LAGOS, Nigeria, June 30, 2016

The maiden edition of the innovative networking series, ‘Engage’ held yesterday, June 29, 2016 at the Sandralia Hotel, Abuja bringing together young entrepreneurs and professionals.

An initiative of Union Bank, Engage is a leadership and networking series for professionals and entrepreneurs to connect and share innovative ideas and foresight to thrive better in a bearish economy.

The debut event themed ‘Navigating and Succeeding in Tough Times’, takes into consideration the tough transition Nigeria is going through and the pressure it puts on businesses especially those with young entrepreneurs and professionals at its helm.

Speaking about the innovation behind the Engage Series, Head of Communications and Media, Omotola Oyebanjo said, “This initiative is about creating a support base for young professionals and business leaders who find themselves regularly dealing with real time changes and the challenges these bring to corporate organisations and businesses.

“Union Bank is an establishment with a strong, 99-year heritage currently undergoing an impressive transformation. We therefore understand the need to keep evolving, learning and growing to stay relevant. Our goal is to pass on that knowledge and strength of purpose and our directors are especially happy to be part of this knowledge transfer.”

The Engage Series and the launch of three (3) newly upgraded branches in Abuja are part of the engagement activities accompanying Union Bank’s transformation across the country.

Entrepreneurs and professionals present at the event include Emeka Okonkwo, the Director, Corporate Banking, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.; Joe Mbulu, Transformation Director, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.; Omotola Oyebanjo, Head of Communication and Media; Chienye Ogwo, Head of Change Management; Edward Ogunmekan, Head of Branch Network Transformation; Chioma Agwuebo, CEO, CC Consulting Services; George Okoro, CEO/Chief Photographer, George Okoro Photography; Dr Samiah Oyekan-Ahmed, CEO Fusion Lifestyle Ltd.; Mr Uche Onyemobi, Principal Consultant, L & D Consulting; Japheth Omojuwa, Columnist and Blogger,, amongst others.


for Red Media Africa


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