It was a melting pot of cultures Monday when participants in Lagos Business School’s Chief Executive Programme (CEP 24) commenced a weeklong joint session with their Advanced Management Programme (AMP) counterparts from Strathmore Business School, Kenya.
The joint session is aimed at forging a bond between business executives from East and Western Africa, and exploring business opportunities of mutual benefit.
This year, the 30-man-strong East African team led by Kenya also comprises participants from Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. They represent diverse industrial sectors such as telecoms, banking, manufacturing and insurance, among others.
“I love the passion and commitment of the Nigerian people,” said Michael M. Mugo, CEO, CIC Africa Insurance Limited. “I’m impressed with how the LBS faculty simplified the delivery of the programme and look forward to much more that I can apply on my return to Kenya.”
Like him, George Alande, President of the Strathmore team, expects networking and business opportunities with his counterparts from LBS at the completion of the programme.
“I’ve learnt that East and West are the same with our strengths, capabilities and ways of reasoning,” he enthused. “As a matter of fact, we are more united as true African brothers and sisters as a result of this programme.”
In the next few days, participants will have more joint sessions and also pay a visit to three companies in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, as disclosed by Ebun Ejirinde-Emelogu, the Programme Manager, CEP.
She assured that the joint session would foster idea sharing and business opportunities for participants from both regions.