NSE, Bloomberg Set To Hold 2nd CEO Roundtable


The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in collaboration with Bloomberg is set to host the second NSE Bloomberg Chief Executive Officers (CEO) Roundtable in proffering solution to the economic challenges manufacturing sector is facing. The event which will take place on August 31, 2016 in Lagos, with a theme Navigating the Changing Business Landscape in Nigeria will bring together leaders and captains of industry to share in-depth knowledge about their sectors with capital market players and proffer much needed solutions to economic realities.

Panel at the event will feature CEOs from the financial services, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors; CEOs from portfolio management firms and renowned economists. Some of the speakers for the event are the CEO of NSE, Oscar Onyema, CEO of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, CEO of Chapel Hill Denham, Bolaji Balogun , senior economist, Africa and the Middle East, Bloomberg Intelligence, Mark Bohlund and the group managing director, FBN Holdings, Urum Kalu Eke.

Speaking on the event, the chief executive officer of NSE, Oscar N. Onyema said “The CEO Roundtable is in line with the commitment of the Exchange to provide a platform that ensures continuous dialogue to provide practical solutions for companies operating in Nigeria. The headwinds that have befallen the Nigerian economy presents an opportunity for businesses to take a step back, access the current situation and plan accordingly”

According to Onyema, it is expected that this event will critically examine the changes in the business landscape, highlight their impact and propose solutions that will enable businesses thrive and survive in the current environment. While the head of Market Structure Strategy, Bloomberg, Selloua Chakri stated that Bloomberg is working more closely than ever with key financial institutions and stakeholders in countries like Nigeria to help them grasp opportunities, tackle challenges, and bring more transparency to capital markets.

“We are delighted to partner with the NSE again to convene this prestigious group of business leaders for what will no doubt be a fascinating and informative discussion. The NSE pointed out that the event will feature a panel session on the theme and will center on financing capital projects and the real economy in the current environment, policy measures needed to grow the manufacturing sector contribution to the economy and maintaining and attracting foreign investment through the downturn.

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