Rome Business School Nigeria (RBSN), a satellite campus of the Rome Business School based in Rome, Italy celebrated a significant milestone as it graduated 520 executive students during a ceremony held in Lagos. The event marked the culmination of their academic journey and served as a testament to their dedication to professional development in a dynamic business landscape.
The school said that the graduation ceremony signifies the evolution of new sets of better managers and global business leaders, who will make the world a better place by performing excellent delivery of service.
Speaking at the ceremony, Antonio Ragusa, the founder and dean of Rome Business School Worldwide, advised the graduates against neglecting the responsibility that comes with knowledge and power. He implored them to be better managers for a better world.
He said that the graduates now have the power to bridge divides, foster collaboration and create a world, where every individual has an opportunity to thrive.
According to the founder, the importance of continuous learning cannot be overstated in an era of rapid technological advancement.
“The world around us is evolving at an unprecedented pace, with technologies like artificial intelligence reshaping industries, economies, and societies.
“Embrace these changes, stay curious, and never stop learning,” he said. “The knowledge you’ve gained here is just an important step, but the journey of discovery is endless.”
According to him, artificial intelligence, in particular, stands as a testament to human ingenuity and innovation. “It offers solutions, efficiencies, and possibilities previously deemed impossible. But with its potential comes responsibility. As future leaders, I urge you to harness the power of AI ethically, ensuring that it serves humanity and enhances our collective well-being.”
Humphrey Akanazu, Country Director of the school, said that the ceremony provided an opportunity for them to reflect on experiences that had shaped the journey to their personal growth.
He said the school was out to project the Nigerian professional youth community to the international world and embolden its students to pursue their vision.
Meanwhile, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director (GMD) of Zenith Bank Plc, represented by Henry Oroh, Executive Director, while speaking on creating opportunities in emerging markets, counselled the graduates to evaluate trends and create opportunities.
Noting challenges such as low digital penetration and foreign exchange crisis caused by the nation’s predominantly import-dependent economy, he admitted that there are gaps for opportunities. The GMD stated that when a country or youth is educated, they become empowered.