BAMNG Speakers

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Brett Johnson

Writer, Father, and Consultant in California

Brett Johnson is the founder of The Institute for Innovation, Integration & Impact, Inc, which is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Passionate about the abolition of dichotomy¬—eradicating the false barriers between facets of life, Brett is particularly interested in removing the barrier between the so-called secular and sacred. A chartered accountant, writer, father and social entrepreneur, Brett is dedicated to societal transformation through business, capital and leadership transformation. Brett has over thirty years of experience with leading public accounting and management consulting firms. He and the team at The Institute have repurposed over 365 corporations. He works extensively with executive groups within businesses, NGOs and international charities, helping them dream new futures, and align around a common purpose. A South African native, Brett has lived in Silicon Valley with his family for 30 years.

Brett has authored eleven books, and has some more in the works:

  • Convergence—Integrating your Career, Community, Creativity & Callingk
  • I-Operations—How the Internet can transform your Operating Model with Gary Daichendt, former EVP of Worldwide Operations at Cisco
  • LEMON Leadership—Radically fresh leadership
  • Repurposing Capital—Rediscovering Faith-based Financing
  • Transforming Society—A framework for fixing a broken world
  • CYCLES—A journey to Purpose
  • 50 Principles of faith-based financing
  • X-Ordinary—The amazing stories of ordinary people in business with God
  • The Initiative Index—What women wish men knew about the signals men send
  • The Availability Index—What men wish women knew about the signals women send
  • 10 Steps to Restoration

Brett and his wife Lyn are frequently asked to speak and conduct consultations around the world.

Pastor Tope Popoola

Tope Popoola is the CEO of HERITEK SUPPORT SERVICES Ltd, a Human Capital and Business Development Consultancy firm. He holds a degree from the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) obtained in 1982. He started his working career as Administrative Officer with the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. Between 1987 and 1991, he was the Executive Secretary of the NIGERIAN PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION. He also briefly served (1991- 92) as the National Executive Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of Nigeria.

A seasoned administrator and Manager of men and resources, writer, inspirational speaker, pastor and entrepreneur, he is a man of many parts but only ONE passion – cultivating men and women of influence and affluence for whom godly excellence is a culture.

A Trainers’ Trainer, he is a Life Coach to many company executives. He is an alumnus of the MANDEV Certification Programme of the Centre For Management Development, Nigeria's official accreditation agency for Management Trainers. In 1989, he participated in the prestigious Very Important Personalities (VIP) Programme sponsored by the government of the United States as one of thirty professionals selected from thirty countries.

He is also an alumnus of the School of Development Studies of Harvard University. He is also an alumnus of the University of Stellenbosch program on Futurism in Business. He speaks regularly on Leadership, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship and consults for several organizations on these issues.

'Tope Popoola is a widely travelled and highly sought-after conference speaker and has delivered several Keynote Speeches in and out of Nigeria. In 2006, he was the Keynote Speaker at the Cherokee County (Georgia, USA) celebration of the American National day of Prayer, the first African to have been given such honour. He has been instrumental to the training of leaders from over 40 countries. He serves on the International Faculty of Haggai Institute of Advanced Leadership with campuses in Asia and Hawaii, USA, where he teaches on the subject of Leadership.

In February 2009, he was one of four prominent Nigerian dignitaries invited for the Annual Prayer Breakfast with the then newly elected President of the USA, Barack Obama. In recognition of his leadership role in capacity building, he was recently honoured with the Honorary Citizenship of the State of Nebraska in the USA.

He writes a weekly column EMPOWERED FOR L.I.F.E (Leadership, Impact, Finances, Excellence) in The Tribune, a national newspaper in Nigeria. He has featured severally on national and local television.

An accomplished entrepreneur, he has a passion for developing the spirit of enterprise in the body of Christ. He is the Host of ENTERPRISE 101, a TV programme in Ekiti State and environs, where he teaches on principles of successful enterprise. He currently serves as a Member of the Ekiti State Judicial Service Commission.

