ThistlePraxis Consulting recently held its 3rd edition of the African Round-Table Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility conference in Calabar from Thursday 20th to Friday 21st June 2013. The conference had the theme: “Driving Innovation through Transformational Leadership & Sustainability”.
Gracing the event as keynote speaker was the Founder & CEO of Mara Group of Companies, Ashish Thakkar, with other notable speakers such as the Chief host, His Excellency, the Executive Governor, Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke; Co-founder and Head of Consultancy Services, Sustainable Square Consultancy, Monaem Ben Lellahom; Honorary Fellow, MBS Institute for Innovation Research, Prof. Susan Maddock; Group CEO, AIM Group of Companies, Amin Moussalli; CEO, The CSR Company International, Martin Neureiter; President & Chief Executive Officer, Value Fronteira Limited, Dr. Martin Oluba; Managing Director, Environmental Accord Nigeria, Ibrahim Salau; Special Adviser to the CBN Governor on Sustainable Banking, Dr. Aisha Mahmood, and Lead Consultant, ThistlePraxis Consulting, Ini Onuk.
According to the convener of the event, “There is a need in Africa for leaders to transform their leadership styles in order to foster innovation and promote sustainability, not just in terms of longevity, but for critical sector contributions to sustainable development.”
The Conference, which spanned two days, featured a pre-conference investment cocktail, two CEO Round-table sessions, conference, a Sustainable Solution showcase with selected eco-entrepreneur winners Mazi Ukonu of RecyclePoints Limited and Nkemdilim Begho of Future Software Limited. It also had a Gala dinner where sponsors, Diamond Bank and Shell Nigeria, and speakers were recognized and presented plaques in recognition of their various contributions to the conference.
View the photos from the event.
Ashish J. Thakkar, Mrs Ini Onuk and Hetal Shah (COO, Mara Group)
Board of Directors, ThistlePraxis Consulting
Mrs. Ini Onuk poses with the CEO Round-Table Panel 1 participants
Gerald Ada, SA on Investment Promotion; CEO, Spar Group of Companies and a Guest
First Lady of Cross River State, Mrs Obioma Imoke arrives the Gala Dinner
First Lady of Cross River State flanked by her Guests and Mrs Ini Onuk at the Gala Dinner
ThistlePraxis Team with Ashish J. Thakkar
Sustainable Solutions Showcase Stand
Sustainable Solutions Showcase
Shell Nigeria Exhbition Stand
SSS Participant, Mazi Ukonu of Recycle Points making his presentation at the Conference
SSS Participant, Nkemdilim Begho of Future Software Resources Limited making her presentation at the Conference
Mr. Ashish J. Thakkar giving his Keynote address at the AR-CSR 2013
Goodwill Message from Gala Dinner Sponsors, Diamond Bank Plc
Lead Discussant in a session with other Conference Speakers
Mr. Bill Shireman; Mr. Monaem Ben Lellahom; Mr. Amin Moussalli, GMD, AIM Group and Prof. Su Maddock disussing at Panel 1 of the CEO Round-table
Q&A with Keynote Speaker moderated by Emilia Asim – Ita, Senior Consultant, ThistlePraxis
Ken Agohgovbia, DMD, AfricaReInsurance Plc
Douglas Kativu, Africa Focal Point Head, GRI and Desmond Appiah, CEO, Sustainable Ghana Limited
Bolarinwa Onaolapo of SPDC Nigeria Limited
Michael Ilesanmi, Lagos Metropolitan Development & Governance Project (LMDGP)
Hetal Shah, COO, Mara Group; Prof. Maddock, Manchester Institute for Innovatiev Research; Amin Moussalli, GMD, AIM Group & Rob Okiyi, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
Cross section of guests
Victor Ezenwoko (Executive Director, Diamond Bank Plc) & Omenwa Joe-Nweke (Regional Manager Calabar, Diamond Bank Plc) Gala Dinner Sponsors
Representatives from Shell Nigeria
Cultural Dance from Abi LGA of Cross River State
Cultural Displays at the Gala Dinner
Ashish J. Thakkar (Africa’s Youngest Billionaire), First Lady Cross Rivers State, Mrs Obioma Imoke and Mrs Ini Onuk, CEO ThistlePraxis Consulting
Hon. John Owan Enoh, Representative, Obubra-Etung Federal Constituency presenting a plaque to Amin Moussalli
Mr. Femi Aderibigbe, Director, ThistlePraxis Consulting presenting a plaque to Prof. Su Maddock, Honorary Fellow, Manchester Institute of Innovative Research, United Kingdom
Mr. Kazeem Abimbola, Director, ThistlePraxis Consulting presenting a plaque to Mr. Martin Neureiter, CEO, The CSR Company
Mrs. Ini Onuk presenting a plaque to Dr. Martin Oluba, CEO, ValueFronteira Limited
Dr. Aisha Mahmood, Special Adviser, Sustainable Banking; Central Bank of Nigeria being presented a plaque by Director, ThistlePraxis Consulting, Mr. Femi Aderibigbe
Chief Akin Ricketts, Information Commissioner, Cross River State and Amin Moussalli
Deputy Governor, Barr. Efiok Cobham; SA on Religious Matters and Corporate Affairs Director, UniCem Plc, Ayi Ita Ayi
Governor Liyel Imoke and His wife, Mrs. Obioma Imoke discussing with Ashish J. Thakkar at the Investment Bureau Cocktail
Kodjo Bedu Addo, Manager, Sustainability and External Relations, Newmont Mining and Mr Amin Moussalli, GMD AIM Group
Governor Liyel Imoke discussing with Guests at the Investment Bureau Cocktail held a day before the Conference commenced.
Alain Chokote of Jireh Communications Limited and a TPC staff
Young Entrepeneur in Calabar discussing with Ashish J. Thakkar
Planning is underway for the AR-CSR 2014. For more information please visit www.ar-csr.com.
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