The EY Ghana Alumni Network was launched last week, November 16, with the explicit aim of connecting all EY people, past and present, in order to build on the legacy created at EY.
The alumni seek to enhance professional networking, access market opportunities, strengthen brand loyalty and share industry insights and knowledge.
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Mr. Emmanuel Adekahlor, Country Managing Partner, Ghana, in an interview, said the alumni is an important resource for EY’s business as well as the market because as a professional services organization, what they sell is knowledge.
Most of the alumni, he noted, have acquired a lot of experience working with EY, some underwent training, some have moved on and built more networks, and so Alumni platform is to bring them together. It is a platform to tap into the experience and social capital of past and present EY staff in order to move forward for their mutual benefit.
The other reason, he noted, is just to create the opportunity to come together in order to keep the relationship going. Mr. Adekahlor said EY Global celebrate an Alumni Week in March every year, hence, the alumni is looking forward to line up a series of events which are yet to be announced.
Thus, in sum, the launch of the EY Alumni is just a platform to share experiences, leverage relationships and connect, EY Ghana Country Manager stated. The formation of the Alumni also ushers in EY Ghana’s Silver Anniversary, marking 25 years in operation.