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SOA Alumni Cocktail: Be a ‘Possibiliterian’ by Joshua Oigara

The auspicious and remarkable SOA alumni cocktail took place on Thursday 18th September, the second SOA cocktail this year. The event was sponsored by ACCA Kenya whose head Mr. Antony Kariuki attended, and KASNEB represented by Mr. Erastus Ng’anga. The guest speaker of the day Mr. Joshua Oigara, CEO Kenya Commercial Bank, took time to encourage and enlighten accountants on the importance of the accounting career.


Some of Mr. Oigara’s advice included: “In the market place today, Accountancy carries equal weight as other professions. Always have a goal, where do you want to be in the near future? Your journey for success is very personalized and full of possibilities, don’t be stopped by people going nowhere.” Mr. Oigara also noted his joy in attending Strathmore University’s functions, stating that the university strives to be outstanding and excellent at all times.


After his speech, guests were given an opportunity to ask questions which ranged from; how does he stand out from other CEOs and how he fits in as a CEO from an accountant background and not necessarily a banking one, among many other questions.


The evening ended successfully as guests were provided with bitings and drinks as they mingled and shared networks.


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