Dr. Nechi Sylvia Ezeako
Executive Director, Institute of Directors, Nigeria (IoD)
Dr. Nechi Ezeako is a Lawyer, Chartered Secretary and Administrator,Authorized Corporate Governance trainer, Certified Anti-Corruption Compliance Faculty and Certified Board Evaluator with over 30 years’ experience in the consulting, financial services, manufacturing, real estate and not-for-profit sectors. In her present roles as Executive Director, Institute of Directors, Nigeria (IoD) and the Executive Director/CEO, IoD Centre for Corporate Governance, she plays a key role in training directors and C-Suite executives of major corporations, SMEs, as well as public sector institutions on corporate governance issues.
Ezeako served as a Member of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)Corporate Governance Working Group (CGWG) on Corporate Governance Code development for the Nigerian telecommunications sector and is currently a member of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Panel of Experts on Corporate Governance Code development for Private Universities in Nigeria.
She sits on the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) and the Boards of CSR-in-Action Advocacy, the Kolade Endowed Chairs Foundation as well as the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA).
Ezeako is a well sought-after Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator with speaking engagements at major conferences on four (4) continents anchored mainly on issues of Corporate Governance, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Board and Director Roles, Responsibilities and Liabilities, Corporate Governance and Ethics – Independent Directors MasterClass, the Role of the Company Secretary and General Counsel, the Christian Life and the Law.Her passion for people empowerment through knowledge impartation fuels her drive in sharing knowledge. Nechi has received awards, locally and overseas and considers raising her four adult children; Anthonia Nkechi, Chioma Sylvia, Ogechi Samuel and Amarachi Gloria, her greatest fulfilment.
JCI Sen. Kunbi Wuraola
JCI Nigeria Senate Association
ADEKUNBI WURAOLA Kunbi is a past Executive Director of Junior Achievement Nigeria (JA Nigeria). A position she held for about ten years putting this international yet local organisation on the map as one of the most successful educational non-profits in Nigeria. Kunbi is a 1993 graduate of University of Lagos, she has a post graduate degree in Education from University of Nottingham, UK and has a Doctorate Degree in Educational Psychology. She is an ardent believer in women and young people and helps them discover their purpose, passion and possibilities by stirring up gifts and talents from birth and define their life paths to achieve their life goals through the organisation she currently works with - Discover Your Potentials. Kunbi's career has spanned the Broadcast, Media, Investment/Financial Education, Relationship Management and Training Consultancy in the past twenty two years as an inexhaustible professional trainer within corporate circuits.
Kunbi is a reputable trainer/speaker in the women/education/youth/development circuit with several years of training within Nigeria, Africa and across the world. Her speciality is in personal development and team building topics. She is certified to use the Clarity4D and Neethling Brain instruments for personality assessment and profiling in helping others discover, develop and maximise their potentials. Clients that have enjoyed Kunbi's training include Lagos State, Nigeria Television Authority, Africa Women Entrepreneurs, Lagos Business School, teachers and students in both public and private schools/universities across Nigeria, JCI members across Africa, African-America Institute Alumni, US Consulate-Enactus, WIMBIZ mentoring program, Diocese of Lagos Women and Girls Organisation amongst several others.
Kunbi made history in 2001 by becoming the first female National President of Junior Chamber International – Nigeria and went on to become the Vice President in the JCI Africa Senate Association in charge of West and Central Africa for 4 years (2003-2007). She is an Associate of the Women In Business and Management (WIMBIZ) and a member of the Nigeria Institute of Marketing (NIMN), Junior Chamber International – Nigeria. She has a Diploma in International Business Opportunities, an Alumnus of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the Lagos Business School (LBS) and is an International Graduate of the JCI University, St Louis – US. She is an Alumnus of the Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Governance and a Fellow of the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. Kunbi’s commitment to the development sector dates back to 1988 where she continues to give back to the community and at present, her core activity and passion is in the development of women, youths and helping to build credibility of the non-profits & players in the Nigerian social sector through the publication of the Africa Social Space magazine. Kunbi was also the council member of the Junior Achievement Worldwide Member Council representing her colleagues in about 21 African Countries as the African Representative from 2007 -2010. In 2011, she was an active participant at the 6 months Transformational Leadership Program of the African American Institute in Lagos at the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan-Atlantic University on Social Sector Management. She is the author of 4 books- Young people & Money, My Career, My Decision, Story Story by Children & Change Agents making a difference & changing lives in the Nigerian Social Space. Kunbi is also a Leadership Ambassador of the Centre for Values & Leadership and is currently learning to play the guitar as well as loves and has a passable knowledge of French as a second language. She is married to Ayodeji and they live in Lagos with their 4 children including a set of twins
Chief Executive Officer, SalesForward Consulting
Bukie Iwajomo is a mother and dance enthusiast who spends her days at the intersection of technology, brand-building and Digital storytelling.
