Dr. Tunde Okewale
MBBS (IB), MRCOG (UK), MFFP (UK), FRCOG (UK)
An obstetrician, gynaecologist and fertility expert, Dr. Okewale is currently the Medical Director of St. Ives Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos. He obtained a Bachelor of medicine and surgery from the University of Ibadan in 1985 and his houseman-ship at University college hospital (UCH) Ibadan in 1986. He had is NYSC service at Police clinics Port Harcourt and proceeded to the UK for his postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology in 1988. Whilst in UK, he worked in various Hospitals in Leeds, Manchester and Oxford regional health authorities under the NHS. He was admitted to membership of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologist (MRCOG) UK in 1992 and later became a fellow (FRCOG). He became a member of the faculty of Family Planning and reproductive health (MFFP) UK in 1994 and a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). He is also a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). As a leading fertility expert in Nigeria, Dr Okewale is a member of the Association for fertility and Reproductive Health (Nig) and a member of the Society of Obstertician and Gynaecologist of Nigeria (SOGON).
The Group Managing Director of Meristem Securities Ltd, one of the leading securities and stock broking firms in Nigeria. With over 15 years of experience in senior management positions, spanning the manufacturing and banking industries as well as the capital market, he has handled responsibilities in brand management, stock broking and capital issues. He was General Manger of Investment Centre Limited, a subsidiary of Broad bank Ltd. and also worked with NAL Bank Plc from where he joined Meristem Securities Ltd. He is an associate of the chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS) and an authorized dealing clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Africa Finance Corporation’s (AFC) Director and Chief Coverage Officer where he leads both the corporation’s infrastructure and project development and technical advisor activities. Oliver is former CEO of London-based TCI infrastructure Limited. He has background in engineering, transport, power and project finance with over 30 years experience in the transport sector and 20 years as an infrastructure project developer and strategic adviser. He is currently the Chair of The Africa Centre, Covent Garden, London. Oliver holds an MBA from Cardiff Business School, University of Wales and is a member of the chartered Institute of Marketing and Chartered Institute of Transport.
He is currently the Managing Director of Ives Medicare Ltd. A consummate strategic and change manager with a finance background, he has over 15 years senior management experience within different sectors of the UK economy, including health and social care, culture, housing and management consulting. Prior to taking up his role at Ives Medicare, he was the Chief Executive of Disability in Camden (DISC), health and social care provider representing over 31,000 disabled persons and operating in four London Borouhgs. He was at various times in the past the CEO of CAPS Ltd; CEO of Culture Link Ltd; Head of Finance and IT of SHP (Housing Association); and executive Director of Adzido- the largest and most successful black arts group in Europe. A committed social entrepreneur and charity promoter, among the charity positions he presently holds are: Vice Chair of the Tunde and Yetunde Olojo Charitable Foundation, Lagos; a Trustee and company secretary of the Africa Centre, London; Chair of the Board of Dance Africa Ltd; and a member of the Hampstead Health Committee of the Corporation of London. A member of the Institute of Directors in England and Wales, Akin Holds an MSc degree from the London School of Economics and a BSc. Honours degree in Political Sciences from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria.
Dr. Olalekan A. Adelakun
MBBS, MBA, A medical manager / practitioner, ‘Lekan has an MBA with specialty in Health Care Management and a Certificate in Basic Trauma Life Support. He is a certified Aviation Medical Examiner, he holds the Basic & Advanced Certificates in Aviation Medicine from Kings College, University of London. He is also a trained trainer, having attended many trainers’ development courses. He has participated in, co-ordinated and facilitated in many training courses. He was once a member of the Oyo State Hospitals Management Board and on the faculty of the Centre for Management Development (CMD) and the Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC). Lekan is currently the Chief Executive of Impact Healthserve Limited and Managing Consultant of Quaint Consultants, a Health and Safety Consultancy firm.
Engr. Mohammed Bawa
He is the Group Executive Director of ABG GROUP. He was formerly the managing Director of ABG Communications Limited. He is also the Managing Director of Nigeria’s most modern mass transit system, Abuja Green Buses (Owned and operated By Nationwide Unity Transport Limited). With Over 20 years’ senior management experience straddling various sectors of the economy, including telecoms, oil and gas, agriculture, transportation and ICT, he is a renown engineer with the entrepreneurial skill and transformational qualities that have earned him several awards, both locally and internationally.
Amongst his numerous awards are the Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Caribbean and the first Nigerian to be awarded the fellowship of the society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers.
Born in Garkida, Adamawa state, Nigeria, Engr Bawa had his primary school education at the Command Children School Kaduna, Secondary education at Rimi College, Kaduna and proceeded to Central London College, UK for his A’ Levels education in 1982. Engr Bawa holds a B.Tech (Hons) degree from London South Bank University, London and a PGD (Business Administration) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He sits on number of blue-chip companies as a Director, including ABG Oil and Gas Ltd, Net Post Nigeria Ltd
Mr. Diran Olojo
General Manager responsible for the Corporate Affairs Unit in Standard Chartered Bank, Nigeria and a member of the Bank’s Management committee, a post he has held since November 2005. He started his career in Insight Communications in December 1991. This was after he obtained a Second Class Upper degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (1989) and a masters in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan (October 1991). From Insight, he joined Multi-Media Nigeria Limited (M2DC) as the head of the Client Service Unit in 1993.
Aftern 5 years in Multi-Media, he switched his services to the Banking Industry and joined Merchant Banking Corporation of Nigeria (MBC) as ahead of Corporate Affairs in 1998. He left MBC for Citibank Nigeria in 2000 and for four years , he was the Bank’s Head, Public Affairs for the West African cluster spanning across Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroun, Senegal, Gabon and Ghana. While in Citibank, he was responsible for coordinating Public Affairs issues across the range of Government, Media, Community and Social Investments levels both in Nigeria an across the West African region to ensure synergy and direct line of communication with the Citigroup CEEMEA Public Affairs Office in London. After Citibank, he had a brief stint as the Head of Corporate Affairs in Lead bank Plc between July 2004 and October 2005. This was short lived based on the country’s financial services consolidation program initiated under Charles Soludo, the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor. He is also an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and an Associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Public relations. He is also a member of Ikoyi Club 1938 and the Proflex Health Club. He is an avid Lawn Tennis Player who also enjoys travelling, listening to music and general interest reading.
He represents the synergy between a powerful African business persona and an ensemble of internationally-acquired education, professional management career experience, and public speaking skills. Nwaji holds a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University (USA) in business Administration with a concentration in Management. He has been a Business Development Analyst for the small Business Association of America, and a Management Consultant at Philips Consulting in Nigeria, where he developed and executed over 200 customized courses for diverse organizations, while also expanding the firm’s operations to the USA. Most recently, Nwaji served as the Head of Quality Assurance and training at Etisalat Nigeria, with the primary responsibility of developing training and quality assurance strategies across all customer care support functions.
Dr. Deji Morenikeji
He is the chief medical Director of Triumph Medical centre situated at 32, Unity Road off Toyin Street, Ikeja, and Lagos. He qualified as a medical Doctor in 1985 from the prestigious University of Ibadan in Oyo State. He has gathered a lot of experiences in the medical field both locally and abroad over the years. He is still in active private medical practice. He is also a member of the Board of trustee of Goodnews Miracle Bible church, Alasia Oshodi, where he is also an associate pastor.