Lagos - The Harvard Business School Association
of Nigeria (HBSAN) has honoured former minister, Obiageli ‘Oby’
Ezekwesili, among other executives, for her exceptional leadership and
impactful contribution to society.
Ezekwesili, a senior economic advisor with Africa Economic
Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) was honoured in the Social Impact
The former Minister of Solid Minerals and Mining as well as
Education, has been honoured alongside Mitchell Elegbe and Bukky George.
HBSAN honoured Elegbe, the Founder and Group Managing
Director of Interswitch Limited in the General Management category while
George, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HealthPlus Limited and CasaBella
Int’l Limited, was honoured in the Entrepreneurship category.
The Leadership award for social Impact was awarded to
Ezekwesili for her relentless and passionate pursuit of a not for profit
enterprise and committed to the advancement of others while George received the
leadership award for entrepreneurship for her outstanding entrepreneurial
qualities in growing and developing her business.
Elegbe received the general management award for his
exemplary leadership abilities that has seen Interswitch revolutionise the
electronic payment industry in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
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The HBSAN award is an annual event that recognises
excellence, inspiring others to leave a mark in the evolution and development
of Nigeria’s economic and social landscape.
HBSAN is the alumni group of Nigerians and resident non-Nigerians
who have benefited from the management education at the Harvard Graduate School
of Business Administration in Cambridge Massachusetts, in the United States.
- CAJ News