He is an author and has written and published several books. His publications, LIVING INTENTIONALLY (published 2009) and FIRST THINGS FIRST - How To Live A Life of Priorities as well his recent one THE LEADERPRENEUR, have been rated very highly as veritable Leadership and Personal Development tools.

As a Pastor, he is the founding Overseer of THE BUSINESS CHURCH (Luke 2:49).
His life mission : - to raise a people of influence and affluence for whom godly excellence is a culture
His strategy: - affecting attitudes to enhance altitudes.
A consummate family man, he is married with children.

Cliff Stwart

CLIFF STWART is an experienced business management consultant with over 20 years of experience in multiple roles including project management, business startup strategy, business development and acceleration and executive management. He have started several businesses and have consulted to startups, multi-nationals and Fortune 500 companies in countries around the globe. On this journey Cliff have picked up tremendous skills in analytics, modeling, programming, problem solving, management, communication, strategic planning and coaching. He is a new-comer to Upwork and he is looking forward to exploring the platform and working with you!

Co-Founder / CEO at BattCo Energy Storage Systems, Associate at Rep - Repurposing Business-Transforming Society. Experienced business leader and advisor with a broad range of experience gained in various markets, most recent involving renewable energy.

Elaine Tai

Elaine Tai is a senior manager at Microsoft, where she helps oversee the 3rd party display advertising business via strategy and analytics. She serves on Microsoft’s Give Committee and is actively involved with Microsoft’s start-up engagements in NYC.

Prior to Microsoft, Elaine worked at a SF-based start-up (acquired by Microsoft), advising premium online publishers on media revenue management.

Previous to online media, Elaine worked at BearingPoint in New York and other boutique consulting firms, partnering with clients in both private and public sectors.

Elaine received her BS and MS in Operations Research from Columbia University. She serves on the social investment council of Echoing Green, a non-profit that supports social entrepreneurs with ideas for social change and is a violinist at the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra based in NYC

Tim Greenway

Born and educated in Zimbabwe in RSA since 2004. Qualified in Underground mining and mine management from the Canadian established: Zimbabwe School of Mines. 22 years in construction, mining and enterprise development across the sub-Saharan region. MD APEC, multiple small entrepreneurial startups. Husband, father, son and passionate African.

P J (Kriek) Bekker

P J (Kriek) Bekker – Is the President and Project Director of AgriMarine Industries (Africa) and a Board of Director member with various companies in the Agricultural and Mining Environments in Africa

Mr. Bekker has a history and business background of more than 40 years in the Academic Environment and in the Agriculture and Mining Industries in Africa, developing skills and accumulating experience through all corporate levels of business. He has held Senior Management and Executive positions for a number of Southern African companies operating in the Meat, Fish, Agronomy and Mining Industries.

Mr. Bekker has excelled as a turn-around strategist and new business development facilitator including the overseeing and completion of more than thirty projects over the last thirty years. He has travelled extensively in Africa and has valuable experience in project facilitation, development and management on this continent including consulting as an experienced business strategist to more than twenty companies in Africa on aquaculture and agronomy/hydroponics and mining.

Riana Zinn

Riana Zinn is a well-qualified, practicing Optometrist in South Africa, with Clinical Optometry, Low Vision and Neuro-Optometry as her specialist fields of service.

She qualified through the School of Optometry in Johannesburg and has been practising Clinical Optometry for more than three decades, currently residing near Cape Town. She also completed her advanced studies in Ocular Diseases and Pharmaceutical Applications (cum laude). Riana has certification in Trauma Debriefing as well as Spiritual Care and Counseling of the sick. She therefore has a multidisciplinary approach to the care of her Low Vision patients and combines her experience and training in guiding them through their process of loss. With her soft-hearted approach she helps people with degenerative visual disorders through the stages of accepting and overcoming their full, partial or functional visual loss.
Riana also holds a Bachelor's degree in Theology that supports and guides her personal mission of Ministering through outreach both at home as well as to other countries in Southern Africa. Kingdom principles are the golden key to the success of Riana's practise. Her heart and call is to establish these principles in the Market Place using every opportunity through her profession and ministry work to achieve this.

