Skip to main content

Yale SOM in Africa: Ghana and Nigeria

As director of community and inclusion at Yale SOM, I am traveling in West Africa on behalf of the school with the Yale Africa initiative, meeting with Yale alumni, prospective students, schools from the Global Network for Advanced Management, and Africa-based companies and organizations.

Part I: Accra, Ghana, and Lagos, Nigeria

Yale SOM Information Session in Accra

July 7, 2015

Fellows from Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Africa (SEO-Africa), one of Ghana’s top talent development programs for young professionals, gathered for a Yale SOM MBA information session and to learn about the Yale Africa Initiative.

Ghana Alumni Event

July 7, 2015

I am joined here by Yale Africa Director, Eddie Mandhry, as we meet SOM alumni in Accra, including Mr. Blankson, Mr. Adu-Poku, Mr. Gadzekpo and Mr. Ofori-Atta.

Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana

July 8, 2015

While at Ashesi University, a premier undergraduate college in Ghana, we noticed this photo. There is so much interest in visiting Yale through the Global Pre-MBA program that a student used it to inspire his classmates to take the step to get a passport. This was one of many flyers he created to help encourage his classmates to take global trips.

Alumni Event in Accra, Ghana

July 8, 2015

Here are current students Tim Sullivan and Eric Lockhart with an alumnus Frank Gadzekpo ’89 (center) in Accra, Ghana. Tim and Eric are spending their time in Ghana (and Cote D’Ivoire) researching small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region through a partnership with the University of Ghana Business School (a GNAM partner) and sponsored in part by the SOM Internship Fund. All three participated in the meet-and-greet session in Accra for prospective students. It was wonderful to see the past and the present together and the ties that bind all Yale SOM students—including a shared commitment to business and society.

Lagos, Nigeria

July 10, 2015

This photo is taken in the auditorium of a Global Network for Advanced Management partner school, Lagos Business School (LBS).   We had a wonderful day of meetings there on behalf of Yale SOM Global Initiatives.