Speakers from Previous Editions
MD/CEO SB Telecoms
Afolabi is the founder and CEO of SB Telecoms & Devices Limited, a company he grew in less than 10 years, from hawking recharge cards on the streets of Lagos Island to becoming one of Nigeria’s fastest growing and most dynamic non-listed private companies (awarded by The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Professor Michael Porter’s AllWorld Network of Harvard University).
Having pioneered the business of corporate telecoms brokerage in Nigeria, Afolabi has, in the last six years, led the design and innovation team in developing the leading homegrown human resource management solution, TAMS, which facilitates employee performance and operational efficiency for SMEs in Africa.
Afolabi holds a Stanford Graduate School of Business Certificate in Corporate Innovation, a Masters Degree in Telecommunication from Birmingham City University and an Advanced Diploma in Telecommunication Management from the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization, both in the United Kingdom, in addition to a Higher National Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from the Lagos State Polytechnic.
Not surprisingly, he was one of few Africans invited by the U.S. Department of State to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley, California in June 2016. Afolabi is the President of Pan-Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre Alumni Association (EDCAA) and Vice President of Stanford Seed Transformation Network Nigeria (SSTN).
Tokunbo Adetona co-owns and is executive director finance and technology at JORG Technologies (nairabox) and Tremendoc (a telemedicine platform). A chartered accountant with over 15 years of work experience, his passion for tech dates back to his childhood when he would mess around with the family computer. This passion to innovate, and drive to contribute, have been a major factor in the guiding his career path. Excited about the opportunity to shape consumer behavior, he has been committed to learning from other bright minds.
Tokunbo has broad experience in finance and as a tech entrepreneur building the popular nairabox brand from the ground up. Having served as an auditor from 2005-2010 in Deloitte and as a banker for a year after that, Tokunbo started his tech entrepreneurial journey in 2012 with solutions to help banks operate more efficiently.
A native of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria, Tokunbo was born in Dublin, Ireland and grew up in Lagos. He was born ont the 3rd of November 1982 and is a graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
An avid football player and Arsenal fan, Tokunbo’s other interests are following the movies, cooking and listening to music.
Co-Founder/ED So Fresh
Abimbola Balogun is a lawyer, HR practitioner, Co-Founder and Executive Director of So Fresh, the leading healthy food chain in Nigeria with 8 world class restaurants and over 100 high performing workforce.
Balogun is the Principal partner at AB Consults, an HR consulting firm that equips business leaders with the right knowledge and skills required to build great teams that delivers profitable growth. She was listed among the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria by Ynaija in 2017 and also in 2019 by Leading Ladies Africa in recognition of her contribution to nation building through entrepreneurship.
Balogun is very passionate about influencing the human mind to drive the change that we hope to see in the family, business, nation and the entire world. She is happily married to her business partner, Olagoke, and they are blessed with two children.
Co-founder/CSO Platform NG
Uju Ubuekwe is a graduate of Law with a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from Pan Atlantic University.
She is a
- Fellow of the Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria
- Fellow - Institute of Management Consultants
- Fellow - Institute of Corporate Administration
- Vice President, Enterprise Development Centre - Pan Atlantic University Alumni Association,
- Class President of her CEM (Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management) Class of the Pan Atlantic University
- Member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
Uju is also the former National President of FGCE Alumni Association. Scholar – Road to Women’s Business Growth Program (Cherie Blair Foundation/Exxon Mobil Foundation) and World Bank Scholar.
She is currently studying Corporate Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has over 20 years’ experience in Integrated Marketing Communications, Law and Human Capacity Development.
CEO Green Energy & Biofuels
Femi Oye, CEO of Green Energy & Biofuels (GEB); Co-founder, SMEFUNDS; and Chief Architect, GoSolarAfrica. He's a leader of Africa’s foremost clean energy technology companies, bringing decentralized off-grid solar solutions to business and residential customers while spreading Cellulosic Bio-ethanol from waste biomass into the domestic and transport fuel market.
