Celebrating 50 inspiring Nigerian ladies

Celebrating 50 inspiring Nigerian ladies

Olori Atuwatse III

Queen Consort of the Warri Kingdom

Olori Aiyivieruewinoya ‘Ivie’ Emiko-Atuwatse, generally known as Olori Atuwatse III, Queen Consort of the Warri Kingdom, is a visionary with a coronary heart for humanity, social enterprise, training, and capability constructing for girls and kids.

A certified lawyer with an LLB from the London Faculty of Economics, she was referred to as to the Nigerian bar in 2010. She is a member of the CIARB Nigeria and has certifications from the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce and Chambers of Maritime.

She has a powerful entrepreneurial drive and has based a number of companies throughout industries. From the style label, Color Couture, which she co-founded with a buddy whereas on the college, to Breakfast in Mattress, a first-of-its-kind breakfast supply firm in Lagos, Nigeria, which she established after commencement. She sits on the boards of the Wells Property Improvement Firm, the Wells Carlton, and Wells Bakehouse, and is continually looking out for alternatives to create worth by way of enterprise.

A devoted philanthropist, she is the founding father of Abba’s Jewels, a group of over 60 ladies who, collectively, increase funds to impression the group by way of outreaches, meals drives, hospital, and jail visits. She additionally convened The Love Drive, a free yard sale that began in Lagos, Nigeria. Because the President of RIG Africa, a prophetic coaching organisation, she trains folks to listen to God for themselves in methods which can be sensible and relevant to on a regular basis life and work.

Being a mom whose coronary heart pants for the therapeutic and revival of the Iwere folks, Olori Atuwatse III has established programmes focused at assuaging poverty, illiteracy, and toddler mortality within the Warri Kingdom.

The Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo STEM and Innovation Lab is one other initiative by the Queen Consort in partnership with CleverMinds Instructional Basis.

Abimbola Onakomaiya

MD/CEO of Peakthrust Insurance coverage Brokers Ltd

Abimbola Onakomaiya is an insurance coverage skilled par excellence whose profession spans underwriting, claims administration, enterprise growth, threat administration and reinsurance.

Abimbola’s profession began as an Affiliate, Hill Samuel Life Funding Providers, Wales, United Kingdom (1983) earlier than relocating to Nigeria, becoming a member of NICON Insurance coverage, the foremost insurance coverage firm in Nigeria, in 1987 and turning into the corporate’s first feminine fellow of the Chartered Insurance coverage Institute London (FCII). Trailblazing for the ten-year service in Nicon Insurance coverage, she honed her underwriting abilities in particular dangers, marine, oil, power and reinsurance lessons of insurance coverage.

Her versatility, brilliance and in-depth data of the Nigerian insurance coverage market was tapped by Anderson Consulting (1997) with the unenviable accountability to open the consulting world to the insurance coverage trade and vis-versa, thus enhancing partnerships which have now spanned a long time.

Abimbola’s exit from her profitable foray into the consulting ecosystem landed her a place because the Assistant Basic Supervisor (Operations) of a publicly quoted insurance coverage firm listed on the Nigerian Inventory change, Unic Insurance coverage Plc (1998), with a job that required her to formulate and execute strategic enterprise plans to reinforce statutory laws and compliance.

One other feather was once more added to her cap with the place of AGM (Oil & Vitality) enlarging her portfolio, a place she maintained until December 2002 earlier than turning into the pioneer Managing Director/CEO of Peakthrust Insurance coverage Brokers Ltd from 2003 until date.

Bimbo’s position because the MD/CEO entails coordinating 5 branches nationwide, liaising with the Board of Administrators and abroad technical companions, creating elevated technical competence to make sure that Peakthrust stays one of many foremost insurance coverage broking and monetary companies firms within the ecosystem.


Non-Government Director, Sterling Financial institution Plc

Tairat Tijani graduated from the Lancaster College with Honours in Accounting, Finance & Economics. She additionally graduated with a Distinction in MBA, Worldwide Enterprise from the College of Birmingham. She is a member of the Affiliation of Chartered Licensed Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Directors of Nigeria.

Tijani has garnered important expertise as an operator within the capital market, taking part in a number of landmark transactions which have contributed immensely in direction of the event of the Nigerian Capital Market. She was previously the Head, Capital Markets Division of FBN Capital (a subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc – previously First Financial institution of Nigeria Plc) the place she had oversight accountability for deal origination and transaction execution. Tijani is a Non-Government Director of Sterling Financial institution Plc, Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc and Ceremony Meals Restricted.

She has attended a number of trainings (each home and worldwide) with a deal with management, company governance, constructing efficient groups, capital construction and merchandise, and anti-money laundering and counterfeit terrorism financing.


Founder/CEO, Mobihealth Worldwide

Funmi Adewara is a British-Nigerian Doctor and Cambridge educated Bioscience multi award-winning entrepreneur and a globally recognised telehealth skilled, with a background in Medication, Pharmaceutical and enterprise growth.

Mobihealth Worldwide is a multi-award-winning telemedicine and digital well being service supplier reworking the best way sufferers obtain care.

Funmi is enthusiastic about altering the poor narrative of healthcare in underserved communities and has led a multi-disciplinary crew to design complete telehealth program that addresses a number of challenges corresponding to scarcity of docs, nurses and different healthcare professionals, lengthy distance journey, and excessive remedy prices.

Adewara contributes to coverage formulation on healthcare and notably round telehealth applications for Africa at each native and regional ranges serving as an exterior reviewer to the Africa Improvement Financial institution, contributor to United Nations, World Well being Summit and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN.

Adewara has earned herself and Mobihealth a number of awards globally. She was one of many seven winners of the World Financial institution SDGs & Her 2020 Awards amongst 2400 entries globally. Sanofi Africa-Tech Problem (Winner, Class 2) which held nearly in Paris on the eleventh of June 2020 amongst 268 contestants throughout 34 international locations. Beneath Funmi’s visionary management, Mobihealth pioneered telehealth within the Nigerian Air Pressure in 2021, the first of its sort on the continent.

Funmi led the strategic partnership deal of the Union Financial institution of Nigeria with Mobihealth to growth companies to it’s 6million buyer base and to determine walk-in telehealth clinics throughout 300 branches nationwide.

She is a world speaker featured on many platforms and is an exterior peer reviewer of the World Neighborhood of Observe (G-COP) Coverage Paperwork on Insurance policies for Inclusive Well being in Publish COVID-19 Africa, and a speaker on the African Improvement Institute Coverage Seminar on; Constructing Resilient Well being Programs; Insurance policies for Inclusive Well being in Publish-COVID-19 Africa sponsored by the African Improvement Financial institution, AfDB.

Different awards for which Funmi has been recognised are the Prof Akinkugbe Ibadan School of Medication Alumni Management Award, Zenith World Well being Award for advancing well being with know-how and the African Feminine Tech Founders (FTF) Award sponsored by the UK authorities amongst others. Funmi was invited by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Africa-UK funding summit in January 2020.

She has featured as a panelist on Forbes Africa and Philips’ Africa Future Well being Summit by CNBC, United Nations Committee on Science Know-how and Innovation, African Improvement Financial institution, to say just a few.

Adewara is recognised as one of many Most Influential Folks of African descent. Lately, in October 2022, below her management, Mobihealth was awarded a $1m grant by america Commerce and Improvement Company to increase telehealth companies to different African international locations.

Lami Tumaka

Chairman of Blue Economic system Coordinating Group

Lami Tumaka is a graduate of the famend Ahmadu Bello College Zaria the place she studied English with a bias for Literature. She additionally earned a Grasp of Enterprise Administration (MBA) from the identical College and holds a Certificates in Fundamental Movie Manufacturing from the TV School Jos with Distinction. She has a Diploma in Public Relations from the distinguished Holborn School London. She has been a participant at many administration {and professional} programs each regionally and internationally. Lami Tumaka is a quintessential public relations skilled, an astute administrator and a public speaker with over 30 years mixed expertise. Her wonderful PR prowess and other people ability shot her to the highest of the Public Relations Division of the Peugeot Car Nigeria (PAN) Restricted in 1990 because the PR Supervisor at a comparatively younger age.

Lami Tumaka’s downside fixing ability was once more delivered to the fore when she joined the companies of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Security Company (NIMASA) and was later appointed the Head of the Public Relations Unit. She was instrumental to the rebranding of the company from a contract awarding organisation to a authorities company with strategic mandates answerable for crystallising the event of the Nigerian maritime trade by way of important partnerships with the United Nations Companies just like the Worldwide Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the Worldwide Labour Organisation (ILO).

At NIMASA, she was Director Particular Duties the place she was answerable for dealing with exterior relations and coordinating technical cooperation actions.

Lami Tumaka is a recipient of a number of excellent awards and retired from the companies of NIMASA as a director after 22 years of meritorious service. Her present vocations embody mentoring younger folks and public talking. She is the present and pioneer Chairman of Blue Economic system Coordinating Group and she or he is a proud grandmother of three.


Former Lawyer-Basic and Commissioner for Justice in Kaduna state

She is a lawyer and discovered administrator with over 24 years working expertise in each the private and non-private sector; a objective centered particular person, a pure chief, efficient crew participant with good interpersonal abilities.

As former Lawyer-Basic and Commissioner for Justice in Kaduna state, she acted because the state’s Chief Regulation Officer, advising the federal government on all authorized issues that impacts the state, its ministries, departments, and companies, prosecution of all felony instances within the state, defending all civil issues involving the state, drafting of govt payments, contracts, MOUs, and vetting of similar and in addition safety of residents rights towards abuse or violation.

Some successes achieved whereas serving as Lawyer-Basic embody: chairing the Committee of Attorneys Basic of the 19 northern states which reviewed the Prison Process Laws by adopting the Administration of Prison Justice Act. This has been handed by the State Home of Meeting into Regulation in 2017.

She improved case administration within the Ministry, by efficiently organising a computerised case administration system to observe and observe all case recordsdata within the Ministry. This was executed with the help of the UK Division for Worldwide Improvement (DFID).

She helped to evaluate the rules for prisons decongestion to ease and made clear the process for the jail decongestion train, she launched abilities acquisition programme for jail inmates in collaboration with the Nationwide Open College of Nigeria, and different companions in IT, tailoring, carpentry, and hair dressing. Amina reviewed the rules to make sure a good, clear, and equitable process for the advice of convicts to the Governor for his train of Prerogative of Mercy. Moreover, Amina initiated the arrange of 4 ‘No Sexual Assault’ referral centres within the three senatorial zones of the state to supply medical, psycho-social in addition to authorized companies freed from cost to survivors of sexual and gender primarily based violence.

On sub-ministerial appointments, she was Chairman – Committee of Attorneys-Basic of the Northern States of Nigeria, Member – Physique of Benchers, Nigeria, Member – Authorized Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee, Nigeria, Chairman – Committee to arrange KASTLEA, Kaduna State Transport Regulation Enforcement Authority, Chairman – Kaduna State Committee on the Proliferation of Small Arms and Gentle Weapons (Disarmament Committee).

On charity work, until date, she is the coordinator, Abrahams Seed Basis, a non-governmental organisation registered on the Company Affairs Fee in February 2008 and arrange solely to supply take care of homeless and deserted kids within the FCT. The objective is to assist restore a way of hope and objective of their lives and assist put together them for impartial life as equal residents of our nation.

Ifeoluwa Dixon

Senior Vice President and Portfolio Supervisor, FBNQuest Asset Administration

Ifeoluwa Dixon is the Senior Vice President and Portfolio Supervisor at FBNQuest Asset Administration.

FBNQuest Asset Administration gives their clientele with first-rate investing choices throughout all main conventional and various asset lessons.

As a set earnings portfolio supervisor and product specialist, Ifeoluwa persistently outperformed the benchmarks of the portfolios that she managed each quarter for over a decade.

She managed mounted earnings portfolios with belongings in extra of N250bn, direct consumer interface for 35 individually managed accounts, analysis of financial information related to mounted earnings markets, and efficiently created mounted earnings merchandise to fulfill quite a lot of consumer funding objectives.

She has made displays on mounted earnings technique to people and teams to help them make stable funding choices, collaborated with different members of the funding committee to develop and implement core funding methods, whereas reporting to the Managing Director and the Group Managing Director.

As Vice President /Portfolio Supervisor, FBN Capital Asset Administration Restricted, she structured numerous funding portfolios, together with that of the corporate and personal shoppers and labored hand-in-hand with different members of the Asset Administration Group for the funding administration of funds. Moreover, she managed funds below administration of N200bn in mounted earnings devices and strategised to reinforce portfolio returns.

As Affiliate Funding Strategist and Portfolio Supervisor at FBN Capital Restricted, she sourced and compiled monetary and financial data, and analysed similar with the purpose of figuring out the strategic results on monetary markets. This mainly entails reworking sourced information into helpful and actionable data in a well timed method. Ifeoluwa additionally carried out basic funding and financial evaluation of markets, analysed and wrote common studies on the macro economic system at giant and monetary and financial implications on the fairness, bond, cash and different markets.

Additionally, she labored with different members of the Asset Administration crew in top-down evaluation for the funding administration of funds, managed numerous funding portfolios, together with that of the corporate and personal shoppers, managed funds below administration of N110bn in mounted earnings devices and labored on bond indices.

As Senior Funding Analyst and Portfolio Supervisor at Assur Asset Administration Restricted, she sourced and compiled monetary and financial data, analysed similar with the purpose of figuring out the strategic results on monetary markets. This mainly entails reworking sourced information (key mounted earnings securities and market indices) into helpful and actionable data in a well timed method. Ifeoluwa additionally managed numerous funding portfolios.

Monisola Adanijo

MD/Co-Founder, Naveen Healthcare & Naveen Know-how Providers

Monisola is a medical physician with over 13 years put up fellowship expertise as a heart specialist. Her broad expertise as a heart specialist has enabled her to see first-hand the burden of cardiovascular illnesses (CVDs) on international well being particularly in sub Saharan Africa. It has due to this fact been her mandate to drive preventive cardiology as a primary line response to this burden.

