Ausso Leadership Academy Holds First Business and Entrepreneurial Masterclass

David Afolayan
Mr Austin Okere, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA) with the delegates

Foremost business professionals and entrepreneurs mentoring institution, Ausso Leadership Academy, has concluded its premier business and entrepreneurial masterclass. The 3-weeks long intensive hands-on training programme was held at the academy’s Entrepreneurs’ hub in Lagos.

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The masterclass was structured into 3 modules, with each designed to help the delegates imbibe proven principles of business growth and sustainability. These modules included mission leadership, business model generation, and business sustainability and growth. The programme offered the delegates a learning experience in a very conducive physical ambience, coupled with teachings delivery by a faculty with proven experienced and an enviable track record.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the founder and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Mr. Austin Okere restated that the motivation for the establishment of ALA is to offer the Business Executives and Entrepreneurs what he would have advised his younger self, and the second inspiration was to be the Mentor he wished he had.

“As the early evangelists of the great institution, I charge you to go all out and begin to act out the strategies in the playbook that you have developed here. I am certain that by this time next year we will be celebrating businesses that have grown geometrically as we join hands in creating an expanding oasis of outstanding businesses. Go all out and excel”, he said.

Speaking on behalf of the delegates, the class President, Stephen Ojji thanked Mr. Okere for his vision in founding ALA. He also thanked all the champions for sparing time to share their experiences with the delegates. He noted that their expectations have been exceeded and promised that the delegates will go back and implement the lessons learnt.Mr Austin Okere, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA) presenting a certificate to one of the delegates of the premier masterclass, Adeyinka Ogunjobi

The masterclass had about 30 delegates from about 20 different organizations, four of whom had completed an MBA from prestigious institutions, locally and overseas. They were unanimous in affirming that the value they gained from the program cannot be quantified in monetary terms. The delegates were addressed by 11 outstanding Champions of Business and Entrepreneurship and two resident faculty members.

The champions included Austin Avuru (MD/CEO – Seplat), Charles Anudu (MD/CEO – Swift Networks), Tosin Runsewe (Chief Client Officer, AxaMansard), Prof. Fabian Ajogwu SAN (Principal Partner, Kenna Partners), Toyin Sanni (Group CEO, United Capital), Ndidi Nwuneli (Social Entrpreneur), Segun Ogunsanya (MD/CEO. Airtel Bharti, Nigeria), Yomi Olugbenro (Partner, Tax & Regulatory, Deloitte Nigeria), Deji Ishmael (CEO, Afrissance), John Momoh, OON (Chairman & CEO, Channels TV), Adedoyin Odunfa (MD/CEO, Digital Jewels) and Olubayo Adekanmbi (Chief Transformation Officer, MTN).

Mr Austin Okere, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA) addressing the delegates of the ALA Premier Masterclass on their Graduation
Mr Austin Okere, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA) addressing the delegates of the ALA Premier Masterclass on their Graduation

The resident faculty members are Austin Okere (Founder and Entrepreneur-in-residence, Ausso Leadership Academy) and Chris Stephenson (Senior Performance Consultant GP Strategies Ltd, U.K.)

The next masterclass is billed to commence on June 4, 2018.

ALA’s vision is to optimize the jobs created by entrepreneurs to enable shared prosperity, through impacting at least 200 Entrepreneurs each year. It is expected that the entrepreneurs will achieve a double-digit growth within a year after impact and would have imbibed a code of Governance and a culture of Succession and Legacy.

 


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