102 New Graduates from CEIBS Africa
January 21, 2017. Accra, Ghana – The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) today held the 7th graduation ceremony for its Africa programme, adding 102 new graduates to the school’s 19,000+ alumni network that stretches across more than 80 countries around the world. The group included nationals from Nigeria, Lebanon, China, Germany, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Benin, Sudan, Burundi and Ghana. The ceremony, which took place at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra, was a proud moment for the professionals and business executives graduating: 44 from the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) and 58 from the Women in Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Africa (WELA) Programme.
The day’s guest speaker was Mr. Claude Grunitzky, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the lifestyle publication TRACE, an international fashion and music title, and Co-Founder of the TRACE TV network. He shared his experiences with the graduates, urging them to remain resilient no matter how tough things may get throughout their careers. He told them of his journey from very humble beginnings; how he started TRACE at a time when he was virtually unknown and had little money, and how he went on to become the proud owner of one of the most successful brands in the world.
In his comments, CEIBS Vice President and Dean Professor Ding Yuan spoke of the school’s continued support to its Africa programme through the provision of loans, scholarships and bursaries to African students. He also touched on a number of sponsored training programmes that the school is currently running in different African cities as a way of building the capacity of management professionals across the continent.
Also present at the ceremony were the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Sun Baohong; EU Ambassador to Ghana, H.E William Hanna; Sudanese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Babikir Elsidding Elamin; Executive Director for CEIBS Africa, Professor Mathew Tsamenyi and many other distinguished guests.