USB Executive Development (USB-ED), the public executive development and training company of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), is in the process of opening a fully-fledged executive education office in Kenya.
The office will operate in collaboration with the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) at the Central Bank of Kenya and will facilitate the provision of business management development expertise to the East Africa Community (EAC). The USB-ED office will be situated in Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya.
The EAC consists of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Ruanda, with a regional economy based on 126 million people able to move and trade across borders.
USB-ED CEO, Frik Landman, said the purpose of opening the office is to have a permanent presence in Kenya and is a dream come true. “We’ve aspired for years to establish a physical presence in the region and, through partnerships, we have finally achieved it.” He added that the USB-ED office will reflect a true Kenyan identity.
“I am absolutely convinced that management education will have a major impact on economic development. With mostly business and public leaders attending our programmes, we will contribute to the broadening of management and executive skills,” Landman said.
Prof Kinandu Muragu, executive director of the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, welcomed USB-ED in Kenya and stated that Kenyans must make use of opportunities like these. “This collaboration will assist us in our journey to become the cream of executive development in the EAC.”
Habil Olaka, CEO of the Kenya Bankers Association, said: “One of the requirements of leadership is the development of human capital. It will be a pleasure to work with both the Kenya School of Monetary Studies and the University of Stellenbosch Business School in achieving the Kenyan vision 2030.”