She can be a enterprise chief, motivated by her need to facilitate the rise of preventive cardiology in sub-Saharan Africa. She was the pioneer heart specialist for the primary Tele-Electrocardiogram mission in West Africa. She can be one of many co-founders of Naveen Healthcare, a fast-growing healthcare firm which, by way of their medical collaboration service initiatives, allow hospitals to enhance their workflow options to enhance employees and gear utilisation, enhance productiveness, high quality of healthcare supply and income.

Adanijo is a Fellow, Nationwide Postgraduate Medical School of Nigeria and a world affiliate, American School of Cardiology. She was named as one of many 31 Rising Girls in Africa, contributing to optimistic change, in 2021. She can be an educator and CME lecture supplier.

She makes well being data simple to know and teaches methods so people can handle their threat elements and reside a wholesome life contributing to good well being and well-being.

CVDs are infamous for affecting professionals on account of life-style and bodily inactivity. Monisola due to this fact utilises her abilities as a speaker and well being workshop facilitator and heart specialist, to assist professionals construct bodily resilience and make the fitting life-style decisions.

She strongly believes that mortality from heart problems may be diminished with screening, early detection in addition to acceptable life-style and behavioural modifications.

That’s the reason they collaborate with specialists to develop operational synergies in care transition and design well being applications that impacts international group well being practices. That is additionally according to Naveen’s 10,000 coronary heart mission, geared toward screening 10,000 grownup Nigerians (within the first occasion) for the danger elements of heart problems, to scale back morbidity and mortality, which drives the United Nations SDG objectives for well being which says by 2030, to scale back by a 3rd, untimely mortality from non-communicable illnesses by way of prevention and remedy.

Whereas at Federal Medical Centre Ebute Metta Lagos as a advisor heart specialist, she premiered in collaboration with the manager administration crew, the conceptualisation and the implementation of cardiovascular diagnostic division, presently used to drive the medical and organisational agenda of the medical centre, which facilitated important enchancment in affected person care, discount in mortality fee and hospitalisation of CVD sufferers.

Additionally, she efficiently optimised efficiencies throughout the division even throughout Covid-19 instances, by defining efficiency metrics, organising environment friendly affected person appointment system, conducting evaluative monitoring, monitoring progress, and reporting on outcomes which has resulted in discount of doctor burnout and improved clinic effectivity.

Mokutima Ajileye

Managing Director at Procter & Gamble Nigeria

Mokutima Ajileye is the Managing Director at Procter & Gamble Nigeria. She is the primary feminine and first Nigerian within the historical past of the organisation to steer in Nigeria.

As Managing Director, she is answerable for all the Nigeria enterprise with cross-functional tasks that features delivering the working TSR metrics of turnover, revenue, money, market share, establishing and sustaining proper governance construction to make sure a sustainable enterprise, main productiveness initiatives to ship on money targets and provide chain optimisation.

Others embody go-to-market tasks to ship on gross sales targets together with distributor operations, exterior stakeholder engagement (authorities and regulatory our bodies) to allow seamless enterprise operations and creating a world-class organisation, together with expertise growth and profession planning for all Nigeria workers.

Ajileye is a extremely skilled advertising and marketing

and enterprise chief with 18 years of huge accomplishments rising companies primarily based on astute strategic planning and problem-solving competencies. She has constructed manufacturers throughout creating and developed areas (India, Center East, Africa, and Europe), developed disruptive types in mature product classes, and led world-class groups.

Mokutima has persistently delivered income, revenue, and market share development whereas creating capabilities and abilities throughout the organisation. She has an entrepreneurial mind-set, and is comfy with ambiguity, which has enabled her to tackle start-up roles and construct the organisation from scratch.

For Mokutima, there are three key pillars that has stored P&G, and she or he says the primary is the folks, as a result of persons are the bedrock of what they do, the second is innovation as a result of at P&G, innovation is their lifeblood, because it retains them going as an organization. The third are their citizenship programmes.

On native worker inclusion, she said that “We now have moved from 60-40 break up of skilled and locals to 100% native workers, and a 50-50 break up on the managerial stage.” She stated.

On their ‘At all times Preserving Ladies in Faculty’ programme, Ajileye revealed that it commenced in 2009, and its core pillars consists of training, the place they educate each girls and boys. There may be additionally the supply of coaching supplies for college counselors who the women can go to if they’ve questions. The third pillar she says is entry, as a result of on the finish of the day, after the training, the youngsters want to remain at school throughout their interval days, so they offer one yr provide of sanitary pads to varsities that P&G has the programme with yearly. They do that as a result of some ladies miss college as a result of they don’t have sanitary safety. “The statistics is daunting. We do that to finish interval poverty. It’s past being a CSR however must be a strategic crucial for organisations and communities, it truly develops the communities and organisation too”. Mokutima said.

Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien (PhD)

Chairperson & Founder, Rising Enterprise Basis

Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien is an angel investor who has devoted a significant a part of her life to constructing entrepreneurs and serving to 1000’s of individuals on the backside of the financial pyramid (BOP) in Nigeria reside higher lives.

She is the Chairperson and Founder, Rising Companies Basis. The inspiration combats poverty by enabling enterprise amongst the poorest folks in Nigeria. They’re an expert and reliable growth middleman, and a powerful advocate for sustainable financial growth serving these on the backside of the financial pyramid. Their imaginative and prescient is being a sustainable financial growth led by socially accountable companies and people.

Her ardour for financial, social and enterprise growth in Africa led her to start out up Rising Companies Basis (GBF) virtually 2 a long time in the past. With exhausting work, profitable partnerships and teamwork, she has led the crew at GBF to impression 1000’s of individuals on the BOP by collaborating with the private and non-private sector on a number of financial empowerment initiatives throughout Nigeria value over N1billion.

Ndidi’s perception and fervour for African entrepreneurship is unrelenting. To this impact, she collaborated with a gaggle of seasoned ladies traders and entrepreneurs to co-found Rising Tide Africa (RTA) in 2016. RTA has invested and nurtured ladies entrepreneurs in Africa. She additionally began Rising Companies Capital which focuses on early-stage funding.

Her works in social entrepreneurship have been recognised by Bertelsmann AG, Germany. She is an alumnus of the Wharton Enterprise Faculty. She holds a B.Sc. (Economics), with a Main in Worldwide Relations from the London Faculty of Economics (LSE) and a PhD from Johann Wolfgang Goethe College Frankfurt, Germany.

Ndidi sits on the board of ABN Microfinance Financial institution, Interswitch Inclusion, Sahara Basis, ICT for Youth and ANAP Basis. She can be an advisory board member of the Nigerian Personal Sector Advisory Group (PSAG), which stemmed from the World PSAG – UN SDG-Fund.

She has served on numerous personal sector-led presidential committees and supported worthy initiatives just like the NESG.

She has spoken at conferences worldwide and has printed books in Nigerian and German on company governance, sustainability and Igbology.

Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien joined the Worldwide Sustainability Requirements Board of the IFRS Basis in July 2022.

The IFRS Basis is a not-for-profit, public curiosity organisation established to develop high-quality, comprehensible, enforceable and globally accepted accounting and sustainability disclosure requirements.

She has lectured on the Lagos Enterprise Faculty/Pan-Atlantic College, with accountability for sustainability, public-private partnerships, ethics and social entrepreneurship.

Her worldwide roles embody membership of the Membership of Rome and founding President of the ToroNet Affiliation.

She began her profession at First Securities Low cost Home (FSDH), and subsequently served as Vice-President, SecTrust (Afrinvest) Asset Administration Division.

Kelechi Okoro

Founder/Government Director, Heal for Africa Initiative

Kelechi Okoro is a multi-talented, multi-award profitable and versatile medical physician with an impeccable observe file in civic and entrepreneurial actions. She is a Sustainable Improvement Objectives advocate, with a deal with SDG 3: Good well being and wellbeing and SDG 4: High quality training and SDG 5: Gender equality.

She is the convener of “Pay Consideration to Her (PATH) mission which focuses on menstrual, sexual and reproductive well being for girls and ladies particularly within the underserved communities.

PATH is a mission of Heal for Africa initiative, (HFAI) a Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated to remodeling Africa one group at a time. Different initiatives by HFAI embody ‘SDGs Tutor’ to speed up data in regards to the Sustainable Improvement Objectives.

The ‘PATH Rural Lady’ programme focuses on empowering ladies within the rural areas to enhance their social, financial and well being standing thereby eliminating poverty, discrimination, illiteracy, and unwell well being. Actions captured below this train embody reproductive well being training (household planning and prevention of feminine cancers, menopause) and ability acquisition coaching.

There may be additionally the ‘PATH Faculty Lady’ programme which is themed #TheEmpoweredGirlChild, specializing in menstrual hygiene training and enlightening the lady youngster about her position as a human useful resource software in nation constructing. By means of this program, they’re nurturing the lady youngster to be wholesome, self-aware, extra assured and extra outfitted to thrive in a repressive society.

Then there may be “Heal The Slums” The #HealTheSlums mission is geared in direction of impacting the lives of the poor, needy and exhausting to achieve inhabitants with programmes centered round well being training and medical outreaches. Folks dwelling within the slums are denied fundamental rights such pretty much as good meals, healthcare, shelter and transportable water which makes life disagreeable for them. This mission is devoted to those group of individuals to offer them a way of belonging to the society and by so doing, renewing their hope for a greater tomorrow.

By means of her ‘Healthertainer’ model, she has recorded huge successes in efficient well being communications, reaching hundreds of thousands throughout numerous social media platforms, thereby rising well being literacy and influencing Nigerians and past to make more healthy choices. She has labored with notable worldwide manufacturers corresponding to MTN, TECNO, Three Crowns, Arla Dano, LeadWay Insurance coverage, Dettol, GSK, Roche Diagnostics, Ariel, to say just a few.

She additionally based “Well being Hub Africa” that homes prime well being influencers, innovators, start-ups founders, and plenty of different outliers in Africa, collaborating and creating in progressive options within the well being sector.

She is a world goodwill ambassador for well being and social growth for Nigeria.

Exterior the hospital and civic area, she additionally does public talking, compering company occasions and volunteering with different non-profit organisations to propagate different worthy causes.

Blessing Omakwu

Head of Goalkeepers, Invoice & Melinda Gates Basis

Blessing Omakwu is a Nigerian-American ladies’s equality advocate, strategist and author. She can be the founding father of The She Tank: a contemporary think-tank supporting the realisation of equality for girls of African descent. In 2017, Blessing was recognised as one of many prime 50 rising international coverage leaders by the British Council.

In 2019, Blessing served because the Co-Curator of Melinda Gate’s session on gender bias at Goalkeepers New York Metropolis. She is presently a deputy director on the Gates Basis, the place she leads Goalkeepers: an initiative to speed up progress on the sustainable growth objectives.

A lawyer turned coverage wonk, Blessing has been researching and dealing on human rights and ladies’s equality points the previous decade. Her profession has been devoted to the general public sector, and she or he has labored and consulted for numerous authorities companies and worldwide organisations together with the United Nations and the Nigerian Federal Home of Representatives.

In her position as govt director of a faith-based basis, Blessing brokered a partnership with the workplace of the First Girl of South Sudan and coordinated on the bottom post-conflict humanitarian aid within the nation. Between 2016-2017, she served professional bono on the Victory Counsel (authorized) crew for Hillary Clinton’s presidential marketing campaign.

Because the Particular Advisor to the Government Director of World Coverage on the ONE Marketing campaign, Blessing suggested a world gender marketing campaign that centered round African feminine activists, and led to the creation of a docu-series. She additionally served as Co-Chair of ONE and RED’s international employees advisory group on fairness, variety and inclusion.

Blessing beforehand led the design of a studying technique associated to faith and gender for the muse as a part of its gender equality particular initiative. A wearer of many hats, Blessing has been a participant of the 17 Rooms Initiative (a mission by the Rockefeller Basis and Brookings Institute) since 2018, and a co-lead of “Room 5” (for SDG 5) since 2019. Between 2021-2022, she is curating Room 5 round a easy query: How can religion actors be catalysed to advance gender equality?

Blessing has been invited to talk and reasonable panels in cities all over the world like Abuja, Johannesburg, London and New York; and delivered the keynote handle at Cargill’s HQ for its 2019 Worldwide Girls’s Day occasion (livestreamed by 100,000+ Cargill workers all over the world).

Blessing graduated summa cum laude from Oral Roberts College with a B.A in Authorities and Worldwide Relations and earned her Juris Physician diploma from the George Washington College Regulation Faculty.

She is a recipient of the 2012 USA Nationwide Affiliation of Girls Legal professionals Excellent Regulation Graduate award, and a member of the New York Bar. She has additionally accomplished govt training on Public Coverage, Design Considering and Management at Cambridge College.

Stella Kalanne Fubara

Regional Director of Worldwide Operations, Dubai Division of Economic system & Tourism (DET)

Stella Kalanne Fubara is a Regional Director of Worldwide operations with the Dubai Division of Economic system & Tourism (DET), a place she has held since July 2015; DET is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, growth, and advertising and marketing of Dubai’s economic system and tourism sectors.

Stella oversees the Tourism & Advertising and marketing actions for the Authorities of Dubai in all Sub-Saharan African international locations, particularly specializing in Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Zambia.

An completed chief in enterprise and finance administration, Stella has over twenty years of spectacular govt administration. She is answerable for the operations of Dubai Tourism in Africa according to the last word imaginative and prescient of positioning Dubai because the world’s main tourism vacation spot and industrial hub.

Stella started her Skilled profession in 1999 as Monetary Portfolio Supervisor at a world firm, Owens Corning USA. In 2001 she moved on to change into Senior Mission Controller at Deloitte & Touche, the place she set a superb commonplace for utilizing instruments and mission administration strategies for Deloitte initiatives on the East coast.

In 2003 she moved to Florida to tackle the position of Mission Finance Supervisor at Walt Disney World in Orlando, probably the most visited trip resorts and leisure complexes on the planet. She ultimately assumed the Division Finance Supervisor place for the parks Costume & Cosmetology division.

Stella demonstrates efficient administration capabilities in finance, forecasting, advertising and marketing technique, product/enterprise growth, and coverage formulation. She additionally displays wonderful management delivered in an environment friendly coaching team-building spirit.

