Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore gave an inspirational speech to USIU graduates on Saturday, challenging them to figure out what mattered to them and work towards achieving there goals.
He said that he applied this principle in running the successful firm to deliver value for customers, shareholders and employees.
Mr. Collymore, speaking at the 34th graduation ceremony, told the graduands, “It is those times when you feel like the door might not open that you must adapt,”
1215 graduands were awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees in 17 programs – the largest graduating class ever since USIU was established in 1970. Among those graduating today was Chairman of the Media Owners Association and Chairman of Radio Africa Group Mr. Kiprono Kittony with a Global Executive MBA.
USIU’s Vice Chancellor Professor Freida Brown said graduands must be ready to meet the expectations society has of them.
“You have acquired the tools, skills and values to enable you to make a positive impact on your professions and communities,” said the Vice Chancellor,
She emphasized that USIU’s multicultural environment created graduates who can have a positive impact on society. “We celebrate because the multidisciplinary nature of our curriculum will enable you to bring a broad, critical perspective to bear on the challenges you will encounter in real life,” said Professor Brown.