Dean of Lagos Business School, Prof Enase Okonedo, rang the closing bell of trading today, Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Okonedo was received by Oscar Onyema, CEO, Pai Gamde, Acting Head, Corporate Services, and Haruna Jalo- Waziri, Executive Director, Capital Markets Division.
This was part of the activities of the partnership between Lagos Business School and Duke Executive Education; International Executive Development Programme, which is being conducted for the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) of South Africa. This makes it the second year in a row, that the Dean of LBS will ring the closing bell at the Nigerian Stock exchange, as she did so during last year’s International Executive Development Programme.
Okonedo thanked the management of the NSE for the privilege and hospitality “I will like to thank especially the CEO, Oscar Onyema and the management of the Nigerian Stock Exchange for their hospitality and willingness to always provide immersive experience for the IEDP participants. We are here with investment bankers from South Africa and we were here with a similar group last year, who gained valuable insight and knowledge about the Nigerian capital market” she said.
Ringing the opening or closing bell at NSE is widely considered a great honour and symbol of a lifetime of achievement. Dignitaries and celebrities are often given the honor of ringing the bell to mark the open and closing of floor activity.