Lagos Business School Hosts, Trains South African Bankers
Lagos Business School, LBS in partnership with Duke Corporate Education (South Africa) is hosting an International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) for the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority, BANKSETA, in Lagos, Nigeria.
The BANKSETA 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.
Franklin Ngwu, Senior Lecturer, Strategy, Finance and Risk Management, Lagos Business School says the purpose of the programme is 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.
Jared Bleak, Orchestrator/Facilitator, Duke Corporate Education South Africa, says: “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.”
Velile Hamilton, one of the participants, expressed delight at the BANKSETA 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.
The LBS is Africa’s leading business school rated in the Top global business schools by Financial Times of London. LBS has consistently appeared in the rating for 11 consecutive times in the FT annual ranking of top business and management education providers in the world.
According to the FT’s Executive Education 2017 ranking published in London, LBS is ranked among the most prestigious business schools globally in two categories: open enrollment and customs executive education. The Lagos Business School is one of only four schools in Africa that made the prestigious list.