In the late 2000s, she imagined a world where early-stage startups and growing businesses have access to innovative ideas that could help their businesses scale faster than they thought possible.
In 2013, that vision evolved into SalesForward Consulting, a Full-Service Marketing Agency and consultancy housed in one, set on making an impact by helping companies launch and spread products and services that create change, and make people's lives better.
Bukie holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Lagos and her career spans across the Technology, Marine Construction, and Financial Sectors. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer at SalesForward Consulting. And she also sits on the board of BlueCamp Limited..
When she takes off her Strategy hat, she is all-time coach, and many times- referee, to a squad of three gorgeous little marines- her unbelievably witty, energetic, and adorable children, alongside the captain, her all-time hero, friend and husband.
Co - Founder,
As a Transformational Business Consultant and Trainer with foresight and creative imagination, Padebi Ojomo has an impressive history of ambitious business experiences and a record of delivering revolutionary sales transformation to her clients. She has a consistent record of positioning organisations for success, spurring Millions of Naira of revenue growth, launching new revenue streams and delivering business training that demonstrates financial success.
Padebi is a John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, a Certified DISC Behavioral Analysis Consultant, a Serial Entrepreneur, and a Facebook Certified Digital Marketing Associate with years of experience providing outstanding training for hundreds of small business owners and aspiring Entrepreneurs. She is the founder of the Elite Business School, an online school that supports the modern-day Entrepreneur to create a “Leveraged Income System”, and also the Founder of The Business Success Network Africa-A Digital Marketing and Leadership Development Agency in Lagos Nigeria.
Padebi has been in business for 17 years and in the training and public speaking field since 2009, she has taken her years of working in sales and marketing for startups and combined it with her speaking talent to create and deliver sales courses and various training. She is known for her dynamic, motivating and humorous speaking style, she has delivered training through her online business school and has worked alongside various governmental organisations to provide training workshops to over 1, 500 recent University Graduates and women in business.
She is fondly called “The Business Growth Expert”; she is a practitioner and leader in the use of ARV Advantage (A: Avatar R: Relationship V: Value) for organisational transformation, a marketing methodology she created to support organisations in attracting and retaining the ideal customers leveraging digital tools and platforms.
Before her training and public speaking experience, Padebi operated various businesses such as Purple Signature Limited, Chic Carpenter Limited (the first indigenous online furniture e-commerce store in West Africa), Business Savvy Chic Academy and Kashmere Stores. Padebi has landed coverage in print outlets such as The Guardian Newspaper and she is passionate about leading disruptive sales and marketing innovations among small businesses.
Padebi has an innate ability to identify and actualise valuable ideas and her strength comes through her unique ability to use her business experiences to understand the knowledge and skills her training participants need to increase their sales performance, she then designs and delivers her training in a way that excites and encourages participants to practice the new skills to alter their business trajectory.
Padebi is also a Mentor at the Tony Elumelu Foundation and she has a Diploma in Interior Design from New York Institute of Art and Design. She has strengthened the brand of any business she has ever served and her goal is to support 1,000 businesses in building a loyal community of lifelong buyers.
Padebi lives in Lagos State, Nigeria, when she is not making contributions to small businesses and communities or helping organizations map out profitable marketing strategies, she can be found spending quality time with her husband and two daughters.
