In an effort to further our programs while actively engaging students especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHEF Online Skills Academy (OSA) was established to virtually provide students and young professionals with the tools and resources required to effectively build corporate professional skills and become leaders of tomorrow.
During season 1 of the OSA, students and young professionals from around the world were engaged through insightful learning sessions facilitated by industry experts from across various professional industries on various skill development exercises that are necessary to achieve career growth & development.
Thank you so much for this session. This specific topic – Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is one of the topics in my advertising course I would have learnt in school by now, but because of this pandemic, schools have been on lockdown. You have helped me a lot. Thank you NHEF!
Through the NHEF-OSA program, my level of understanding of leadership and team spirit has taken a new lead. I am in for the best of time.
The webinars so far have helped my personal growth. I am grateful.
Thank you NHEF Team for giving us this life changing opportunity during this lock down.
The NHEF-OSA opportunity is quite inspiring and rare to find. Great thanks, team.
This program will help me in school and after being a graduate. Thanks for this initiative.
Nigeria Higher Education Foundation is doing a wonderful job. The impact they have made to Nigerian scholars is immeasurable.
Keep up with the good job. We are learning a lot amidst this pandemic. Thank you NHEF.
Thank you for the continuous opportunity and growth avenue you provide for students and young professionals to make them stand out in the corporate world.
NHEF-OSA is giving me the opportunity to learn and unlearn. Thank you NHEF for the great opportunity.
It is a great humanitarian work NHEF is doing. I appreciate it deeply. Thanks.
This is indeed an amazing initiative especially for budding Lawyers around the world. This way, budding Lawyers like myself can learn from the wealth of wisdom of the Principal Partner of Aluko & Oyebode. This is indeed a rare privilege. Thank you, NHEF.
The NHEF-OSA webinars has given me the opportunity to learn and grow and be better equipped to change my community.
Thank you so much NHEF for turning the Covid-19 situation into a blessing for undergraduates. We are grateful!
Today's session was an eye opener on many levels. Special thanks to the NHEF team for putting this together.
The session was amazing. I have got a couple of life lessons to pick from it. Thank you very much to NHEF for bringing the panelists together.
Nice engagements with the NHEF-OSA webinars. I heartily commend this program.
Am glad about the NHEF-OSA webinars. It gives us hope. There is a future for us and there is a future for Nigeria. Thanks, NHEF!
Just want to extend my appreciation to NHEF for these educative webinars they are setting. I say thank you very much.
This is a great opportunity I have been looking forward to. This initiative (NHEF-OSA) is highly recommended.
Mine is just an appreciation comment about your last wonderful session which had boost my morale to take a step into social networking. Luckily, I am glad to say all the 3 people (two on LinkedIn and 1 on twitter) I reached out to all responded. I am looking forward for good possibility. Thank you very much!
Thank you for this learning opportunity. It has been very insightful.
This is an appreciation to Mr. Adeosun for gifting me the book, "Factfulness". I found it remarkably interesting. Thank you, NHEF.
This is a good initiative and will help enhance the skill sets of participants needed to thrive in the work industry.
Dear NHEF, this is an exceptionally good idea, you are really the best.
NHEF is an exceptional organization and I know the webinar will be worth it.
This is a great opportunity to learn from experts.
Thank you NHEF for this opportunity to broaden our skills in various sectors of learning.
Great opportunity for me to add value to myself. Thank you NHEF team.
This is a very great opportunity for me to learn relevant leadership and business skills. Thank you.
I like these impactful webinars by NHEF.
The benefits of networking were highlighted in this engaging session led by CEO, People’s Productivity Solutions, Kunle Malomo. The session navigated the basics of networking and the importance of building & maintaining professional relationships.
Kunle Malomo - CEO, People Productivity Solutions
Kunle Malomo is the Chief Executive Officer of People Productivity Solutions and has twenty years experience in human capital strategy formulation and implementation, strategic partnering initiatives; executive learning programs; corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions; venture capital portfolio company management; and technology innovation for mobile applications development and analytics.
The panel discussion navigated various career opportunities within the Financial Services Industry. Panelists also shared personal experiences on how to build marketable skills and the importance of building a strong network.
DANLADI VERHEIJEN - Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Verod Capital
Danladi is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Verod. Prior to founding Verod, Danladi held roles at Citibank Nigeria, Ocean and Oil Holdings and at McKinsey & Company. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.Sc. in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations Research from Stanford University and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Calvin College. He also sits on the board of the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and the Private Equity and Venture Capital Association of Nigeria (PEVCAN). He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014.
The panel discussion explored career opportunities in the legal services industry. Attendees were enlightened on various roles that a law degree could fit into, asides the mainstream roles. Panelists also shared their personal experiences through the course of their career.
DESMOND OGBA - Partner, Templars Law
Desmond Ogba is a Partner in the Finance & Projects practice Groups at Templars. He has extensive experience advising project companies and sponsors, corporates, commercial lenders, funds, multilateral and export credit agencies and other financial institutions on diverse transactions including project finance, power projects and other infrastructure development, strategic investments, international capital markets issuances, structured finance and corporate finance.
The debut session of the NHEF-OSA Speaker Series featuring Walé Adeosun, Chairman of Africa’s leading investment manager, Kuramo Capital Management.
WALÉ ADEOSUN, CFA - Founder, CEO & CIO, Kuramo Capital Management
Walé Adeosun, CFA, is the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Kuramo Capital Management, a leading multi-asset class investor in sub-Saharan Africa and the general partner of the $500 million Kuramo Africa Opportunity Funds (KAOF). To date, Kuramo Capital has direct and indirect investments in over 150 small and medium-sized companies in 30 sub-Saharan Africa countries in sectors such as power, telecoms, financial services, agribusiness, technology and consumer sectors.
This practical and informative session on social media networking taught attendees how to leverage social media networking platforms for career growth.
Kunle Malomo - CEO, People Productivity Solutions
Kunle Malomo is the Chief Executive Officer of People Productivity Solutions and has twenty years experience in human capital strategy formulation and implementation, strategic partnering initiatives; executive learning programs; corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions; venture capital portfolio company management; best practice engagement development in sales force effectiveness; and technology innovation for mobile applications development and analytics.
This session hosted renowned Lawyer & Businessman - Gbenga Oyebode, MFR, in a conversation about leadership, business and career development. Mr. Oyebode’s session was filled with unique insights from his personal & professional experience.
Gbenga Oyebode, MFR - Chairman, Aluko & Oyebode
Gbenga Oyebode is the Chairman of Aluko & Oyebode, (Barristers & Solicitors) one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria, with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. He was an Associate with White & Case, New York between 1982 and 1983. Gbenga was educated at the University of Ife (LL.B Honours), and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (LL.M) graduating in 1979 and 1982 respectively.
The season finale of the NHEF-OSA Speaker Series featured Chairman & CEO of Tapestry, Inc., Mr. Jide Zeitlin as he shared his unique success story from how a small town boy from Ibadan, made it to Forbes and currently oversees operations at a fortune 500 luxury conglomerate.
Jide Zeitlin - Chairman & CEO, Tapestry, Inc.,
Jide J. Zeitlin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry, Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands. The Company's portfolio includes Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. Tapestry is a New York Stock Exchange listed company that is included in the S&P 500 and the Fortune 500 composites.