He invests in ethical, green enterprises by creating linkages and capital to help transform Poverty ideas into thriving businesses while creating jobs, improving women's livelihoods and help the poor move themselves out of poverty.
Femi is a recipient of the World Youth Leader's Award, a Renewable Energy Senator, an IT Expert, a Business and social entrepreneur, an Investor, a Conference and Business Speaker on SDG, Climate Change and Clean Energy.
He’s an Alumni of Santa Clara University (Miller Centre) and Stanford University - Graduate Business School – SEED.
CEO Easyshop Easycook
Saudat O. Salami is the founder/C.E. O of www.easyshopeasycook.com the foremost multi-platform fresh grocery delivery company in Nigeria that uses technology to provide domestic support services to working professionals.
Her platform partners with various corporations with large workforce that understand their role in helping employees achieve work/life balance using a combination of support services which fit into HR policies. This helps to enhance productivity, reduce staff turnover especially the women workforce, improve efficiency and very importantly creates a conducive and inclusive workplace.
She is an African Women Entrepreneurship Corporative Alumna, United States IVLP Alumna, Vital Voices Grow Fellow, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women scholarship recipient; Alumna of CEM (Certificate for Entrepreneurial Management) program at EDC an arm of Pan-African University, Lagos and an Alumna of Fate Foundation-Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program.
She is an Associate Member of WIMBIZ (Women in Management, Business and Public Service), WEConnect international, Nigerian Association Of Small And Medium Enterprises, Institute of Logistics Management of Nigeria and volunteer to various charity organizations.
Onyeka Akumah is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farmcrowdy, leading a team of 50 innovative Nigerians to establish Nigeria’s First Digital Agriculture platform which has so far impacted the lives of close to 12,000 small-scale farmers across 14 states in Nigeria in 28 months since launching the platform.
Farmcrowdy has created and is leading a new category of online platforms to focus on increasing food production, impacting on the lives of small-scale farmers in Nigeria and encouraging 1 million Nigerian youth to participate in agriculture.
Prior to Farmcrowdy, Onyeka was the Chief Commercial Officer of Travelbeta – one of Nigeria’s leading online travel agencies. He has also worked with Konga as Vice President; Marketing, Jumia as Director of Marketing & Partnerships, Wakanow as Online Marketing Manager, E-Marketing Coordinator for Deloitte for West, East and Central Africa, and Webmaster for British Council in Nigeria.
In addition to being the CEO of Farmcrowdy, Onyeka currently sits on the Board of leading tech start-ups in New York and Lagos and constantly seeks ways to impact on Nigerian youths through media and technology. He was named one of Africa’s 30 Innovators 2018 in the recently published Quartz list and one of the Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in Africa by the African Youth Forum in Egypt.
Onyeka has won the Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017 and 2018 at the Nigeria Technology Awards. He was also presented with an award for being one of the 100 (under 40) Most Influential Young Persons in West Africa. The award was in recognition of his outstanding achievements, entrepreneurial demonstrations and impact as a young African.
In 2017, he was appointed to the E-Agric Stakeholders Forum by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria and was recently made one of the youngest members of the Honorary Council of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry in recognition of his innovative way of fusing Technology with Agriculture while empowering thousands of farmers.
Onyeka graduated from the Sikkim Manipal University, India where he obtained a distinction in his first degree in Applied Information Technology. He decided to fuse Digital Marketing with the skills and learning experience he had acquired while focusing on the user experience and the customer journey of selling products and services online. Onyeka Akumah has been referred to as one of the most creative internet and online marketing entrepreneurs focused on building household names out of internet businesses in Nigeria.
CEO Gemstone Group
Fela DUROTOYE is a Nation Builder & the Chief Executive Officer of the GEMSTONE GROUP, a Leadership Development Institution aimed at raising leaders of excellence and exemplary values who would be committed to building Nigeria into a most desirable nation to live in by Wednesday the 31st of December 2025.
The GEMSTONE Group is dedicated to building exemplary leaders of excellence for all spheres of National Transformation, such leaders who will be committed to building their nation, shaping their continent.
