NALB Facilitators

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MEET THE NALB2.0 FACILITATORS

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Niyi Adesanya

With an average of more than 100 presentations annually, Niyi is recognised as one of Nigeria’s foremost pragmatic and inspirational speakers, and a leading voice on Leadership Development in the country.

Since commencing his professional career in 2005, he has spoken in over 65 tertiary institutions and delivered keynote speeches to top officials of various institutions, including multinationals like Chevron, Etisalat, Seven-Up Bottling Company, and so on.

As a renowned Performance Strategist, Niyi speaks on key Life Mastery subjects including Leadership, Mastering Change, Peak Performance, Individual Competitiveness, and so on. He is a faculty member of various institutions in the country including the prestigious Daystar Leadership Academy.

He developed and executed a competitiveness upgrade concept that helped a telecoms company strengthen its connection to their target consumers leading to a massive sustainable boost in their income within a five-year period.

Niyi is also an Author, Entrepreneur, Founder at The Speaker Academy and The Marketplace Academy, as well as CEO, FifthGear Plus; an avant-garde Consulting, Recruiting and Publishing firm with the mandate to help organisations optimise their corporate potential, with clients including at least one of top three organisations in major sectors of the economy.

He currently hosts the radio show “Marketplace Essentials with Niyi Adesanya” through which he guides MSME owners to discover solutions to their everyday challenges in business.

Niyi’s leadership acumen has been felt on a more personal level as coach to top executives and politicians.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Pai Gamde” tab_id=”1547798953417-2befc9b6-03dd”][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeIn”]

Pai Gamde.

Pai is a Business Manager and Leader with over 19 years of experience spanning various industries in Nigeria as well as the United Kingdom.

She has been recognized by reputable organizations and institutions such as; The HR People Magazine Awards 2016 Employer of Choice (Under 1000 employees) Award category; and mentions in The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) as the Most documented HR Function amongst companies surveyed in their 2016 report. Pai was recognized and awarded one of the 100 most Influential HR Professionals 2017 by World HRD Congress. She has also been recognized and awarded as the HR Leader of the year 2018 by HR People Magazine.

She epitomises various competencies in business and has been identified as a Human Resources Transformation Expert, Business Leader and Public Speaker. Pai would be discussing at the Leadership Bootcamp about the “Human Resource Expectations towards Industry 4.0”.

We must have heard that the value and impact an organisation or a nation’s human capital brings to the table is one of the most essential factors behind a business or a nations’ economic growth. So join Pai at this ground breaking event where you would learn and experience what it entails to manage people in this evolving dispensation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”FEB Idahosa” tab_id=”1547798953419-4a11d9cd-e848″][vc_column_text 0=””]

Faith Emmanuel Benson Idahosa II.

F.E.B as he is fondly called is the President of Benson Idahosa University (BIU), the Chairman of the AboveOnly Group, Pear Systems Development Company, DFI Nigeria, DFI U.S.A., Rejuvenate Media and BIU Property Development Company.

The Business-groomed professional is a reputable entrepreneur who obtained his first degrees in Biology, and Business Administration from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He then proceeded to obtain his master’s degree in Public Health and he is currently a Doctoral candidate of Educational Leadership at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

F.E.B is also a Business Facilitator who teaches success strategies for Nigerian start-ups and shares business tips with those on his contact base on twitter and on his Instagram handle @Marketplacefeb.

Over the course of his career, he has gained excellent leadership experience, strategies and tips on what it entails to dominate in the marketplace leveraging on teams. These and many more constitute what he will be sharing at the 2019 Niyi Adesanya Leadership bootcamp 2.0 coming up in June.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Foluso Gbadamosi” tab_id=”1547808011518-04be9015-527b”][vc_column_text 0=””]

Prime Atlantic Group’s Business Process & Technology Director Foluso Gbadamosi is recognized as an IT professional and technology advocate as she views technology as a catalyst for personal and national development. Her career portfolio that spans over 15 years in the Telecommunications, IT and FMCG industries features Executive Director, Human Resource, Admin & Information Communications Technology and Industrial General Insurance (IGI).

