Columbia Business School Students Keen to Learn on Kenya’s Innovation in the Banking Sector

A group of 30 MBA students from Columbia University’s-Chazen Institute of Global Business visited Nairobi to conduct a field study on the private enterprise in Kenya. The group was on hand to learn from key business figures including Dr. James Mwangi, Chief Executive Office-Equity Bank of Kenya.   Dr. Mwangi took the team through the bank’s story that spans over 25 years that involves bold leadership, change and innovation in the banking sector.  

The group took key lessons on business strategy and success the bank has achieved over this time particularly on Financial Inclusion of banking sector, in Kenya and region.   The group led by Professor Jonas Hjort was hosted by Dr. Murugi Ndirangu –Columbia Global Centers-Nairobi, Director.    The MBA students are keen to learn firsthand on the global perspective of business and examples what the Kenyan industry has proven lesson learned and shared on a global learning platform.

Editor's note:

The African emerging economies serve as an intrigue to the developing world.  Columbia Business students set out to find out the source of this success in the East African region.

January 23, 2019