Stella obtained a B.Sc in Enterprise Administration from Franklin College Columbus, Ohio, and a Grasp’s in Enterprise Administration (MBA) in Finance & Worldwide Advertising and marketing.


Chief Government of BMG Seven Restricted

Binta is an skilled monetary companies govt and a administration advisor with a demonstrated sensible data of the monetary companies worth chain. She holds over 31 years of expertise in strategic management, wholesale and retail banking, wealth and fiduciary administration, treasury advertising and marketing, asset administration and is the Chief Government of BMG Seven Restricted, a boutique consulting agency.

An expert with a notable knack for beginning and establishing thriving new companies, she was the pioneer Chief Government for Stanbic IBTC Trustees Restricted the place she led the crew for about 8 years to determine a enterprise that continues to be a market chief right this moment. She was at numerous instances pioneer Head of Professional Banking, Head – Industrial Banking & Public Sector Group Nigeria at Stanbic IBTC Financial institution Plc, Pioneer Head of Wealth Administration in FBN Capital Restricted, and Head of Treasury Advertising and marketing in then MBC Worldwide Financial institution.

An astute board member, she additionally sits on boards of social impression organisations which permits her ship on her curiosity in feminine growth. She was an Government Council Member of Girls in Enterprise, Administration & Public Service (WIMBIZ) the place she presently chairs the Membership & Packages Committee for the second time, was the Chairperson Stanbic IBTC Blue Girls Community, Vice President of The Affiliation of Company Trustees Nigeria and was voted in 2018 as one in every of Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring Girls. She has additionally obtained numerous awards and recognitions by completely different organisations and our bodies with the newest being “The Most Inspiring Leaders Award” conferred by Girls Breaking Boundaries. She was till lately an Impartial Director on the Board of Entry Pension Fund Custodian (a member of the Entry Financial institution Group) the place she was the Chairman of the Board Threat Administration & Compliance Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee; She was simply appointed to the Board of ChamsMobile (Chams PLC), sits on the advisory board of Excel Vitality Programs, is a Director on the board of the Goldcrest Household Centre, an NGO and in addition sits on the Worldwide board of The Institute of Enterprise Transformation Africa (IBT Africa).

A member of The Threat Administration Affiliation of Nigeria (RIMAN), she can be a member of the Institute of Administrators (IoD) a WIMBOARD Fellow, a HCIB of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria (CIBN) and a Fellow of the Affiliation of Funding Advisers & Portfolio Managers (IAPM).

Binta has attended numerous Ivy League Enterprise faculties for Government & Management training which embody Harvard, INSEAD, Wharton, Kellogg Enterprise Faculty and the Yale Faculty of Administration.

She is a MANDEV Licensed Administration Coach and a frequent convention speaker on the subjects of Monetary literacy & inclusion, Religion and Girls empowerment.

Chienye Ogwo

Founder, Pink Toolkit

Leveraging over twenty-years’ expertise in for-profit and non-profit enterprise, Chienye Ogwo brings premium cross-sectoral understanding and experience to designing options for Pink Toolkit’s shoppers.

Her expertise spans organisational transformation, strategic communication, change administration, sustainability and authorized observe throughout growth, banking, capital markets, telecommunications and worldwide broadcast information.

Chienye was Chief Government Officer of Africa Initiative for Governance, a non-public, non-profit basis established with the mission to be a catalyst for public sector transformation in Africa.

She achieved important quantitative and qualitative enchancment in firm programmes, achieved development in consciousness of public service as viable profession for younger expertise, grew consciousness and attain of scholarships programme, recording 720% enhance in functions in first yr of rent, with further 84% enhance in second yr and important enchancment in high quality and calibre of finalists recorded.

Having efficiently led the transition of the corporate from early-stage to full operations, Chienye was key to the design of a refreshed five-year technique and working mannequin to information the organisation’s future. In her position, she efficiently coordinated efforts within the growth of a three-year technique for the transformation of Nigeria’s Federal Civil Service. She additionally served as Lead of the Measuring Efficiency Thematic Group of the Governance and Establishments Coverage Fee of the Nigerian Financial Summit Group.

Within the monetary companies sector, Chienye served as Head of Change Administration for the transformation of Nigeria’s second oldest financial institution, Union Financial institution, with accountability for creating methods for managing inevitable transformational disruptions in construction and know-how, and for transitioning inner and exterior stakeholders from their present to the specified state.

As Head of Company Social Accountability/Company Citizenship, she efficiently ushered in a shift from reactive charity in direction of extra intentional and sustainable giving, creating a company social accountability technique for the financial institution, aligned with its total enterprise technique.

Chienye has a grasp’s diploma in Journalism from the Columbia College Graduate Faculty of Journalism, a Regulation diploma from the College of Lagos and a Barrister-at-Regulation qualification from the Nigerian Regulation Faculty. She has accomplished govt training programs on the Harvard Enterprise Faculty, the Wharton Faculty of the College of Pennsylvania and the Lagos Enterprise Faculty.

A powerful advocate for training and ladies empowerment, Chienye has served as volunteer for growth and advocacy teams in a number of capacities, together with mentor, instructor and speaker. She is the quick previous president of the Columbia Alumni Affiliation of Nigeria.

Onyeche Tifase

Vice President, Grid Consulting, Siemens Vitality

Onyeche Tifase is an skilled engineering skilled with intensive expertise within the energy and consulting industries. She graduated with a level in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the College of Nottingham and accomplished her grasp’s diploma in electrical engineering from the College of Cambridge.

She began her profession with Siemens in 2001 as an Electrical Engineer within the Energy Distribution Division of Siemens Plc UK. She progressed up the ranks, taking on different roles in Siemens Germany and Siemens USA.

Onyeche labored with Accenture Nigeria from 2006 in administration consulting and, in 2009, returned to Siemens as Deputy Basic Supervisor, Medium Voltage & Transformers for Siemens Ltd. Nigeria.

Onyeche’s profession path and achievements led to her appointment as the primary Nigerian Managing Director and Chief Government Officer of Siemens Nigeria, from November 2014 to October 2020. Throughout this era, she was instrumental in creating the Nigeria Electrification Roadmap and the signing of an MOU between Siemens and the Nigerian authorities for implementation of the Presidential Energy Initiative.

From 2020 to 2022, Onyeche served as VP Technique, Know-how & Innovation for Siemens Vitality Industrial Functions Division in Germany. She subsequently took on a brand new position from October 2022 and right this moment leads the worldwide Siemens Vitality Grid Consulting enterprise primarily based in Erlangen, Germany. Onyeche is an advocate of native content material and youth growth and is married with 3 kids.

Diane Okoko

Chairman of MO Group of Corporations

Diane is a Notary Public of Nigeria, the Chairman of MO Group of Corporations and the Founding Companion of Marcus-Okoko & Co., a regulation agency primarily based in Nigeria, with places of work in Abuja and Johannesburg, South Africa. A seasoned Authorized Adviser and Firm Secretary to a number of boards and governing councils, multinational firms, authorities companies and parastatals, Diane has experience in arbitration, capital markets, authorized and regulatory compliance, and is a company governance practitioner and facilitator. She possesses huge experience in company and firm regulation and observe, having garnered intensive data and expertise in these areas of observe through the years by way of her participation in a number of transactions bordering on these areas throughout Nigeria, West and East Africa, america and the UK.

She is a Fellow and an accredited college member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Nigeria Department, in addition to a Fellow of the Institute of Building Business Arbitrators, a company governance practitioner and facilitator. She is a registered Capital Market Solicitor, a member of the Nationwide Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC) and a member of the Lagos Courtroom of Arbitration Panel of Neutrals. She can be on the Panel of Neutrals of the Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC), the Dispute Decision Centre of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Business (ACCI DRC), the Cairo Regional Centre for Worldwide Industrial Arbitration (CRCICA), the Federal Excessive Courtroom Dispute Decision Centre in addition to the Abuja Multi-Door Courthouse (AMDC).

She sits on a lot of Boards and Governing Councils inclusive of Moneta Applied sciences Restricted, Successory Nigeria Restricted (till mid 2022), the Governing Council of Janada Worldwide Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (JICAM) and a Council Member of the Nigerian-Turkish Enterprise Council

Solape Akinpelu

Co-Founder/CEO at HerVest

Solape Akinpelu is an authorized monetary training teacher and a member of the Private Finance Audio system Affiliation (USA). Solape is Founder, HerVest, a women-focused and inclusive fintech platform for the underserved and excluded ladies in Africa. HerVest permits ladies to take part in financial savings, impact-investments and credit score, credit score notably for small holder ladies farmers in Nigeria.

By addressing Africa’s $42bn gender funding hole with over 36% trapped in agriculture, HerVest gives development alternatives for particular crops, grain banks, livestock, and digitised e-extension companies for feminine small farmers in rural locations. Their cooperative members get pleasure from substantial returns on funding whereas strengthening the monetary capability of girls farmers by way of entry to capital, coaching and markets. HerVest financial savings are positioned with VFD Microfinance Financial institution and the financial institution is regulated by the CBN.

HerVest’s ladies agro finance is to strengthen the capability of city and peri-urban ladies in making decisive impression investments notably in feminine small-scale farmers, whereas additionally strengthening feminine small-scale farmers who largely lack entry to capital and market.

As a monetary feminist, Solape is professional SDG5 and SDG10 who believes in attaining gender equality and decreasing inequality by way of monetary literacy, know-how and entry to capital.

For over 12 years, Solape has labored on Nigerian’s prime monetary manufacturers together with Skye Financial institution, Sterling Financial institution, Wema Financial institution, Leadway Assurance, and FCMB earlier than shifting to the client-side of communications at Meristem, a number one funding agency, as the top of company and advertising and marketing communications.

Solape is the NIGERIAN chapter director of Girls in Tech®, a world organisation with a double mission: to shut the gender hole and to assist ladies embrace know-how.

As former Head of Advertising and marketing and Company Communications at Meristem Nigeria, she led the model & advertising and marketing communications’ crew to inform their tales by way of built-in advertising and marketing methods for model love. She ensured an upward climb of the model’s visibility by way of messages which can be clear and ahead of their chosen markets. They cowl various 5 wholly impartial subsidiaries within the group creating a stupendous symphony for his or her most treasured stakeholders.

Solape is fiercely pro-women. She believes within the ladies agenda in direction of constructing resilient and sustainable communities globally.

She can be a member of the Chartered Institute of Advertising and marketing (UK). She has attended impactful govt applications at prestigious establishments together with Lagos Enterprise Faculty and INSEAD, France.

Afie Braimoh

Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Business, Commerce & Cooperatives, Edo state

Afie is an completed program supervisor with over 20 years’ expertise and a confirmed observe file in mission planning, change administration and high quality assurance throughout numerous sectors in Europe, US and Africa in finance, power, know-how, hospitality, agro-business and media, in addition to creating and implementing mission administration workplace and shared companies in organisations.

As cyber safety mission supervisor at Strategic Options, she managed a number of cyber safety initiatives following a merger. Work included managing digital groups throughout continents together with Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Latin America and US. Initiatives included the deployment of cloud primarily based instruments together with proofpoint, zscaler, sumologic, cylance & crowdstrike, and in addition integrating cyberark into the assorted areas to enhance the safety controls throughout a number of companies.

As former mission director for Africa Worldwide Movie Competition (AFRIFF), yearly within the month of November, Braimoh consulted for and facilitated AFRIFF, probably the most in style annual movie festivals in Africa, that’s held for 7 enjoyable stuffed and academic days in West Africa. The Africa Worldwide Movie Competition intentionally commits to the beliefs of empowerment and artistic engagement. AFRIFF’s imaginative and prescient is to lift consciousness about African Cinema, its huge potentials and the large socio-economic impression it has, not solely on African economies, however different third world and creating economies as effectively.

As the previous Planning Staff Lead for GSK within the UK, Afie labored on the three way partnership partnership programme between GSK and Novartis, which concerned the combining of the over-the counter (OTC) items and to assist transition all of the related provide chain methods, processes and actions into the newly fashioned company (GSK Client Well being), in order to attain synergies within the type of elevated revenues.

She additionally labored on the M-ERP programme which was an integral element of the general GSK ERP technique, to simplify the enterprise working mannequin, changing a number of ERP methods with a single core SAP template.

As a former Senior Mission Director for Chase, Wilmington, over the interval of 5 years, she managed main know-how initiatives throughout the organisation from First USA Financial institution to Financial institution One after which the merger with Chase.

Braimoh managed the profitable integration of the community throughout JP Morgan Chase in help of the profitable merger with Financial institution One.

She additionally managed the design, conversion and implementation of a PBX system from Nortel to Avaya, while changing 3000+ customers from the meridian to the Avaya telephone and voicemail system. Profitable completion resulted in quick financial savings of $1.2m within the first yr and $610,000 in subsequent years.

Elile Olutimayin

MD/CEO CardinalStone Securities Ltd

Elile Olutimayin, is the MD/CEO of CardinalStone Securities Restricted

CardinalStone Securities Restricted (CSSL) is a completely owned securities buying and selling subsidiary of CardinalStone Companions Restricted that provides a bouquet of funding companies to its shoppers. CSSL is a full-fledged dealing member of the Nigerian Inventory Change (NSE) and registered with the Nigerian Securities and Change Fee (SEC) as a dealer/supplier. They’re additionally registered with FMDQ OTC Securities Change as a dealing member and the NASD OTC Securities Change as a taking part establishment.

They service a various base of native and worldwide clientele, offering them entry to equities, mounted earnings and worldwide foreign money merchandise to fulfill their funding goals.

Previous to being MD/CEO of CardinalStone Securities Restricted, Elile was the Head of Equities Buying and selling desk at CardinalStone, the place she was answerable for main the equities buying and selling crew. Previous to CardinalStone, Olutimayin labored with Funding One Monetary Providers Restricted (previously generally known as GTB Asset Administration Restricted) and Kakawa Asset Administration Restricted. She has over a decade expertise having labored in various capability and roles – equities buying and selling, funding (Funds) administration, credit score administration and gross sales.

As MD/CEO of CardinalStone Securities Ltd, she spearheaded technique formulation, collaborations and applied new market deepening plans throughout product strains and key market protection which incorporates North America, Europe, Center East and South Africa, leading to 450% development in income and 40% ROE.

