Ella is a business strategy consultant and specializes in strategic planning for business growth.
She helps SMEs increase their revenues and profit through proper planning and use of available resources, developing better strategies and systems.
She has a B.Sc in Management Information system and an MBA with concentration in strategy; She has previously worked in banking and consulting both in Nigeria and in the USA.
Ella focuses most of her time and energy in helping others, especially business owners, create better businesses, relationships and lives.
She is the current Managing Partner of HillBridge Consulting, a firm that is on a mission to help entrepreneurs and SMEs achieve lasting success and build businesses that will outlive the founders.
A researcher with Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) in Lagos, Nigeria.
She serve as a mentor in Cherie Blair foundation and as an African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) fellow, working with other fellows and mentors to create awareness of opportunities in the Agricultural sector through role modeling events, seminars, workshop, community outreach, sharing through social media.
She is also a board member of Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (www.aslo.org)
She also is a mentor in the 1000 girls’ program of New York Academy of Sciences. Women Emerge, which she's part of, supports women causes and encourage women’s participation in active politics.
Chukwuma Ephraim Okenwa, popularly known as CEO due to his initials is a Social Entrepreneur and a Public Affairs Analyst.
He is the Director of Queens Model Group of Schools and the Convener, #Youthdecide2019. Okenwa is the Convener of the Employability and Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual capacity building platform since 2015.
CEO is the brain behind the One Nigeria Reality Project which is endorsed by the National Orientation Agency
As an SME enthusiast, he's been involved as a Mentor in projects such as the Youth Empowered by Coca-Cola and the Boost Your Business training powered by Facebook.
Okenwa is the Executive Director of Leadership Entrepreneurship and Advocacy(LEAD) Network.
Abimbola Dosunmu is a renowned Educationist and Management Consultant in educational services. With over 18 years of professional experience which covers cross-discipline and global best practices, Abimbola Dosunmu has masterminded improved learning at several schools through curriculum development, qualitative leadership, and strategic management.
She volunteers/ collaborates with organizations like TFN( Teach for Nigeria), Learning As I Teach Foundation (LAIT) to coach/train teachers, TAL (Touch A Life) to help support teenagers to university and Dabira Lydia Initiative to assist children in primary school, WRAP, EduAid, Embrace and other NGOs.
She is the founder of the Educators roundtable; a platform to raise champions in the educational sector. She runs online coaching and mentoring sessions for teachers and conducts school search consultation for parents.
Okey Esse is a self-taught serial entrepreneur that builds unrefined ideas from Strategies to Sustainability. He founded five successful companies, created two proprietary products, holds one patent and franchise of two other products and has established himself as a valuable resource in fundraising activities. To date, Okey has raised over US$50 million for 101+ SMEs.
On the humanitarian side, Okey is the President and Co-founder of Passionate Care Foundation, an NGO that focuses on nutrition and food security, gender equality, HIV/AIDS advocacy and free primary healthcare services.
Okey Esse and his companies have won several awards and recognition including 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, YouWiN Grants, World Bank BIG Accelerator Grants, Nollywood/FMF Distribution Innovation Funds Grants, D-Prize, Cisco, TEF-GIZ, UN Foundation, DEMO Africa, Engie Energy AFRICAN STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2018 AWARD, King Hamad Award 2019, 2018 Champions of Science, Africa Story Challenge, etc.
Zion Oshiobugie is a young African, passionate about helping orphans and underprivileged children develop their full potential through education. He has over 11 years' experience across various fields in community development and social enterprise management.
Currently, Zion is the founder of CleverMinds Educational foundation, where he leads a team of 5 team managers and hundreds of volunteers to provide equal opportunities for disadvantaged children across slums and remote communities. He has a Higher National Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.
Zion currently runs CleverMinds Nursery and primary school, a free government approved school for orphans & low cost to rural dwellers in Edjeba community warri delta state Nigeria. He plans to build a chain of low cost schools in the most rural parts of Africa to ensure that every disadvantaged child across the continent has access to equal education and other opportunities.
Emmanuel Odeh Adikpe is a trained Scientist, IT practitioner, Social Worker and entrepreneur. He is notable for envisioning and executing projects from inception to launch and is able to provide a structured framework to analyse complex situations into simple strategic imperatives.
- He is the Founder and CEO of Ihifix technologies limited; a digital company that is on a mission to put everything and everyone online in Africa.
- He is a Champion trainer on the Google Digital Skills Project with Mind The Gap.
- He is the Head Of IT in a MacArthur Foundation Sponsored Project that is implemented by Arewa Research and Development Project on anti-corruption and social accountability in the 19 Northern States, of Nigeria.