Louis Rossouw

Louis Rossouw is founder of the Shalam Group of Companies, enabling entrepreneurs to take ‘7 Types of Inspired Innovations’ to their market for social good.

A dentist with Honors and Masters degrees (CumLaude) and a registered specialist in Epidemiology, Public Health & Health Systems, he holds several inventions and innovations in healthcare and information technology.

Ross Conlon

Ross Conlon is an ambassador for Christ in the Market place and is the CEO of Sunergeo Institute. He is also currently the Chairman of the Legacy Wealth, APEC mining group and Trinity Trading Africa.

Previously Ross was the Group CEO of Printworks Zimbabwe for 21 years; as well as being Chairman of Xerox Zimbabwe. He was awarded the Zimbabwe Businessman of the year, both in 2011 & 2016 by ZNCC & ZLI. Ross was born and educated in Zimbabwe and is married to Cherylyn and has four daughters. He is Founder of The New Season Foundation that supports conservation agriculture as well as orphan and community development in Africa.

Zienzi Musamirapamwe

Dr. Zie is the President and for Marketplace Calling International (MCI) as well as Founder for the Global Young Marketplace leaders (GYML). MCI, which was launched in

2008, has presence in Johannesburg, New York, London, Silicon Valley (California) Harare, Nairobi and Lusaka. Her passion and mandate is to raise greatness and see purpose driven business people and professionals influence and reign in the marketplace.
She is also an executive for a global bank with over 30 years solid banking experience in Africa and including international work attachments with the World Bank Washington DC, Federal Reserve Bank New York and Standard Bank London. Dr. Zie is currently an Audit Committee member for the South Africa (SA)’s Department of Mineral Resources and previously she was Audit Committee Chairperson for the SA Department of Public Enterprises’ (for nine years). Audit Committee Chairperson at the Public Service Commission, Chairperson of the Gauteng Provincial Government Cluster Two Audit Committee.
Having been born in Zimbabwe, she is Pan African as well as very global, she strongly believes that boarders are man-made and can restrict us from achieving our God ordained purpose.In honor of her contribution towards marketplace transformation, in 2012 she was appointed as United Nations representative with NGO special consultative status and accredited to UN Geneva, Switzerland.

Engr. Ntiense Ubon-Israel

International Christian Chamber of Commerce: Vice-President-At-Large - Prayer Domain

NtienseUbon-Israel is a Nigerian Registered Engineer and lives in Lagos where he runs Victomation Services Limited, an Information Technology (IT) and Communications private company, as the Managing Director and CEO. He had earlier worked for other companies in Oil Exploration and information technology. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Engineering.

Ntiense has also been involved with Intercession for Nigeria, Africa and other nations for the past three decades. He carries a burden to see God's purpose for nations come to pass both politically and also in the marketplace. He is widely travelled in the pursuit of this vision.

Ntiense is former President of ICCC Nigeria and is currently serving as the African Regional Leader for the ICCC. He chairs an initiative called the Christian Coalition against Corruption (CCAC), a coalition of marketplace ministries with the vision of ridding Nigeria of corrupt practices. He is married to Anie and they have four children.

Muyiwa Gbamgbose

Muyiwa Bamgbose has almost 40 years’ experience in Management and Project Planning. After his Bachelor degree in Biochemistry in 1976, he went on to study Agro-Industrial Project Planning at the Bradford University in the United Kingdom in 1979. He returned to the University of Ibadan to study MBA, which he completed in 1985.

