MRS ADENIKE OGUNLESI
She is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Ruff N Tumble, an indigenous clothing company that specialises in Children’s cloth. She has strong foundation in entrepreneurship, and has featured in the Africa Open for Business documentary.
She is a winner of the Fate Foundation Model Entrepreneur in 2005 and serves as mentor to Junior Achievement of Nigeria and the Fate Foundation.
DR. NDIDI NNOLI EDOZIEN
She is the Founder/President, Growing Businesses Foundation. Growing Businesses Foundation (GBF) is a principal facilitator of Micro Credit to micro entrepreneurs, SME growth advocacy and Sector support.
Ndidi previously acted as the Head and Founder of the Sec. Trust Asset Management Division, with assets in excess of N2 billion. She has also worked with First Securities Discount House in credit and marketing, with responsibility for the accounts of blue chip, non-bank issuers and investors. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with B.Sc. (Economics) International Relations. She obtained the Investment Management Certificate from the Institute of Investment Management & Research (IIMR), UK in 1998 and Doctorate Degree Program in Germany.
CHIEF DELE MOMODU
He is the founder and publisher of Ovation International and also a columnist with THISDAY newspaper. He is well known for his authority on political issues which is published through his column.
Ovation is regarded as the biggest and best African Celebrity Magazine printed in London. The magazine is now very popular worldwide.
Ovation has been able to feature prominent celebrities and achievers, ranging from Presidents of various countries to movers and shakers of the society.
Ovation International magazine sells in over 20 cities across the world and it is known for its affiliations with influential people across the world.
DR DOYIN ABIOLA
She is the Chairman of Integrated Micro Finance Bank. She has degrees from University of Ibadan, University of Wisconsin and University of New York. She was the managing editor and editor-in-chief Concord Press of Nigeria. She was the first Nigerian female Eisenhower fellow and belongs to the organisation steering committee, Rockefeller Foundation, 21st century leadership honouree member.
She also served on other Boards such as: CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards (Chairperson), National Commission for Women Affairs, (Board Member) (2002-2004), Chairperson, Nigerian Media Merit Awards, Board of Trustees (1991-1992), Member, International Advisory Council (1990-1992) and member, Steering Committee for Strategies and Marketing of NEPAD (2001).
Mrs. Bunmi Lawson is the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of ACCION Microfinance Bank Limited. ACCION prides itself as a model microfinance bank with unique, well researched products and services provided to delight its customers.
She was the Executive Director of FATE Foundation Ltd/Gte, a leading business development service provider in Nigeria. She is also co-owner and Director of VLA Lawrence & Associates, a leading Human Resources services organization and has over 18 years experience in finance, insurance, marketing and auditing.
Issac Durojaiye popularlyknown as Otunba Gadaffi, is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of DMT Mobile Toilets Nigeria Limited. DMT is the first manufacturer of mobile toilets in Nigeria and West African sub-region that produces rents and maintains safe, sanitary portable toilets. Otunba graduated from a technical college in the UK as a graphics artist and received a degree in Business Administration from Lagos State Polytechnic. His business aims at improving public health, sanitation and encouraging social transformation through job opportunities. In 2005, He was inducted as a Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum
MR. BUKAR TIJANI
He is the National project Co-ordinator of Third National Fadama Development Project and He also served as the immediate past Programme Co-ordinator, IFAD Assisted Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development Programme. Bukar is very passionate and committed to sustainable and innovative development in agriculture.
MR. GBENGA BADEJO
He is a life coach, publisher and campaigner. He is also principal partner at Park royal Finishing School in Nigeria and London, a school that shapes, develops and prepares young people for the future. Gbenga Badejo is the author of ‘Not a Wasted Generation’ and director of ‘NAWG’, a public service organisation that campaigns for good governance and responsible citizenship. He holds a degree in Political Economywith Computing and MBA from University of Westminster. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
MR. ABIODUN ADEOYE
He is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Contact Solutions Limited (CONSOL), a leading communications company that offers quality services in customer service management. Abiodun Adeoye holds a B.Sc (Hons) Elecronic/Electrical Engineering degree from ObafemiAwolowo University and an MBA from Cardiff Business School, University of Wales with Fifteen (15) years Engineering, Project Management and Customer Management expertise in the Telecommunications industry both in Nigeria and abroad.
He has worked in various organisations such as MTS First Wireless Nigeria Limited, MTN Nigeria and Quotient Communications (UK) Ltd. He has also consulted for various telecom operators around the globe (KPN-Orange Belgium, Vodafone Netherland, SBC Technologies, Vodacom SA, Vodafone Australia, Vodafone NZ, Vodafone Hungry, Telsim Turkey, Turkcell, etc.). Prior to Quotient, Abiodun was Senior Engineer, Network Performance Dept., Vodafone UK, and he also held intermediate and Senior Engineering positions at One2One (now T-Mobile) in the UK.