Moreover, she took the securities buying and selling agency from a comparatively new market entrant with lower than 1% market share to a prime 5 agency with over 5% market share in lower than 4 years.

She additionally led profitable completion of capital elevating drive with a cumulative sum of over N100 billion (c.US$ 300m)

As portfolio supervisor and equities dealer at Funding One Monetary Providers, she outperformed set benchmarks whereas managing investments in extra of $35 million for 2 mutual funds particularly, Vantage Assured Earnings Fund (VGIF) and the Nigerian Worldwide Development Fund (NIGFUND), in addition to individually managed portfolios.

Elile was additionally former Chairperson, Annual Convention Planning Committee, for Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, the place she was a significant contributor to the success of the biggest gathering of Nigeria’s capital market consultants, the place insurance policies that help financial development are conceptualised, formed and influenced.

Elile Olutimayin holds a B.Sc. in Arithmetic & Economics from the College of Benin, Edo State, and she or he is an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) and an Authorised Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Inventory Change (NSE).

Ronke Sokefun

Board Chairman of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance coverage Company

Ronke Sokefun presently serves because the Board Chairman of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance coverage Company, a place she assumed in 2019.

The NDIC -Nigeria Deposit Insurance coverage Company, is an impartial company of the Federal Authorities of Nigeria. The aim of the deposit insurance coverage system is to guard depositors and assure the settlement of insured funds when a deposit-taking monetary establishment can not repay their deposits, thereby serving to to take care of monetary system stability.

In her capability as Chairman, she has continued to bolster the organisation’s popularity as a important participant within the Nigerian monetary sector with collaborative agreements geared in direction of attaining international trade requirements.

Previous to becoming a member of the Company as Board Chairman, She served within the Ogun State Authorities as Commissioner of Agriculture and later Commissioner for City and Bodily Planning, offering strategic management and overseeing seamless execution of presidency coverage from 2012 to 2019. Her involvement in governance was kick-started in 2011 when she served because the Particular Adviser/ Director – Basic Bureau of Lands & Survey from 2011 to 2012.

Earlier than her foray into public service, she gained intensive expertise within the personal sector, rising by way of the ranks of her career as a educated lawyer. Between 1990 and 1993, she labored in Ighodalo & Associates, a Firm Secretarial agency. Whereas there, she certified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Directors and later moved on to change into a accomplice at Aluko & Oyebode; a prestigious Nigerian regulation agency in 2001. Her observe focus was enterprise advisory companies and she or he labored with a number of blue-chip firms on this regard.

Armed with intensive expertise and trade experience, she went on to change into Head, Administration Providers of Ocean & Oil Providers in 2002, and Head, Authorized Providers of the Oando Group when it was fashioned in 2004, rising to the place of Group Chief Authorized Officer of the Group in 2007, a place she held till 2011 when she heeded the decision of public service.

A number of organisations have benefited from her experience with a notable point out being the Vmobile (now Airtel) board the place she served on the Authorized, Regulatory and Finance subcommittee as an alternate director.

As a part of her dedication to giving again to society, she has an NGO generally known as the “M.R.S. Basis”. The Basis is concentrated on social intervention programmes to reinforce authorities efforts.

Sokefun is a fellow of the Institute of Administrators, a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Directors, the Nigerian Bar Affiliation, the Worldwide Bar Affiliation, and the Affiliation of Worldwide Petroleum Negotiators.

She can be a member of the Institute of Administrators, Nigerian Bar Affiliation and Worldwide Bar Affiliation.

She graduated with honours from the College of Regulation, Ogun State College (now Olabisi Onabanjo College) as the perfect scholar in Jurisprudence & Authorized Principle and Industrial Regulation.

Halima Ibrahim Abba

Affiliate Vice President/SA to the CIO on the Africa Finance Company

Halima is an award-winning skilled with 13+ years expertise in growth, investments & finance, authorized, HR, operations, technique and coverage growth throughout public, personal and non-profit. She is an investor, govt and non-executive director, mentor, advisor and advisor.

Ibrahim Abba is an Affiliate Vice President on the Africa Finance Company (AFC), a pan African US$8.7bn multilateral growth finance establishment centered on infrastructure and industrialisation.

She has led, closed and portfolio managed US$2bn+ landmark award profitable excessive impression transactions throughout energy, trade, transport and logistics together with ARISE Group and M&A on energy belongings throughout 5 international locations.

In her place as a metamorphosis affiliate at AFC, the position resulted from the necessity for transformational strategic initiatives to be applied to allow AFC obtain its US$10bn goal, and be the main infrastructure options supplier in 5 years. She coordinates all funding crew’s initiatives.

Moreover, she led the structuring, launch and operationalisation of the Infrastructure Company of Nigeria, working with the promoters – AFC, Central Financial institution of Nigeria and Nigerian Sovereign Funding Authority. She has labored in international funding banks, multi-lateral monetary establishments and public sector together with Goldman Sachs, Nomura, JP Morgan and Bureau of Public Enterprises.

Halima is the Chair of a number one pan-African training, employability and entrepreneurship organisation referred to as Expertise Exterior Faculty Basis, leveraging on information, advocacy and interventions, with 150+ companions and 50,000+ beneficiaries.

She is an advisor, director and advisor on technique, enterprise growth, finance, authorized and governance, organisational planning and expertise administration to SMEs together with Tongston Group, Cainergy & Tocam Capital.

Halima is the MD of PIF Africa, centered on folks and processes, infrastructure and trade, and finance and funding. She is a Guidepoint World Advisor.

Halima can be a mentor for Sponsors for Instructional Alternative Africa, Alternative Desk, Tony Elumelu Basis, SOSF and Girls in Africa. She is an investor throughout monetary companies, training, oil & gasoline, know-how and agriculture.

She holds a First Class diploma in Regulation from Kings School London and a Grasp’s in Philosophy in Improvement Research from Cambridge College. She is an alum of Harvard Enterprise Faculty, Yale Faculty of Administration, Frequent Function Management Program, Worldwide Finance College, AMT Coaching and Euromoney.

Ibrahim Abba is a member of the Institute of Administrators UK, the BoardRoom Africa, Girls on Boards UK, Younger Administrators Discussion board (IODnig), European Mentoring and Teaching Council, Younger CEO Membership (ACCI) and Worldwide Institute of Administrators and Managers.

Her pursuits are in becoming a member of company/NGO/public sector statutory/advisory boards, offering consulting, funding and advisory companies to MSMEs, visitor lectureship and talking alternatives.

Oluwatobi Boshoro

CEO/Companion, Technique & Digital Transformation at Infintetiks Restricted

Oluwatobi Boshoro is an govt enterprise chief with over 20 years of expertise in crafting the requisite strategic imaginative and prescient to attain enterprise objectives. She presents a wealthy mix of govt acumen, international crew management, market centric product course and income technique, credited with sturdy ROI, operational enhancements, and profitability. Oluwatobi is a fintech skilled, digital fee skilled, development skilled who can be enthusiastic about empowering ladies.

She approaches every new enterprise problem with intrinsic aptitude for innovation, artistic problem-solving and measured threat taking to drive constant development and backside line enhancements. She has leveraged these methods to steer digital technique and transformation, e-Enterprise and digital funds, rising funds, digital channels, playing cards and fee tokens, enterprise transformation, gross sales and advertising and marketing, model administration, new product launches and product line redesigns in advanced digital companies and Fintech corporations, whereas overseeing as much as 500 employees and multi-million greenback budgets.

At Infintetiks, she is steering digital transformation for a conventional financial institution to ship buyer success and improve buyer expertise.

She can be supporting service supply, course of automations and administration to entrench a customer-centric tradition.

She additionally spearheads channel transformation initiatives for well timed product and repair supply by all buyer contact channels.

Moreover, she introduces agile frameworks by way of the creation of agile product groups and gives technical help on service provider buying and collections, and monetary inclusion.

As former CEO of Renmoney, Oluwatobi supplied visionary and strategic management, with full authority on strategic planning and execution, enterprise transformation, product street maps and supply, enterprise growth, market and portfolio development. She led profitable enterprise transformation, leveraging agile methodology to rework the enterprise from a conventional to a digital shopper lending firm producing over $45M in annual revenues. Boshoro led a cross-functional and multicultural crew of consultants from Europe, Asia, Africa, and America to propel a 7-year enterprise into its first profitability cycle inside 6 months, re-positioning the corporate from a conventional financial institution to a digital lender.

Whereas at Stanbic IBTC Financial institution, she designed and rolled out a cell App that attracted 10% adoption fee inside a month of launch, and launched a private teller automated machine.

At Interswitch Group, she was a member of a crew that launched the Verve card, eclipsing competitors and capturing 62% market share in 5 years.

Nonetheless at Interswitch Group, on enterprise growth and territory, she captured untapped markets with entry into Ghana, Gambia, Kenya and Uganda.

Oluwatobi Boshoro as an empowering chief, leads by offering help within the growth of her crew and infuses groups with power and fervour that empowers them to suppose large, obtain stretch objectives, and outpace strategic enterprise goals.

Ada Nduka Oyom

Founder, She Code Africa

Ada is the Founding father of She Code Africa (SCA), a non-profit organisation centered on empowering younger women and girls in Africa by way of technical abilities. She based SCA in 2016 and has since impacted over 17,000 ladies members throughout 20 African international locations together with her crew, whereas championing gender variety in tech by way of it.

Their objective is to see an Africa the place ladies are equally represented throughout all profession roles in know-how.

Their mission is to construct a group which embodies technical development, networking, mentorship and visibility amongst all ranges and profession roles in know-how.

Ada’s position is to steer a cross useful crew of 26, throughout 8 groups to supervise the creation and operating of developer coaching applications focused on the technical development of group members in fields together with internet, cell growth, cloud re-engineering, open supply, UX Design and so forth, with applications occurring to attain better than 93% completion fee.

She can be answerable for defining group construction and creating scalable engagement and development course of with a big deal with membership. She has grown energetic membership from 0 to 17,000+ inside 12 months in 20+ international locations.

She can be answerable for constructing, implementing and delivering commonplace software program engineering practices and instruments throughout inner engineering initiatives and group OSS technical initiatives.

She began out as a self taught software program developer within the college, and has since change into concerned in a number of different organisations inside Africa’s know-how sphere.

Her experience in developer relations and staunch advocacy for builders inside Africa has earned her roles in a number of prime organisations globally, together with her present engagement because the Ecosystem Neighborhood Supervisor for sub-Saharan Africa with Google.

Ada can be actively concerned in advocating for open supply in Africa, therefore co-founded ‘Open Supply Neighborhood Africa’, one of many largest communities for open-source fans, advocates and consultants throughout Africa.

Open Supply Neighborhood Africa was created with the purpose of rising and bettering the variety of credible contributions and growth of open supply applied sciences from African software program builders and designers.

Ada continues to volunteer her time as a technical and profession mentor below a number of mentoring applications to assist extra folks develop in tech. She is presently a World Youth Ambassador for Their World, and has been awarded as one in every of Ytech 100 honourees by the Future Awards Africa 2019, Prime 50 TechWomen of Lagos by TechCabal, Function mannequin award winner within the Reserving.com Tech Playmaker Awards 2020, Prime 10 Girls Making Change By means of Training Throughout The World, by way of the 2021 Girls Of the World (WOW) Hope Brigade exhibition, Developer Advocate Of The 12 months (2021) by HackerNoon.

Nnenna Onyewuchi

Co-Founder/Chief Development Officer, Halo Make investments

Nnenna is an internationally recognised advertising and marketing and enterprise technique govt with 25 years of expertise planning and executing complete methods in help of enterprise objectives and goals. Her experience is in creating advertising and marketing instruments, creating artistic, efficient communications, and driving enterprise technique.

She is presently driving development for Halo Monetary Providers as Co-Founder/Chief Development Officer. Halo is an progressive fintech enabling communities to supply personalised banking, investments and different monetary companies to their members.

Their monetary merchandise and options cater to the funding wants of institutional and retail shoppers. They supply funding companies and different monetary merchandise by way of a number of associates.

Onyewuchi has data and understanding of quite a lot of classes, together with telecoms, retail, drinks and monetary companies. She has experiences working with international manufacturers like MTV, Coca-Cola, BAT, Motorola, Absolut and Microsoft, in addition to main native manufacturers, together with Dangote, Zain, Robb, Pleasure, FCMB and Peak Milk.

As VP, Strategic Planning at McCann Erickson, New York, she shared strategic management for McCann’s Tag Ideation, a specialised observe group inside McCann Erickson New York, specializing in life-style manufacturers. She managed a crew of 4 junior planners and account executives, led mission groups together with senior employees from the company, accomplice advertising and marketing corporations and shoppers. Nnenna additionally developed a proprietary branding mannequin, centered on the event of built-in advertising and marketing campaigns and techniques.

As Director, Enterprise Improvement at TBWA Idea, she outlined technique for brand new enterprise growth and new account acquisition, developed, executed and managed popularity administration initiatives designed to lift the profile of the company throughout the trade, and within the extra basic enterprise setting.

As Advertising and marketing Supervisor at HiTV, the mission was to outline positioning and advertising and marketing technique for brand new entrant into the Pay-TV sector in Nigeria. She cultivated relationships with influential leaders throughout the print and digital media. Moreover, she developed supplies to be used by commerce companions and supported gross sales crew with POS and merchandising supplies.

As Director, Technique/Founder, Yellow Brick Highway/Blackbox, Nnenna Onyewuchi supplied strategic oversight on all company accounts and new enterprise actions. She was answerable for thought management and data switch throughout the company, and in addition co-managed excessive stage consumer relationships.

Onyewuchi was the previous Chairman of the Board of WAVE, and was Government Director, Technique and Innovation at Yellow Brick Highway/Blackbox.

Henrietta Bankole-Olusina

VP/Observe Lead of Financial Inclusion at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Henrietta is a flexible and results-oriented govt chief with confirmed capability to steer cross-functional groups to success, with profession achievements in digital transformation, innovation, fintech enterprise growth, funds, large-scale enterprise and IT transformation, product and channel growth, buyer expertise, partnership and alliance constructing, technique growth and implementation, with change administration and programme administration capabilities and certainly a powerful regulatory interface.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a non-profit organisation that presently advises on and manages greater than $400 million in annual giving by people, households, firms and foundations. Persevering with the Rockefeller household’s legacy of considerate, efficient philanthropy, RPA stays on the forefront of philanthropic development and innovation, with a various crew of skilled grant makers with important depth of data throughout the spectrum of problem areas. They advise established and aspiring philanthropists, foundations and firms, and handle progressive, early-stage non-profits, whereas sharing perception and studying with their shoppers, their group and the sector.