Foluso who started her career as an Information Technology professional now wears other hats which include co-Founder at 8191 Solutions and Executive Council Member of WIMBIZ. She serves as a member on the Board of Directors of several technology companies including Swift Networks, Cousant Technologies, and KudiMoney.

With a core passion to improve the welfare of humanity, see people walk in their purpose and be change agents to transform societies, Foluso in 2013 co-founded a non-profit organization, Serving with Love (SWL) where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Godlovers.

Foluso holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters degree in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University. She holds a Certificate from the Yale CEO College and a Board Ready Certificate from the IE Business School. The IT Guru lives in Lagos and is married with two children.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Dr. Umar Buba Bindir” tab_id=”1547800054802-5f206963-fd52″][vc_column_text 0=””]

Dr. Umar Buba Bindir.

(CEng; FNSE; FAEng; FNSAE; MIAgrE; MNIM; COREN Regd.).

He is a member of various professional bodies in the UK, Nigeria and Australia like; Nigerian Society of Engineers; Facility Automation Engineering; FNSAE; MIAgrE; MNIM and many others alike. He has an MSc in Agricultural Machinery Engineering from Cranfield University, U.K and a PhD in Agricultural Machinery Design and Development Engineering from the same university.

Over the course of his career, he has attained various remarkable achievements in the field of Science and Technology with a major focus on Agricultural Development. In 1998 he worked as the Director of Appropriate Technology and Community Development Institute, PNG, North Australia. From 1998-2000, he worked as the Director of Operations of F.E.A.P. Hq, Abuja, Nigeria.

He has served in various Government parastatals across Nigeria like; Director (Monitoring and Management Information Services), NAPEP Hq, Abuja Nigeria; Director of Sports, Federal Ministry of Sports and Social Development; Director, Technology Acquisition and Assessment, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology; Director General/CEO, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion and he currently serves as the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Adamawa State, Nigeria.

He has received over 25 awards and honours on his numerous accomplishments and also as an appreciation for his contribution at various speaking events. With an interest in Economic Development through the use of Technology and also a passion for poverty reduction through Economic Empowerment, Dr. Umar Buba Bindir through his experience in Leadership has been able to leverage on his understanding of what leadership entails and also combine it with his goal of economic empowerment and development to successfully impact the lives of people around him.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Taiwo Akerele” tab_id=”1547800888324-873a6f90-918d”][vc_column_text 0=””]

Taiwo Francis Akerele is the Chief of Staff to the Edo State government, a position he has been occupying for over 2 years and still counting. He was the Project Coordinator for the World Bank Public Financial Management and Youth employment Program for Edo State up until he assumed the position he now occupies. He also served as Senior Policy Economist to the Governor from 2008 to 2011.

Taiwo trained at Harvard University, Massachusetts USA, Carlton University, Ottawa Canada, Stellenbosch University Cape Town South Africa, World Bank Institute Washington DC, the University of Ibadan and the University of Benin.

With an experience that spans over 10 years in the banking sector, Taiwo previously worked at the UBA (Strategy Group), FCMB (credit), Afribank (market intelligence) which is known as the old Fidelity Union Merchant Bank and the Lagos Business School. He was a founding member of the Center for Values in Leadership.

In his capacity as World Bank coordinator for Edo State, the administrator midwifed the PFM laws, the procurement laws, the néw audit laws, and the budget reform program for the state. As of 2016, the program had employed over 4,000 youths involved in public works program across Edo state. Taiwo is often referred to as an achiever and a developer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Akinwande Ademosu” tab_id=”1547805928371-11baec11-d5f2″][vc_column_text 0=””]

Akinwande Ademosu is the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Credit Direct Limited, a company he started in 2006 for the FCMB Group Plc.

He is an alumnus of some of the world’s leading learning institutions like Harvard Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science, HEC Paris and the New York University Stern School of Business. He holds a Global Executive MBA from the TRIUM (an MBA from London School of Economics, HEC Paris and NYU Stern School of Business), the General Management Program (GMP) Certificate from Harvard Business School, MBA from University of Nigeria, Nzukka and B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics, Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye. He is currently running a Fin-Tech program in the University of Oxford and Said Business School.

