Great Nigerian Bizmen to Mentor Entrepreneurs at Ausso Leadership Academy

After several years of business life invested building one of Nigeria’s leading technology brands, CWG Plc., its founder and chairman, Mr. Austin Okere has opted to devote the rest of time to transfer entrepreneurial skill to more generation of aspiring entrepreneurs in Nigeria with the unveiling of the Ausso Leadership Academy.
Joining him in this noble task are Champions in business such as Ibukun Awosika, Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, Tony Elumelu, John Momoh, Frank Aigbogun, Austin Avuru, Toyin Sanni, Dotun Suleiman, Ndidi Nwuneli, Ernest Ndukwe, Mitchel Elegbe, Charles Anudu, Seyi Bickerseth and Deji Alli.
The Ausso Leadership Academy which designed to fill a great gap in the corporate world was tailored in the pattern of mentor entrepreneurs to institutionalise and scale businesses geometrically.
While welcoming guest to the official opening of the Academy at Lekki Phase 1 in Lagos, South-West Nigeria, Okere who is the founder and chief executive officer of the Academy said it was set up to address present day market realities.
“The need for resourcefulness and an innovative mindset to reinvent oneself when disruption knocks on the door is a key skill every business needs to survive present market realities,” he stated.
According to him, the course structure of the Academy has been designed to enable practical and experiential learning with the champions of entrepreneurship come to directly present business case studies for personal discussion and deep insight.
Okere added that the Academy has been armed to impact at least 200 Business Executives and Entrepreneurs each year in cohorts of 40 %Masterclass, with the first Masterclass coming on stream as early as April 17.
He stressed that the goal is to crystallize a multiplier effect, disclosing that attendees will be mentored to become the beacons to other aspiring High Achieving Intrapreneurs (HAI).
He revealed that the Academy is for Entrepreneurs that are passionate about their pursuit, see the value of mentoring and will like to make the investment to build outstanding companies such as JP Morgan, Dell, Ford and Dangote; all household names that have pushed the boundaries of possibilities in building sustainable businesses.
“We believe that attending Ausso Leadership Academy is a good investment in the future of Nigeria’s Business Environment, and hence you will recommend to your business followership,” he said.
He noted that the vision is to maximize the jobs created by Entrepreneurs in order to enable shared prosperity saying that the measures of success would impact at least 200 Entrepreneurs each year.
“We believe that the Ausso Leadership Academy fills a huge vacuum in practicalizing and democratizing entrepreneurship so that differentiation is majorly through intuition, acumen and luck rather than by a lack of basic knowledge of a workable methodology”, he said.
Isaiah Erhiawarien, Lagos


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