Participants in Lagos Business School’s Owner Manager Programme (OMP 19) have begun a week-long joint session with their counterparts from the Strathmore Business School, Kenya.
The session is aimed at forging a bond between business executives from East and Western Africa, and includes joint classroom lectures and company tours.
This year, the Strathmore team comprises participants representing diverse industrial sectors such as manufacturing, IT, construction, logistics and farming, among others.
Olasunkanmi Adenuga, Programme Manager, said the wealth of industry experience the Strathmore team brings to the table would be invaluable to participants on OMP 19 and vice versa. “The networking and experience sharing is very useful for our own OMP 19 and could be an opportunity to create networks that will translate into business partnerships across Nigeria,” he said.
“The team from Strathmore is excited about knowing how the Nigerian business environment works,” observed Ime Oha (OMP 19), CEO, Eni Stores Limited. “They have a great team spirit, and I’m sure the joint session will be mutually beneficial.”
Bhopesh Khari, a participant from Strathmore, expects a robust network from the session. “The quality of lecturers in LBS is very high, and I expect to learn how business works in Nigeria and take some extra knowledge back to Kenya which I’ll deliver on,” he explained.
Last year, participants in LBS’ Chief Executive Programme (CEP 23) had a similar session with their Advanced Management Programme (AMP) counterparts from Kenya. Dean of the Strathmore, Dr George N. Njenga, was part of the team and discussed issues beneficial to both institutions with Dr Enase Okonedo, Dean, LBS.