by Isi Esene
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will this Saturday at 4pm organise a seminar titled, Building a Great African Agribusiness at Dominic Theatre at Heirs Place, Ikoyi, Lagos. The seminar is part of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Lecture Series which seeks to produce homegrown leaders and policy advisors who are able to combine solid learning with home experience.
The event, which is strictly by invitation, will see in attendance Vimal Shah (Advisory Board Member, TEF and Chief Executive Officer, Bidco Group Ltd, Kenya), who has been regarded as one of Africa’s most visionary business leaders.
The African Markets Internship Programme (AMIP), created by The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and launched in 2011, is an initiative that is aimed at MBA candidates and graduates as well as those studying in postgraduate programmes in Policy and Governance. The 10-week internship attracts students from all over the globe enrolled at some of the finest institutions in the world.
The emphasis of the programme is to provide students with hands-on experience in some of the continent’s most exciting workplaces. Its goal is to foster African business leaders and entrepreneurs by exposing them to fast-growing, exemplary businesses on the continent, and to develop potential non-African partners that understand what Africa is about.
In 2011, the pioneer AMIP associates were privileged to be part of two strategy sessions helmed by Professor Michael E. Porter, Harvard Business School professor and founding patron of TEF who is recognised as the most influential thinker on management and competitiveness.
The Building a Great African Agribusiness seminar to be headlined by Vimal Shah is part of events to mark the graduation of the second AMIP associates.
The TEF will start accepting applications for AMIP 2013 in October 2012. Follow the Foundation on Twitter, @TE_Foundation, Like their Facebook Page – www.Facebook.com/TonyElumeluFoundation or log on to their Website – www.TonyElumeluFoundation.org
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