THINKBUSINESS WITH DR OGHO OKITI
A Hybrid Event
21 October 2021 :: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm WAT :: FEE (early bird): NGN25,000 ( In-person + Virtual)
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ThinkBusiness with Dr Ogho Okiti
ThinkBusiness with Dr Ogho Okiti is an executive-styled business thought leadership session designed to help business, policy and political leaders gain a clearer perspective on and a good understanding of the significant shifts happening in the global economy and across sectors in Nigeria, and highlight what these shifts mean for business and government.
Join the 2-part, 3-hour session to explore: Updates on Nigeria and global macro situations; the five fundamental shifts in the business landscape in recent years and; outlook and ThinkBusiness ahead.
At the end of the presentations, participants will:
1. Have the needed clarity required for better medium-to-long term business decisions.
2. Understand better how to position for the current and the future shifts – individually or as an organization or a government.
3. Understand how to recognize and use historical patterns to make good economic and business decisions.
4. Gain insights on how to visualize, plan and position for economic big picture.
Dr Ogho Okiti is the Managing Director of BusinessDay, Nigeria’s premier business content provider. He was the first Chief Economist and Chair Editorial Board of the same institution 2007 – 2011. He is an economist, strategic and policy thinker. He speaks on economics, business and communications.
His postdoctoral experiences have revolved around research + consulting, public policy + commentary, and media + communications. He spent two years at the UK office for national statistics (ONS) in London, where he worked on the improvements of measures of government output on social security and adult and children’s social services, and left in July 2007 to BusinessDay. As Chief Economist and Chair Editorial Board, he wrote over 200 articles, reports and analyses on many areas, including on the economy, fiscal policies, jobs, poverty, unemployment and education over a four-year period.
From January 2012, he served in the presidency as a special assistant to the Chief Economic Adviser to the President. During this time, he developed his closest relationship with public policymaking and a good section of the other public policy makers, both in Nigeria and internationally. In the role, he developed the critical understanding of the dynamic and integrated nature of policymaking, implementation and evaluation activities. In addition, he coordinated the office’ secretariat of Nigeria’s hosting of the world economic forum (WEF) on Africa in 2014.
As CEO of the Time Economics between 2015 and 2019, an economic consulting firm based in Abuja and focused on research, strategy and markets, he facilitated the Time Economics monthly breakfast meeting, which held every first Wednesday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. The event attracted senior government officials, top private sector participants and members of the diplomatic corps.
Dr. Okiti received his Ph.D from the University of Manchester in the UK, and graduated from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria. He shuttles between Lagos and Abuja residences.
• CEOs, C-suite executives and other corporate decision makers from across industries.
• Government decision makers in finance, budget and economic planning.
• State Directors of economic planning.
• Entrepreneurs and disruptive business leaders.
• Investors and analysts from private equity and venture capital firms and investment banks.
• Stakeholders, experts and influencers from academia, international trade circle, economic policy, media, development community.
• Diplomatic community.