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Oxford Business Forum Africa 2016 hosted Tara Fela-Durotoye, Chukwuka Monye & Other Prominent African Business Leaders




Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and the Oxford Business Network for Africa hosted Tara Fela-Durotoye (CEO/Founder, House of Tara International), Chukwuka Monye (Founding Partner, Ciuci Consulting & Director General, Delta Economic Summit Group) and other prominent business leaders at the Oxford Business Forum Africa on 11th and 12th March 2016.

The forum sought to connect business heavyweights across the continent to discuss the African business environment in order to encourage sustainable growth and development in the continent.

Tara Fela-Durotoye, the CEO/Founder, House of Tara International has built the organization to  a multi-billion Naira business that has empowered over 5,000 women through its rep program.  Stanford University recently published a case study on the beauty company, which has 19 stores across the country.
Chukwuka Monye, Founding Partner, Ciuci Consulting & Director  General, Delta Economic Summit Group is the innovation strategist and consumer intelligence expert behind over 180 projects that have led to the growth of many products, services and  organizations including financial institutions, telecom value added companies and others such  as city of Lagos monopoly and Luxe Bath & Body.
While Tara spoke about mentoring as a critical component in empowering youth as typified in  House of Tara’s sales representative model, Chukwuka tackled it from a capacity building  perspective, advising that employers must invest in training their employees. Both business leaders who started their companies while young encouraged the youthful audience to be tenacious about being excellent at whatever they choose to do.

Other speakers at the event were Trevor Manuel (Senior Advisor, Rothschild Group & Former South African Cabinet Minister), Dolika Banda (Independent Consultant & Former Acting MD and Regional Director, CDC Group), Wale Olokodana (Enterprise Services Director, Microsoft Nigeria),Ladi Delano (Founder, Grace Lake Partners) and Akinwole Omoboriowo II (Chairman/CEO, Genesis Electricity).

The forum was able to effectively engage participants on the issues of enabling, navigating and scaling businesses in Africa towards sustainable growth and development.

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  1. Noms

    April 26, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Well done ma brethren. HOTR exports.

  2. Vivian

    April 26, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I love Tara tho! She’s an amazing role model.

  3. TeamJenny

    April 26, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Tara . . multi-billion naira ke?
    Exaggerate much?

    • Adeteezy

      April 27, 2016 at 7:05 am

      And how would you know? Please are you House of Tara’s account officer? Really! Please let’s just celebrate success when we see it. Kudos to Chukwuka and Tara!

  4. 'Diddie

    April 26, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Anything Tara would interest me? Thumbs up but was she wearing pantyhose on her attire?

  5. UBAKA onwuanibe

    April 27, 2016 at 7:33 am

    A big congratulations for the precious recognition. Quite interesting.

    • UBAKA onwuanibe

      April 27, 2016 at 7:35 am

      Kudos CHUKA.

  6. Saada

    April 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Kudos to madam Tara!

    But she looks tacky in this picture though.

    On the other hand, there are many other well meaning Nigérians who get no recognition.
    Alali Hart is one woman who has beauty a strong hold in the Beauty industry and controls a multi-billion naira comapny and has even more stores around Nigeria.

    Same for Bukky George of Casabella and Medplus. Let’s not forget that without these pace-setters there would have been no Tara and all.

  7. Paula

    April 28, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Well done Mr Chukwuka, you are doing a wonderful job.

  8. Bimpe

    April 28, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Well done MP
    Chukwuka Monye: a good boss and an awesome mentor.
    Thank you sir for your impact on my life

  9. Gladys Bello

    April 28, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Congrats Chukwuka. The sky is just the beginning for you. You will mount up with wings as eagle. God bless you bro.

  10. Lili

    April 28, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    La Bella and Naija boy 🙂 good job

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