Under 40 CEOs Live, a live recording of a no-holds-barred and authentic conversation with accomplished business leaders whose entrepreneurial journey and experience is invaluable to the community of young African business leaders holds in Lagos, Nigeria on 18th February 2020 at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki – Epe Expressway.
The maiden edition of Under 40 CEOs Live features Tonye Patrick Cole, co-founder and former Group Executive Director of Sahara Group, an energy conglomerate with operations spanning the entire energy chain in Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries to East Africa and beyond. The Group operates in 38 countries around the world with over 4,000 employees and an annual turnover of $11 billion.
According to Familusi Akin Babatunde (FAB), Executive Director, Africa at Under 40 CEOs, “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. And Under 40 CEOs Live offers young business leaders that possibility.”
“As Group Executive Director at Sahara, Mr. Patrick Tonye Cole was directly responsible for the Group’s global expansion, upholding her corporate governance principles and maintaining her 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.”
Under 40 CEOs Live is supported by FCMB and Enterprise Development Centre. “The event is free but requires registration. Interested participants can follow the link: https://under40ceos.com/u4c-live-event-registration-form/ to register”, FAB 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 Usidamen of 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, Mr 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 re-shaping 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 15.7million.