The Nigerian chapter of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) Alumni held their annual general meeting and induction ceremony at the City Mall in Lagos, Nigeria.
CEIBS with the largest MBA in the world, the number one MBA in Asia according to Forbes, financial times, Bloomberg and Business week, and 11th in the world according to the financial times has with its programmes created a model for professional development and innovation across industries in emerging economies.
China in the past decade has experienced tremendous growth with a rapid rise of the middle class and tremendous developments in technology and infrastructure.
Many emerging economies are looking to growth in China and part of Europe as models for developing their economies, and CEIBS with its in-depth knowledge of China, extensive global reach, and world class faculty is well positioned to equip the business and political leaders that will help create this.
The annual general meeting and induction ceremony was organized by the CEIBS Nigeria chapter led by President, Mr Adebayo Sunday Agboola, Hector Okposo, FCA, VP and Tega Tonukari, General Secretary.
The event allowed Professor Mathew Tsamenyi, Executive Director, CEIBS Africa to talk about some of the new partnerships CEIBS had entered into for the growth and development of businesses and economies in Africa as well as some of the strategic changes in its Global Executive MBA and Women Entrepreneurship & Leadership for Africa Programme (WELA).
The President of the CEIBS Nigeria Alumni chapter, Mr Sunday Adebayo Agboola in his remarks said; “Today marks the first of many great steps that the Alumni will embark on towards greatness.
Together, we are entering another phase and taking the necessary steps towards building a CEIBS Alumni Nigeria chapter that is both progressive with fresh ideas and initiatives as well as responsive to the changing global climate. I enjoin us to remain even more committed to our body as we create an enduring legacy to define the status and standard of CEIBS in Nigeria and all over the world”.
The role of the Alumni as he identified in later remarks would be to extend the CEIBS opportunity to more Africans as well as to create a blueprint for rising Asia- Africa relations.
The CEIBS Africa project was launched in 2008 with a mission to prepare highly competent innovation oriented managers and executives who are capable of leading and growing their organisations in the increasingly dynamic African economic environment. These are leaders who are capable of negotiating the forces of globalisation and international competition for the benefit of their organisations.