Fela is also the President of the GEMSTONE Nation Builders Foundation, a non-profit, nongovernmental organization which engages, empowers and equips nation builders and community transformers through the platforms of the GEMSTONE Nation Builders Network (GNB Network) which was established May 2013.
The GNBNetwork actively engages transformational leaders at all levels of the society; through the GEMSTONE Leadership Clubs in over 300 primary and secondary schools as well as GEMSTONE Leaders Connect Network on more than 70 campuses in tertiary institutions across Nigeria. The GEMSTONE Leadership Corp network activates recent graduates on the National Youth Service Corp program to engage is community transformation projects across 30 states of the nation.
In 2017, he founded the The Fela DUROTOYE Leadership Network; this platform is set to mentor and teach Nation Builders how to live a lifestyle of Leadership and Excellence for Accelerated Development in their personal & professional life as we TOGETHER build Nigeria into a most desirable nation to live in by December 31st 2025. Fela currently mentors over 20,000 leaders in business, enterprise, education, religion and the professional services sectors on the platform of The Fela Durotoye Leadership Network.
Tunde Daniel Balogun
Co-founder/CEO Rent SmallSmall
Tunde, with his broad experience in property management and rental services, co-founded RentSmallSmall Ltd, a real estate company leveraging on technology to revolutionize the property rental market in Nigeria by providing on-demand, on-budget, accommodation with a monthly payment plan, making it possible for Nigerians to live conveniently.
Prior to RentSmallSmall, he co-¬founded Unique Edge Management, a property management company based in Bangkok with a portfolio of over 100 properties in U.S.A and Thailand, before he relocated back to Nigeria in 2015.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration from Stamford University. He is a recipient of 2012 edition of the Clinton Global Initiative held in Washington D.C. He is Global Ambassador for JumpStart Africa, an empowerment program for young Africans. He is also an executive with Youths 4 Change.
An avid football player and Arsenal fan, Tokunbo’s other interests are following the movies, cooking and listening to music.
MD Primero Transport Services Limited
Fola Tinubu holds a BA degree in Economics and Politics from the University of East Anglia in Norwich England, and an MBA from the University of Stirling (Scotland).
He is currently the Managing Director of Primero Transport Services Limited (Operator of Lagos BRT buses from Ikorodu to CMS), and Maryland Wreckage Limited. His excellent leadership character at Primero TSL, coupled with his good ability to strategize, have tremendously brought organizational growth and structure to the company within the space of few years since it was established.
Since becoming the Managing Director at Primero TSL, Fola Tinubu was awarded the Transport Personality of the Year (2016). He also became an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Nigeria (2017).
Under his Leadership, Primero Transport Services has been awarded several awards such as the Outstanding Transport Operator of the Year (2018) and the Most Efficient Public Mass Bus Transport Operator of the Year (2018) amongst other awards.
Also at Maryland Wreckage, he has been responsible for leading the company in a right strategic direction for being the preferred wreckage cleaning service provider for the African region. His major emphasis is on major partnerships and consistent growth of the company. Since the inception of Maryland Wreckage, Fola Tinubu has consistently shown an ability to balance the strong elements of his financial, managerial and business background with the company's broader business strategies.
Prior to joining Maryland Wreckage, Fola Tinubu was the Managing Director and CEO of Greater Washington Mortgage LLC, one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in the Washington area of the United States. Fola Tinubu worked through the ups and downs of the mortgage industry and exercised understanding of how to best serve a client's needs. He has also worked for some top financial organizations in the United States in senior positions; some of the firms are ITT Financial Services, Eastern Savings Bank, Dime Bank, and National City Bank. He is happily married with children.
MD Valuemedia Advertising Limited
Born August 28th 1984, first of six siblings. He has always been a natural leader with a passion for business and community development. He schooled in Fountain Comprehensive Secondary School and later completed his secondary education in Alief Hasting High School in Houston Texan USA where he finished with 3.0 g.p.a.
Upon completion of Secondary Education, he enrolled in the University of Portsmouth United Kingdom where he received a B.Sc (Honors) in Business Enterprise Development. I later went on to receive a Master in Project Management from the same university.