As former Managing Director at ARM Monetary Advisers Restricted, she was answerable for formulating and executing the quick, medium and long-term digital and innovation technique for the ARM Group (comprising 10 subsidiaries) together with labs by ARM acceleration and innovation programme.

Moreover, she drove and led key digital transformation initiatives centered on innovation, digital capabilities, digital commerce (e-Commerce), digital advertising and marketing, buyer expertise, digital product growth and channel, inner digitalisation, large information and analytics capabilities to reinforce ARM’s total development and aggressive benefit.

She helped to develop digital merchandise and channels (gross sales and distribution) on behalf of the group, with gross sales and income targets with particular deal with driving monetary inclusion and penetration of the mass retail market.

Henrietta designed, applied, launched and managed PayDay by ARM (Nigeria’s first funding administration fintech enterprise to drive energetic customers and income streams) and was additionally answerable for Group IT capabilities, together with main a multi-year IT transformation programme with deal with digital transformation for the Group.

As former Group Head of Company Transformation and IT at Asset & Useful resource Administration Holding Firm (ARM HoldCo), she formulated and executed the quick, medium and long run digital and innovation technique for the ARM Group.

At Accenture, the place she spent 14 years, she was Administration Consulting Lead, Monetary Providers, the place she was a enterprise growth and operational worth supply govt, main the Accenture administration consulting monetary companies observe with accountability for gross sales and income targets, answerable for initiatives origination, profitability, mission administration and supply.

Bankole-Olusina has an MBA in Company Technique and Financial Coverage from Maastricht Faculty of Administration and a BSc in Biology from the College of Lagos.

Lilian Ebuoma

Co-Founder, Lilly Girls’s Well being Breast Care Centre

Lilian O. Ebouma leads the crew of consultants in Lilly Girls’s Well being Breast Care Centre. Her imaginative and prescient is to problem the established order relating to entry to high quality healthcare in Africa, notably for girls.

At Lily Girls’s Well being Breast Most cancers Centre, Ebuoma performs a management, in addition to a hands-on position within the strategic planning, implementation and upkeep of all medical program pointers and development methods vital to make sure Lilly Girls’s Well being Breast Care Centre’s success not solely within the breast care trade but additionally in native communities.

She units the corporate’s strategic development by offering imaginative and prescient and course to the entire organisation, working in shut partnership with key gamers from the well being system, hospital campuses, Doctor leaders and teams, communities and the inner groups.

All her capabilities are in help of the supply of high quality breast care and achievement of a world class breast care centre, not solely in Nigeria however throughout Africa.

She has been educated in prestigious universities (together with Harvard Medical Faculty) in america with Magna Cum Laude citations in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is a Physician of Medication, with Diagnostic Radiology Specialisation and sub-specialisation in breast imaging and intervention.

With greater than a decade of expertise in Radiology and Medication, she brings collectively a crew of different consultants to Lilly Girls’s Well being who’re on a mission to save lots of ladies’s lives in Nigeria and ultimately all of Africa from breast most cancers.

Lilian O. Ebuoma can be the President and Founding father of Lilly Cares Basis, a non-governmental organisation that engages in actions that empower, develop and enrich ladies within the society.

Beneath the Lilly Cares Basis, a number of applications exist to make sure that consciousness, outreach and entry to high quality well being companies associated to breast well being are met.

As a frontrunner, Lilian Ebuoma conjures up crew Lilly to utilise their wealth of data and expertise to the general integrity of the organisation and for absolutely the service to sufferers and to mankind.

A staunch believer in activating human potential, Lilian conjures up, encourages, and motivates others for the needs of transformational and transcending life change. She passionately cultivates behavioral change in others to construct capability and reside their lives for the last word betterment of society.

She is an authorized skilled coach, educated on the world-renowned Harvard Affiliated Co-Lively Coaching Institute. She is an Affiliate licensed coach from the Worldwide Coach Federation (ICF) and a Fellow of the Institute of Teaching at McLean, Harvard Medical Faculty Affiliate.

In collaboration with comparable minded people and organisations, she goals to activate human potential to the subsequent stage for the event and activation of subsequent era leaders by way of transformational teaching.

Maureen Ogbonna

Founder/CEO of Vallore Nigeria Restricted

Maureen is the Founder and CEO of Vallore Nigeria restricted, an advisory, enterprise and administration consulting agency with a deal with enterprise transformation. At Vallore Nigeria Restricted, and so they deal with enterprise transformation and supply distinctive and genuine data-driven options that assist organisations pivot or scale to change into extra environment friendly, sustainable and future-fit.

Maureen maximises her various expertise as a Board Chair, advisory board member, C-level strategist and enterprise operations govt to assist organisations change into extra environment friendly, sustainable and future-proof.

Her various expertise spans over twenty years in company, enterprise and human sources technique, gear leasing, heavy automobile fleet administration, marine vessel lease and operations, Suzuki automobiles franchise administration and personnel outsourcing inside West Africa. In these sectors, she has labored in gross sales and advertising and marketing, enterprise growth, product design and growth, enterprise administration, technique and analysis and as ESG champion.

She has led enterprise and company tradition transformation initiatives, scaled companies from sub-units to totally fledged strategic entities, and led groups throughout capabilities, international locations and cultures with optimistic outcomes within the post-pandemic unstable, unsure, advanced and ambiguous world.

The thrilling and distinctive facet of her diverse enterprise expertise is her capability to enhance enterprise efficiency by creating and optimising methods for sustainable development. These methods invariably give rise to extra future-fit organisations which have optimistic impression in a very exponential manner.

Maureen is a WIMBOARD Fellow and has acted as each interim Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Auto and Allied Sector of the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Business. She is the Chairperson of the Board of Girls in Administration, Africa (WIMA) – a gender advocacy and empowerment firm primarily based in Tanzania. WIMA’s mission is to enhance gender steadiness and variety on boards and in management roles according to the worldwide benchmark for sustainable enterprise practices, and Objectives 5 & 10 of the United Nations Sustainable Developmental Objectives (SDG 2030).

Ogbonna holds a Bachelor of Know-how in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal College of Know-how, Imo State, Nigeria and an MBA (with a Advantage) from Durham College Enterprise Faculty in the UK.

Past the company workplace, her ardour is working with a Christian charity organisation in Nigeria-the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, to supply vocational and abilities acquisition on the grass roots in addition to help micro enterprises with funding and enterprise recommendation.

Because the Founder and CEO of Vallore Nigeria restricted, she maximizes her various expertise as a strategist and enterprise operations govt to assist organisations obtain their enterprise goals in a sustainable manner.

Eloho Omame

Companion at TLcom Capital | Co-Founder & Basic Companion at FirstCheck Africa

Eloho Omame is an early-stage investor and a powerful advocate for gender and inclusion in VC in Africa. She’s a Companion at TLcom Capital, a seed-to-growth stage VC agency, and a Co-Founder and Basic Companion at FirstCheck Africa, an early-stage VC agency investing in tech start-ups based or co-founded by ladies.

“In my new position at TLcom Capital, I’m excited to carry further senior capability to the agency’s high-touch strategy with entrepreneurs and help deal circulate era on the pre-seed stage, because it doubles down on its dedication to Africa’s thriving tech alternative with its $150m second fund, TIDE Africa II, which introduced its first shut in January this yr.” She stated.

Omame co-founded FirstCheck Africa in 2021. FirstCheck Africa’s funding portfolio consists of start-ups in Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa and Kenya, led by feminine founders constructing in monetary companies, training, healthcare and retail/commerce. By means of FirstCheck Africa, she is dedicated to serving to Africa’s distinctive feminine entrepreneurial expertise construct nice firms.

TLcom Capital invests in Africa’s greatest entrepreneurs tackling the continent’s largest challenges. Its portfolio consists of a lot of spectacular high-growth firms, corresponding to Twiga Meals, Ilara Well being, Pula, Shara, Okra, Ulesson and Autocheck. The agency’s TIDE Africa Fund I ($70M) was the primary on the continent to fulfill the G7’s 2X Standards for gender lens investing. TIDE Africa Fund II (goal: $150M) is actively investing.

From 2018 to 2021, Eloho launched and operated Endeavor in Nigeria, serving as its inaugural Managing Director & CEO. Beneath her management, Endeavor Nigeria developed a powerful portfolio of companies to help Nigeria’s rising group of high-growth entrepreneurs main firms on the scale-up stage.

In 2017, on behalf of the Lagos State Employment Belief Fund, below the auspices of one in every of Africa’s largest sub-national governments, she delivered “Lagos Innovates”, a first-of-its-kind portfolio of applications that she conceptualised, designed and applied. Lagos Innovates has helped 1000’s of entrepreneurs launch their know-how ventures.

On entrepreneurship, Eloho says entrepreneurs are essential for financial development, however not all entrepreneurial corporations are vital contributors to financial productiveness. In keeping with her, the perfect entrepreneurs drive innovation, create high-quality jobs, unfold wealth and wider prosperity, contributing to vibrant markets that boast inclusion and sustainability.


Managing Director, Meristem Trustees Ltd

Filled with concepts, improvements and abilities, Damilola Hassan heads the Trustees Division of Meristem. In her 13 years at Meristem, she has contributed a whole lot of development to the organisation, harnessing her complete expertise in funding advisory, asset administration, advertising and marketing and company communications and consumer relationship administration. Her contributions have positioned Meristem as the selection funding accomplice within the Nigerian Capital Market.

For over 19 years, Meristem has innovated, grown and attained the standing of the popular monetary companies supplier for people and firms in Nigeria and the world over, by way of a wealthy historical past of fantastic customer support, demonstrated monetary companies experience, mixed with an enviable office tradition of thoroughbred professionals. This has stored them true to their founding promise “Let’s develop wealth for you”

They’re a capital market conglomerate that gives a plethora of distinct monetary companies by way of a spread of merchandise in wealth administration, stockbroking, monetary advisory, trusteeship, registrars and probate administration companies, funding banking, lease, and loans.

Their subsidiaries embody Meristem Wealth Administration, which helps develop shoppers’ wealth, Meristem Securities Buying and selling, which presents brokerage companies, securities dealing and strategic acquisitions, Meristem Funding Banking, which brings options tailor-made in direction of serving to you obtain your strategic objectives, Meristem Registrar Providers, which presents first companies in administrating shareholders register, IPO & Bond Points Providers and so forth. Others embody Meristem Trustee Providers which gives companies like Bonds & Debenture Trusteeship and so forth. Lastly, they’ve Meristem Loans and Leasing, the finance home of the Meristem group.

Hassan is a monetary planner, possessing intensive expertise in funding advisory, wealth administration and belief companies. She likes to hand-hold her shoppers as they march in direction of their monetary objectives. “Robust choices must be made, and having a dependable monetary planner who’s genuinely within the attainment of those objectives is priceless.” She stated.

Damilola spends her on a regular basis proffering wealth administration options tailor-made to go well with the goals of prosperous people and their households.

She is a graduate of Microbiology, holds an MSc and an MBA in Finance and Enterprise Administration, she is a Chartered member of Nigeria Institute of Administration, an authorised Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Inventory Change, an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI) United Kingdom, and an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria. She is a facilitator at The Entrepreneurship Academy, Lagos Nigeria and serves as Trustee to The Chinwe Bode Akinwande Basis.

When not creating wealth for shoppers, Damilola likes to learn and write fiction.

Mercy Bello Abu

President/World Convener, Entrepreneurs Platform Initiative

Mercy Bello Abu is a administration advisor and a readability mind-reset strategist. She is a coach at IHP Consulting Providers, a effectively sought-after entrepreneurship, management, readability coach, and a public speaker.

A graduate of English and Literary Research from the Edo State College, MBA from the College of Nigeria, Nsukka and has been concerned in capability constructing, coaching, and capability growth for over twenty years.

She can be the Publicity Secretary of Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Business, Mines, and Agriculture (PHCCIMA), the appointed Coordinator of Girls’s Worldwide Delivery & Buying and selling Affiliation WISTA Nigeria, Rivers state chapter.

Bello Abu is the previous Chairperson of NECA’s (Nigerian Employers Consultative Affiliation) Community of Entrepreneurial Girls (NNEW) South-South.

Mercy is the President/ Founding father of Entrepreneurs Platform Initiative EPI. A discussion board the place they share inspirational tales on entrepreneurship, a platform that’s all about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship.

The EPI is a discussion board that shares the perfect of actual life tales of entrepreneurship and celebrates entrepreneurs as effectively. This course of is achieved by organising seminars, trainings and workshops, the place seasoned entrepreneurs share their problem -to -success tales.

Because the Government Director of the Faculty of Readability, Entrepreneurship and Mentorship, she coaches and mentors people and organisations on having whole thoughts reset with readability for self-actualisation.

She is a recipient of a number of awards, and a fellow of varied skilled our bodies, together with Fellow African Institute of Strategic Managers FAISM, Fellow Institute of Administration Consultants (FIMC), Fellow Chartered Institute of Human Assets Administration (FCIHRM), Fellow Chartered Institute of Loans and Threat Administration of Nigeria (FCILRM), Doctoral Fellow Institute of Management Manpower and Administration Improvement (DFILLMD).

A recipient of a number of awards, some embody The Entrepreneur Of The 12 months’, by the Girls On Hearth Initiative, and ‘The Lady Of Influence Award 2018’. Others embody ‘The Distinguished Service Award’ and honorary Rotarian award by The Rotary Membership of Port Harcourt Creekview of the Rotary Worldwide District 9141. She additionally received the distinguished training award by The Port-Harcourt Training Competition Beam Worldwide ‘Lady Of The 12 months 2020’ to say just a few.

Mercy is an appointed member of varied boards, together with, board member Sustainable Enterprise Improvement (SED) initiative.

She is fortunately married with 4 kids, a God-lover, and an ordained evangelist at Simply Jesus Meeting.

