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CfC Stanbic, Strathmore & Oxford Business Group partner in ‘Engage Forum’

Strathmore University in partnership with CfC Stanbic Bank, SBG Securities and the Oxford Business Group have recently held a series of workshops aimed at equipping 3rd and 4th year students majoring in finance and actuarial science studies from the university, practical skills on entrepreneurship and finance.


The week-long ‘Engage Forum’ series covered various aspects of entrepreneurship, self-leadership among other relevant topics for the young students. The range of experienced speakers drawn from the three institutions included: Mukami Njeru from Strathmore University, who spoke on ‘Professionalism and ethics for financial service professions’. In her session, she tackled key components of professionalism which are: specialized knowledge, competency, honesty and integrity, accountability, self-regulation and image.


‘Life skills to manage a business,’ was the topic for Gideon Khamala from CFC Stanbic Bank. He urged students to read a popular book titled ‘Why A students work for C students and B students work for the government.’ In his session, he explained to his audience, the five pillars of managing a business. Next speaker was Veselina Kracheva from the Oxford Business Group, who spoke on the topic, ‘Business intelligence and research.’ She demonstrated how the Oxford Business Group operates in Kenya as well as their purpose, and challenges.


Other sessions during the week, had; Elly Odhong whose topic covered, ‘The future of retail banking; Jibran Qureishi on the topic, ‘Applied Marco Economics and Economic Outlook.’ Fred Kiragu, Lily Wachira and Ann Kahure from SBG securities topic was, ‘Equities’

The sessions were very insightful and valuable to the students who attended, and had a positive reception and impact, ‘This was very useful for me as an Actuarial student, it combines what I have learned with what industry has to offer’ said Yvonne K.


The university continues to seek for relevant partnerships with industry that enrich the education needs for the students.