First Capital Plus Bank 3 day training workshop on Risk Management

posted Nov 20, 2013, 10:56 PM by Adminstrator CGP Worldwide

First Capital Plus Bank has organized a 3-day training workshop on Risk Management for all management and unit heads at the African Regent Hotel. The workshop was organized for the company by Cambridge Global Partners, a U.K based international strategy and business consultancy firm founded by a group of University of Cambridge alumni and associated world class experts.
The basic objective of the training programme was to keep management abreast with contemporary issues in risk management and help deepen FCP’s integrated enterprise risk management approach as the bank gears up to become a pivotal player in Ghana’s banking industry and also positions itself to go international in the medium to long term.

Speaking at the opening of the training programme, Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Plus Bank, John Kofi Mensah stated that there’s the need for organizations to adopt a more objective, scientific and data-centric approach to risk management and treat risk management as enterprise-driven as opposed to departmental-driven. He stated that traditionally, the concept of Risk Management has been seen as the sole preserve of the Risk Management Department but risk is inherent in every facet of an organization’s operations and it’s important for organizations to deploy sound enterprise-wide risk management strategies in order to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.

He continued that FCP’s focus is to become a benchmark for advanced risk management practice in Africa by deploying the most advanced contemporary global risk management models adapted to the complexities and peculiarities of the Ghanaian market.

In an interview with the General Manager for Risk Management, Dr. Charles Akuetteh, he stated that as a new entrant in Ghana’s banking industry, the complexities of the company’s operations has deepened and there’s therefore the need for a more integrated, scientific and detailed company-wide risk management approach to decision-making in order to consistently deliver value to customers, staff, shareholders and stakeholders in general.

The facilitator of the training programme, Dr. Dayanand Pandey who holds a PhD in Enterprise Risk Management is considered one of the foremost academics and practitioners in Risk Management after successfully deploying Enterprise Risk Management as founder Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Head of Training at Bank Melli Iran (BMI) in Dubai which has 3,300 branches internationally and over 43,000 employees.

Dr. Pandey is currently a full Professor and Executive Director of Centre for Applied Finance at Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) in NCR of Delhi and chief consultant of large European PE and Investment fund. He is a visiting professor at Middlesex University in Dubai and many international universities.

Dr. Pandey has worked as Senior lecturer with the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Services (EIBFS) which is the largest government training outfit for all the banks in the UAE. He has also worked as Associate Professor at British University of Dubai, Birmingham University and as Head of Finance and banking programme at University of Wollongong.

He has several scholarly articles to his credit and presented several papers on Risk Management at Harvard University in the USA, Oxford University in the U.K and at many international conferences on Risk Management in New York, London, Rome, Hong Kong, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Bahrain and Frankfurt. He has authored books on Managerial Economics and Economic Environment of Business and Risk Management.

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Rural World Entrepreneurship Forum

posted Sep 17, 2013, 8:04 AM by Adminstrator CGP Worldwide

4th - 6th July, 2013 (Baramati, India)

4th Indian Management Conclave (IMC) 2013

posted Apr 17, 2013, 10:40 AM by Adminstrator CGP Worldwide   [ updated Apr 17, 2013, 10:48 AM ]

4th Indian Management Conclave (IMC) 2013

The Largest Annual Gathering of Business Education Leaders

2nd – 3rd August, 2013, New Delhi, India

Since 2010 Indian Management Conclave (IMC) has established itself as foremost gathering of Business education leaders in India.  IMC is considered to be ‘Mecca’ of business education dialogue. In 2012, conclave hosted 400+ Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Chairmen, Directors and Deans from leading Indian Universities and B-schools.  Information on IMC 2012 can be found at

This year, the conference has entered into its fourth year and the venue is capital of India – New Delhi. The theme of the conference is: Fostering collaboration. Professor Michael Luger, Director, Manchester Business School, shall be delivering the keynote address at 4th IMC 2013.

Why India is relevant?

India is the third largest education market in the world after USA and China. India is considered to be the ‘youngest’ country in the world with 65% of the population below 35 years of age that is staggering 700 million people.

As per Knowledge Commission estimates, India needs over 1500 new universities in next 10 years for skill development and capacity building. Unfortunately, the target seems to be missed by 75% of the expected output. India provides phenomenal opportunity for western institutions to develop relationship, expand students base and explore new avenues in business/technical education.

Who should attend?

Vice Chancellors, Deans, Assistant Deans, Heads of Schools, Heads of International Office and Senior Professors of the B-School of the university.

Benefits of attending

·       Speaking opportunity at the conference for Vice Chancellor or Dean of the school

·       Selected interviews published online at

·       Visibility at portal accessed by over a million students in a year

·       One to one interaction possibility with ministry of HRD officials

·       One to one interaction with select Vice Chancellors and Deans of leading Indian universities

Conclave organizers

Conclave is organized by MBAUniverse is the largest and biggest MBA portal in India with 200k registered users and millions of visitors every year.

Cambridge Global Partners (CGP) is international associate firm for the conclave. CGP is a Cambridge alumnus promoted consulting firm having offices in UK, Singapore, Canada and India. CGP works with universities and colleges in Asia, Europe, North America and East Africa.