Her objective is to assist manufacturers, people, and organisations together with her huge data in entrepreneurship and management coaching, prepare entrepreneurs to create methods, buildings, and techniques with a readability mind-set for enterprise development and sustainability.


Director, Inner Audit & Threat Administration, IHS Towers

Temitope is a seasoned enterprise chief and finance skilled, with over eighteen years of economic expertise, with publicity to each native and worldwide organisations. Her diverse expertise in offering core enterprise transformation, technique, auditing, threat administration and company governance companies supplied her with a well-rounded perspective vital to fulfill the enterprise and monetary wants of organisations.

Presently, she serves because the Director of Inner Audit and Threat Administration of one of many largest telecommunications infrastructure suppliers globally, and her work entails offering strategic management and course within the planning, execution, and administration of threat administration and inner audit actions throughout IHS Africa (Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia, Rwanda, and South Africa).

Temitope leads the organisation throughout quite a lot of international operational requirements, which permits them to make environment friendly sound monetary choices, according to international practices.

Yusuff is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants(ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), an alumna of IESE Spain, with an MBA from the Lagos Enterprise Faculty.

As a consummate enterprise skilled, she possesses a drive to create and implement sturdy options that result in sustainable impression, reworking the companies of execs and enterprise house owners.

As Director, Inner Audit and Threat Administration at IHS Towers, whereas she facilitates the implementation of the danger administration framework throughout the African markets, she additional ensures steady evaluate of operations, methods, and processes for effectivity and effectiveness, in addition to administration and employees compliance with laid down insurance policies, procedures, and controls.

Whereas At PwC, Yusuff was Affiliate Director, Assurance, and she or he was answerable for sourcing, initiating and driving the execution of strategic engagements for PwC Nigeria’s Assurance division. This included liaising with key stakeholders in new and current consumer organisations.

She additionally persistently elevated oversight on diversified portfolio inside a number of engagements, utilising her mission administration abilities to extend effectivity and high quality of engagement supply, sustaining deal with assembly and exceeding consumer’s expectations, making certain shoppers are retained and all accounts keep worthwhile, while offering management oversight to a employees energy of 100 and fifty (150) throughout the enterprise unit.

Additionally, whereas she was at PwC as senior supervisor , she was answerable for conceptualising key audit engagement methods, together with consumer service plans and high quality monitoring and evaluations protocols.

She labored with giant companies within the areas of audit, technique, controls and processes to enhance governance and handle threat .

Yusuff was additionally charged with managing end-to-end annual audit engagements for prime tier organisations and multinationals, in quite a lot of sectors together with power, shopper merchandise and monetary companies.

Adeolu Adewumi-Zer

Speedy previous MD/CEO for Allianz Nigeria Insurance coverage Ltd

Adeolu Adewumi-Zer was the quick previous Managing Director/CEO for Allianz Nigeria Insurance coverage Ltd, headquartered in Lagos, a place she assumed in September 2020. She is a world strategist and transformation chief who has held a lot of key govt positions throughout the Allianz Group, primarily based in three completely different continents.

In 2017, the corporate generated gross written premiums of N7.67billion representing an 86% development over 2016 (N4.19billion). In Might 2018, Allianz Nigeria Insurance coverage Ltd formally grew to become an organization of The Allianz Group.

Previous to serving as MD, Adeolu was the Regional Head of Mergers, Acquisitions and Transformation Africa for the Allianz Group, and was appointed the primary feminine board member for Allianz Nigeria in 2019. She has labored since 2000 in international monetary companies throughout quite a few mature and rising markets, starting her profession within the USA as an Actuarial and Worldwide Advantages Guide throughout the Aon Group.

As a Nigerian and self-described Afro-optimist, with absolute conviction within the immense potential current throughout the African continent, she does her half to arrange Africa‘s little kids by teaching, mentoring and sponsoring tomorrow’s leaders each reside and by way of her podcasts, webinars, conferences and publications, whereas volunteering mentoring companies to a number of organisations.

Her aspiration is to create, allow and lead the brand new Africa by creating the subsequent era of nice leaders.

Though she started her profession as an actuary and advisor, her need to behave, not solely to advise, introduced her to Allianz, the place she spearheaded development and transformation throughout enterprise strains, capabilities and now in Africa.

As well as, she has coached groups and mentored folks on not less than 4 continents, and finds that one of the simplest ways to bridge various cultures, backgrounds and experiences is to advocate self-discipline and professionalism whereas encouraging a supportive household ambiance.

Africa is Adeolu’s ardour and objective. She loves to attach with folks to debate how she will be able to ignite the impression of your organisation on her continent.

Adeolu is married with two kids. In her restricted spare time, she is a lifelong runner, a voracious reader and loves discovering new international locations and cultures.

Chinwe Ajene-Sagna

Managing Companion at Catalyst Realty Options

Ajene-Sagna is the Founder & Managing Companion of a full-service actual property agency Catalyst Realty Options (CRS), and an adjunct college member within the Technique Division of the Lagos Enterprise Faculty.

Chinwe is a Non-Government Director and senior govt with over 20 years of expertise in the actual belongings/property administration trade working at CEO and C-suite stage throughout the private and non-private sectors throughout the US, France, and in each Francophone and Anglophone West Africa. Recognised as one of many main ladies in actual property in Nigeria and West Africa, Chinwe has a demonstrable observe file of accomplishment delivering strategic advisory, asset administration, and portfolio rationalisation options for personal and institutional pan-African and worldwide shoppers.

Having spent over 14 years with JLL, a Fortune 500, NYSE listed international actual property market chief, Sagna, as Head of West Africa, opened up places of work in Lagos and efficiently executed the enterprise technique. She possesses in-depth experiences constructing grasp deliberate communities for each the private and non-private sectors.

As Head of French Worldwide Desk at JLL, she was answerable for strategic advisory and offering international portfolio optimisation options for key French and worldwide shoppers. She delivered a full spectrum of actual property companies together with monetary analyses, strategic advisory, portfolio grasp planning, valuations, mission and growth companies, and alter administration/ work-place options.

As an Affiliate for JLL, she was a housing specialist. She has broad privatisation expertise from JLL Washington DC (USA) workplace the place she labored on the multi-million greenback privatisation help contracts with america Military and Air Pressure for the event and redevelopment of navy housing. 2000+ houses.

Extra lately, she was Group Head of Enterprise Improvement Africa for Rendeavour – Africa’s largest personal metropolis builders with over 12,000 hectares in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, DRC, and Zambia.

Ajene-Sagna sits on the the advisory boards of Harvard Enterprise Faculty Africa Advisory Board, Seso World, AfricaWorks (pan African actual property agency), and on the board of Amandla Capital/Sunu actual property . She was answerable for establishing the Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program as Head of the Training Committee of Rising Tide Affiliation (ladies’s angel community) and in addition sits within the investments committee amongst different roles.

She holds an MBA from Harvard Enterprise Faculty and a BA (Excessive Honors) from Dartmouth School. She is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), the UK Institute of Administrators and the Nigeria Institute of Administrators. She is fluent in French, is studying Arabic, enjoys operating, travelling and golf, and is married with two kids.

Oluwayemisi Busari

Senior Adviser, Authorities Relations, Honeywell Group

Oluwayemisi Busari is Senior Adviser, Authorities Relations at Honeywell Group. She is answerable for main and managing interactions with authorities and key regulatory our bodies; supporting to make sure the important thing stakeholder group is successfully managed. Oluwayemisi is an completed authorized practitioner with virtually 3 a long time of expertise within the areas of firm secretarial, company governance, litigation, and industrial regulation practices. Prior to now, she was Head, Group Authorized and Regulatory Affairs, the place she was answerable for authorized actions of the Group and its member firms, whereas additionally serving because the Group’s major interface with numerous regulatory establishments.

By means of her multifaceted position at Honeywell Group, Oluwayemisi has developed a popularity as a powerful industrial lawyer with deep perception and data throughout a number of enterprise sectors, together with Meals and Agro allied trade, the Vitality trade, Stable Minerals trade and the Actual Property trade. She has labored on a lot of strategic transactions and has been concerned in pivotal capital elevating initiatives, together with main all authorized and regulatory compliance actions in direction of the profitable itemizing of Honeywell Flour Mills Plc on the Nigerian Inventory Change in October 2009. At numerous instances, she has additionally been answerable for the Company Communications, Company Affairs and HR & Admin. capabilities on the Group.

She has intensive expertise offering authorized recommendation and main industrial negotiations for native and worldwide transactions throughout numerous sectors- evidenced by way of over 5 main Mergers & Acquisitions transactions value over N10bn throughout numerous authorized jurisdictions ( Africa, Asia and Europe).

Because the Head of Group, Authorized and Regulatory Affairs, she constructed the Authorized Division right into a Group Authorized and Regulatory Affairs Division- creating and implementing buildings and processes for the administration of authorized points, offering authorized recommendation on funding choices, and managing the authorized facet of a number of strategic transactions.

She began her profession at Irving and Bonnar/ Bentley Edu Regulation Agency in Lagos. She rose to the place of a senior affiliate earlier than she left to affix the Honeywell Group. Oluwayemisi obtained a bachelor’s diploma in Regulation from the College of Lagos. Previous to that, she had studied English on the College of Ilorin. Following her name to bar, she earned a Grasp of Legal guidelines diploma from the College of Lagos. She thereafter obtained a Grasp’s diploma in Enterprise Administration (MBA) from the Lagos Enterprise Faculty in affiliation with the IESE Enterprise Faculty.

She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation and Federation of Worldwide Girls Legal professionals. She has attended numerous worldwide and native coaching programs and conferences. She can be a member of the Institute of Administrators (IOD) and Institute of Company Governance.

Oluwayemisi likes to counsel and mentor younger folks. She is enthusiastic about God and is married with three kids.

Foluke Michael

Founder, The Inexperienced Entrepreneurs

Foluke Michael is a Mission Administration Guide, Writer, IBM Enterprise Design Thinker and SDGs Implementer. She graduated with MSc in Mission Administration on the College of Salford Manchester, United Kingdom. She obtained a Certificates in Design-Led Technique: Design Considering For Enterprise Technique and Entrepreneurship from The College of Sydney, Australia.

Foluke is the CEO and Mission Director of Inventive Youth Neighborhood Improvement Initiative. She created CYIAC Corruption Busters and different anti-corruption initiatives to curb corruption by way of academic and artistic growth in kids and youth. The anti-corruption academic supplies have been printed by UNODC’ Training for Justice #SDG16 for World Dissemination.

In 2018, Michael received the United Nations SDG Motion Award – Innovator, on the World Competition of Motion for Sustainable Improvement. She additionally received the College of Salford Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of her distinctive contribution to society. Her works have been printed globally.

She created ‘Solution17 for SDGs’. The initiative has been printed twice by United Nations as ‘Good Observe’, and ‘Inspiring Breakthrough’ that scaled as much as assist galvanise the momentum for implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs Local weather Motion – SDG3.

She is presently main international motion towards local weather disaster, she designed ‘Solution17 Artwork for Local weather Change’, an initiative which has produced 34 Local weather Motion Enterprises on CANVAS, and was formally launched on September 25, 2020 by the UN Deputy Secretary-Basic Amina Mohammed.

In October 2020, Foluke was recognised because the Hero of Local weather Motion by the Most Influential Folks of African Descent (MIPAD) in help of #SDG13.

Foluke can be the founding father of The Inexperienced Entrepreneurs. They undertake inexperienced initiatives with the first goal to fight environmental issues by offsetting greenhouse gases (GHG). Inexperienced Entrepreneurs undertake sustainable, environmentally pleasant manufacturing processes. They develop merchandise with low power consumption in thoughts and environmental accountability is on the core of their tradition. Her newest guide ‘The Inexperienced Entrepreneurs’ was printed on Amazon in 2021.

Foluke launched ‘Naija Local weather Now’ in direction of sustainable local weather motion. The primary part was accomplished in December 2021 in partnership with United Nations, German Cooperation, Italian Consulate in Lagos, British Excessive Fee and Sterling Financial institution.

She is a lover of creativity and innovation. She helps kids and youths develop their God-given skills. She promotes and prepares them to steer optimistic modifications sooner or later. Along with this, she has sturdy ardour for girls empowerment, arts, tradition and artistic enterprise growth.

Basically, Foluke is a lover of her nation – Nigeria. Therefore she is enthusiastic about seeing sustainable growth in Nigeria. This thus drives her to have interaction in initiatives that may contribute immensely to nation constructing.

Somachi Chris-Asoluka

CEO, Tony Elumelu Basis (TEF)

Somachi Chris-Asoluka is the CEO of the Tony Elumelu Basis (TEF).

She was most lately the Director of Partnerships and Communications for the Tony Elumelu Basis (TEF), the main philanthropy empowering younger African entrepreneurs from all 54 African international locations. On this position, Somachi oversaw advertising and marketing, communications, coverage, advocacy, and partnerships for the Basis. She leads TEF’s efforts to construct strategic relationships with stakeholders, multilateral organisations, growth establishments, civil society, foundations, and different key growth companions to help African entrepreneurs and mobilise capital investments in these small companies. She leads the Basis’s regional and international exterior engagements and oversees TEF’s international model technique and positioning.

Because the launch of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme in 2015, the Basis has educated over 1.5 million younger Africans on its digital hub, TEFConnect, and disbursed almost USD$100 million in direct funding to 18,000 African men and women, who’ve collectively created over 400,000 direct and oblique jobs.

Beneath her management, the Basis is more and more sharing its distinctive capability to determine, prepare, mentor, and fund younger entrepreneurs throughout Africa, by way of partnerships with establishments together with the European Union, the United Nations Improvement Programme, the Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross, america Authorities by way of america African Improvement Basis (USADF), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the French Improvement Company (AFD), the German Improvement Finance Establishment (DEG), the German Company for Worldwide Cooperation (GIZ), the African Improvement Financial institution (AfDB), and Google.

Somachi was a researcher at Lagos Enterprise Faculty, Pan-Atlantic College, the place she co-authored analysis articles chronicling the internationalisation processes of prime African establishments (e.g., Ecobank) for case research to coach MBA college students.

