Stanbic IBTC said it is set to explore ways to harness global digital economy for Nigeria’s economic development.
The bank says it intends to achieve this with the second edition of its Business Leadership Series, an annual forum designed to help create deeper connections and build a new cadre of leadership among people and businesses in Nigeria.
The event with the theme, “Digitising Your Business for Sustainability,” is billed for the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, this week.
At a press briefing in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mrs. Sola David-Borha, said this year’s theme builds from insights of the maiden edition.
She stated that as Nigeria attempts to diversify its economy, especially by stimulating the growth of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector, there is every need to highlight the role of digital technology in economic development, stressing that diversification of the economy has become imperative given the volatile commodities market, among other reasons.
With Siyabulela Xusa and CEO and Founder of Interswitch Limited, Mr. Mitchel Elegbe, headlining the event, participants and the Nigerian business community will be availed strategic insights into current global digital economy and how to harness it for development of the Nigerian economy. Strategic indicators into opportunities from which SME operators, budding entrepreneurs and the Nigerian business community can gain valuable knowledge on how to successfully navigate today’s business landscape will be examined. The forum will also provide a platform for key thought leaders to discuss current economic issues.
David-Borha said the initiative reinforces Stanbic IBTC’s commitment to the attainment of Nigeria’s developmental aspirations, while also benefiting clients, businesses, professionals and the industry at large.
“We will be looking at business leadership from various angles. Key focus will be given to leadership in the digital age and how e-commerce is changing the face of business globally,” she added.
Source: Daily Sun, Nigeria