Two outstanding alumni of Lagos Business School’s Executive MBA programme, Goke Egunjobi and Comfort Alli recently emerged finalists in the MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award category of the 2020 AMBA Excellence Awards in London, United Kingdom.
Held on February 7, 2020, the Association of MBAs (AMBA) Excellence Awards celebrated the quality and achievements of business education at the forefront of leadership excellence, recognising the talents and contributions made by AMBA-accredited and Business Graduate Association (BGA) Business Schools, their students and graduates.
The Entrepreneurial Venture category highlights the success of business schools in fostering entrepreneurship among their MBA and executive MBA cohorts, and is a chance for individuals to impress a panel of high-profile judges who are already at the forefront of global entrepreneurship. In this category, Egunjobi was shortlisted in the Private Sector sub-category while Alli was recognised for the Third Sector.
Egunjobi (EMBA 22) is the Founder and CEO of Paper Craft-I-impact product Services, a thermal paper rolls manufacturing plant and digital payment solutions company in Lagos with a turnover of about $250,000. Meanwhile, Alli (EMBA 21) is the Project Director of Street Child Care and Welfare Initiative (SCCWI), a not-for-profit organisation that caters for the welfare of street children in Nigeria, and with affiliations in France, Belgium, and Canada.
Lagos Business School was also shortlisted in the Business School Careers Strategy Award category alongside Hult International Business School, United States; ESADE Business School, Spain and Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom.
The Careers Strategy Award recognises institutions that share the AMBA and BGA passion for proactive and innovative approaches to graduate recruitment, talent management and succession planning.
Lagos Business School is accredited by the AMBA and its graduates have been considered for several categories of the AMBA Excellence Awards. In 2018, Glory Eyinnaya (EMBA 21) and Aidenehi Okosun (MBA 14) were finalists for the AMBA Student of the Year and the Entrepreneurial Venture of the year respectively.