Media personnel, Anita Erskine, has been announced as the 2023 CEO-in-Residence with the Trent School of Business. She will assume the role in late February.
As a CEO-in-Residence, she will inspire and mentor Trent Business students through meetups, lectures and panel discussions.
Director of the School of Business at Trent University, Dr Byron Lew said “We are delighted to welcome Anita Erskine to support and collaborate with Business students so they can gain from her wealth of experience. Anita is a dynamic business leader who will give students new insights and unparalleled opportunities as she shares her expertise.”
Anita said “I look forward to being back at my alma mater to support Trent Business students, share new perspectives, and help them succeed,” says Anita, who recently received a Trent University Distinguished Alumni Award. “It’s exciting to work with the leaders of tomorrow and help them prepare for a bright future.”
The university described Anita as a distinguished Trent alumna Anita Erskine. She was twice ranked one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Africa.
She was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Ghana, Her multi-faceted consultancy blends audio/visual content, motivational events, business and entrepreneurship training sessions, interactive social media programs, specialized and specific public relations projects, and brand partnerships to empower people, showcase products, and market services of African origin.
Anita has won several awards and received many honours including the 2017 Radio Host of the Year, 2015 TV Hostess of the year (City People Awards, Nigeria), and 2014 TV Female Entertainment Host of the Year (Radio & TV Personality Awards).
Since 2012, Anita has been host and executive producer of Making of a Mogul, focusing on African entrepreneurship. Since 2015, Anita has also been host and executive producer of Sheroes Of Our Time, a television talk show that celebrates strong and unique women. Sheroes is currently watched by more than 15 million viewers across Africa, Europe and North America.
In 2020, Erskine was named official host of Africa’s Business Heroes – the Jack Ma’s Foundation flagship philanthropic entrepreneur program in Africa.
About Trent’s CEO in Residence
The CEO-in-Residence program, coordinated through the School of Business and the student-alumni mentorship program Life After Trent, gives students at both the Peterborough and Durham Greater Toronto Area campuses access and opportunities to learn from business leaders across the country and around the globe. The University’s inaugural CEO-in-Residence was Dr. Katie Taylor, chair of the board of the Royal Bank of Canada, and past president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.