Lagos Business School Trains South African Bankers
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Some South African bankers have been trained at the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS), an institution known for excellence in the business academy world.
The bankers were trained when the LBS hosted an International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) for the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) in Lagos under a partnership with the Duke Corporate Education (South Africa).
The programme, which started on Monday, June 19, 2017, is currently immersing the participants through an action-based learning intervention to ensure that they have hands-on best practices experience in the industry through discussion sessions with thought leaders in different sectors of the Nigerian economy.
Mr Franklin Ngwu, Senior Lecturer, Strategy, Finance and Risk Management, Lagos Business School, explained that the purpose of the programme was to bring together high potential leaders from the investment banking sector in South Africa and to expose them to the best practices in the Nigerian business environment and economy.
Mr Jared Bleak, Orchestrator/Facilitator, Duke Corporate Education South Africa, stated that, “We are here to experience the Nigerian economy and culture, and how we can learn from Nigeria as well as help Nigeria do better from a South African perspective.”
One of the participants, Mr Velile Hamilton, expressed delight at the programme during the team’s visit to the International Centre for Commerce (ICC), Balogun Market, Lagos.
“This has enabled me have a better appreciation of the economy and culture through my interaction with the Nigerian people. I had fun too,” he said.
The programme ends on Friday, June 23, 2017, and it is in line with the overall LBS objective of developing responsible leaders for Africa and the world.
BANKSETA is an enabler of skills development and transformation in the broader banking and microfinance sector and supports people development through partnerships, skills development, alleviating unemployment, creating a brighter future and enabling change in South Africa.