The maiden edition of Under 40 CEOs Live holds on February 18, 2020, at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki – Epe Expressway, and will feature Tonye Patrick Cole, co-founder and former Group Executive Director of Sahara Group, Nigerian energy conglomerate operating in 38 countries across the world.
A statement by “Under 40 CEOs Live,” quoted Familusi Akin Babatunde, its Executive Director, as saying “while there is a stream of information available online for aspiring entrepreneurs with regards to business news, industry developments, and opportunities, nothing is more effective than direct learning at the feet of business giants, drinking from their fountain of knowledge.
Under 40 CEOs Live, he said, “offers young business leaders that possibility.”
As Group Executive Director at Sahara, which currently boasts of over 4,000 employees and an annual turnover of $11bn, the statement recalled that Cole was directly responsible for the Group’s global expansion, upholding her corporate governance principles.
He was also responsible for maintaining Sahara’s “status with global institutions like the World Economic Forum and the United Nations where he was a pioneer member of the advisory board of the Private Sector Advisory Group for the UNDP Sustainable Development Group Fund (SDG- F). It is, indeed, a privilege to have him share his experience with us at the maiden Under 40 CEOs Live.”
The event, supported by FCMB and the Enterprise Development Centre, is free but requires registration, Babatunde noted.
Under 40 CEOs is a community of young business leaders of African descent committed to empowering the next generation of business leaders. Under 40 CEOs on television launched on TVC Entertainment and TVC News on the 9th of October, 2016 and subsequently launched on Silverbird Television Network on the 13th of January, 2016 and has spotlighted inspiring young business leaders aged 40 and under from Nigeria, Rwanda, Ghana, and South Africa.
Business leaders that have been featured on the show include Adebola Williams of Red Media; Audu Maikori of Chocolate City Group; Tony Usidamenof Uburu Solutions; Bola Ray of EIB Networks; Alex Brahm of SMSGH; Oluyomi Ojo of Printivo whilst discovering inspiring CEOs like lawyer Aderemi Oguntoye of Oguntoye and Oguntoye; Senyo Hosi of Ghana Chambers of Bulk Oil Distributors; Farida Bedwei of Logiciel; Ukinebo Dare of Poise; Abiola Adekoya of RMB Stockbrokers; Ran Neu-Ner, Co-CEO at The Creative Counsel; Shukri Toefy, CEO at creative advertising agency, Fort and Ade Adegoke of Oando Foundation amongst others.
With over 100 episodes till date, and serial entrepreneur, FAB, as the host, Under 40 CEOs has since gone on to inspire and motivate millions of would-be young business leaders across Africa to take action and join in the rebuilding and reshaping of the African continent. Under 40 CEOs currently reaches an odd 875,000 viewers every week with a social media following of over 250,000 and growing with a cumulative social media content reach of over 15.7m.