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Ausso Leadership Academy graduates first Business, Entrepreneurial Masterclass

Pioneer business professionals and entrepreneurs mentoring institution, Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA), has concluded its premier business and entrepreneurial Masterclass at the academy’s Entrepreneurs’ hub in Lagos.

A statement issued by the academy revealed that the 3-weeks long intensive hands-on training programme was structured into three modules with each designed help the delegates imbibe proven principles of business growth and sustainability.

These include 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 enviable track record.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the founder and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Mr. Austin Okere recalled 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.

According to him, “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”.

In his goodwill message 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.

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 Entrepreneur), Segun Ogunsanya (MD/CEO. Airtel Bharti, Nigeria), Yomi Olugbenro (Partner, Tax & Regulatory, Deloitte Nigeria), Deji Ishmael (CEO, Afrissance), John Momoh, (Chairman & CEO, Channels TV), Adedoyin Odunfa (MD/CEO, Digital Jewels) and Olubayo Adekanmbi (Chief Transformation Officer, MTN).

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

Business Hilights gathered that 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, though impacting at least 200 Entrepreneurs each year.

Analysts who weighed the modules agreed 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’.