After the completion of his University education, he joined the Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) where he became the project support officer for Lagos Rail Project the first of its kind in Nigeria. He later went on to join Asset Resource Management (ARM) as the Assistant Project Manager and Analyst overseeing Real Estate projects (Beechwood and Fara Estate, Lakowe Lakes Golf Resort), Infrastructure projects (Lekki toll road), Financial Projects (IFRS implementation) and many more.
In December 2011, Ope founded Valuemedia Advertising Limited and became its first Managing Director. Under his management ValueMedia has become the largest In-Transit advertising company in Nigeria, with over 18 million monthly viewers on its platform, which spreads across 400 buses in the Lagos State Bus Rapid Transit System, Ferries and Billboards. It has been identified as one of the fastest growing media and advertising companies in the country.
Deputy Director Enterprise Development Centre (Pan Atlantic University)
Nneka Okekearu is the Deputy Director of Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan Atlantic University; a University connected Entrepreneurship Centre focused on developing the competencies of entrepreneurs in Nigeria. EDC has created a network of over 50,000 entrepreneurial leaders through process improvement, capacity building, access to market and funding platforms as well as a suite of other business development services.
With over 20 years’ experience in Oil & Gas, Banking and Enterprise Development she has developed skills sets in Business development, Business Strategy, Marketing, Succession Planning, Coaching, Mentoring, Training and Small business development. Before her foray into Entrepreneurship development, Nneka had worked as a business development executive for a mid-sized telecommunications firm where she increased sales by 35% after 2 consecutive loss making years. She also worked as an investment banker focusing on providing credits and funding options to the bank’s strategic consumer clients. She also worked in the Nation’s Oil Corporation as an audit trainee.
She serves on the committee of several national and international mentoring programs and is a judge on numerous Business plan competitions. believer in the power of mentoring, Nneka is a member of the Chartered Institute of Banking mentoring panel tasked with grooming a new generation of Nigerian bankers. She has been on numerous committees all asked with deepening the SME ecosystem and was a team Member on Nigerian Education 2020 under the chairmanship of the then Education Minister Dr.Oby Ezekwesili.
She is a Life and Family coach to a network of female business owners in Nigeria. A LPI certified facilitator and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria with degrees in banking, Finance, Marketing, she is also a certified Leadership Trainer from the Centre for Creative Leadership USA, a certified trainer for the WTO’s ITC Access PACT 1&2 projects focusing on encouraging women export, she is also an IFC Business Edge and SME Toolkit trainer. She sits on the boards of a number of organisations in Nigeria.
Nneka Okekearu is a doctoral student for Entrepreneurship with emphasis on gender at University of Bradford UK, she has a Master’s in Business Administration with specialisation in Marketing from the ESUT Business School and received her undergraduate degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Nigeria. She is married to a serial entrepreneur and has 2 children.
Florence Lisette Opawoye
GM/ED Win-Win Kitchen Ltd
Mrs Florence Lisette Opawoye nee Lokonon holds a Higher National Diploma in Accounting from Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State. A Diploma in Pastry from Covenant University, Otta, Ogun State. A Master’s degree in Personnel Psychology from the prestigious university of Ibadan. Bagged a board ready certificate from the prestigious IE business school, Madrid. A student member of Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA) An associate member of the chartered Institute of Personnel management of Nigeria (CIPM). An associate of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ).
She started her carrier 2000 as a cashier in the then Afribank Nigeria Plc in Kwara State, now Mainstream bank. She moved on after five years (5) to Kebbe Local Government High school in Sokoto State for her compulsory national youth service corps program for a year (1). She returned to Lagos to unleash her entrepreneurial spirit, as she immediately and quickly started to process and package powder ginger, garlic, chilli and pepper soup ingredients for sale. She sharpened her skills in the use Microsoft office and immediately got the job of an Admin Officer and School Administrator respectively. She worked in three (3) different Montessori Schools from 2007 to 2012 and started Win-Win Kitchen with the husband in 2008. She enjoys research and development of new products and recipe.