AGATHA CHIKODI MCMADU is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with over seven 7 years’ experience. She is the founder of AGATHA LEGAL, a successful law firm that offers complete business setup legal services for both foreign individuals and corporate organizations.
Mrs. Mcmadu obtained her Law degree from the prestigious Madonna University, 2012 then proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was duly called to the Nigerian Bar accordingly.
During her National Youth Service program, she worked with the High Court of Lagos State. Also interned at Afe Babalola Law Chambers. She is a skilled corporate lawyer with a long track record of working for a variety of government organizations such as the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Public Advice Centre and the Chieftaincy Tribunal Lagos.
Agatha Mcmadu is a certified public Speaker, Mentor and Trainer. She is passionate about providing value adding Legal Services easily accessible to all and very active in various organizations committed to empowering Entrepreneurs. She represents a wide range of clients and has a rich understanding of her corporate structure and obligations.
JCI AMB. TEMI ALADE-MUSTAPHA
Temi Alade-Mustapha Has an Ordinary National diploma in Banking and finance from the Polytechnic Ibadan in 2001, she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration at Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma in 2005. In 2012/2013, she attended Ladoke Akintola University of Technology where she obtained a Master's Degree in Human Resources. She is currently pursuing a Master of Art in organizational leadership at the Development Associate International.
She is a fellow of Institute of Chartered Economist Of Nigeria and a Member Chartered Institute of Bankers Of Nigeria.She was recently Awarded Professional Fellowship Doctorate( PFD) at the Institute of Chartered Economics of Nigeria (ICEN).
Temi Alade-Mustapha is a Banker per excellence with over 13 years of experience in Banking, She is highly knowledgeable about business advisory, SME loan methodology, Credit and Financial Analysis, Retail, Corporate and Commercial Banking.
Temi is a member of Junior Chamber International. She is a Graduate of JCI Leadership Academy Ghana ,JCI Nigeria Certified Trainers. JCI Congress organizing Academy Estonia (Europe).
She is also a graduate of the following signature courses; JCI Facilitators Training, presenter,JCI impact, JCI Admin, JCI Achieve, JCI Effective Leadership, JCI Effective Meetings, JCI Effective Communication; Crafting your Message, JCI Effective communication; Building Foundation, JCI Effective Communication ; Mastering Management.
Temi started her JCI Career in 2013 as the Team Lead ‘Nothing but Nets’, In 2014 she was the Team lead, JCI Oluyole Training Retreat, She was the 2015 Treasurer of JCI Oluyole, 2016 Vice president of JCI Oluyole, she was the 2017 President of JCI Oluyole, 2018 Director, National Convention JCI Nigeria. She is the 2019 National Vice president South -West District II.
Temi Alade-Mustapha, an experienced trainer, has trained at different places where her primary focus has been on Investments, Financial literacy and Entrepreneurship.
Temi Alade-Mustapha enjoys traveling, reading and writing. She is the Founder,TAM foundation, the editor of DDC Magazine. The Author -Money Math.Founder- Money mathematician investors network.Lead Facilitator,Transformational Entrepreneurs and leaders academy.
Temi is married to Mr. Sunday Mustapha and they are blessed with two Children, Mofetoluwa, Mofeyintoluwani and Mofifoluwa.
JCI SEN. ADETOLA ADEMINIYI-JUYITAN
Founder & CEO,
Glitz Group of Companies
Adetola Ademiniyi-Juyitan has been involved in advocacy, leadership research and development, policy formulation, health and education projects through her 20 years of active membership with the Junior Chamber International, the world’s largest global network of active citizens. She sits on the board of JCI Nigeria as its 2019 President. She was the 2013 President of JCI Victoria Island, a year after then, she led the JCI Nigeria Area Conference Organizing Committee as Director to host one of the most beautiful Area Conferences in JCI Nigeria’s history.
In 2015, she led a group of young talents to organize the highly respected JCI Nigeria TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young Persons’) Awards, which sought to recognize the ten most outstanding young Nigerians that have contributed positively to the development of the Nation. Noteworthy is the undisputable fact that the event has grown bigger and better annually since 2015.