He started his working career in Olaogun Enterprises Ltd in 1978 and rose to the position of Managing Director in 1989 when he left to start Comtek Nigeria Limited. Comtek was involved in several contracting operations before veering into manufacturing. He has designed and implemented several Projects in Waste Recycling incorporating various separation and refining techniques. He has extensive experience with different kinds of furnaces and fuel sources. He is also involved in mining and material conversions.
Today, Muyiwa is involved in giving strategic direction to Educational Advancement Centre, directing the affairs of Cedarhaus Realtors, a real Estate development Company, leading School-on-Air initiatives and presiding over Renewed Thinking Ministry. He is a Trustee Pastor of the Vine Branch Ministries where he was ordained in 1994 and the President of Christian Theological Seminary which is affiliated to Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University). He lectures occasionally in the University of Ibadan on Entrepreneurship and is on the faculty of the newly approved Business School of University of Ibadan. Muyiwa is an alumnus of the Haggai Institute, a Faculty member on the Subject of Christian Leadership and currently the Chairman of the Oyo State Alumni Association.
EDUCATION: Training the Trainers JCI Montreal 1984, University of Ibadan MBA 1984 University of Bradford PG, Agro-Industrial Projects Planning and Appraisal, 1979 University of Ibadan B.Sc, Biochemistry, 1976
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Owner and Director at Educational Advancement Centre July 1996 – Todate. The School runs Advanced Level GCE program and are also involved in research into basic things like Biofuel, Waste to fuel. The School is working on going into Tertiary education.
President at: School-on-Air January 2013 – Present (2 years 4 months) School-on-Air produces and broadcasts School lessons to students in the continent of Africa from Intelsat 20 Satellite 1 recommendation available upon request
Initiator and Chairman at: Cedarhaus Realtors Ltd October 2012 – Todate. Cedarhaus Realtors builds dream houses to offer subscribers an environment similar to what they enjoy in the corporate office! Vice Chairman at Comtek Nigeria Limited January 1992 – 2014. Recycling scrap auto-batteries into Lead and also operating a Galena Mine
National President, Nigeria Junior Chamber International January 1988 – December 1988 (1 year)

Christian Wogu Eso

Christian Wogu is an author, a lawyer and also a presidential aspirant. He is determined to give Nigeria a strong national economy and a pride of place among world renowned nations. He is a business ownership coach and a leading corporate systems development consultant in Africa. His clients include governments, corporations, armed forces,

religious bodies, the Media, financial institutions, educational institutions and cooperative societies. Wogu seats on the board of several companies and chairs some. His reputation precedes him. He specializes in unlocking the huge potentials in people. Many organizations, intent on staying on top of inter-corporate business gambits, leverage his expertise. He is a regular television guest and a well-sought after speaker in conventions and conferences. Wogu’s ideals are regularly captured in his books, campaigns, sermons and seminars.
To those who have accessed the timeless wisdom of his book, MULTIMILLIONAIRE Mindset, a “Yes I can” mentality has evolved. No longer would destinies and prospects be truncated. No longer would thoughts and pronouncements border on negativity. We hereby recommend this consummate leader to your good selves in the hope that Nigeria’s vast disillusioned human capital would re-awaken to possibilities imbued in the national economic firmament. Consequently, we urge you to seize the opportunity of the forthcoming 2019 General Elections to give backing to the visionary aspirations of Christian Wogu as Nigeria’s next president – in his bid to midwife a prosperous Nigeria. The details of Wogu’s manifesto hereof are your use.
MANIFESTO ON CHRISTIAN WOGU’S VISION FOR A GREATER NIGERIA
Hear Wogu on the following:
SANCTITY OF LIFE“I shall place the highest premium on the life of each Nigerian, whether at home or abroad. Moreover, foreigners in Nigeria or abroad shall be required to accord Nigerians deserving respect.”

INVIOLABILITY OF NIGERIANS
“My government shall build a nation where the inviolability of the human person or property shall be held sacrosanct. Structures, systems, processes or acquisitions shall play second to people.”

