Lagos Business School’s Modular Executive MBA (MEMBA 6) alumnus, Oluwatobi Ajayi has emerged winner of the Best Entrepreneur Award at The AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2021 held on Friday, January 29.
Organised by the Association of MBAs, The AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards brings together leading lights from the global business education community to celebrate excellence and commend achievement among AMBA-accredited and Business Graduate Association (BGA) business schools, MBA students and graduates, suppliers and employers.
Ajayi, who is the CEO of a homegrown automotive manufacturing company, Nord Automobiles, was nominated in the Best Entrepreneur Award category alongside entrepreneurs from top business schools such as Cranfield School of Management, UK; Graduate School of Management, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia; and Kent Business School, UK.
The category celebrates the achievements of successful alumni in innovative world-class business strategy and showcases business schools that are nurturing a spirit of enterprise and ambition.
Lagos Business School’s MBA Director, Dr Henrietta Onwuegbuzie expressing her delight for the School’s victory at the awards said, “Coming on the heels of our recent achievement on The Economist ranking table, it has become apparent that the quality of business education offered at Lagos Business School is globally recognised and fit to compete with any other in the world. Our victory at The AMBA & BGA Awards charges us to continue to impact lives and societies, and we look forward to reaping more benefits from this in 2021”.
Lagos Business School also won in the Best Corporate Social Responsibility category for its initiative, LBS Sustainability Centre through which it is “creating a sustainable future and teaching students about social values; as well as making a positive impact in practical and measurable ways.”
The School beat five other business school finalists including IPADE Business School, Mexico and Hanken School of Economics, Finland to win in this category.
Held virtually for the first time, the 2021 edition of the event is the AMBA’s biggest ever celebration of business schools and their graduates.