Ecobank Academy Joins Global Business School Network
Ecobank Academy, one of the largest corporate universities in Africa, has become the first corporate member to join Global Business School Network (GBSN), a non-profit organisation that partners businesses to improve access to quality.
The Chief Executive Officer of GBSN, Dan LeClair, confirmed the membership of Ecobank Academy on Tuesday.
LeClairs said, “The aim is to work together over the long term to build a stronger connection between business and business schools—to develop the talent for Africa to achieve what it wants.
“The space between education and practice holds the greatest potential for innovative solutions.”
The Group Head of Ecobank Academy, Talent, and Organizational Development, Simon Rey, said the academy was privileged to be a member of GBSN.
He stated that Ecobank Academy was looking forward to collaborate with other members and to together bring world-class capabilities to create and implement solution-driven programs which will have impact on African SMEs, MSMEs, Public Sector, Development organizations, Youth, and other professionals.
He added, “We believe practical and just-in-time education are crucial to help solve some of the most pressing challenges and, at the same time, unlock tremendous opportunities to advance the social-economic agenda.”
To mark the start of their formal relationship, GBSN and Ecobank Academy hosted a virtual forum to explore Africa’s changing talent needs.
The series commenced with a conversation between Rey and LeClair, July 16, 2020.
Both organizations have a shared vision for Africa to have the talent it needs to generate prosperity.
Each year Ecobank Academy trains more than 14,000 in 39 countries, 35 in Africa and 4 outside of Africa while GBSN has been building management education capacity in and for the developing world for over 17 years.
GBSN network expands through six continents with more than 100 leading business schools from 50 countries, whose leaders, faculty, and students engage in programs to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education.