SOVEREIGNTY OF THE PEOPLE
“Election outcomes shall be by the sovereign will of the people. Candidates shall not rely on financial power to pick up nomination forms or tickets or to buy the electorates. Candidates shall not rely on a zoning formula, Party size or godfathers. Democracy is the property of the people and the people must repossess it.”

SECURITY OF LIVES AND OF PROPERTIES
“My government would work relentlessly to ensure the security of lives and properties. Kidnappers, ritualists, terrorists and armed robbers cannot continue to hold our nation to ransom.”

STEMMING MIGRATION
“Nigerians struggle and die in the deserts and in the oceans in order to migrate. Opportunitiesshall be created to make migration less attractive. I shall give Nigerians a much better deal.”

NIGERIANS IN THE DIASPORA
“Our people in the Diaspora shall be obliged to return to a prosperous economy where they could further contribute to.”

HUMAN RIGHTS
“I dream of a Nigeria where incarceration of a Nigerian would not be by levity. I shall review the case of each Nigerian awaiting trial or has been sentenced with the aim to question the basis for such denial of freedom in view of the sweeping corruption in Nigeria. The same goes for each person that had died in detention, even by a purported execution of a judicial process. Reparations would be made where deserving.”

AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE
“Lives of many Nigerians are lost, daily, to insensitive healthcare. Nigerians deserve a responsive healthcare and that I shall be committed to. I am strongly of the view that the same attention given to secure our airports and more should be given to efficient and affordable healthcare delivery for every Nigerian.”
ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
“My government shall challenge Nigerians to solve energy, refining and power challenges. I shall give our Engineers the opportunity, with large rooms to fail, in order to ultimately succeed. Failing, is the bedrock for research and development. National honours or recognitions will reward provision of solutions. List of celebrities shall be enlarged to include Agricultural, Science, Technology and Economic breakthroughs.”

To contact Wogu directly,
call 08033074390; 08184381698
Google: ‘Shechinah Business School.’
Youtube: ‘Shechinah Business School’


TRAINING, COURSES AND SEMINARS
Christian Wogu has created numerous programmes that have been organised with Nigeria and abroad and with many more coming up.
Thank you.

Tope Louis

Mr Louis's immense passion for making a positive impact in the Printing industry in Africa led to his converging like-minded individuals who shared in the dream of building a world-class Signage Material services company driven by a quest for excellence through dedicated service and professionalism - thus the birth of Trade Edge Limited, Nigeria’s leading provider of Signage Materials and Equipments.

A multi-talented Micro-Biologist of over 40 Years of Age, with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Ibadan – (1991 – 1996) and 2nd Degree of the same Discipline from the same University – (1998 – 2000), he has immense exposure to the Printing industry at various levels locally and internationally and has attended several professional and management programs such as Lagos Business School and other Executive Short Term Business Courses in China, Brazil, South Africa and India. His keen interest in developing business strategies has taken him places.

His many business Operations are result-oriented and fully adapted to the peculiarities of his Valuable Customers in Nigeria and across West Africa; offering robust, scalable & world-class functionalities to cost-effectively deliver a competitive edge these valuable customers. He also represents International Brands in Nigeria and West Africa.

He currently serves as Director (Partnership), Qualmat Global Integrated limited. He is married with two children.

Rev. Reuben E. Ezemadu

Rev. Reuben E. Ezemadu is the founding (and currently the International) Director of the Christian Missionary Foundation Inc. He served as the pioneer General Secretary and later as the Chairman of NEMA (Nigeria Evangelical Missionary Association), the General Coordinator of the Third World Missions Association (TWMA) and currently the Continental Coordinator of the MOVEMENT FOR AFRICAN NATIONAL INITIATIVES (MANI). He is a co-founder of Development Associates International (DAI) of which he served as the Pioneer Director of itsNigeria Ministry Center.

