After a successful 24 months on television across West and South Africa and a successful launch on GHOne TV in Ghana with the series Under 40 CEOs, there has been increased demand from emerging and aspiring young business leaders for offline engagements and the opportunity to have these ones interact directly with the established young business leaders. Hence, the Under 40 CEOs Forum.
With the diaspora edition of the forum scheduled for 2018 in London, United Kingdom and a well-attended and impactful session in Lagos, Nigeria, the Ghana forum holding in Accra is expected to be grand.
The convener and host of the show, Mr. FAB says, “We are absolutely excited to be bringing the event to Ghana and know without a shadow of a doubt that it will go on to motivate young Ghanaians to get in the game of growing the country’s economy with the right set of tools and information.”
Holding under the theme “Building, Running and Sustaining a Business in Ghana”, the event is slated for the Swiss Spirit Hotel and Suites Alisa, Accra on Thursday, November 16 between 2pm and 6pm.
Speakers include Bola Ray (CEO, EIB Networks), Farida Bedwei (Founder/CTO, Logical), Senyo Hosi (CEO Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors), Debola Williams (Co-Founder, Red Media), Ehi Binitie (Co-Founder, Rancard).
Under 40 CEOs launched on TVC Entertainment and TVC News on the 9th of October, 2016 and subsequently launched on Silverbird Television Network on the 13th of January, 2016 and has spotlighted inspiring young business leaders aged 40 and under from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. Business leaders that have been featured on the show include Adebola Williams of Red Media; Audu Maikori of Chocolate City Group; Noble Igwe of 360 Group; Bola Ray of EIB Networks; Alex Brahm of SMSGH; Oluyomi Ojo of Printivo whilst discovering inspiring CEOs like lawyer Aderemi Oguntoye of Oguntoye and Oguntoye; Senyo Hosi of Ghana Chambers of Bulk Oil Distributors;Farida Bedwei of Logiciel; Ukinebo Dare of Poise; Abiola Adekoya of RMB Stockbrokers and Ade Adegoke of Oando Foundation amongst others.
With over 52 episodes till date, and serial entrepreneur, Familusi Akin Babajide, Mr FAB (39) as the host, Under 40 CEOs has since gone on to inspire and motivate millions of would-be young business leaders across Africa to take action and join in the rebuilding and re-shaping of the African continent. Under 40 CEOs currently reaches an odd 875,000 viewers every week with a social media following of over 90,000 and growing with a cumulative social media content reach of over 7million.
By the end of 2017, Under 40 CEOs would have taped episodes in 6 countries including Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and The United Kingdom (Diaspora edition).
Under 40 CEOs recently launched on GHOne TV in Ghana and will be reaching a record 15 African countries via Africa Magic on DSTV from December, 2018.
Under 40 CEOs Forum, a live interactive event is an extension of the mother brand Under 40 CEOs, a television show. The forum is a platform featuring a conversation between established young business leaders and 500 young aspiring business leaders. In addition to the 500 young aspiring business leaders at the event an additional targeted audience of 10,000 aspiring young business leaders will be joining in the conversation via Facebook live on www.facebook.com/under40ceosafrica and also on Twitter.