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LEAP hosted its 10th CEOs Forum on June 09, 2015 at Oriental Hotel, Lagos. Themed Staying Ahead: Maximizing Profit and Mitigating Risks. 

The opening remarks were delivered by LEAP Board member and Google Country Manager, Juliet Chiazor. She noted the posture of a company regarding risk management should not be reduced to a checklist. It should be imbibed in the DNA of a company and is the responsibility of all employees.

This set the tune for Dharnesh Gordon, MD/CEO Nestle Nigeria the Keynote Speaker of the Forum who opened up his address with “Crisis is a terrible thing to waste”. The atmosphere at this year’s forum was engaging with entrepreneurs.

Broadly discussed at the Forum were how to manage Financial and Currency Risks in the Nigerian & Global Business Landscape as well as supply Chain, Operations and Sales Risks in Nigerian Business Landscape. The Importance of Insurance and Other Formal Risk Mitigation Strategies as well as how to build a risk management Culture was also covered.

10th CEOs Forum SPEAKERS


Dharnesh

Dharnesh Gordhon
MD/CEO;Nestlé
Nigeria Limited

Mr Abubakar Suleiman 

Abubakar Suleiman
ED,Finance
And Strategy
Sterling Bank Plc

Wole

Wole Oshin
MD,Custodian
And Allied 
Insurance Plc

 Passport -Adepeju Adebajo

 Peju Adebayo
MD, WAPCO
Operations
Lafarge
Africa Plc

Guillaume Roux2

Guillame Roux
GMD/CEO
Lafarge
Africa Plc

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Clare Omatseye
Founder/MD 
JNC International
Nigeria Ltd

Morin-Desalu

Morin Desalu
Managing Director
Riskwatch Brokers 
Insurance
(moderator)

Click here to get a copy of the Keynote Address

Download Speakers presentations below:

  1. Managing Financial and Currency Risks in the Nigerian & Global Business Landscape- Abubakar Suleiman
  2. Managing Supply Chain, Operations and Sales Risks In Nigerian Business Landscape - Peju Adebajo
  3. The Importance of Insurance and Other Formal Risk Mitigation Strategies in Protecting Your Business - Wole Oshin
  4. Building a Culture of Risk Management: Thinking One Step Ahead- Clare Omatseye

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 PRESS RELEASE


 10th CEOs Forum: Staying Ahead: Maximizing Profit and Mitigating Risks

 ABOUT THE CEOs FORUM


LEAP holds an annual CEOs Forum to support SME development in Nigeria and equip business owners to build sustainable organizations. Since its launch in 2005, the Forum is reputed as a platform for exposing business owners to the importance of succession planning, instituting effective systems, structures and ethical leadership within their organizations to ensure long term sustainability.

To date, the CEOs Forum which fosters the exchange of ideas and best practices, has attracted over 3400 business owners, chief executives, directors, managers, as well as leaders in the public and non-profit sectors. 

PAST SPEAKERS


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Several businessmen, renowned entrepreneurs, academics, directors that have served on the panel or as speakers at the Annual CEOs Forum include Mrs. Omobola Johnson Former Director Accenture Nigeria, Fola Adeola Chairman FATE Foundation, Ms. Koosum Kaylan; Chairman, Edgomerap Holdings, London, Mr. Ali Mufuruki; Chairman, Infotech Investment Group, Tanzania, Mr. Martin Woolnough, MD, Nestle Nigeria,  Dr. Juan Elegido Vice Chancellor Pan African University, Mr. Doug Smollan, Chairman, Smollan Group, Mr. Folu Ayeni; Vice Chairman, Tantalizers Ltd Nigeria, and Mr. Yofi Grant Executive Director, Databank Group Ghana.