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Nigerian youths making impact globally – 7Up boss

Managing Director,  Seven-Up Bottling Company, Mr Ziad Maalouf, has said Nigeria is one of the countries with the best young talented population who are making an impact both locally and globally, especially in the fintech space.

He was quoted in a statement while presenting Miss Dafi Rogers-Halliday as the 12th winner of the 7Up Harvard Business School MBA Scholarship.

Maalouf stated that the award was given to a deserving young Nigerian every year for a two-year MBA programme at the prestigious Harvard Business School, Boston Massachusetts, United States of America.

‘‘The 7Up HBS MBA Scholarship is aimed at complementing this pool of talents and raising future leaders with global vision,’’ he said.

Rogers-Halliday,  a First Class graduate of Economics from Rivers State, said the scholarship was an honour as it had helped her to realise her long-life dream of studying at Harvard Business School.

“The journey to the 7Up HBS Scholarship was not easy. It was a tedious process. I feel validated. And being selected meant that Seven-Up was able to connect with my story,” Rogers-Halliday said.

Chief Marketing Officer, SBC, Mr Norden Thurston, said he was immensely proud of the impact past winners were making in society.

While stating some of the criteria for the 7UpHBS MBA Scholarship award, Group Head, Culture and Transformation, SBC, Mrs Yinka Olufade, said the award which was instituted 12 years ago as part of the activities marking the 50th anniversary of SBC was open to Nigerians who had lived in the country continuously for a period of two years.

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