR in many respects. Our Roundtables in South Africa experienced phenomenal growth in membership. Furthermore, we expanded from around 30 to about 66 Roundtables, nationwide. Internationally GBR grew from 5 to 14 countries.


Sustainability & Growth

The organisation experienced a great move of God and continued exponential growth that was unprecedented. At this point GBR reached the threshold of 10 000 members spread across eight SADC countries, eight West Africa countries, two East Africa countries, two Central Africa countries, the USA and Spain.


Continued Growth

GBR continued to experience both organic and inorganic growth globally. This was accomplished through various country launches, followed by Trade and Investment Summits to facilitate the growth of our members and their businesses through the GBR networking platform. In South Africa, our Roundtables grew from 98 to 120. Internationally GBR grew from 19 countries in March 2014 to 33 countries in March 2015.



In 2016, we experienced accelerated growth through our Launch strategy as well as strategic partnerships. We entered into strategic partnerships in the media space with TBN in Africa, Redemption Television Ministry (RTM), One Gospel, The Voice of the Church (VOC), Radio Pulpit, and Swaziland Television Authority (STVA), which are all key in ensuring that we attain our Vision 2025 objective of being in 200 nations.


A New Thing

Based on Isaiah 43:19, 2016 saw the launch of The Leadership Academy, which commenced its operations in May 2017. The Academy trained more than 80 leaders and members of GBR from various countries, including South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Two graduations were held, the first in June 2017 and the second in September of the same year. Another exciting strategic initiative was the launch of the GBR TV programme, called "A New Thing". Three seasons of content were produced with the aim to empower members of GBR and the general public, from around the world.


Growth in Strategic Partnerships

The organisation continued to engage in strategic partnerships including the Department of Small Business Development, Africa Forum, Henley Business School, City of Ekurhuleni, In-on-Africa Publication, and the inclusion of various traditional leaders and royal houses. These partnerships were instrumental in GBR's programmes, such as the World Congress for Trade and Investment, the first SME summit held, and an expansion of our exhibition platform.


Pursue, Overtake and Recover All

Based on the scripture, 1 Samuel 30:8; GBR was ready for the completion of its foundation years and to see the fulfilment of God's promises over the decade and preparation for its 10th year Anniversary.


Come Buy For Free

Like most other organisations, GBR's activities were disrupted due to the advent of COVID-19. The organisation spent time reflecting and refining various programmes, devising strategies to take GBR into the next decade. The launch of the virtual international session was one of the key milestones during this era. The GBR virtual international sessions have experienced exponential growth and reached many across the globe. As a result, GBR saw the manifestation of Isaiah 55:1 during this period.


The GBR is founded on two cornerstone scriptures:

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6v33

Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself’. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22v37-40

In the execution of its mandate and mission, GBR’s actions are motivated by the strong desire to put God first, trusting in His ability, and to demonstrate His love for our fellow human beings. All our programmes and projects are informed by these core values.


Our first and foremost value in GBR: We love God with all our heart, mind and soul and love one another as we love ourselves (Matt 6:33). John 13:35. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.


We uphold utmost integrity & honesty in our dealings with each other and the external world. In a world full of corruption, this makes us stand out and will draw many to GBR.


We espouse the value of Excellence in all that we do and refer to each other as “Your Excellency” to affirm and manifest the excellence in us.


We serve with Christ-like humility, selflessness with no regard for any earthly reward.


We aim to complement and NOT compete with one another. We value collaboration within and across teams, as well as with external organisations that share our vision.


We open a free and safe space for dialogue on various issues meant for the development of our members, and encourage healthy debate within the organisation.


GBR uses the below strategic initiatives and tools in order to enhance the interventions that are offered to its members.
GBR is seeking investors and strategic partners in any of these investment opportunities.