“Your legacy should be remembered from generation to generation. What you leave in the spirit of those around you is what matters,” told Dr. George Njenga, Dean Strathmore Business School, during the 2015, 8th Annual graduation ceremony.
This year, over 100 executive leaders joined the close-knit Strathmore Business School Alumni network, as the institution marked its 8th annual graduation. The network, a robust pool of transformative leaders, is a testimony to the Business School’s mission of true transformation through virtue.
The graduating class of 2015 was comprehensive of participants from the following executive education programs: Advanced Management Program, Program for Management Development, Owner Manager Program, Senior Management Leadership Program, CEO Apprenticeship Program- Uganda, and Leading High-Performing Healthcare Organisations.
The various programs allow business leaders to focus on identifying and setting specific goals, encourage self-awareness and leadership development, provides a platform to facilitate networking and exchange among peers, and initiates for many a frame of reference change.
Dr. Julius Kipng’etich, CEO Uchumi Supermarkets, present during the ceremony addressed graduates on Talent Development through the Kenyan Perspective, giving special highlights on the inadequacies of inequality, “the challenges faced today are as a result of cumulative responses to worldwide inequalities.” Dr. Julius Kipng’etich’s message to the graduates encompassed the ever noble task ahead of every human being, to make the world a better place. Referencing a lecture he delivered to the Senior Management Class earlier this year, he reminded the grandaunts on the spot on need to capture and maintain talent earned on the basis of merit, as a mode of improving efficiency. “Failing to deliver on the basis of merit, in its simplest translation is giving room for mediocrity. All it takes is a transformative leadership approach, a strategic plan, and a visionary outlook in all the duties we undertake,” remarked Kipng’etich. “Africans must be the change they wish to see,” he added.
The key note address was given by Hon. Maria Kiwanuka: Senior Advisor to the President of Uganda, giving a broad perspective on the human being as a necessity to economic progression. She applauded the strides made by Strathmore University through the progression of its Renewable Energy Project, a frontier into the sustainability agenda of the country and the region at large.
Hon. Kiwanuka, who has also served as the Minister of Finance in Uganda, gave the importance of good governance in both policy and implementation; bring to mention that talent must fit into developmental goals structures, as well as good governance practices.
Hongera! Class of 2015