Africa has been referred to as the ‘sleeping giant’ – rich in potential but poor in skill development and enhancement. Over the past decade, Africa economic growth has been on the rise. The Nairobi Global Center is at the heart of this rise being in the gateway to East Africa and the leading trade hub in the region. The Nairobi Center provides opportunities for workshops and seminars, offered by Columbia University faculty to the local business community in collaboration with local experts and industry specialists. Topics covered range from entrepreneurship, skill enhancement, managing growth, current trends and financial management.
Equity Bank CEO Dr James Mwangi with the 2018 MBA graduating class from Columbia Business School, during the Global Immersion Programme visit to the Bank. The students who were accompanied by Assistant Prof Jonas Hjort (with a book) were taken through the bank’s unique business model, sustainable competitive advantage, differentiation strategy, high socio-economic impact and future growth strategy.
At the Thinking Big Workshop held recently at the Nairobi Center, Manilal Premchand Chandaria shared the values his family instilled in him.