In 2017, Adetola served JCI Nigeria as the Executive Vice President in charge of Local organizations in the North Western Region of Nigeria. With support from her team, she initiated and executed a flagship, “Back to School” Project where vital school items were donated to vulnerable children to reduce the population of kids in that region of Nigeria who are out of School.
In 2017, at the JCI World Congress held in Netherlands, She was appointed by the 2018 JCI World President as his Executive Assistant for Africa and the Middle East, assisting the president in overseeing JCI Activities in 50 countries. In the same year, she led the team responsible for the ambitious goal of building a permanent Secretariat for the 61 year old organization in Nigeria; the journey to JCI Nigeria owning her own permanent secretariat started immediately she assumed that office.
In October 2018, she was unequivocally elected as the 2019 President for JCI Nigeria, directing the affairs of the Organization in Nigeria
In her tenure as the 2019 JCI Nigeria President, she has moved the organization forward by uniting all sectors of Society (Business, Government, other NGOs and Civil Societies), she has successfully secured some long-term partnerships for the JCI Nigeria (some of which are The European Union in Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State Government, Google Nigeria, Zenith Bank Plc, US Consulate Office in Lagos, Union Bank Plc) amongst others.
Adetola is a graduate of the prestigious JCI Academy that holds annually in Japan. She joined other leaders of National organizations across the world to learn and proffer solutions to the many challenges plaguing the World.
In the course of her active participation in JCI through the coordination and execution of sustainable development projects in Health and Wellness, Education, Gender Parity, Decent work, Economic Empowerment, Peace and Justice; she has travelled to over 20 states in Nigeria and also been to major countries of the world such as, South Africa, Morocco, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroun, Kenya, Bénin Republic, Burkina Faso, Mauritius, Seychelles, the UAE, United Kingdom, several States in the USA, Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, Himeji, Kanazawa & Yokohama in Japan, France, Latvia, Germany, Qatar, Israel, India, Turkey, Estonia, Cote D’Ivoire, Abidjan, Cape Verde amongst others.
Adetola holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Ondo State University (now Ekiti State University) and MBA from the prestigious Lincoln University, California, USA. She is also a Harvard graduate (in-view: December 2019).
She has almost 15 years work experience in the corporate sector which spans through Banking, Construction, Manufacturing and Hospitality where she honed her skills in sales, marketing, relationship management, credit analysis and customer service, leadership and management.
She worked in Zenith Bank, Kuramo Group (Metro Urban Homes Ltd & Hope Building Society Mortgage Bank) and United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc as the Business Manager.
Adetola’s hardwork and relentless commitment to excellent service won her several awards including the highly esteemed “Transformational Manager of The Year Award (UBA)” in 2015, one that was awarded and presented by the Group Chairman of the Bank (Mr. Tony Elumelu, CON) in recognition of her outstanding performance in growing the balance sheet of her branch by about 300% in less than a year despite the seemingly tough terrain within the period of her short stay in the bank. She is the only Nigerian staff who has won the award till date.
She has attended several trainings and seminars facilitated by various reputable companies, institutions and professional bodies including the Lagos Business School, Visible Impact, Alder Consulting, Peak Performance - South Africa, H. Pierson, Mac - Tay Tack, Olakunle Soriyan & Co. and Junior Chamber International, John C. Maxwell amongst others. Adetola, in December 2019, graduated from a leadership course in Harvard University, Boston, USA.
Adetola is the Founder and CEO of the Glitz Group of Companies with an Event Centre (now, one of the most sough-after event centres in Lekki, Lagos), an Auto-repair Garage (an all automated mechanic workshop in Lekki, Lagos), Glitz Business Services, Glitz Homes, Glitz Entertainment & Promotions amongst others; all these businesses have been successfully run till date.
She is a certified John Maxwell trainer with over 300 hours of speaking engagement across different countries where her primary focus has been on leadership, excellence and service to humanity.
She has been recognized with a number of awards within and outside the Nigeria (too numerous to mention), the most recent one being JCI Senatorship honour – a Life Membership Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of Junior Chamber International, this is the highest honour in Junior Chamber International.
Adetola was born on the 17th of June and enjoys traveling as well as event(s) planning, management and coordination.