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Ms Osayi Oruene

Osayi Alile Oruene is the Executive Director of FATE Foundation, a leading nonprofit entrepreneurial initiative in Nigeria, West Africa, which has successfully provided entrepreneurial education and services for the past nine years to young enterprising Nigerians, and equipped them with skills, tools, networks and financing to create successful businesses. Osayi holds a Bachelor of Science […]

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Mr. Foluso Philips

The Executive Chairman and Founder of Phillips Consulting Limited (PCL), a firm engaged in business and management consulting, with offices in Nigeria and South Africa, graduated as an Industrial Economist from the University of Wales, Cardiff in 1974. He joined the British Gas Corporation as agraduate Trainee Accountant where he qualified as a Cost and

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Mrs iquo Ukoh

She had her secondary education at Methodist Girls High School in Lagos and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Iquo has attended a lot of training programmes including the Leadership programme at London Business School. Ukoh’s working career spans University of Lagos Teaching Hospital, National Institute of

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Olubayo Adekanmbi

He is a data scientist and also the founder of Data Science Nigeria, which is a network designed to fast-track Nigeria’s development through the application of machine learning in solving social/business problems. In his capacity as the Chief Transformation Officer of MTN, he is exploring new frontiers in advanced data analytics for telcos and related

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Tonye Cole

Tonye Cole was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 11 January 1967. He attended Corona School, Victoria Island and later King’s College, Lagos before proceeding to King’s School, Ely, Cambridge shire, United Kingdom. He is an alumnus of the University of Lagos and Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil. A merit honours graduate of Architecture, Tonye

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Simon Kolawole

He is the founder and chief executive officer of Cable Newspaper Limited, publisher of TheCable, Nigeria’s Independent online newspaper and former Editor of THISDAY, arguably Nigeria’s most influential newspaper. He holds a B.Sc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and a Master’s Degree in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies,

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Nweke Jr. Frank

Frank Nweke was born on 18 September 1965. He obtained a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Zoology from the Federal University of Technology, Yola. Mr Nweke is an Edward S. Mason fellow and holds two Master’s degrees, in Public Policy and Public Administration from the prestigious Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the University

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Mrs Adenike

Adenike Ogunlesi is the founder, CEO, and manufacturer of the Nigerian babies and kiddies clothing line called Ruff ‘n’ Tumble. An indigenous clothing company in Nigeria that specializes in children’s clothing, with a minimum of 15 stores spread across Nigeria currently. She founded the brilliantly-named children’s clothing business and brand in 1996 in Lagos and

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Mr. Ituah Ighodalo

Ighodalo attended King’s College, Lagos before going to England to study and graduate with a B.Sc combined honours degree in Economics and Accounting in 1982 from the University of Hull, England, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in July 1986 and attended a Business Management Course at the Harvard Business School, Boston in 2011. Mr. Ighodalo

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