Lagos Business School MBA students on Friday, October 26, held conversations around Nigeria’s growing economy and entrepreneurship with some of the country’s top chief executives at the debut edition of the Meet the CEO Series.
The Meet the CEO Series is a student-organised activity whose objective is to expose Lagos Business School MBAs to the expectations and realities of doing business in Nigeria while also aligning classroom learning with practical knowledge.
Keynote speaker at the meeting and CEO, Seplat Petroleum, Austin Avuru gave attendees a brief insight into his journey to business success and also shared details of some of the company’s achievements which include its status as the only Nigerian company to trade on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
During the panel session moderated by Entrepreneurship Faculty at Lagos Business School, Dr Henrietta Onwuegbuzie, Avuru emphasised wealth creation and distribution in the country, harping on the important role good governance plays in the distribution of wealth after it must have been generated by the private sector. Also on the panel session were Founder, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, Dr Stella Okoli and CEO, Zinox Technologies, Leo Stan Ekeh. Responding to questions from attendees, Ekeh spoke extensively on the operations of his companies and plans to expand the e-commerce division, Konga into the biggest on the continent. In his final words, Ekeh addressed the dearth of human capital in Nigeria and challenged the attendees to not only be mentally prepared for the labour force but to invest in their physical appearance.
Attended by students on the Full-Time MBA 17 and 18, Executive MBA 23 and 24, and Modular Executive MBA 7, the Meet the CEO Series is one of the ways Lagos Business School prepares its MBAs for success in the workplace.