Leap Africa and partners present 12th CEOs forum, Managing growth for profitability


Sustainable growth is among the biggest challenges any business leader faces. The more successful businesses become, the higher the stakes that can impede an entrepreneur’s success with respect to balancing growth with profitability.

Inspite of the slow economic growth in Nigeria over the last two years, businesses have survived the downturn and continues to explore ways to stay afloat. This year,  LEAP Africa highlight its commitment to offering cutting-edge solutions, support and services that for businesses in Nigeria to scale up and overcome hurdles that stunts business longevity.

On June 1st 2017, LEAP and its partners will host the 12th series of the annual CEOs Forum, themed Managing Growth for Profitability. The three-part event will discuss challenges small and medium scale businesses encounter when facing rapid growth. The event will also address certain considerations taken during the growth/expansion lifecycle and guide entrepreneurs in identifying and understanding the people management, strategies, innovative marketing, financial factors and choices that fuels survival.

Organizational leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs such as Professor Fabian Ajogwu, SAN, FCIArb – Principal Partner, Kenna Partners, Dr. Edith Azinge – Executive Director, EMEDITH Consulting, Mr. Peter Bamkole – Director, Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Mr. Adebayo Akinwunmi – Founding Partner, Hartford Green Consulting, Mrs. Tara Fela Durotoye – CEO, House of Tara International, Mr. Seyi Abolaji – CEO, Wilson’s Juice Company, Mrs. Bisi Adeyemi – MD, DCSL Corporate Services Limited (DCSL), Nnamdi Ezeigbo – Founder & CEO, SLOT Systems Limited, will provide a combination of practical tools, knowledge, and strategies that will inspire ideas for maximizing growth for profit.

Since the CEOs Forum was launched in 2005, it has brought together hundreds of innovative private- and public-sector entrepreneurs attracting close to 1000 participants made up of SMEs, senior level professionals and recently seen the inclusion of emerging entrepreneurs who are anxious to start-off their venture on a brilliant note.

LEAP Africa helps innovative Nigerian companies, no matter what stage of the business life cycle they are in to accelerate profitable growth that ends business failure. Driving profitable growth can never happen alone. It not only demands a strong team, but collaborative departments/business units that together make up a strong ecosystem with the right intellectual capital.


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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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