Moreover, she additionally coordinated and managed the annual Lagos Enterprise Faculty Profession Honest, which convened Nigeria’s best personal sector operators, and excellent MBA college students.

As Guide at Phillips Consulting Restricted, she undertook feasibility research and ready enterprise plans by creating core market entry methods, hole/porter’s evaluation and trade/threat evaluation in choose industries.

Somachi graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Mary’s School of California with a BSc. in Economics and a minor in Arithmetic and obtained the “Adam Smith” award given to the best performing graduating scholar in Economics. She additionally has a grasp’s diploma in Worldwide and Improvement Economics from Yale College. She is a member of the Monetary Girls’s Affiliation, San Francisco, USA, the Omicron Delta Epsilon (Nationwide Economics Honor Society, USA), and a fellow of the Moremi Initiative for Girls’s Management in Africa – a programme that yearly identifies and engages the highest 25 most promising ladies leaders on the continent. She can be a Deputy Champion of the World Financial Discussion board (WEF) EDISON Alliance.


Basic Supervisor, Sustainability Nigeria & Pan Africa at Dangote Cement

Igazeuma Okoroba (Ph.D) is Basic Supervisor, Sustainability Nigeria and Pan Africa at Dangote Cement Group. She is a Improvement Sociologist with over 19 years of expertise in civil society, media, oil & gasoline, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors. Her profession objective is to rework trade by way of sustainability innovation for enterprise development and sustainable livelihoods for Africans.

She is a self-starter and an altruistic persona with an inherent ability for advocacy and analysis. Having mastered various roles within the enterprise worth chain, Igazeuma has carried out roles in technique, social impression evaluation, Company Social Accountability (CSR) and sustainability. Presently, she manages multidisciplinary and multicultural groups in 11 African international locations. As a part of her present position, she works to combine Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) elements in enterprise operations. She leads the corporate’s round economic system programme.

Igazeuma mentors a gaggle of younger professionals aspiring for strategic roles in trade, whereas additionally supporting civil society and academia as an educational reviewer of worldwide journals. Her analysis pursuits lie in growth sociology, human geography, gender and power transition. Her work explores mechanisms by way of which social, spatial, and temporal contexts form company outcomes in African societies. She is enthusiastic about data sharing and welcomes alternatives for bridging the ‘city’ and ‘robe’ divide in establishments.

Okoroba holds an M.Sc in Sustainable Improvement from the College of Exeter, UK and a PhD in Improvement Sociology, from the College of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is a fellow of the Institute of Company Governance of Nigeria (ICGN) and the Worldwide Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP). She additionally serves on the board of non-governmental organisations centered on social growth.

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Ifeoma Malo

Co-Founder/ CEO, Clear Tech Hub Nigeria

Ifeoma is an organisational administration skilled with over 20 years’ expertise, constructing and directing organisational coverage and technique in power and enormous scale utility markets, public well being, bio know-how, management, change administration and infrastructure finance.

She is skilled in political economic system, power coverage and power markets, developmental economics biotechnology, local weather and setting, sustainability, dispute decision, course of facilitation and organisational growth.

She is the Co-Founder/ CEO, Clear Tech Hub Nigeria. Clear Know-how Hub is a pioneering hybrid hub for the analysis, growth, demonstration and incubation of unpolluted and inexperienced concepts and applied sciences in Africa, and their validation for commercial-stage growth. The Hub was based in 2016 and is positioned in Abuja, with digital hubs unfold throughout the nation.

Clear Tech is Nigeria’s premier and pioneer power innovation centre. It’s also an early start-up incubator for innovations and improvements in clear power, a consultancy for sustainability and power effectivity options, and a driver of unpolluted power and climate-smart investments into Africa.

Their objective is to drive power entry in Africa by way of novelty in clear power applied sciences, analysis in sustainable power growth and growth of power entry fashions that may be adopted in numerous African international locations. Additionally they purpose to develop the subsequent era of Africa’s clear power leaders.

Ifeoma is expert in programming, and is a coverage skilled in authorities relations and institutional stakeholder’s administration, enterprise negotiations and company restructuring. She is adept at design considering, deal structuring and constructing sustainable organisations.

Presently a renewable power market advisor, she can be an power entry regulatory and coverage skilled. Moreover, when it additionally involves gender mainstreaming, innovation, expertise discovery, offering analysis, program growth and monitoring, together with driving decentralised renewables throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and addressing setting and local weather change mitigation, Ifeoma is actually your go-to.

She has had experiences in Nigeria, USA, Switzerland, United Kingdom, South Sudan, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Gambia, South Africa and Cameroon.

Her pursuits embody offering coverage, financial and technique consulting companies to companies and organisations, offering authorities relations experience and mission administration experience for giant and medium scale electrical energy grid related and off grid initiatives. She may be very occupied with long run mission administration, analysis, advisory, financial growth and coverage formulation initiatives.

Malo is a Caux Scholar, African Management PIA fellow, Desmond Tutu Fellow, Crans Montana New Leaders Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow and in addition the World Management Academy – We Africa community. She is a Commonwealth Leaders Scholar – CSC Leaders.

She is a member of boards that embody: Inexperienced Peace Worldwide; Entry to Vitality Institute (AE2I), Extractive 360 and Norrenberger Monetary Providers.

Lilian Olubi

Lilian Olubi

CEO, EFG Hermes Nigeria Ltd

Lilian is a talented finance and funding skilled with over twenty years’ expertise in capital markets and demonstrated capabilities in enterprise growth, acquisition integration, strategic planning, funding and management.

She is the Chief Government Officer of EFG Hermes Nigeria, a number one funding agency offering equities buying and selling and actionable funding analysis to its home and worldwide company shoppers. (Previously Primera Africa Securities earlier than its acquisition by EFG Hermes Group, a 30-year outdated monetary companies company in 13 international locations throughout 4 continents, listed on each the London and Cairo Inventory Exchanges).

Lilian is an authorised dealing clerk of the Nigerian Inventory Change, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Affiliate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments, UK.

She can be a board director and advisor for Volition, Winock Photo voltaic, Primera Microfinance Financial institution and NextGen FLX.

Lilian is a member of the governing council, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, a boardroom Choose of The Subsequent Titan, which is a profitable entrepreneurship actuality present that gives alternatives to younger entrepreneurs with progressive enterprise concepts.

She can be a Founding Companion and member of the Board of Administrators of Primera Africa Group. She is an advocate of social capitalism because the engine home of an awesome economic system.

As CEO of EFG Hermes Nigeria Ltd, she has the accountability of offering efficient management for the work pressure, directing and taking part in development actions to help the enterprise goals and mission to be the selection dealer for unprecedented entry to Sub-Saharan enterprise alternatives.

EFG Hermes Nigeria, (previously Primera Africa Securities) is a prime brokerage agency by worth traded on the NSE offering equities gross sales, buying and selling and execution, actionable funding analysis and company entry.

Their shoppers embody Worldwide sell-side brokers, international fund managers, hedge funds, household places of work, native pension fund directors, insurance coverage firms, firms and HNIs.

EFG Hermes Nigeria Securities Brokerage is an growth of the EFG Hermes Frontier Markets crew, the biggest crew throughout the Agency’s MENA footprint and a constant chief of rankings throughout numerous exchanges.

EFG Hermes Nigeria gives unprecedented entry to high-level, incisive analysis that gives contemporary insights into key sectors and equities in addition to in-depth financial and technique studies tailor-made to the Nigerian market.

As Chief Government Officer of Primera Africa Securities Restricted, Olubi was answerable for defining the corporate’s technique and framework, directing firm operations to fulfill its objectives. She additionally had the accountability of directing the quick and long run planning and price range growth to help strategic enterprise objectives and supplied management for workforce and oversaw all funds, enterprise growth, advertising and marketing, human sources and administrative affairs.

Olufunke AlomoOluwa

Managing Guide at MaDop Associates Restricted

Olufunke AlomoOluwa is a C-Suite chief with over twenty years cognate expertise in enterprise and company management, enterprise re-engineering, board administration, creating enterprise processes, operational governance, and monetary engineering. During the last 20 years, she has served in numerous capacities together with being the Managing Director/CEO of Chams Entry, a subsidiary of Chams Plc.

As Government Director – Innovation, Advertising and marketing Communication and Gross sales at CHAMS PLC, she managed and coordinated the operations of the corporate’s strategic enterprise items by driving enterprise effectivity and profitability by way of provision of strategic and operational management, managing portfolio growth and instituting governance. Her position additionally included managing board and stakeholders expectations.

As Managing Director, ChamsAccess LTD, she turned across the downward development development and grew the enterprise income by over 6000% and profitability by over 4000% inside 2 years. Olufunke additionally established new merchandise in addition to new companions, leading to higher integration within the monetary sector and diversification into the telecommunication sector.

Moreover, she constructed strategic relationships with key trade gamers and related authorities functionaries in a bid to reinforce the company picture of Chams Entry and Chams Plc as an entire.

When Olufunke was Deputy Mission Supervisor (BVN Mission), Central Financial institution of Nigeria BVN Particular Mission, she was additionally the chief set up officer and she or he labored with the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) and the Baker’s Committee, to develop mission implementation framework and in addition managed a crew of 100 professionals in deploying over 30,000 BVN registration gadgets throughout 5,000 Financial institution branches nationwide, with a crew of over 100 employees.

She is presently the Managing Guide of MaDop Associates Restricted (Administration and Monetary Consulting Agency). MaDop is a consulting service firm established to assist SMEs in creating their enterprise and development technique, formulating their monetary technique, and designing their course of governance construction. They accomplice with shoppers to adapt confirmed worldwide requirements into their companies.

Olufunke’s competencies span throughout company technique formulation and flawless execution, turnaround administration, innovation administration, data know-how, enterprise growth, human capital growth, auditing & accounting, company governance & finance, mission administration, organisational change administration, succession planning and management.

She is a fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN). She holds an MBA from the PAN Atlantic College (Lagos Enterprise Faculty) and a Bachelor of Science diploma in Pc Science and Economics (mixed honors) from the Obafemi Awolowo College, Ile-Ife. Olufunke has attended a number of govt trainings in prime establishments like IESE Enterprise Faculty, Spain and College of Wisconsin, USA. She is a member of a number of skilled associations together with Nigeria Pc Society (NCS), Institute of Administrators (IOD) and Girls in Administration, Enterprise and Public Service (WIMBIZ).

Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde

Regional Head of Model and Repute, Africa, Google

Mojolaoluwa is the Regional Head of Model and Repute for Google in Africa. She is enthusiastic about know-how and its capability to unlock human potential and enhance the final good. At Google, she has led enterprise growth of varied merchandise and initiatives, in addition to led gross sales throughout Africa, managing Google’s largest shoppers and rising industries from scratch. Extra lately, she is concentrated together with her crew on delivering Google’s commitments in Africa to drive financial alternative on the continent, by supporting small enterprise growth / entrepreneurship, job creation, training and gender equality by way of Google’s flagship program ‘Develop With Google’.

At Google, they imagine know-how is an enabler, and may also help drive inclusive financial development and growth, due to this fact supporting small companies to have entry to the sources they should develop, develop, and thrive within the digital economic system. That is on the coronary heart of Google’s work in Africa.

“Nigeria is a spotlight marketplace for us. We lately launched an initiative, Google Hustle Academy, a boot camp model coaching programme designed to assist small enterprise house owners place their companies for funding alternatives, and construct viable enterprise fashions for the long run. Our objective for 2022, is to help 5,000 small companies by way of the Google Hustle Academy. We’re effectively on our manner, and the suggestions from our contributors up to now has been very encouraging.” She stated.

Gender equality is a subject Mojolaoluwa is deeply enthusiastic about. She is deliberate about driving gender illustration of their applications at Google “Examples embody our Develop With Google program the place as much as 49% of the folks we now have educated are ladies. As well as, we now have additionally run a number of applications and initiatives specifically for girls. “Aderemi-Makinde stated.

As a part of Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org is committing $1m in charitable funding to help applications serving to ladies entrepreneurs to develop their companies. They’ve additionally devoted their March cohorts for ‘Hustle Academy’ to ladies owned small companies, alongside different capability constructing initiatives.

Moreover, Mojolaoluwa advocates and champions significant illustration of girls in enterprise, and contributes to thought management and analysis on gender variety each regionally and internationally, in vary areas together with Synthetic Intelligence.

She has a wealth of expertise spanning a number of industries and geographies, having additionally labored as a technique advisor with Accenture amongst others. She is a powerful variety and inclusion champion and advocates for illustration of women and girls in know-how.

Mojolaoluwa is a mentor and advises on numerous programmes and boards. She has been recognised as one of many 40 Main Girls driving the Sustainable Improvement Objectives in Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor’s diploma in Pc Science from the College of Lagos, and a Masters in Administration and Strategic Data Programs from the College of Tub.

Rabi Isma

Impartial non-executive director, Stanbic IBTC Financial institution

Rabi Isma is an Impartial Non-Government Director on the Board of the Stanbic IBTC Financial institution. She was beforehand Director of HR Enterprise Partnering & Well being and Security at Rising Markets Telecommunications Providers Restricted (operators of 9Mobile). Previous to this, she had served in numerous roles as HR Guide and Lead (worldwide project) at Etisalat Sri Lanka; Director of Management and Group Improvement at Etisalat Nigeria.

Between 2011 and 2013, Isma additionally served as Particular Adviser to the Governor of Kano State on issues referring to Non-Governmental Organizations, coverage framework for funding and governance technical reform advisory.

Rabi Isma additionally served as a Advertising and marketing Director for the British Council in Nigeria delivering strategic objectives within the organisation’s partnership relations throughout training, advertising and marketing and communications. Previous to this, she had for the three preceeding years served as Director, Help Providers, the place she amongst different issues, developed and led British Council Nigeria technique for studying and growth hubs, company communications, customer support help and the nationwide technique for outreach.

Isma began her profession as an Assistant Banking Officer at Warranty Belief Financial institution PLC in 1996 and had risen to the cadre of Assistant Supervisor in 2002 when she left the financial institution.

