The Lagos Business School Alumni Association celebrated its 25th anniversary this year and on Sunday July 2nd, honoured some deserving alumni at the annual Alumni President’s Dinner held at Harbour Points, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event was sponsored by corporate organisations such as Globacom, Standard Chartered Bank, Custodian and Allied Insurance, Swift Networks, Emirates, Nestle, Chi Limited and Nigerian Breweries. Other sponsors include Trimart, Insight Communications, Sapetro and Grover Medical.
An award was presented to the distinguished alumni 2017 Engr. Peter Bamkole, Director of the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University for his contribution towards the development of small and growing businesses in Nigeria and Africa. The President’s award was presented to the Gamaliel and Susan Onosode Foundation. Prizes were also giving out for active participation in alumni events and the class cohesiveness. Winners included the overall best class 2016 & best AMP class 2016 won by the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) 26, best OMP class 2016 won by Owner Manager Programme (OMP) 19 and best SMP class 2016 won by Senior Management Programme (SMP) 48.
According to the Dean of Lagos Business School, Dr Enase Okenodo in her opening remarks, “The School has recorded some high level achievements during the course of the year which have made your LBS certificate more globally accepted. Since our last dinner in 2016, we have gotten two global accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which has made us part of the elite 5% of global schools globally”. She also mentioned that the School maintained its Financial Times ranking of global business schools for the 11th consecutive year.
The Alumni Director Ms. Bunmi Afolabi reiterated the vision of the Alumni Association to provide continuing education, networking opportunities and help in professional/career development.
The Alumni dinner which is held once a year had glowing words from the attendees who had a wonderful evening with good food, great music and plenty of fun. Various individuals went home with prizes including lunch dates with Bola Adesola, MD Standard Chartered Bank, Wale Oshin, Group MD Custodian and Allied Insurance and Claire Omatseye, MD JNC International. Other prizes won included a couple’s return ticket to Dubai, Refrigerator, Television Set, Samsung S8 Phones, DSTV Decoders, grocery shopping vouchers and medical checkup gift certificates.