JIM OVIA LAUNCHES BOOK IN NEWYORK

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After the suc­cess­ful launch of his book, Africa Rise And Shine, in La­gos, Jim Ovia went on to launch the book at Har­vard Busi­ness Club in New York. The event brought to­gether global busi­ness lead­ers from Nige­ria and be­yond. Even with their busy sched­ules, titans of var­i­ous in­dus­tries from bank­ing, me­dia pol­i­tics to name a few, made time out to share this mo­ment with the au­thor. Ovia was a per­fect host as he per­son­ally wel­comed each guest. Zainab Badawi had a ro­bust ses­sion with him where Jim not only spoke about his hum­ble be­gin­nings but also ex­plained his rea­son for writ­ing this book. Ac­cord­ing to him, he wanted peo­ple to share in his vi­sion on chang­ing the nar­ra­tive of Africa. He needed to change the per­cep­tion of Africa be­ing seen as a dark con­ti­nent and be­ing known as a con­ti­nent with the three Cs- coups, cor­rup­tion and con­flict. He went on to talk about the rule of law and cor­po­rate gov­er­nance Africa has em­braced and how busi­nesses have grown in Africa.

Look­ing at how suc­cess­ful Jim Ovia has be­come and how highly re­spected he is on the global stage, it comes as no sur­prise that his book is an in­stant hit and who is bet­ter to hear the nar­ra­tive of growth in Africa than from the horse’s mouth be­cause his is truly a suc­cess story.

MR & MRS JIM OVIA

JOHN COUMANTAROS WITH FRIENDS

NDUKA OBAIGBENA

NNAMDI OKONKWO

PETER AMANGBO

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