The Lagos Business School (LBS) Alumni Association has honoured some deserving alumni at the annual Alumni Presidentâ€™s Dinner to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
At the event held in Lagos recently, an award was presented to the distinguished alumni 2017, the Director of the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University, Peter Bamkole, for his contribution towards the development of small and growing businesses in Nigeria and Africa.
A statement also revealed that the Presidentâ€™s award was presented to the Gamaliel and Susan Onosode Foundation, while prizes were also giving out for active participation in alumni events and the class cohesiveness.
Winners included the Overall Best Class 2016 and Best AMP Class 2016, won by the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) 26; Best OMP Class 2016 won by Owner Manager Programme (OMP) 19; and Best SMP Class 2016, won by Senior Management Programme (SMP) 48.
In her opening remarks, the Dean of Lagos Business School, Dr. Enase Okenodo said the institution recorded high level achievements during the course of the year which had made LBS certificate more globally accepted.
She added: â€œSince our last dinner in 2016, we have gotten two global accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which has made us part of the elite five percent of global schools globally.â€
She further said the school maintained its Financial Times ranking of Global Business Schools for the 11th consecutive year.
The Alumni Director Ms. Bunmi Afolabi reiterated the vision of the Alumni Association to provide continuing education, networking opportunities and help in professional and career development.
The event was sponsored by Globacom, Standard Chartered Bank, Custodian and Allied Insurance, Swift Networks, Emirates, Nestle, Chi Limited and Nigerian Breweries. Other sponsors included Trimart, Insight Communications, Sapetro and Grover Medical.
Various individuals went home with prizes including lunch dates with the Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank, Bola Adesola; Group Managing Director of Custodian and Allied Insurance, Wale Oshin, and Managing Director, JNC International, Claire Omatseye.
Other prizes included a coupleâ€™s return ticket to Dubai, refrigerator, television set, Samsung S8 phones, DSTV decoders, grocery shopping vouchers and medical check-up gift certificates.