She is passionate about Human Resource Development and Capacity building. She loves cooking and attending to other people children. She is a volunteer worker in Little Saints Orphanage Home, Lagos and an individual supporter at S.O.S village. She is married to Olushola Olasunkanmi Opawoye with three children.
Engr. Olumuyiwa Oluwole Aiyegbusi
Chairman Olu Olu Group Worldwide
Engr. Olumuyiwa Oluwole Aiyegbusi was born in Lagos over 60 years ago to the family of Afolabi Aiyegbusi of Efon Alaaye, Ekiti State- Nigeria . He started his primary education in Efon and completed his O' and A level education in flying colours at Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos. He obtained an M.Sc degree in chemical engineering at University of Cincinnati,Ohio-USA and started his engineering career in Boston, Mass- USA .
He served his NYSC year with Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi(FIIRO) in 1984 where he was converted from petrochemical engineering into food process engineer. After youth corp service he opted to start his own business rather than take an offer as a civil servant with FIIRO. He formed Water Purification Associates Ltd specialising in bore hole drilling. He later formed Olu Olu Winery Ltd in 1984 , pioneer in commercial bottling of Palmi(Palm Wine) which he started exporting to UK in 1986. By mid 1980s the Nigerian media named him as one of the young future African industrialist.
Unfortunately, he was forced to relocate to UK with his family in 1987 due to downturn in Nigeria's economic situation. He started driving mini cab to pick up his life again until 1988 when he and his wife ventured into production and packaging of poundol yam flour and exporting same to UK and US. Olu Olu branded products which started with a meagre capital of £ 1,400 has now grown to a turnover of over £3 million.
The several international awards winning US-trained engineer, is Chairman of Olu Olu Group Worldwide - a multinational conglomerate manufacturer and distributor of African foods all over the world. OLU OLU is a well known African food and beverage brands in the diasporas. The group comprises OLU OLU Industries (Nigeria), Upland Flour Mills (Nigeria), Yem Yom Ventures (UK) and United Tastes of Africa Inc. (USA) with supportive operations in countries in South America.The group is probably the largest producer and exporter of indigenous Nigerian foods to Europe and America. Olu Olu brands are visible on the shelves in 4 continents
As a visionary for the sustainable economic development of Africa, he says, “the fortune of Africans will not depend on exploring the Moon, but first on food security and then export “He is currently a Resource Person to the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and a mentor on Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program(TEEP). He has developed and fabricated various Dryers ( including Solar, Solar-Hybrid, etc). His current passion is on mid-stream sector of Agriculture Value Chain in order to minimise about # 1.0 trillion post-harvest losses in Nigeria.
Engr. Olu Olu Aiyegbusi is married and blessed with grown up children. He is a philanthropist, a Christian and a thoughtful spiritualist/philosopher. A very enthusiastic football fan and a 'gunner for life'
Head of Enterprise Banking (SME) StandbicIBTC
Ayodele Ojosipe Heads the Enterprise Banking (SME) and Trade Finance desk in the Business Banking space of StanbicIBTC and has responsibility for developing and administering strategies geared towards growth of retail Businesses.
His industry experience spans over 17years and he’s spent about 10 years of this time working with entrepreneurs to provide key needs such as exposure to capacity building interventions, access to markets and access to cheap funding. In his role with StanbicIBTC, he is passionate about supporting start-ups and drives entrepreneurial growth aggressively whilst also providing the right linkages to help them stand out in their chosen areas of Business. He has also been involved in many seminars and thought leadership sessions within and outside the country and has made valuable inputs aimed at making the business environment more friendly for entrepreneurs.
He enjoys travelling, reading and networking.
Country Manager AFEX Nigeria
Ayodeji's first solo run as an entrepreneur was at the age of thirteen, when he had to consummate a transaction worth USD 4,000 (at today’s value). By age twenty-five, he was managing accounts for Procter and Gamble, Sumal Foods (the largest confectionary in Sub Saharan Africa by volume), and several other corporate clients. He had made losses of thousands of dollars, seen several business divisions of the family business start-up, then fail or succeed, and had restructured bad credits in three of the top ten banks in Nigeria. He had also sold great brands, and built an outstanding distribution chain for consumer goods in southern Nigeria.
