By Oluwakemi Ukanah…/
The Lagos Business School Alumni Association has honoured some deserving alumni at the annual Alumni President’s Dinner to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
At the grand event held at Harbour Points, Victoria Island, Lagos on July 2, an award was presented to the distinguished alumni 2017, Engr. Peter Bamkole, Director of the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University, for his contribution towards the development of small and growing businesses in Nigeria and Africa.
The President’s award was presented to the Gamaliel and Susan Onosode Foundation, while prizes were also giving out for active participation in alumni events and the class cohesiveness. Winners included the Overall Best Class 2016 and Best AMP Class 2016, won by the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) 26; Best OMP Class 2016 won by Owner Manager Programme (OMP) 19; and Best SMP Class 2016, won by Senior Management Programme (SMP) 48.
In her opening remarks, the Dean of Lagos Business School, Dr Enase Okenodo said the institution recorded high level achievements during the course of the year which had made LBS certificate more globally accepted.
She said: “Since our last dinner in 2016, we have gotten two global accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which has made us part of the elite five percent of global schools globally.” She further said that the School maintained its Financial Times ranking of Global Business Schools for the 11th consecutive year.
The Alumni Director Ms. Bunmi Afolabi reiterated the vision of the Alumni Association to provide continuing education, networking opportunities and help in professional and career development.
The event was sponsored by Globacom, Standard Chartered Bank, Custodian and Allied Insurance, Swift Networks, Emirates, Nestle, Chi Limited and Nigerian Breweries. Other sponsors included Trimart, Insight Communications, Sapetro and Grover Medical.
The Alumni Dinner, which is held once a year, had glowing words from the attendees who had a wonderful evening.
Various individuals went home with prizes including lunch dates with Bola Adesola, Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank; Wale Oshin, Group Managing Director of Custodian and Allied Insurance; and Claire Omatseye, Managing Director, JNC International. Other prizes included a couple’s return ticket to Dubai, refrigerator, television set, Samsung S8 phones, DSTV decoders, grocery shopping vouchers and medical check-up gift certificates.