His contributions to the development of the missionary movement in Nigeria and beyond has earned him the following awards: “1998 AKANU IBIAM AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PROMOTION OF THE VISION AND WORK OF CROSS-CULTURAL MISSIONS”by Wesley International Theological Seminary, the“1998 WOSOM MERIT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN MISSIONS WORK” by World Outreach School of Missions, and an honorary DOCTOR OF DIVINITY by the World Link University. He was also featured in the biographical documentary by theAlliance Research Network International titled “Indigenous Missions InNigeria: Pioneers Behind the Scene”

A B. Ed graduate from University of Ibadan, he has authored and edited a number of books on Missions, as well as contributed several articles to other publications. His most recent books are:Missions: The Heartbeat of God; Missions and You; Missions Mobilization Manual;Sending and Supporting African Missionaries in the 21st Century; Models, Issues and Structures of Indigenous Missions in Africa (Ed)and a chapter on The Role of the Majority Church in Missions in AZUZA STREET AND BEYOND as well as in “Sorrow and Blood”.

He is married to Bosede Olaitan Ezemadu and blessed with four children (Chika, Chuks, Buchi and Joshua), a son-in-law (Sayo Afolabi, Chika’s spouse), two daughters-in-law (Oselata, Chuks’ spouse, and Vanessa, Joshua’s spouse) four grand-daughters (Rhoda, Michelle & Joanna Afolabi; Gabriella Chinasaram Ezemadu) and a grandson (Jethro Chuks Ezemadu)

Ben Dike

Benjamin is a director in Cedarline West Africa Limited, an indigenous Nigerian company that has recently secured an exclusive distributorship agreement for the range of pharmaceutical products of Macrophar Company Limited of Thailand in West Africa. An experienced banker with over 20 years vintage in the industry, his career spans Retail and Commercial Banking, Sales Management, Retail Lending and International Operations. Benjamin has variously served as segment head of SME Banking, Head of Retail Lending, Head of Client Acquisition and Client Relationship Head in top commercial banks in Nigeria, including Standard Chartered Bank.

Over the years, Benjamin has distinguished himself in developing and supporting high performing teams. He holds a first class honours degree in English Studies, a Masters degree in Literary Criticism (both from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria) and an MBA from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He also holds the professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria and the Institute of Credit Administration. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Credit Administration from the International University of Panama.

Benjamin has worked with SMEs in the past 15 years assisting them with enterprise development, financing options and structures and business process reengineering both in his professional work as a commercial banker and in his involvement as a director of some companies. This includes Director in Palmnet Consult Limited, a firm that has been at the forefront of enterprise development, especially among SMEs in Nigeria through Consulting and Business Support Services and Organizational/Enterprise Development Trainings. He is also a Director in Veterco Nigeria Limited, the sole agents and distributors of Veterco Vietnam range of veterinary products. With the vast opportunities and strong market outlook in the agricultural sector in Nigeria, Benjamin is currently working on joint venture arrangements with Thai investors in Agro Processing in Nigeria, especially within the Cassava value chain and rice production and processing.

Benjamin is a keen supporter of the Nigerian government's policy push towards turning Nigeria into a producing economy. A strong advocate of import substitution and local production, Benjamin is currently working on developing a Nigeria-Thailand trade corridor that will provide a platform for investment flows between the two countries.

He is a man of many part and strong passion for Great Commission fulfillment. He leads two ministries sold out for mission within and outside the country. Joshua Leadership Forum and Touch of Joy. He is author of Award winning Christian books. He is a man gifted to prayer, leadership and preaching of the word. He is a blessing to many communities, missionaries, and needy individuals. He is highly sorted out speakers among the Christian and cooperate circle within and outside Nigeria.

Fred Akintunwa

Fred Akintunwa is a seasoned ICT and Managed Services executive, with proven track records in solutions development, system management, banking, Project and Programme Management spanning over two decades.
He started his career with Tropical Commercial Bank (Now Unity Bank Plc.) as System Administrator that managed and developed business systems / services infrastructures, including WAN, LAN and network security that support strategic business challenges and shared services initiatives across bank network.