Mrs Aisha Muktar and a fashion designer, Fashion and business coach and a fashion blogger. The CEO and Creative Director of Kayana by Aisha, an exclusive Ankara ready to wear brand for women.
The Founder of Every Woman, a community of women who have taken self love and body confidence as a priority and have been impacting lives through it All this while.
B.Sc in Political Science from the prestigious Kaduna state university and a certificate from Rotary International on business plan and finance. She is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
In February 2018, She launched a fashion show that hosted over 200 men and women. In December 2018, She and 3 others organized one of the biggest summit in the state titled ‘YES Katsina’ which brought 500 entrepreneurs together from within and outside the state.
Nene is a self-made entrepreneur based in the United Kingdom. She is a mom of 3 and works as an Executive assistant to management at Wood Plc.
She has a B. Sc in Geography from the University of Nigeria and an M.Sc. in Development planning from the University of Aberdeen. She was worked in various city councils with a focus on Town development and planning.
She has recently ventured into Health and wellness sector; as the CEO and founder of Team fit flyers, Helping struggling mothers to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle from the comfort of their homes. Focusing a lot of her time to supporting them to live great and build a home-based business strategically.
Omowunmi Linda Johnson is a Head strategist at Wtw media, a full service public relations agency with core competencies in corporate communications and consumer brands.
Under Omowunmi’s leadership, and despite the competitive PR marketplace, Wtw Media has grown to become a leader in the public relations sector in Nigeria with a client portfolio of some of the best local and global businesses – Diageo, Nestle Maggi, Lagos polo club, Fifth chukker polo club, Power Oil, Viacom, Multichoice Nigeria, SABmiller, Gidi Culture Festival, International Breweries Plc, Google Nigeria, Lagos BBQ Festival and many more.
Onyi Isiodu is a passionate entrepreneur, mum, subject matter expert, financial analyst, coach and motivational speaker, living and working in the UK. A happy mother of three, she spends her time between personal business ventures, family, work and charitable endeavours.
A qualified international manager, she works and has served and continues to serve in various committees as well as boards in various capacities within the profit and non-profit sectors in the UK. In Freedom’s Ark, Jesus House, NatWest Group she has served at various times as the Finance Director, Treasury Volunteer, Associate Director to mention a few and currently sits in the diversity and inclusion council board in one of the above.
She is passionate about start-ups and worked tirelessly in Nigeria between 1993 to 2004 centrally supporting the establishment and expansion of the Federation of Ex-students Christian Association (FECA) which continues to date to enable young people attain entrepreneurial, academic, commercial, intellectual as well as spiritual heights locally and internationally.
Ejimofor Agbo an astute leader and professional with a creative mind who holds a BEng in Mechanical and Production Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology from Enugu State with over 15years experience in the Oil and Gas industries that transverse different discipline from the Oil Servicing Industry to the Oil Exploration and Production Industry.
He currently works for Newcross EP where he works as a Senior Completion Engineer and Lead Project Engineer. His Experience has spanned over Engineering, Business Development, Consultancy and Project Management.
He is pragmatic and self-driven in his approach for professional job delivery and planning. His hands-on experience spans from Engineering, design and planning to field execution as well apt business development and bidding skills.
Ozioma (Ozzy) is a Professional Geoscientist with over 12 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and an excellent track record of using any available data to explore, appraise and develop natural resources as they exist anywhere beneath the earth.
She demonstrates confidence, enthusiasm, punctuality, and self-motivation in taking on challenges, that has translated to her being a proud owner of a small business in Canada.
Ozzy started a small business in Canada two years ago, which has generated revenues with over 40% net profit margin in 2020. With a combination of God’s grace and her competencies, she single-handedly created a business model/strategy that works for her business while considering her geographical location, market availability, and clients’ needs. She is currently working on growing her clientele and making some aspect of her business model available to the greater public in the future.
Ayuba is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years’ experience within the HR value chain.
His experience covers such sectors as Consulting, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas and Power.
He is a graduate of Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Below is a brief summary of his work experience:
1. STEP (a World Bank Group NGO) – MSE Consultant
2. British American Tobacco Nigeria – HR Specialist
3. MTN Telecommunications – HR Advisor/Business Partnering
4. Sahara Group – Group Head Talent, Performance, Employee Relations and various roles
5. Dangote Cement – General Manager, L&D and Compensation & Benefits
6. Dangote Cement Congo - Head of HR & Admin
7. Oilserv Limited – Group Head, Recruitment & Capability Development