LAGOS, Nigeria; 30th May 2018
The International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) hosted by Lagos Business School (LBS) and Duke Corporate Education, as part of the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) training has come to a successful close.
The five-day programme themed “The Changing World of Global Finance” served as the second study block for players in the investment banking sector in South Africa. The programme was primarily aimed at immersing delegates into Nigeria’s emerging market.
According to a statement provided by the Head Corporate Communications, LBS, Aderayo Bankole, “the IEDP is in line with the school’s objective of developing responsible leaders for Africa and the world”.
The delegates spent two days in LBS classrooms learning from key industry experts including the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Tunde Lemo; President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Professor Segun Ajibola; CEO, Heritage Bank, Dr Jude Monye, and LBS Faculty, Dr Bongo Adi, among others.
The highlight of the programme was the closing gong ceremony where LBS faculty member and Academic Director, Dr Franklin Ngwu sounded the closing gong on the trading floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
At the ceremony, Ngwu expressed immense gratitude for the Exchange’s support and reception over the years. He added, “We are here with investment bankers from South Africa who are learning about Nigeria’s emerging and attractive market. This is our third time coming to the NSE and we will continue to seek collaboration with the Exchange as we go forward”.
Delegates also visited various cultural, business and financial landmarks such as Nike Art Gallery, Ecobank Capital, Zenith Capital, Computer Village, Cc-Hub and the Balogun Business Market.
Academic Director, Duke Corporate Education, Dr Jared Bleak who facilitated the review sessions expressed pleasure in returning to LBS for the third year. Describing the partnership between LBS and Duke Corporate Education as fruitful, Bleak said, “From Duke’s standpoint, we have learned a tremendous amount from the professors and faculty members on the programme and we thank LBS for the partnership”.
The programme ended with presentations, a debrief session and online reflection from the delegates.