Speakers

Ebere Akadiri

Ebere Akadiri

Founder, Rise and Lead Women

Ebere Akadiri is an internationally recognised entrepreneur, educator and a visionary leader. She has spent over 20 years creating and launching successful businesses, teaching entrepreneurial concepts, and mentoring purpose-driven entrepreneurs and business leaders.

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Harry ‘Tomi Davies (TD)

Harry ‘Tomi Davies (TD)

President of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN).

Systems Analyst turned Tech Strategy Advisor, Public Speaker and Angel Investor, Harry ‘Tomi Davies (TD) is Collaborator-in-Chief at TechnoVision, co-founder of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) and President of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN).

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Adebola Kupoluyi

Adebola Kupoluyi

Senior Manager Finance Operations – ATC Nigeria Wireless Infrastructure

Adebola is a seasoned professional with over nine (9) years of valuable experience garnered in diverse, challenging roles. She possesses General Management experience overseeing key functions of Finance Operations, Quality Assurance, Health & Safety, and Network Operations…

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Jane Egerton-Idehen

Jane Egerton-Idehen

Telecommunication Executive

A telecommunication executive with over 17 years’ experience in the Nigerian, Liberian
and Ghanaian telecommunications markets. I hold an Engineering degree from the university of Nigeria…

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Barbara Piper

Barbara Piper

International MentorCoach and Compassion Entrepreneur

Barbara is a seasoned Communication professional wit 20 years’ experience in both Corporate environments and Health Care management.
Today, her focus is on Compassionate Conversations in the Workplace. She works as the lead Academy…
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Mariam Mell’osiime Mpaata

Mariam Mell’osiime Mpaata

Founder Afrika Sports Foundation Center, Uganda

Mariam is an award-winning Sports Activist. She has founded several football initiatives such as Afrika Sports Foundation Center in Uganda, Junior Stars Youth Development Programme, Mombasa Kenya. Since 2008, when her then six-year-old son broke
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Anne Ekwueme

Anne Ekwueme

CEO of Zibahbyannekwueme

Anne Ekwueme is a Fashion Entrepreneur, the CEO of Zibahbyannekwueme. Anne holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business management, an alumni of the entrepreneurial development center,(Goldman Sachs)Lagos.

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Charles O’Tudor

Charles O’Tudor

Brand Strategist & Engagement Consultant

Charles O’Tudor is Africa’s premiere brand strategist and engagement consultant. Over the years he has enriched the branding landscape with his innovative approach to brand building across all sectors of the economy.

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Anita de Ward

Anita de Ward

Maersk Head of Marketing and Business Development

Anita de Werd joined Maersk as Head of Marketing and Business Development Africa and as Member of the Board for Safmarine on 1st of January 2019. Anita is a transformational and energetic…

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Uche Aniche

Uche Aniche

Founder & CEO, Havilah & Hills

Uche Aniche, is the founder & CEO of Havilah & Hills – a hybrid marketing communication and software development agency based in Port Harcourt. Some of Havilah & Hills products and companies include Biztorials.com

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Adwoa Kufuor-Owusu

Adwoa Kufuor-Owusu

Regional Adviser on Gender and Women’s Rights

Adwoa has an extensive human rights experience not only on Gender and Women’s Rights but also on a broader angle of Human Rights in Peace and Security, including in the context of UN/AU Hybrid Missions.

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Tola Odeyemi

Tola Odeyemi

Head of Public Policy for West Africa at Uber Technologies

Tola is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in government and regulatory
roles, working at senior government levels both at state and federal levels in Nigeria on strategy development & implementation, policy making, and operations.
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Josephine Favre

Josephine Favre

Josephine Favre attended the International School of Geneva, Switzerland from primary education to graduating with an International Baccalaureate Diploma. She pursued higher-level studies where she…

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Ujunwa Ojemeni

Ujunwa Ojemeni

Technical Adviser to the Honourable Commissioner for Energy & Mineral Resources for Lagos State

Ujunwa Ojemeni is an impact investing, energy and development expert with experience in the areas of opportunity maturation, financing, and policy.
She is the Senior Technical Adviser to…

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Oluwaseun Alley

Oluwaseun Alley

Director of Partnerships and Government Relations

Oluwaseun Alley is an entrepreneur and a young African leader with over thirteen years’ experience in banking, transportation, logistics and FINTECH operations. She has been described many times as a leader and an example…

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Abosede Alimi

Abosede Alimi

Abosede is an experienced tri-sector leader
with over 15 years’ experience working across
the non-profit, private and public sectors as a
development professional. She is currently…

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Halima J. Wushishi

Halima J. Wushishi

Founder & Principal Partner Lawmatics Consult Ltd

Halima J. Wushishi is a Nigerian born & based Lawyer, Facilitator and Corporate Governance Consultant.
Over the past decade she worked in the insurance industry as a Company secretary/legal adviser/chief

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Nwanneakolam

Nwanneakolam

Regional Representative, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Nwanneakolam is the Regional Representative of the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),
the United Nations in the East Africa Regional Office in Addis Ababa…

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Tewa Onasanya

Tewa Onasanya

Founder, Exquisite Magazine

Tewa Onasanya a Publisher, Author and Mindset Stylist holds a BSc in Pharmacology from
the University of Portsmouth, UK and a Diploma in Fashion Journalism from the College of
Media and Publishing, UK and a certificate…

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Mrs Angela Olufunmilayo Emuwa

Mrs Angela Olufunmilayo Emuwa

Chairman Punch Nigeria Limited

Mrs Angela Olufunmilayo Emuwa is a seasoned veteran in the Nigerian Journalism industry serving as the current Chairman of Nigeria’s leading newspaper publishers, Punch Nigeria Limited…

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Ivana Ivie Osagie

Ivana Ivie Osagie

Founder/Convener, Professional Women Roundtable (PWR)

Ivana I. Osagie is the founder/convener of the Professional Women Roundtable (PWR) – a non-profit focused on building female leadership capacity and accelerating gender parity towards achieving the UN SDG5…

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Dr. Etido Akpan

Dr. Etido Akpan

Professor, Author, Mentor, Coach, and Learning & Development Expert

Greetings from Dr. Etido Akpan! Dr. Akpan has over 20 years of Learning and Development experience
and over 20 years of presenting to global audiences. He is Professor of Business and Information Technology at Webster University, USA.

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Ladi Asuni

Ladi Asuni

Partner, Technology Advisory and Digital Transformation Service -KPMG

Ladi is a Partner in KPMG’s Technology Advisory and Digital Transformation Service. He has over 15 years of consulting experience delivering digital and technology-enabled business transformation and performance improvement solutions for…

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Hon. Dr. (Mrs.) Lola Akande

Hon. Dr. (Mrs.) Lola Akande

Honorable Commissioner, Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives

Hon. Lola Akande holds a Bachelor of Science [B.Sc.Hons] degree in Botany from the University of Ife [now Obafemi Awolowo University]; a Master’s degree in Public Administration [M.PA] with a bias for Public Policy from the…

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Dr. (Mrs.) Sherifat Bolajoko Balogun

Dr. (Mrs.) Sherifat Bolajoko Balogun

The Permanent Secretarty, Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Co-operatives

Dr (Mrs) Sherifat Bolajoko Balogun is the current Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Co-operatives. She was born on the 16th of August 1961 and hails from Isale-Eko, Lagos Island, Lagos State.Her education began in the United Kingdom after which she…

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