Top MTN Executives gather for Q&A session with SMEs
In line with its objective to enable business resilience, MTN’s Revv Program is set to host an interactive Question and Answer session featuring MTN Nigeria Executives. The virtual session tagged Y’ello Clinic will deliver a detailed understanding of the small and medium enterprise business climate in the country in an interactive form.
With a pilot edition launched on August 18, 2020, The Revv Program is built on the framework of business related masterclasses, advisory services, marketing and technology support targeted at over 10,000 SMEs. The masterclass has been a weekly activity featuring experts in key business areas such as risk and compliance management, corporate governance, enterprise development amongst others, with discussions revolving around access to new markets and productivity support leveraging technology.
The Y’ello Clinic, scheduled to hold on the 18th of November 2020, is an interactive session with panelists made up of industry experts including the Chief Operating Operating, Mazen Mroue; Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Lynda Saint-Nwafor; Chief Financial Officer, Moupe Kadri; Chief Sales & Distribution Officer, Adekunle Adebiyi; Chief Corporate Services Officer, Tobechukwu Okigbo; Chief Transformation Officer, Olubayo Adekanmbi; and Chief Human Resources Officer, Esther Akinnukawe.
The session which will be hosted by Olu Akanmu, Executive Director, Retail Banking, FCMB, will also feature other MTN executives such as the Chief Digital Officer, Srinivas Rao; Chief Customer Relations Officer, Ugonwa Nwoye; Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Cyril Ilok; Chief Information Officer, Randy Bikraj and Chief Technical Officer, Mohammed Rufai as panelists.
The Revv Program was created to help small business owners rethink and retool their operations to enable them withstand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not the first of this kind of intervention by the ICT giant. In 2018, MTN launched the “Man In The Box” campaign to support small businesses with technology solutions and create awareness for them by showcasing their businesses in MTN LED “Boxes” for 24 hours to the entire world.
Participants at the masterclasses have been enjoined to take full advantage of the programme for a chance to join Y’ello 200, MTN’s first accelerator programme. The Y’ello 200 will enjoy exclusive access to a broad range of technology and productivity tools and services absolutely free, for a period of six months. They will also receive productivity support that will enhance their business performance, in addition to access to MTN’s media assets for product marketing, which will open up new market opportunities for business growth and expansion.