Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited (SBC) has unveils Dafi Rogers-Halliday as Harvard Business School (HBS) scholarship winner for 2022, restating its commitment to the development of a pool of well -trained young global leaders capable of providing transformational leadership that will impact the political economy of Nigeria and the African continent in no distant future.
Managing Director of Seven-Up Bottling Company, Mr. Ziad Maalouf stated this during the presentation of Miss Dafi-Rogers-Halliday as the 12th winner of the 7Up Harvard Business School(HBS) MBA Scholarship.
The award is 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.
According to Mr Maalouf, 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 said the 7Up HBS MBA Scholarship is aimed at complementing this pool of talents and raising future leaders with global vision.
Chief Marketing Officer, SBC, Mr. Norden Thurston who recalled the event of the first presentation of the first winner of the 7Up HBS Scholarship 11 years ago, said he was immensely proud of the impact past winners are making in the society.
Citing the example of Misan Rewane who through her skills training organisation, the West African Vocational Education (WAVE) has trained and placed over 5000 graduates in several companies in the hospitality industry.
While thanking SBC for the Harvard Business School MBA Scholarship, Dafi-Rogers-Halliday, a first class graduate of Economics said the scholarship is an honour as it has helped her to realize 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.