He is an MBA graduate of the Lagos Business School, has a first degree in Mechanical Engineering and a diploma in Heavy Equipment Engineering (with Distinction) from Penn Foster University, Scranton, US.
Ayodeji Balogun currently serves as the Country Manager for AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX Nigeria) and the Business Lead for Africa Exchange Holdings Limited in West Africa, where he is pioneering the development of a private sector led commodities exchange and warehouse receipt system.
CEO InfoMall Ltd
Chibuzo Ike has made a remarkable impact on the technology space and the development of young individuals seeking to find their foothold in the corporate world through his work as Chief Executive of InfoMall Ltd – an EdTech and Project Management Consulting business – and Project Management Consultant with Bri & Bru Services Ltd where he had led the delivery of several projects for the Federal Government through her several Ministries, Departments and Agencies. He has led by example, in all this front.
Chibuzo graduated from the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka, with a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and has been a Project Management Professional for nearly 2 decades. He is PRINCE2 Certified and Co-managed for the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, a N3.4 billion service wide roll out of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) across all Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Chibuzo has served as Member, Enlarged Ministerial Committee responsible for the drafting of the 2012 – 2017 ICT Policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria, organized by the Federal Ministry of Communication. (2012) and Member, Nigeria University Commission standing Committee for the harmonisation of Nigerian Universities' Software solutions in 2009.
He has epitomized that type of professional who through utter determination, sheer commitment and interests, whether they be leading teams, working in groups or mentoring younger entrepreneurs and graduates, have strengthened the resolve for excellence on those he have come across as he performs his daily activities.
A Member of the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER), a group comprising of NASS, (Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), NBA - section on Business Law, Organized Private Sector, he primarily works together with other members to amend or enact laws that positively affect businesses. He is also a Member, Nigeria Economic Summit Group, NESG.
EChibuzo has successfully managed the prospecting, closing and implementation of the Upgrade of Security at the 5 key International airports in Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt; and has worked hard to put systems in place to make the system function more efficiently.
Friends, colleagues and Mentees, at several times in his career, have referred to Chibuzo in these words, ‘effective administrator’, ‘inspiring motivator’, ‘dependable partner’ and ‘intelligent leader’. He gets a job done unobtrusively and efficiently, he communicates well and has creative ideas, which he is able to see through to completion. He certainly has set a fine example of reliability, dependability, hard work, discipline, dedication and commitment to the young people he meets at the delivery of his corporate tasks and those he mentors.
He is a firm advocate of the employability of Nigerian Youths and Graduates and once wrote in a powerful and yet emotional piece on his position titled: ‘The Nigerian Youth is Employable: and I have a Proof’. He has spoken to business persons and young graduates at several platform and recently at the Lagos Business School ABC Conference and the Federal University of Technology Owerri’s ‘After School What Next?’ Chibuzo, without question, is most suited to deliver this talk on technology, mentorship and entrepreneurship.
MD Inside-Out Media Ltd
Television Host and Media Consultant, Agatha Amata is a TV and content Producer, well known for her talk show "Inside-Out with Agatha” and "Inside-out Extra", which gained widespread popularity due to her unconventional style of topic delivery on the show; it remains the longest running independent talk show(s) on Nigerian television.
She is the Managing Director of Inside-Out Media Ltd established in 1997 as a media consultancy, broadcast and production outfit based in Lagos, Nigeria that birthed RAVE TV (www.raveng.tv) and TREND FM 100.9.
Agatha has produced series of blockbuster movies and drama series namely: The Addict, The Prostitute, Widow, White House, I am directed and Here and Now and most recently, Better than the Beginning, Disguise (which recorded a successful outing in the cinemas and was nominated for “Best Make up Artiste Movie/TV Series at the 2018 AMVCA Awards), Changing Faces, Merry go round, One last Time and Restless Night.
