KPMG Nigeria’s Boss, Kunle Elebute Charges CEOs on Resilience Amid Rising Challenges 

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Senior Partner, KPMG Nigeria & Chairman, KPMG Africa, Kunle Elebute

Being a CEO is challenging because of the new normal they find themselves, which include rising energy overhead, security issues, cyber security among other challenges. Despite the challenging times, Nigeria remains a business hub for French companies.


Chief Economist and Senior Partner at KPMG Nigeria, Kunle Elebute, has charged Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) to be well prepared and ensure they have the right team around to deal with issues of the economy otherwise their businesses could become extinct.

Speaking at the Franco-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s CEO luncheon with the theme, ‘Business governance and society; the role of the modern CEO’, Elebute noted that it is clear that the modern CEOs of today have more challenges than before.
Elebute, who doubles as the Chairman KPMG Africa, said CEOs should look for efficient ways to drive the growth of their businesses, adding that CEOs should be creative and innovative in their dealings for sustenance of businesses.
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In the same vein, Senior Partner, Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, stressed that businesses need government policies to drive efficiency, stating that a modern CEO must be familiar with government regulations.

“Our various challenges can be reviewed. We had a very interesting seminar on what are the big issues that business leaders need to look out for. The importance of today’s meeting is for business and the community around it to reflect on how it can relate to doing its own business successfully in Nigeria.

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Meanwhile, Consul General of France in Nigeria, Laurence Monmayrant, said gathering CEOs is an idea of getting knowledge and insights into issues affecting business growth.

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“Being a CEO is challenging because of the new normal they find themselves, which include rising energy overhead, security issues, cyber security among other challenges. Despite the challenging times, Nigeria remains a business hub for French companies.

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