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Results-driven education for executives

TEXEM (These Executive Minds) was born from the rebranding of These Young Minds in 2013, reflecting our focus on the executive education market. By partnering with major global enterprises and top universities, we have developed a series of educational programmes that address the challenges facing business today, in terms of research, consulting and, specifically for TEXEM, the skills gaps within African organisations.


With a highly experienced, multilingual team that has worked in 20 countries, we collaborate with some of the world's leading seats of learning, as well as private, public and third sector bodies to offer bespoke, cutting edge, learning programmes that meet the needs of modern organisations and are highly relevant for executive professionals in every sector.


Our philosophy makes us different

But what makes TEXEM different is that we are all about you – achieving your career goals and organisational objectives, your aspirations and your learning experience. With years of professional experience in the private and public sectors, including financial services, management consulting, aerospace, technology, telecoms, aviation, pharmacology, retail and consumer goods, wherever your interests lie, we can help further your career goals, while also equipping you with the knowledge to add more value to your organisation.

Our ultimate goal is to provide organisations with the methodology, advice, research knowledge and skills to drive better decision-making and meet the challenges of the modern-day business world.

'We will help you achieve your potential through high-quality education, research and consulting services in partnership with world-leading institutions. We aim to help high-calibre candidates to become better equipped for business and help employers develop their employees with maximum effectiveness.'


Alim Abubakre
Founder & CEO


Our partners

These are just some of the organisations TEXEM works in partnership with:
Microsoft, Accenture, McKinsey & Co., Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Oxford University Press, University of Cambridge, Aston Business School, Manchester Business School, University of Oxford, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Leicester, Cambridge University Press.

Clive Carpenter, Vice Chairman of the Business Council for Africa, provides delegates with insight into effective board governance

Clive Carpenter, Vice Chairman Business Council for Africa former Managing Director of Diamond Ban


 Dr Peter Collecott, former British Ambassador to Brazil, discusses the potential for executive education programmes to influence the way delegates act






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"It was a genuine pleasure working with ‘These Young Minds’ on their recent event at Cambridge University . The topics presented and panel questions on the transition to the low carbon economy ...
Sak Nayagam (Managing Director, Climate Change Services Europe, Accenture)
"I am very fascinated by the speakers and the different approaches to such a complex issue and we need to continue this."
Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley (Business Innovation Manager, InCrops)
I regard the These Executive Minds Executive Education programme as the best I have attended in recent times. Not one of them, but the very best as it was humanly perfect
Peter Atolo Irene, (Executive Director Finance & Admin, Union Assurance)
"The event brought together an interesting and diverse set of views on Green Entrepreneurs. It highlighted the enormous opportunities that exist both for those interested in creating their own ...
Trewin Restorick (CEO Global Action Plan)
Fantastic, purposeful and educative-Well delivered and highly relevant.
Salami Liadi Olagoke (Accountant General, Oyo State)
"I truly enjoyed the evening, great speakers and good questions from the audience. So thank you for the invite!"
Stine Jensen (The Bigger Picture’ Manager, Sky)
Highly Interactive and very practical. High profile speakers with excellent pedigree and track record of professional achievements. Provided networking among participants.
Dayo Babatunde (Senior Partner, Ernst and Young, Nigeria)
The partnership with a reputable institution and the timing of the topic very apt.
Wuraola Oduntan, (Head of Sales, Virgin Atlantic)
Executive Development programme at Oxford was perfectly conducted-The Faculty were very high profile with excellent communication skills. The tours were educative, informative and enlightening.
Hon Tijanni Ibrahim Kiyawa (Member House of Assembly, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
I like everything about the programme. I am moved by the passion for imparting knowledge, so much that even at dinner time, we had intellectually stimulating experiences. It has been knowledge ...
Al Hassan Yusuf, (Senior Human Resources Manager, Media Trusts)

Highly interactive and very practical. High profile speakers with excellent pedigree and track record of professional achievements. Provided networking among participants.

Dayo Babatunde (Senior Partner, Ernst and Young, Nigeria)