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“Driving Innovation through Transformational Leadership & Sustainability”! View Photos from ThistlePraxis Consulting’s Conference in Calabar

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ThistlePraxis Consulting Conference - BellaNaija - July2013001ThistlePraxis 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.

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Ashish J. Thakkar, Mrs Ini Onuk and Hetal Shah (COO, Mara Group)

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Board of Directors, ThistlePraxis Consulting

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Mrs. Ini Onuk poses with the CEO Round-Table Panel 1 participants

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Gerald Ada, SA on Investment Promotion; CEO, Spar Group of Companies and a Guest

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First Lady of Cross River State, Mrs Obioma Imoke arrives the Gala Dinner

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First Lady of Cross River State flanked by her Guests and Mrs Ini Onuk at the Gala Dinner

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ThistlePraxis Team with Ashish J. Thakkar

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Sustainable Solutions Showcase Stand

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Sustainable Solutions Showcase

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Shell Nigeria Exhbition Stand

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SSS Participant, Mazi Ukonu of Recycle Points making his presentation at the Conference

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SSS Participant, Nkemdilim Begho of Future Software Resources Limited making her presentation at the Conference

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Mr. Ashish J. Thakkar giving his Keynote address at the AR-CSR 2013

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Goodwill Message from Gala Dinner Sponsors, Diamond Bank Plc

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Lead Discussant in a session with other Conference Speakers

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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

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Q&A with Keynote Speaker moderated by Emilia Asim – Ita, Senior Consultant, ThistlePraxis

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Ken Agohgovbia, DMD, AfricaReInsurance Plc

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Douglas Kativu, Africa Focal Point Head, GRI and Desmond Appiah, CEO, Sustainable Ghana Limited

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Bolarinwa Onaolapo of SPDC Nigeria Limited

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Michael Ilesanmi, Lagos Metropolitan Development & Governance Project (LMDGP)

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Hetal Shah, COO, Mara Group; Prof. Maddock, Manchester Institute for Innovatiev Research; Amin Moussalli, GMD, AIM Group & Rob Okiyi, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)

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Cross section of guests

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Victor Ezenwoko (Executive Director, Diamond Bank Plc) & Omenwa Joe-Nweke (Regional Manager Calabar, Diamond Bank Plc) Gala Dinner Sponsors

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Representatives from Shell Nigeria

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Cultural Dance from Abi LGA of Cross River State

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Cultural Displays at the Gala Dinner

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Ashish J. Thakkar (Africa’s Youngest Billionaire), First Lady Cross Rivers State, Mrs Obioma Imoke and Mrs Ini Onuk, CEO ThistlePraxis Consulting

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Hon. John Owan Enoh, Representative, Obubra-Etung Federal Constituency presenting a plaque to Amin Moussalli

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Mr. Femi Aderibigbe, Director, ThistlePraxis Consulting presenting a plaque to Prof. Su Maddock, Honorary Fellow, Manchester Institute of Innovative Research, United Kingdom

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Mr. Kazeem Abimbola, Director, ThistlePraxis Consulting presenting a plaque to Mr. Martin Neureiter, CEO, The CSR Company

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Mrs. Ini Onuk presenting a plaque to Dr. Martin Oluba, CEO, ValueFronteira Limited

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Dr. Aisha Mahmood, Special Adviser, Sustainable Banking; Central Bank of Nigeria being presented a plaque by Director, ThistlePraxis Consulting, Mr. Femi Aderibigbe

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Chief Akin Ricketts, Information Commissioner, Cross River State and Amin Moussalli

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Deputy Governor, Barr. Efiok Cobham; SA on Religious Matters and Corporate Affairs Director, UniCem Plc, Ayi Ita Ayi

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Governor Liyel Imoke and His wife, Mrs. Obioma Imoke discussing with Ashish J. Thakkar at the Investment Bureau Cocktail

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Kodjo Bedu Addo, Manager, Sustainability and External Relations, Newmont Mining and Mr Amin Moussalli, GMD AIM Group

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Governor Liyel Imoke discussing with Guests at the Investment Bureau Cocktail held a day before the Conference commenced.

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Alain Chokote of Jireh Communications Limited and a TPC staff

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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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4 Comments

  1. X- Factor

    August 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Some Nice Stuff!

  2. dami famaks

    August 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Very impressive TPC. Look forward to AR-CSR 2014.

  3. NNENNE

    August 6, 2013 at 2:59 am

    NICE.

  4. me

    August 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Mrs. Obioma imoke, I uld pass u for someone else! If u have seen dis woman 5years ago,u wuld never believ she’s d one.danm! She was huge! Bigger dan patience jonathan in two aces, infact I still hav a pix of her dt I ad to ccut out of an old newspaper ,na wa o

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