Delegate pricing

USD 1200 per delegate. The price includes:

·       2 nights five star accommodation in Delhi including breakfast

·       Airport transfers in Delhi

·       Chauffeured transfers to conference center and back to hotel everyday

·       Unlimited VIP pass to attend the conclave

·       All meals and networking activities at the conclave

·       Optional one day excursion to Taj Mahal, Agra following day of conclave (Additional nights at hotel have to paid by the delegates)

Please note: Airfares/Visa/Insurance is not included in the pricing. Pricing subject to change.

Group Offers

·       1 delegate – full price

·       2 delegates – 10% discount

·       3 delegates – 15% discount

·       4 and above – 20% discount


·       30 days - 100% refund

·       15 days – 50% refund

·       less than 14 days – no refund

·       No show – no refund


Last date for delegate registration is 15th June 2013.

Any speaking opportunity needed to be finalized with the conclave organizers before 7th June 2013.


Mrs Snehal Vichare,

Business Head

phone: +919920096123

snehal.vichare (at the rate)

 imc2013 (at the rate)

CGP UK Address: 15/1, Rennies Isle, Edinburgh – EH66QB

Phone: +44-7436 862049

Download the flyer

Download the registration form

UNESCO-ISTIC Workshop on Technopreneurship, Khartoum, Sudan

posted Dec 9, 2012, 12:49 PM by Adminstrator CGP Worldwide

Dr LC Seet (extreme left) was a Speaker and Panel Judge at the recently concluded Training Workshop on Technopreneurship for South Countries held in Khartoum, Sudan. He has also been a Speaker at similar workshops held in Penang, Malaysia in 2011 and 2012. His spoke on the topic of  “University Research – Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship”.

As described by Dato Dr Samsudin Tugirman FASc, Director, International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) under the auspices of UNESCO: “The main objective of this training workshop is to provide basic understanding of technopreneurship and to sharpen innovative instinct in science, engineering and technology, illustrated by experiences and success stories, in the identification and creation of enterprises in developing countries.”

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), UK

posted Nov 7, 2012, 6:00 AM by Adminstrator CGP Worldwide

Cambridge Global Partners (CGP) is proud to support Global Entrepreneurship Week, UK. We are participating in activities in Scotland and London.

CGP opens new office in Singapore

posted Aug 31, 2012, 4:44 AM by Adminstrator CGP Worldwide

CGP achieves a new milestone by opening its new office in Singapore. The Singapore office will provide support to other offices in East Asia. We are proud to welcome L C Seet as part of CGP team (former Professor of NTU and Managing Director of GlaxoWellcome in China). Dr Seet will head the Singapore operations. 

CGP signs up with Edinburgh Napier University Business School

posted May 29, 2012, 1:00 PM by Adminstrator CGP Worldwide

May 2012

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with almost 18,000 students from 109 countries on campus. ENU offers industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice, to equip our graduates for success today’s competitive global job market. ENU is a truly international University with 3,530 students on courses delivered with university’s partners overseas.  

Edinburgh Napier University signs up with CGP to explore opportunities for expansion in Middle-East.

Digital governance: Can online citizen participation change democratic practices?

posted Mar 8, 2012, 9:53 AM by Adminstrator CGP Worldwide   [ updated Mar 8, 2012, 9:58 AM ]

Digital governance: Can online citizen participation change democratic practices?
Nikhil Agarwal (University of Edinburgh); Peter Cruickshank (International Teledemocracy Centre); Ella Taylor-Smith (Edinburgh Napier University); Isidoropaolo Casteltrione (Queen Margaret University)
Hosted by
Oliver Escobar (University of Edinburgh)
Date and Time
21st Mar 2012 17:00 – 19:00
6th Floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh

The Citizen Participation Series has covered a range of topics around public dialogue, community engagement and participatory governance. It is time now to turn our gaze to the digital world and explore how it is opening up new possibilities for democratic participation in Scotland and beyond.

This sandpit session will begin with a series of open questions: Can online citizen participation change democratic practices? Can we talk about digital governance and online policy-making? What does this mean in practice? What is possible? What is desirable?

The purpose of a sandpit session is to stimulate collective thinking: the agenda for discussion grows organically as participants engage with the open questions, share experiences and pose new questions. To get the conversation started we are lining up ‘provocateurs’ who will briefly share their perspectives and engage with emergent questions and reflections:

  • Nikhil Agarwal, Science and Technology Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Peter Cruickshank, International Teledemocracy Centre, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Ella Taylor-Smith, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Isidoropaolo Casteltrione, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Queen Margaret University

There will be beverages and cakes. We hope you can join us for this open exploration of multiple realities and (im)possible futures.

Entrepreneurialism in Asia

posted Feb 23, 2012, 12:28 PM by Adminstrator CGP Worldwide   [ updated Feb 23, 2012, 12:33 PM ]

7th Mar 2012 18:30 - 20:00
1 hour and 30 minutes
Nikhil Agarwal
Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh
Jo Young ( )
Student Attendance Highly Recommended; Entrepreneurship Club

There will be two speakers at this event which will be followed by a wine and networking reception. Nikhil Agarwal will talk about entrepreneurialism in Asia.

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