At a highly attended virtual Extraordinary General Meeting EGM on Saturday, the Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria elected its new executives that will lead the globally recognised alumni association for two years.
Chevening Scholarships is the UK Government scholarships and fellowships that enable future leaders to study in the UK, whilst joining a global community of professionals who are creating positive change around the globe.
At the end of the election the following members were elected to the lead the CAAN for two years.
Kester Osahenye, a Senior Manager with MTN Nigeria, a Writer, Speaker and ICT4D promoter, Kester was the immediate past General Secretary of the alumni association.
Others elected are Adetoun Mustapha who is the Vice President, Oluwafemi Adedipe elected General Secretary, Suleiman Mshelia who emerged as the – Assistant General Secretary, Ajibola Anjorin was elected as the Chief Whip, Nkiru Okobi was elected as the Financial Secretary of the association, Marilyn Eze, a seasoned lawyer, became the Legal Adviser of the association.
Ijeoma Onyeator of Channels Television was elected the Publicity Secretary of the association.
In September 2019, at their annual general meeting, the association also elected the following as their Board of Trustees.
*John Momoh (OON) the President of Channels Television as (Chairman BoT), Amina Oyagbola a Legal adviser and Management Consultant as member, Mallam Adamu Garba as member, Mrs Markie Snomie Idowu as member, Mrs Florence Iheme as members, with the recent election the President of the association and the General Secretary become members of the board or trustees as stipulated in their constitution.
In his acceptance speech Kester Osahenye promised to work with the Exco and the Board of Trustees to rejig the CAAN Mentoring programme that will help returnee Cheveners to find their feet in the corporate world.
He also reaffirmed the Alumni association commitment to grow educational programmes in Nigeria, through its educational Workstreams. CAAN will embark on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEM boot camp for young Nigerians, which will be sponsored by CAAN and its global alliances.
Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
Since 1983, over 50,000 professionals have studied in the UK through Chevening. In Nigeria more than 1,400 Nigerians have benefited from Chevening Scholarship and fellowships, among them are prominent Nigerians such as Mr John Momoh of Channels TV, Simon Kolawole Journalist, Columnist and the Pubiisher of The Cable News, Dr Okey Nwuke Deputy MD of Coscharis Group, Amina Oyagbola seasoned lawyer and the founder of WISCAR, Prof Kenneth Amaeshi of the University of Edinburgh, Herbert Wigwe Group CEO of Access Bank.