Austin Okere, the Founder, CWG Plc, will be speaking at the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Centre of the Columbia Business School, New York, on Thursday, November 10th, 2016. This is in line with his role as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at the school.

Mr. Okere will be speaking to participants on the topic: “Will platforms save society? Opportunities in Emerging Markets.” This will be followed by an interactive and mentoring session.

The Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative is designed to foster an entrepreneurial environment by providing first hand lectures by successful entrepreneurs and early stage investing opportunities to qualifying student business initiatives. It was established in 1996 with a grant gift from Eugene M. Lang.

Recall that Austin was appointed EIR at the CBS in 2010 following his recognition by the school for his role in the growth of CWG Plc from a being startup to becoming a Pan-African ICT company. This was followed by a case study on the success of CWG Plc by the CBS and the MIT in 2012.

Austin Okere is an entrepreneurship enthusiast. He is focused on mentoring and inspiring young people around the globe to achieve their full potential. Recall that he delivered the commencement speech at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) Graduation Ceremony in 2012. He also facilitated the “Lean Launch Pad Block Week” with serial entrepreneurs, Steve Blank and Bob Dorf, co-authors of the bestselling Start-up Owner’s Manual.

He is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Columbia Business School (CBS), New York and a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Business Council on Innovation and Intrapreneurship.

Austin Okere also serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network (GBSN), a body dedicated to advancing the cause of knowledge sharing to inspire and transform business education across the globe. Austin Okere is an incumbent member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria, as well as the Advisory Council of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS).