Dean of LBS, Prof Enase Okonedo was at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), on Wednesday to ring the closing bell of trading. The CEO, Oscar Onyeama, received her.
Earlier that day, participants of the LBS-Duke joint International Development Programme (IEDP), visited the NSE as part of their programme. The IEDP was put together by Duke Corporate Education and LBS, for the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) of South Africa.
Speaking to participants, Prof Okonedo, remarked on the significance of the programme to LBS. She said the IEDP is vital to LBS because of the School’s keen interest in developing African managers to strengthen economic development across the continent.
“It is important for us to see managers come to learn more about the Nigerian market. Hopefully the knowledge received will improve investment banking in Africa,” she added.
Ringing the opening or closing bell at NSE is widely considered a great honour. Prof Okonedo described it as a great privilege. Also present were LBS Faculty Member, Dr Franklin Ngwu, who teaches strategy, finance and risk management, as well as CEO, BANKSETA, Caroline King, and Group Managing Director, Greenwich Trust Limited Kayode Falowo an alumnus of LBS.