He later moved to City Express Bank (Now United Bank for Africa Plc.) as Head e-Business Unit where he undertook sensitive operational reviews, aligned ICT project and programme management services to business strategies. He assisted in the unit organizational development and implemented Public private partnership business that initiated e-NYSC, e-School portal and etc. He also directed the mapping and analysis of e-business processes and developed e-business architectures for the bank.
He later joined GPS Ltd as Head, Business Development where he managed small, large and complex public sector Business partnership Programme. He assisted in the foundation of the Programme Management Office (PMO) that coordinated/led technical and commercial project delivery of educational portal management and implementation. Also handled standardized budgetary control, risk management, resource allocation and reporting.
Fred is now the MD/CEO of Feghas Solutions Ltd, an Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Company that specializes in the provision of easy-to-use integrated solution/platform that creates fulfilment for individual and organisation. Feghas provide e-business, e-government platform, business intelligence, mobile solutions, biometric, networking, Intranet/Extranet, enterprises portal software development and etc.
He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Ibadan and MBA in Business Administration. He is an alumnus of prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS) and Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) West Africa. He is a member of Computer Professional of Nigeria (CPN), Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Information technology systems and security professionals (ITSSP) and Board of Director of several organisations.
He is an international Speaker, Leadership & life Coach. God’s word, integrity, long-term and generational thinking, a sincere desire to uplift and help others succeed and a strong sense of development and love guide Fred.

ADEKUNLE AKINLABI

Adekunle Akinlabi is a product of 5 Universities, University of Ibadan, A.A.U, Lagos Business school, IMD Lausanne Switzerland, & Stanford University, Stanford , Ca. U.S.A. He has 21 years of Banking experience that spans, Operations, risk management, treasury marketing, consumer banking, retail and e-banking, commercial credit marketing, SME banking, Public sectorgroup, across 6 banks, Pinnacle, UBA, Intercontinental, PHB(Keystone), Sterling, and Enterprise Bank ( General Manager SWBusiness). 2015.
He is an Entrepreneur and the chief promoter of GREENWORLD FARMS AND CONSULT an integrated Greenhouse Commercial farm, and he also sits on the board of a few companies. He has been practising Greenhousefarming for about 5 years and produces high qyality tomatoes, pepperand cucumbers for retail outlets across Nigeria he is a major supplier of Shoprite
Currently, he has just been appointed as Group Chief Marketing director, CBC Emea. Group, a National corporate with 6 companies trading across, europe, middle east, and Africa, (Energy, IT, Infrastructure, security, properties, Agribusiness and Telecomms)
He is happily married to his adorable wife, Debola and they are both blessed with Two lovely children, Bolu (Boy) and Ayomide (A lovely girl)

Ms. Thelma Ekiyor

Ms. Ekiyor has over 18 years’ experience working in the development sector, as a Donor, Business Advisor, Practitioner and Researcher with experience of leading projects in 25 African countries.

Ms. Ekiyor is the co-Founder and CEO of Afrigrants Resources Ltd, a development finance, resource mobilization and capacity building firm with a broad client base consisting of State Governments, the private sector and international organizations. Prior to establishing Afrigrants, Ms. Ekiyor was the pioneer CEO of TY Danjuma Foundation. She also served as the pioneering Executive Director of West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), based in Ghana, established by the George Soros Foundation.
She served as pioneering Senior Manager at the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, leading projects with African Governments and Regional Organisations on Peace & Development. She has also served as Consultant/Adviser to intergovernmental agencies and donor agencies such as the United Nations, the Africa Union and regional economic communities.
She is currently the Strategic Policy Adviser to the United Nations Agency for Women (UN Women) in Nigeria and the Co-convener of The Funding Space – an access to finance platform for social entrepreneurs and MSMEs Ms. Ekiyor holds an MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Imperial College London, UK ; a Law Degree (LLB Honours) from the University of Buckingham, UK. She is also a Fellow of Stanford University, USA.