We have a great panel of incredible individuals, who lend their vast knowledge and expertise to our efforts. We are fortunate to be able to learn from them.
Mr Iyinoluwa “E” Aboyeji
Mr Aboyeji is one of Africa’s most successful tech gurus. An entrepreneur in the public interest, he is passionate about partnering with missionary talent and capital to build Africa.
He co-founded and led Flutterwave to process over $2 billion in his time there. Prior to that he co-founded Andela, Africa’s largest software engineering organisation.
Mr Oluwatosin Ajibade a.k.a. “Mr Eazi”
“Mr Eazi” is a popular Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is a pioneer of Banku music, a fusion sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns.
He is also a prolific tech entrepreneur and investor. His emPawa Africa and related businesses have a significant footprint across the continent.
Dr Nneka Abulokwe OBE
Dr Abulokwe is a British-Nigerian digital governance entrepreneur. She is one of the first Afro-Caribbeans in the UK to sit on the board of a multinational tech organisation. She is also passionate about mentoring and empowering women.
In 2019, she was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II as an Officer of the British Empire for her services to business.
Lord Dr. Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE
Lord Hastings is the former Global Head of Corporate Citizenship for KPMG. Prior to that he was the BBC’s first Head of Corporate Responsibility. In 2002, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to crime reduction. In 2005, he was appointed to the House of Lords by Queen Elizabeth II.
He was recently announced as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for SOAS University of London.
Mr Laoye Jaiyeola (FCIB, FCA)
Mr Jaiyeola has over 30 years’ experience in financial services. He was appointed CEO of NESG in 2015, and under him, NESG has become Nigeria’s foremost private-sector policy think tank.
He is the Chairman, Board of Fellows, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). He is also a Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Mrs Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode
Mrs Muhammed-Oyebode has a strong passion for humanitarian concerns and developmental issues. She utilises her skills in contributing to the political and economic development of Nigeria.
She serves on several boards including the Federal Government Privatization Policy and Monitoring Committee and the Editorial Board of the Daily Times.
Ms Rashida Petersen
Ms Petersen’s career has been built on expertise gained from leading major fundraising and development initiatives in Africa, as well as expanding U.S. trade and investment in developing countries.
Working within the development departments of international nonprofits, she has been responsible for delivering annual funding of several million dollars
Mr Darren Stone
Mr Stone, for 28 years, has been a leader in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) space. He is the first European to be trained by Goldman Sachs’ in environmental risk management.
For the last six years he was the Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk for Access Bank. He is a Specialist Advisor on ESG to the Central Bank of Nigeria.