by Isi Esene
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has announced the 2012 alumni class of its African Markets Internship Programme (AMIP).
AMIP is the Foundation’s flagship leadership development programme, designed to give MBA students with a passion for African economic development the opportunity to obtain first-hand experience with high-growth businesses in emerging markets, develop essential skills, and build a network in the fields of professional entrepreneurship and business management throughout Africa.
On Saturday, August 11, the Foundation marked the conclusion of the 2012 programme with a lecture titled ‘Building a Great African Agribusiness’, featuring Kenyan Agribusiness titan and TEF Advisory Board Member, Vimal Shah Of Bidco Group Limited.
The programme’s selected associates are MBA and MPA candidates enrolled in, or recently graduated from some of the most prestigious institutions globally.
The associates represent 14 countries in Africa and the world in general; countries ranging from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Japan, China, India, Ukraine, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Colombia, to the United States.
During the course of the programme, associates participated in the highly structured 10-week programme in which they gained and contributed to the knowledge that will help in strengthening, growing enterprises, and promote innovation in Africa.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) was founded in 2010 with a mission to drive Africa’s economic development by enhancing the competitiveness of the African private sector.
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