Leaving the Tarmac: Buying a Bank in Africa

Online event
Open to the public
This event is free - register below to attend
April 2021
Book launch

When Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede and Herbert Wigwe bought Access Bank in 2002 it was one of the smallest and most crisis-prone banks in Nigeria. In Leaving the tarmac, Aigboje shares their experience of turning it into one of the biggest and strongest banks in the country. Leaving the tarmac provides a detailed blueprint for how to create a sustainable business founded on excellence, how to build and lead a winning team, and how to operate successfully in emerging markets. The book details the setbacks and triumphs experienced along the way, providing an unrivalled insight for anyone planning to build a company or do business in the volatile but high-growth markets of modern Africa.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring the book's author, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Ngaire Woods (Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government), Arunma Oteh (Executive-in-Residence at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford) and Louisa Chinedu-Okeke (Special Assistant on Finance to the President of Nigeria and Blavatnik School alumna from the MPP class of 2018).

Please note: This event will be held online via Zoom and also livestreamed and archived on our YouTube channel. Register below to receive joining instructions.

This event is co-hosted with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

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