The Henley Alumni Association of Ghana (HAAG), has welcomed plans by the institution to establish a campus in West Africa.
Speaking during an alumni meeting in Accra, a representative of the Association, Kakra Asante, called on Ghanaians to take advantage of Henley’s presence in West Africa to enroll and equip themselves with knowledge and expertise from the world-renowned business school.
In an interview with citibusinessnews.com, the Vice Dean for West Africa and Director of Development and Alumni, Jean-Pierre Choulet, said Henley offers quality, world-class business education and is committed to developing businesses that will build Africa.
He said, Henley has been engaged with Africa for years, and its vibrant alumni community, particularly in Ghana, is evident of the strong relationship.
Dr. Adeyinka Adewale, Lecturer and Deputy Director of Studies (Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour), said Henley School of Business recognizes the potential of the youth of Africa, and is thus keen on developing the continent with its people.
“We are interested in partnerships with key organisations which are helping to develop sectors such as the technology and creative sectors which are being driven almost entirely by young people who already have the technical know-how, but need the entrepreneurial skills set and mindset to develop their capacity and help them become the face of Africa,” he said.
Established in 1945, and currently ranked in the top 60 business schools in the world, Henley School of Business, University of Reading, United Kingdom’s first business school, has 15 campuses globally, including one in South Africa which is ranked number 1 in that country.