Africa: LEAP Africa to Hold CEOs Forum on Mitigating Risks

LEAP Africa, a leadership development organisation will host well-known industry business leaders, entrepreneurs and risk management in Nigeria to discuss risk management processes, strategies and mitigation at the organisation’s CEOs Forum for SMEs in Lagos.

Billed to attend the event which will take place on June 9, 2015 are: MD/CEO; Nestlé Nigeria Plc, Mr. Dharnesh Gordhon; Group Managing Director, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Guillaume Roux;,Managing Director, WAPCO Operations, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mrs. Peju Adebayo; Managing Director Custodian And Allied Insurance Limited, Mr. Wole Oshin; Executive Director, Finance & Strategy, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman; and Founder, Managing Director JNC International Nigeria Ltd, Mrs. Clare Omatseye.

LEAP Africa, a leadership development organisation and its partners will converge 800 SMEs at the 10th edition of the CEOs Forum under the theme ‘Staying Ahead: Maximising Profit and Mitigating Risks.’

The speakers will deliberate on sectoral and industrial risks; the need for SMEs to concentrate their efforts in evaluating and managing their risk exposures for long term sustainability.

According to LEAP Africa’s Executive Director, Iyadunni Olubode, ‘SMEs should be proactive in managing risk instead of being reactive. There is a common misconception that only large companies need to manage risks, but this year’s CEOs Forum seeks to address that and offer practical advice for entrepreneurs on protecting their profits through risk mitigation strategies.’

Studies show that poor risk management systems hinder growth, performance and expansion. Although many local companies are increasingly conscious of risk facing their business and the importance of curtailing them, few know measures for controlling risks.

The Forum will provide cutting-edge solutions and best practices in corporations to enable SMEs deal with risks in present political and economic realities in Nigeria.

Source: Pulse Nigeria

Author: Chinedu Adeile is an associate at pulse


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