Entrepreneurs are the engines that will drive business growth and job creation in Africa, thus the need to undertake appropriate actions to turn innovative ideas into reality by undertakings risks for the sake of making profit. Private SMEs growth and success in the continent will depend upon how skilled, innovative and passionate entrepreneurs are, about their ideas and dreams. Developing an entrepreneurial mindsets with exceptional vision, creativity and determination can creates entirely new industries that would help to foster economic growth.
Areas to be addressed:
- The concept of entrepreneurhip in development
- Enterprise risk management in Africa
- Enterprise creativity
- The role of education in entrepreneurship development in Africa
Professor Roger Mumby-Croft
Roger is a highly accomplished academic. He has been a Professor of Enterprise at a number of leading UK universities, where he has pioneered an innovative and interactive methodology for working with UK companies and organisations. He has extensive experience of working with enterprise education globally an example of this being a management development programme for hi-tech companies developed in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. In addition he was also responsible for designing and developing an entrepreneur program for young Europeans. This program is now celebrating its 10th anniversary and has engaged with over 250 students from countries as diverse as Russia, Moldova, Poland and Italy.
Nick is a Cambridge-educated life & leadership coach, practical philosopher and social entrepreneur who is deeply committed to getting the tools of happiness, wellbeing and making a difference into the hands of as many people as possible. As a former brand agency boss he designs and delivers multi-platform experiences – from transformational travel adventures and DJ meditations to buddy coaching toolkits and online learning platforms - that bring life skills and wisdom tools into the 21st Century. He wants to make transformation – of ourselves and our society – the most exciting thing on the planet. He has been a guest life coach on the Sunday Surgery on Radio 1 and on MTV show. He co-presented a 4-part series on BBC 3. His work has been featured in the press including The Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times and The Sunday Times.
Dr Sola Adesola
Sola is a Senior Lecturer in International Business, Strategy, Regional Studies Africa and Law. She is the Chair of the OBU Africa Business Forum. Prior to joining Oxford Brookes University Business School, Sola was a Research Fellow at Cranfield University where she taught (Strategic Decisions) and completed two research projects on supply chain positioning and human performance modelling research network. Research Sola’s specific research interests are in international investment, higher education development and enterprise education in Africa, business process improvement and strategic outsourcing decision process. She has published articles in journals including Business Process Management and International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Sola has conducted research projects in the areas of supply chain positioning, human performance modeling, enterprise education for employability on which she collaborates with other academics across Nigeria in the Enterprise Partnership for Africa and the European-Africa Student Entrepreneurship Initiative.
There will be light refreshment and time to network
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SSCG Corporate Services
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