The guide for potential MB Aapplicants from Africa

Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 in ALB Blog | 0 comments

In Africa, only 3 out of every 1 million people pursue an MBA. Globally, that number, more than 40 for every 1 million individuals pursue an MBA.* Consider the above statistic, and combine it with research done by BusinessWeek showing that within 10 years of graduation, nearly 1,500 MBA graduates had collectively created almost 100,000 jobs. Armed with that information, my MBA classmates and I started the Foundation for African Leadership in...

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Business and Development: It’s time for Africa

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in ALB Blog | 0 comments

The IE Africa Club, one the various student clubs at IE Business school hosted their second annual business forum on the 24th of February at the IE campus in Madrid. The objective of the event was to discuss the challenges of doing business in Africa from the perspective of investors and business leaders and to also promote the investment opportunities there. The event drew participants from the diplomatic community in Madrid, corporate bodies,...

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Truly Global

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in ALB Blog | 0 comments

Una mezcla de culturas, an Interaction with more than 60 different nationals in one day at the IE global village. A sunny afternoon in Madrid with the sound of drums in the background, the different cultures at IE met to share the uniqueness of their culture. Students put on their finest cultural attire to mark the annual cultural festival in the presence of friends, families and the IE community. Through our taste buds, we discovered the...

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Baby Steps

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in ALB Blog | 0 comments

I feel like a father again, filled with joy, adoration and excitement at bringing a child into the world. Although not biological the bond I feel for this child is as strong as any father-child relationship. My second child ‘’Kuelimisha’’ Ki-Swahili for ‘to educate’ is the fruit of my ‘Educate Africa’ project. In typical African tradition the naming ceremony (official launch) took place over a delicious meal shared with friends...

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Reflections of an Intern

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in ALB Blog | 0 comments

Over the past decade there has been a paradigm shift from focusing on aid to trade and investments to address the development needs of developing nations. International trade has no doubt contributed to lifting millions of people out of poverty in the developing world especially in Asia (India and China). However in many frontier markets and least developing economies especially in Africa the benefits of International trade have not been fully...

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