34TH ANNUAL OMOLAYOLE MANAGEMENT LECTURE SERIES
The Omolayole Management Lecture Series is the foremost must-attend Management and Economic development event in Nigeria. It is held annually in honour of Dr. Michael Omolayole, the former Chairman/Managing Director, Lever Brothers Nigeria Plc – now Unilever Nigeria Plc, former Presidential Advisory Committee member, former President of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and Nigeria Institute of Management. He is also Chairman/Director (past and present) of numerous multinational companies.
The annual lecture is unmatched in the quality of education, insight generation, strategic networking and professional best practice development it delivers. It is an exclusive gathering of over 300 Senior Executives, CEOs, Heads of Strategy, etc., to discuss key issues, originate new ideas and learn about the key role of Management and Economic development as a strategic tool for increasing national and organisations’ capability to perform and succeed in this dynamic world.
This annual Lecture is organized by AIESEC Alumni Nigeria (AAN), a nonprofit organization of graduates who were members of AIESEC – the world’s largest youth-run organization present in over 1,700 universities across 126 countries and territories that allows university students to explore and develop their leadership potential.
Since 2013, the Omolayole Management Lecture has been Organised in collaboration with four other organisations in which Dr. Michael Omolayole has played a significant role over the years. They include: The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) and Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA).
This year’s lecture will be hosted by the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) on Thursday, 27th September, 2018 by 3.00pm prompt. The Lecture will have in attendance guests and participants from diverse sectors of the economy including CEOs of multinationals, financial institutions, SMEs, Social entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations and Corporate Organisations. Mr Foluso Philips, of Phillips Consulting, is billed to speak and proffer fresh insights on critical management issues, as regards the development of Nigeria’s human capital, at the forthcoming 34th edition of the Omolayole Management Lecture Series.
This year is particularly significant as Dr. Michael Omolayole will be celebrating his 90th birthday at the end of the year.
Since 1985, the lectures have covered diverse topics delivered by notable speakers and these eminent personalities includes Chief (Dr.) Ernest A. O. Shonekan, GCFR CBE who delivered the first paper in the series; “Industrialisation and Economic Recovery”; Chief Olusegun Osunkeye OFR OON, the 1989 Guest Speaker with the topic “The Effect of Current National Financial Policies on the Manufacturing Sector” to the more recent 28th and 29th lectures by Mrs. Sola David-Borha -“Financing Infrastructural Development in Nigeria: The Power Sector” ; and Mr. Gbenga Oyebode, MFR -“Agricultural Innovation & Contemporary Investment Opportunities.
As we look to the future, the documentation of more of these lectures will provide reference points for young Nigerians, highlighting where we have come from, how much we have achieved, and the journey still to make, as we chart a path for our country amidst the challenges of the present.
On behalf of Dr. Michael Omolayole, we invite all of you to this very important event scheduled to hold on 27th September, 2018 at NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.