Isma holds a Grasp of Science (M.Sc.) Diploma in Worldwide Improvement from the College of Birmingham, United Kingdom; PD Certificates in Peace Research and Battle Decision from Chulalongkorn College, Bangkok Thailand; Grasp of Science (M.Sc.) Economics, Administration of Data Providers, College of Wales, Aberystwyth; Grasp of Worldwide Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD), Ahmadu Bello College, Zaria; Publish Graduate Diploma in Administration (PGDM), Ahmadu Bello College, Zaria; Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Pc Science and Economics, Obafemi Awolowo College, Ile-Ife.

Rabi has additionally attended a number of govt programmes together with Basic Administration Program (GMP21) at Harvard and Superior Human Assets Government Program on the Michigan Ross Enterprise Faculty, Michigan USA.

She presently sits on the Board of Management, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, a non-governmental dedicated to creating dynamic, progressive and principled African Leaders. She additionally sits on the Board of ActionAid Nigeria, a non-profit organisation centered on advancing human and decreasing poverty ranges.

Oluwatoyin Aralepo

World Head of Finance – Program FP&A Mastercard Basis

Oluwatoyin Aralepo is a first class accounting graduate. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow of the Institute of Data Administration of Africa, and an Alumna of the London Faculty of Enterprise and Finance (LSBF), with over 20 years of expertise throughout Banking, Telecoms, and FinTech. Areas of experience embody finance technique and enterprise partnering, financial planning, evaluation & reporting, audit and enterprise assurance, financial controls, and governance.

She was the Head of Finances in UBA – answerable for over 400 enterprise offices’ price range preparation and consolidation; Industrial Controller and Monetary Controller at Airtel Nigeria the place she managed a portfolio of over $1 billion and supported price initiatives that saved hundreds of thousands of {Dollars}, and former CFO of Cellulant Nigeria and Liquid Applied sciences.

She lately based Africa Finance & Technique Hub to assist companies, particularly SMEs, acquire easy accessibility to skilled financial administration abilities and instruments that can help them to know, handle and scale their companies. She goals to assist companies construct sustainable financial buildings for profitable development and change into investor prepared.

She is presently the World Head of Finance – Program FP&A Mastercard Basis.

A really passionate and unassuming entrepreneurial position mannequin to younger ladies. She is a mentor of Wimbiz, Tony Elumelu Basis, and Techquest STEM Academy to say just a few. Lately named one of many prime 50 Girls in Administration in Africa 2023.

She is the creator of the guide ‘How you can Appeal to Billion-Greenback Buyers’.

Chidera Akwuba

Supervisor Transformation, Public Affairs and Governmental Relations, Henkel Nigeria

Chidera Akwuba is a extremely completed and results-driven skilled with intensive expertise in transformation, technique, public affairs, and governmental relations, presently main the Transformation and PAG Division at Henkel Nigeria. Chidera is answerable for driving development, enhancing organisational effectiveness, and interesting with stakeholders to form public opinion. A graduate of the famend Heriot-Watt College in Edinburgh, Chidera has honed her abilities and experience in enterprise technique, transformation, and stakeholder engagement over a number of years of expertise in management positions within the oil and gasoline sector and most lately the FMCG sector.

Earlier than assuming her present position, she led the Authorities Relations Division at one of many largest downstream oil and gasoline firms in Nigeria the place she was answerable for creating and implementing efficient authorities relations methods that facilitated enterprise development.

In recognition of her distinctive efficiency, Chidera received the award because the Most Worthwhile Authorities Relations Advisor in Nigeria in 2021, and in 2022, she was additionally named one of many Prime 100 Profession Girls in Nigeria, a testomony to her excellent management and contributions to the enterprise group within the nation.

Keen about feminine empowerment and sustainability, Chidera is a trailblazer in selling gender equality and environmental sustainability within the office. She has been actively concerned in mentorship applications for girls and ladies, advocating for his or her rights, and creating alternatives for them to excel of their chosen fields. Chidera wish to see a world pushed by cleaner fuels within the close to future.

Folake Soetan Owodunni

Co-Founder, Emergency Response Africa

Folake Soetan Owodunni is a Co-Founder at Emergency Response Africa. Folake is devoted to creating healthcare accessible in Africa, she is a talented communicator and Prosci-certified Change Administration Practitioner with over 9 years of expertise in healthcare, non-profit, consulting and better training sectors in US, Nigeria and Canada. She has a ardour for fixing issues and will get energised by alternatives that require important considering, constructing new methods, storytelling, speaking with various audiences, management and mission administration.

Emergency Response Africa is a healthcare know-how firm that’s altering how medical emergencies are managed in Africa, starting in Nigeria.

By combining coaching, know-how, and transportation, they’re making a scalable emergency medical companies system.

They’re constructing the biggest community of First Responders, emergency response automobiles, and verified Emergency-Prepared hospitals throughout Nigeria who’re related to emergency victims utilizing their know-how utility.

This end-to-end subscription service ensures that in any medical emergency, they ship the fitting stage of care on the scene, and if wanted, the affected person is transferred to essentially the most acceptable hospital for immediate remedy.

Earlier within the yr, Folake spent 4 days in San Francisco as a part of the Silicon Valley Olympiad, a tour sponsored by the Japan Worldwide Cooperation Company (JICA) as a part of their Subsequent Innovation with Japan (NINJA) start-up competitors for Africa, with help from Double Feather Companions and 500 World.

Emergency Response Africa was one in every of seven Nigerian and Kenyan start-ups that attended the journey and what an expertise it was. “As a founder, among the greatest help and recommendation I’ve obtained has come from different founders, particularly those that have been additional alongside. This journey was no completely different.” Folake stated.

The 5 issues she learnt from the journey consists of: You may engineer creativity and innovation, persistence and persistence produce the best outcomes, dig deep and construct for long run, ask for assist and be beneficiant with yours and encompass your self with passionate folks as a result of “it’s like getting a booster shot” she said.

Folake bagged a Grasp of Enterprise Entrepreneurship and Know-how – MBET from the College of Waterloo, a Certificates in Digital Advertising and marketing Administration from Sheridan School (An intense employment bridging program designed for internationally skilled professionals, offering up-to-date data and abilities in enterprise communications and mission administration), an MSc in World Well being and Improvement from UCL and a BSc in Biology from College of Oregon.

Hadiza Ambursa

Government Director, Industrial, Entry Financial institution

Hadiza Ambursa was appointed Government Director, Industrial Banking Division of Entry Financial institution in November 2017.

She has over twenty years of banking expertise from Warranty Belief Financial institution and Entry Financial institution. Her expertise spans throughout transaction companies, public sector, industrial banking and company finance.

Previous to becoming a member of Entry Financial institution in 2003, she was a Relationship Supervisor, Public Sector in Warranty Belief Financial institution Plc.

Ambursa graduated with a Bachelor of Science diploma in Political Science from College of Jos in 1991 and obtained a Grasp’s Diploma in Regulation and Diplomacy in 1996 from the identical college. She subsequently attended Massachusetts Institute of Know-how (‘MIT’) the place she obtained a Grasp’s in Enterprise Administration in 2009. She has attended a number of govt administration growth programmes in main establishments, together with Harvard Enterprise Faculty and MIT.

She sits on the Boards of Entry Financial institution Ghana Plc and Financial institution Administrators Affiliation of Nigeria.

Yemi Keri

Founder, Heckerbella

Yemi Keri is the Chief Government Officer of Heckerbella Restricted, a digital transformation firm.

She is Chair, Non-Government Director and Advisory Board member of varied organisations, and an award-winning commercially minded technologist, with expertise within the Data Know-how and Telecommunications industries, working at CEO and C-suite stage throughout the private and non-private sectors.

She is on the forefront of digital transformation to deal with enterprise and social issues, recognised as one of many foremost Girls in Know-how in Nigeria to carve out a distinct segment within the know-how area, with over twenty years of expertise in each the private and non-private sectors. She can be a enterprise growth strategist, expert at creating progressive enterprise options to deal with organisational challenges and leverages on the usage of know-how as a catalyst for strategic development.

As CEO Heckerbella Restricted, they’re a digital transformation firm, and a Companion at Holmen Consulting, an data know-how consulting agency. She helps the iAspire Information Science Fellowship Program, an iDAF.ng flagship program that’s coaching and making ready Nigeria’s vibrant minds to leverage synthetic intelligence, and superior machine, in addition to deep studying ideas to deal with enterprise and social issues.

Previous to beginning her entrepreneurial journey because the CEO of Heckerbella Restricted, she held roles in govt administration positions: the Consulting Head of IT on the Nationwide Pensions Fee (PENCOM), the Basic Supervisor for Data Know-how and Enterprise Programs for NatCom Improvement and Funding Firm Restricted (buying and selling as ntel), pioneer MD/CEO of Edo state Directorate of Data Communications & Know-how Company (ICTA), and the Regional Supervisor, West Africa for SAP.

Keri is enthusiastic about creating endearing enterprise alternatives and generational wealth by way of leveraging the limitless alternatives that data know-how presents. Together with her experience in know-how and strategic enterprise growth, she has impressed many, women and men alike, to create indigenous know-how firms.

She has constructed an incredible profession in data know-how with a confirmed observe file and is credited with creating the framework of the Data and Communication Know-how (ICT) coverage in Edo state, broadening the popularity of the values and acceptance of knowledge know-how into the general public service, and the institution of the first-ever Data Communications and Know-how Company – an enabler for the complete supply of e-governance within the state. This large feat attracted a number of accolades regionally and internationally.

She is a world enterprise advisor and an ardent advocate of girls’s participation in Boardroom decision-making and having a voice on the desk. She believes that expertise and abilities are main parameters in measuring efficiency. For her, a girl is as probably as a person to excel in any area if there’s a stage enjoying floor, given the superb efficiency of girls through the years within the company world.

Dr OluToyin Akande-Ajala

CEO of JBS Medicare Providers

Dr OluToyin Akande Ajala is a UK educated Guide Geriatrician with over 27 years expertise as a doctor within the Geriatric Medication within the UK’s NHS.

She is the CEO of JBS Medicare Providers, the main personal aged healthcare service in Nigeria & the Founder/MD of the newly based JBS Gerontology Centre, Lekki, Lagos a hospital and specialist centre for the older age group.

Her Basis’s “Undertake a Gran” programme, caters for the underprivileged aged in Nigeria & Subsaharan Africa.

She is married to an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and is a mum of 4.

She is an avid traveler and has been to the 7 continents (together with Antarctica) and 67 international locations.

Oluwatoyin Onigbanjo

Founder, Augustsecrets Nigeria

Oluwatoyin Onigbanjo is passionately pushing impression in youngster diet, gender and household growth.

Oluwatoyin and her crew are constructing an award-winning firm; Augustsecrets Ltd with the mission to unravel urgent youngster diet challenges utilizing their artistic and healthful options.

AugustSecrets Ltd is an award-winning firm began by a younger girl who had her youngster, Jaden, outdoors her nation Nigeria. On returning, she purchased all types of cereals and child care gadgets for the newborn to be weaned at 6 months, however he later rejected all of them.

As a primary time mum, she bought annoyed because the youngster was ravenous, after which, this moved her to start to seek out alternate options from day by day African meals crops to make selfmade meals for her son. Alas! Jaden most well-liked all of the pure, selfmade ranges and grew wholesome on all of them.

This attracted much more mums and caregivers who had choosy eaters and fussy meal instances to request for the pure cereals. Because the demand grew, she engaged dieticians and nutritionists and was capable of give you an all-natural, nutritious cereal vary; Jadens Cereals named after the newborn.

From promoting to family and friends in 2017, right this moment Jadens Cereals sells tonnes of packs from in style shops and markets serving to mother and father resolve the frustration of feeding their infants proper with extra nutritious choices from regionally accessible crops like potatoes, rice, soya, and grains.

The Cereals are additionally exported to all international locations particularly Ghana, UK and a few elements of the USA.

Joke Bakare

Founder, Medplus Pharmacy

Joke is the Founding father of Medplus Pharmacy, Nigeria. She is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.

Medplus is a number one well being and sweetness retailer chain pharmacy. The model began in 1993 as Medication Plus. In a bid to fulfil buyer demand, the model has metamorphosed to what’s identified right this moment as Medplus.

Medplus began with its first retailer at Adeola Odeku. Over time, Medplus choices has grown when it comes to experience and merchandise. With over 100 shops nationwide, their objective is to assist their prospects reside wholesome, look stunning and really feel good. Their mission is to supply a holistic strategy to healthcare; caring for the thoughts, physique and spirit, and is dedicated to offering the perfect merchandise, companies and data doable.

Ifedayo Durosinmi – Etti

Founding father of Herconomy

Ifedayo Durosinmi – Etti is an creator, entrepreneur and younger international chief with over 10 years of administration and management expertise working within the style, advertising and marketing and manufacturing industries. Ife holds a primary diploma in Biochemistry and an MBA in World Enterprise.

Previous to shifting again to Nigeria in 2012, she labored with Arcadia Group Plc, a British multinational retailing firm headquartered in London, and in addition labored at Aspire Acquisitions. Ifedayo joined Nigerian Breweries (Heineken Working Firm in Nigeria) as a Younger African Expertise (YAT) and transitioned to their Company Communications Division within the place of Company Social Accountability and Sustainability Help Supervisor, the place she efficiently managed numerous company social accountability and sustainability initiatives. Ifedayo can be an affiliate member of the Promoting Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).

In 2018, she was invited to Harvard College as a panellist, to debate the position of girls in democracy and the way it impacts companies in Africa, throughout their African Improvement Convention. She was lately appointed as a Youth Advisory Group Member for Options for Youth Employment (S4YE), a world coalition fashioned by the World Financial institution, geared toward offering catalytic help to employment and productive work for 150 million youth by 2030.

Ifedayo was chosen as a Mandela Washington Fellow in 2021, the flagship program of the U.S. Authorities, launched in 2014 for Younger African Leaders. She was chosen as a World Shaper of the World Financial Discussion board and is presently the Mission Lead for Startup Dome, a mission launched to bridge the gender hole by way of the socio-economic empowerment of girls in Nigeria.

She is the proud founding father of Herconomy (previously referred to as AGS Tribe), a group she developed pushed by her personal expertise. Herconomy is a group for empowered ladies, mixed with a monetary platform, with a mission to empower ladies by way of monetary companies, capability constructing, jobs and networking.

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