She is an active member of the Electronic Media Content Owners Association Of Nigeria (EMCOAN), Women In Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), a certified member of Advertising Practitioners Council Of Nigeria (APCON) and an affiliate to several other bodies/non-governmental organizations.
Vice President in charge of Business Development in the West (SIGMA Pensions)
Mabel is a Vice President in charge of Business Development in the West. She has over seventeen (17) years’ experience in the banking and pensions industry and prior to joining Sigma Pensions was the Head of Strategy and Regional Manager in charge of Lagos at PAL Pensions. She is an Insurance graduate from the University of Lagos and has completed the Executive program at Columbia University in New York.
Squadron Leader Adefolajuwon Amoo (Rtd)
Retired from the Nigerian Air Force in 2010 after 17 years in Service. Most of this time was spent leading technology projects, training technologists and later on, at the Presidency, being a key member of the effort to nationalise the international maritime security policy for Nigeria. This involved the entire value chain of national level strategic security policy formulation, implementation and evaluation reviewed by international regulators. Some of this work in the Nigerian Air Force earned him nomination for a National Award by the time at the age of 29 years old.
Following his retirement, he got involved more deeply in technology development with several mobile apps to his name. One of such apps earned patent acceptance at the Nigerian Patent Office and United States Patent Office (USPTO).
During a 3 year stint at the Presidential Implementation Committee on Maritime Safety and Security (PICOMSS) he was engaged in the maritime sector-wide change management required to interpret an international convention (ISPS Code), identify gaps in the national compliance status and create processes and day-to-day operational procedures that would bring Nigeria to sustainable compliance. He led the design, development and implementation of organic information technology systems for operations and interface with the global maritime industry including participation in deployment of Nigeria’s component of the Global Maritime Distress Signaling System (GMDSS) amongst many others.
He was a member of the Committee of Maritime Security Experts that worked on an IMO-endorsed Regional Coast Guard project for west and central African countries. He also provided support for the Presidential Task Team responsible for detailing and implementing Nigeria’s Maritime Domain Awareness program. He was involved in the planning and execution of quarterly Security Inspection Exercises of all ISPS code eligible port and offshore facilities as well as planning a National Maritime Security Exercise.
Prior to his time at the Presidency, Fola served with the NAF’s Chief of Logistics as Electronic Data Processing Officer. There he was involved in co-ordinating the planning, budgeting and monitoring all projects across the NAF for a period of 2 years. In his earlier years in service, he worked on implementation of public-key cryptography and was nominated for a National Award for that effort.
Post Service, Adefola has remained active both in the Public and Private sectors. In 2012, he setup the technology and logistics for what would have been the largest biometric forensics effort for election outcomes validation in Nigeria. This effort was successfully repeated on a State wide scale in 2016. Over the last 7 years, Squadron Leader Adefola Amoo as COO of a security firm (Messrs Spear and Shield Consult), has midwifed the design, deployment, maintenance and operations of technology, processes as well as strategy at State Executive level, for a Security Strategy that successfully contained criminality in a hitherto security challenged environment. This programme involved the first deployment of the European Standard TETRA based Command and Control System in West Africa for Public Safety and Security.
In 2015, he began deploying mobile apps and has 5 mobile apps in the Android and Apple App stores. He is currently the CEO of InterCab and the Founder of GridCodes both of which are available on the App stores. His public engagements include:
- Delivered a paper “REINTEGRATING EX-MILITANTS INTO SOCIETY: AN ASSESSMENT OF BEST PRACTICES IN CAPACITY-BUILDING, SKILLS ACQUISITION AND HUMAN EMPOWERMENT at the National Post-Amnesty Summit, Kaduna, Oct, 2009.
- Lead Marine Information Technology Facilitator in Strategic Retreat for the Executive Board of NIMASA, Jul, 2009
- Delivered papers on the technical aspects of the Regional Port Security Information Exchange Portal for West and Central Africa at Port Managers Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA), Annual Conferences of 2005 and 2006
- Delivered a paper on Digital Addressing as part of the Computer Professionals of Nigeria (CPN) induction/training process for new members in April 2019.
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