Thursday, 9 February 2017

PZ Cussons Global CEO Visits Nigeria; holds ‘Inner Hearts’ mentoring session with Lagos students


Inner Hearts initiative, an innovative corporate social responsibility scheme created by employees of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc recently organized an interactive counselling session for students of Estate Senior Grammar School, Ilupeju. At the special mentoring event, the global CEO of PZ Cussons, Dr Alex Kanellis was present to mentor over one hundred students of the school.

The event which was tagged 30 minutes with Dr. Kanellis had in attendance top officials of both PZ Cussons and the school. Key officials present at the mentoring session include, Managing Director- PZ Cussons Consumer, Mr. Alex Goma; Executive Director,  PZ Cussons Consumer Christos Giouras, Executive Director- Corporate Affairs, Mrs Yomi Ifaturoti and the Principal of the school Mrs. Jesugbamila Esther and others.

In her opening speech, Executive Director -Corporate Affairs, Mrs Yomi Ifaturoti explained that Inner Hearts was borne out of the concern of employees of PZ Cussons for Nigerians in need, believing in the mantra that ‘It is good to do good’. She added that resources for the projects are personal employee contributions, in cash and kind, to ensure a positive impact on beneficiaries.

Mrs. Ifaturoti further disclosed that plans have been firmed up to regularly bring in senior leadership staff of PZ Cussons to counsel, lecture and inspire students for the challenges ahead.
(L-R)  Global CEO PZCussons UK. Dr Alex Kanellis, Principal, Estate Senior Grammar School, Ilupeju, Jesugbamila Esther, Vice Principal Administrastion, Iyashere Joyce and Vice Principal, Academics, Idowu Christiana at the interactive session with students of Estate Senior Grammar School, Ilupeju hosted by Inner Hearts an initiative of PZCussons Employees to give back to the society in Lagos on Friday.
Dr. Alex Kanellis, while speaking, narrowed his thoughts towards the right attitude needed to succeed in life - hard work and developing the strong desire to consistently do what they love to do. He summarized passion and ambition as key ingredients required to fulfil their dreams.

Principal of the school, Mrs. Jesugbamila Esther in her comments, noted that PZ Cussons had been a great pillar behind the school’s success in the past three years; in terms of physical donations and moral development of the students. “We appreciate the kind gesture, most especially the opportunity availed the students to have direct interaction with Dr Kanellis. “We will as a community continue to live by some of the ideas shared today” she added.
(L-R)  Managing Director, PZCussons Consumer Nigeria Plc, Alex Goma, Global CEO PZCussons UK. Dr Alex Kanellis, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Yomi Ifaturoti and the Director PZCussons  Consumer, Christos Gouras, at the interactive session with students of Estate Senior Grammar School, Ilupeju hosted by Inner Hearts an initiative of PZCussons Employees to give back to the society in Lagos
Responding on behalf of the students, Israel Michael, appreciated the Inner Hearts team as well as the invaluable tips from Dr. Kanellis. He promised that the pupils will keep the tips shared close to their heart as guiding principles for life.

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