With over 15 years banking experience in commercial, retail, and micro-banking with core competence in retail, credit, sales and marketing, relationship management and business administration from Equity Bank (Later IBL), First Atlantic Bank (later FinBank) and Standard Trust Bank (later UBA Plc.), Akinwande has positioned himself as an astute leader and an expert in business management.

He is alumni of Harvard Business School and also a Board Composition & Roles member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Risk Management of Nigeria, Chartered Pension Institute of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. is the Deputy President of Finance House Association of Nigeria (FHAN) and a fellow of a number of professional bodies in Nigeria including the Institute of Credit Risk Management (ICRM), Institute of Chartered Management Accountant (ICMA), National Institute of Marketing (NIMN) and Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM). His interest has been in business and management strategy, credit analysis, sales, marketing, and organizational leadership.

Akinwande in 2018 clinched the Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria (HBSAN) leadership awards for General Management at the Harvard Alumni awards in recognition for his excellent service in the financial lending space.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Richard Mofe-Damijo” tab_id=”1548255632381-bdf1acc4-6b85″][vc_column_text]

Veteran actor Richard Mofe-Damijo addressing the #NALB1.0 participants

RMD, as he is widely known and fondly referred to, is the biggest male actor to come out of Nigeria and Africa as a whole. He has starred in well over 60 movies and TV Series locally and internationally.

A Creative Fire-brand, RMD wrote for several prestigious newspapers and publications including Concord and Guardian. In his early 30s, he published Nigeria’s first all-gloss magazine for men, ‘MISTER’ which he sold for several million at 33 years old. A man of many parts, RMD is a Writer, Lawyer, Creative Content Creator, Producer, Life-Coach, Public Speaker, Showbiz Impresario amongst other talents.

In 2008, RMD was called to serve in government in his home state, Delta State, Nigeria, 1st as a Special Adviser to The Governor and subsequently as The Honorable Commissioner of Culture and Tourism.

The fact that RMD was greatly missed by fans all over the world is clearly seen in the way he broke the internet when he returned to the scene and reactivated his social media accounts. Since his return to the scene, RMD has as always, been the toast and desire of not just fans but journalists, photographers, stylists, brands, writers and filmmakers. RMD has since his return to acting in the past year travelled the world starring in TV Shows, Movies, TV commercials and representing Nigeria in the global scene of which the 007 SPYFIE is one. Having endorsed many brands in the past, RMD is presently brand ambassador for Africa’s largest and fastest growing telecommunications network.

RMD owns one of Nigeria’s foremost PR outfits WHITE WATER LIMITED® which he still actively runs alongside his production company RMD Productions Limited®, owners of RMDTVNG® and RMDTHEACTOR®.  RMD has received numerous prestigious accolades all over the world. RMD studied Theatre Arts at the University of Benin and he has a Law degree from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2005.

RMD is a Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Actor, PR Consultant, Style Influencer, Connoisseur (Wine, Spirits, etc.).[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Praise Fowowe” tab_id=”1548256714141-58a5e77e-94c1″][vc_column_text]

 

Praise Fowowe is an unconventional thinker, futurist, and Africa’s premier creator and trainer of Family Systems Engineering a body of knowledge that assists families to build systems that support their happiness.

As the founder of The Institute of Family Engineering and Development, he leads a team of researchers and instructors to oversee a government-approved institution that certifies family life practitioners.

A highly innovative strategist blessed with original insights on relationships that have been applauded all over the continent as one of the most effective when it comes to family life practice.

With over 17 years experience in handling family life issues across 4 continents Praise is one of the best and the few go-to persons you would ever listen to on family life and workplace relationships.

He is an authority in the field and frame of reference for many. He has developed several life-changing contents in his quest to rid this continent and the world of sex predators and pedophiles and through his work, homes and thousands of lives have been restored to their healthy and sane state.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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