As an industry leader, you map out your company’s course, chart its strategy and foster a culture guided by clear objectives and a shared mission. Today the global, interconnected world calls for executive leaders who are uniquely attuned to the economic currents and market shifts that could advance or undermine their firm’s long-term sustainability.

Programme Objectives

The Global CEO – Africa Programme has been designed and developed to enhance your strategic vision and equip you with new tools to better navigate disruptive trends that could impact your business.

Bringing together business leaders to co-create the African leadership solution as they individually transform their organisations.

The Global CEO programme is delivered by Strathmore University Business School together with Yale School of Management and Lagos Business School.

Target Participants

The Global CEO programme is designed for top-tier business leaders including board members, C-Suite executives, presidents, and chief decision-makers of companies with interests or a presence in the African continent.

Participants have an average of 20 years experience in senior management roles and reflect a diversity of the sector, profiles and cultural backgrounds.

Value Proposition: Why Global CEO – Africa Programme?

Expand your Global Vision & Reach through the Global CEO Programme

The Global CEO programme includes 3 residential modules in Nigeria, Kenya and the USA.

Co-creating the African Leadership Solution

The African continent is recognised as having immense potential, but the realisation of this potential requires collaborative leadership. Through the programme, we emphasize the roles, skills and competencies required for effective leadership for African organisations

Exclusively Designed for Executive Leaders

Expand your network and learn from top-level peers in an invigorating multi-cultural forum

Practical, Current and Relevant Knowledge 

The case method, interactive lectures, workshops, group discussions, study groups and CEO panels will all stimulate actionable insights that you can immediately apply at work.

Address Real Business Challenges

Analyse a business challenge specific to your organisation and gain invaluable feedback and support from experts and peers.

Module I of the Global CEO programme
Understanding the Global and East & Southern Africa Perspectives
(Strathmore University Business School – Kenya)

Key topics:

  • Leadership – Role of the CEO in Africa and effective leadership strategies
  • Concepts of global and African economies
  • Understanding the Eastern and Southern African business contexts
  • Crafting and shaping your organisational international strategy
  • Creating value through expansion – Eastern and Southern Africa

Module II – Understanding the West Africa perspective & Building your Expansion Strategy
(Lagos Business School – Nigeria)

Key Topics

  • Understanding the business context in West, North and Central Africa
  • Emerging market dynamics
  • Governance and Leadership
  • People management in the 21st Century
  • Strategy implementation and execution
  • Creating value through expansion – West, North and Central Africa

Module III – Global Positioning and Strategy Formulation & African Leadership Solutions
(Yale School of Management, USA)

Key topics:

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Leadership in adversarial times
  • Understanding and leading culture
  • Growth and expansion into emerging markets
  • Global and emerging markets economic outlook
  • Creating value through global expansion – emerging markets

Intra-Modular Activities

  • Executive Challenge


The Global CEO programme will bring together an optimum mix of practitioners and faculty with experience in across diverse industries.

They are also uniquely suited to address contemporary issues of leadership in Africa.

Application Process

The Global CEO applications are accepted throughout the year but should be received no later than two months before the start date.

The Global CEO Admissions Committee, comprised of representatives from Lagos Business School and Strathmore University Business School, thoroughly reviews all applications. Due to class-size constraints and the need to maintain a balanced mix of professional profiles, it is possible that even highly qualified applicants may not be admitted.

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Developing Great African Leaders

Key Details

Module 1: May (Nairobi) 2024
Module 2: July (Nigeria, LBS) 2024
Module 3: September (Yale, USA) 2024

Get in touch with us today and discover how the GCP can transform your future.

Martha Mbeke Owuor
Executive Education
The Global CEO – Africa Programme
Email: mmbeke@strathmore.edu
Office Tel: +254 (0) 703 034 543 Ext: 2543
Cell: +254 (0) 723 252 463

Website: www.strathmore.edu

Victor Banjo, mni
Director, Executive Education,
Lagos Business School,
Tel: +234-8025014623 | Mobile: +234-708 007 0551

Website: http://www.lbs.edu.ng