As part of supporting the growth and sustainability of Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSME) on the continent, Pan African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), says the next edition of its Business Series will hold on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 2 pm.
The UBA Business Series, a monthly event, which will be via Microsoft Teams, the group said in a statement, is a capacity building initiative of the bank where business leaders and professionals share well-researched insights on best practices for running successful businesses.
The topic for the next edition it noted, is “Managing Performance for Business Growth,” to be handled by the Managing Director, Secure ID Limited, Mrs Kofo Akinkugbe, who will share useful insights on the key strategies of performance management to boost business growth.
Akinkugbe is the founder of SecureID Nigeria, a MasterCard, VISA and Verve certified Smartcard Personalization Bureau and Digital Technology company, who currently serves as the Managing Director/CEO, Secure Card Manufacturing. The company operates a Smartcard manufacturing plant that is into producing high security identity cards and documents for the Banking, Telecoms and Public sectors across Africa and beyond.
The UBA Business Series, the statement continued, is an initiative through which the group has been assisting with essential tips to help businesses re-examine their models and strategies and ensure that they stay afloat and continue to thrive.
Such capacity building session which is open to all – including business owners and leaders, it continued, is especially necessary in the face of the difficult operating environment that dominates the African business landscape.
Commenting on the coming edition, UBA’s Head, SME Banking, Sampson Aneke said of Akinkugbe, “with her vast experience garnered over the years from various sectors, she will help business owners understand how performance management strategies can be effectively implemented to ensure business growth.”
He emphasized UBA’s commitment and deep passion for small businesses, which according to him, remains the engine of any developing economy adding that “in many climes, businesses with fewer than 100 employees account for 98.2% of all businesses. This no doubt captures the importance of SMEs to a thriving economy which is why UBA is committed to seeing them flourish.”