Past Keynote Speakers

EngrNnamdiEngr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of SLOT Systems Limited, an indigenous telecommunications and IT company with over 60 outlets nationwide and an online store (www.slot.ng).

Engr. Ezeigbo studied Electrical/Electronics Engineering at the Yaba College Of Technology and Electronics and Computer Engineering at Lagos State University (LASU). He later did a Master’s degree in Information Technology at Ladoke Akintola University and an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration at the Lagos Business School (LBS). He is also an alumni of the prestigious Harvard Business School.

Engr. Ezeigbo is the brain behind Tecno, the fastest selling mobile phone brand in Nigeria. He was selected to represent Nigeria at the LONDON 2012 Olympic as a Torch Bearer and has received several awards in recognition of his contributions and services in Nigeria.  Among these are:

  • Nigeria Integrity Award -2009
  • LEAD AFRICA, Best Mobile Phone Dealer In After Sales -2014
  • The Lagos Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, Social Enterprise Award -2016
  • Nigerian Telecoms Awards, Mobile Phone Dealer of the Year -2012, 2013 and 2016 respectively
  • Business Day, Telecom Entrepreneur Of The Year – 2016
  • Business Day, Most Innovative SME -2016
  • He was also recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 by Authority Newspaper

Engr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo runs a social enterprise called ‘SLOT Foundation’ whose primary responsibility is to help budding entrepreneurs create jobs and promote local content. Under the auspice of SLOT Foundation is the SLOT Academy which promotes the importance of vocational training and fosters creativity and employment for the Nigerian youth since 2015.

SLOT Academy has trained over 500 Nigerians in Phone and Laptop Engineering. This has helped in creating Jobs and also promoted entrepreneurship.

He is happily married to Mrs. Nkechi Ezeigbo and they are blessed with kids.

RooseveltOgbonnaRoosevelt Ogbonna is the Group Deputy Managing Director of Access Bank PLC. He has over 20 years of experience in banking, cutting across treasury, commercial, corporate and investment banking. Prior to his appointment, he was the Executive Director, Wholesale Banking Division of Access Bank PLC.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Senior Executive Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School and an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IMD Business School, an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In 2015, he was selected as one of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) Future Global Leaders.

Roosevelt sits on the board of a number of institutions including Africa Finance Corporation, Access Bank (Zambia) Ltd and Central Securities Clearing System Plc.

Previous Speakers

AdenikeAdeyemiAdenike Adeyemi is a development sector professional with 16 years of experience in non-profit management, enterprise development, education and youth enablement strategies.

Currently the Executive Director of FATE Foundation (Nigeria’s leading enterprise focused non-profit), Adenike leads the fulfilment of the organisation’s mission to enable aspiring and emerging Nigerian entrepreneurs start, grow and scale their businesses. Since joining the FATE in 2015, she has deepened FATE’s strategic footprint in the Nigerian entrepreneurship ecosystem through research, policy dialogue and advocacy. She has also led FATE to expand the impact of its flagship programs covering growth focused enterprise training; mentoring and strategic advisory services; and scale focused Accelerator programs for target growth sectors of the Nigerian economy. Under her leadership, FATE recently launched two digital focused platforms including msmehub.org and the Sky’s The Limit which connects entrepreneurial leaders and professionals who provide pro-bono virtual enterprise knowledge and support to thousands of entrepreneurs across Nigeria.  She has also led the development of key multi-year funding and partnership arrangements with the Youth Business International, Facebook, Accenture, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Ford Foundation and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Netherlands.

Adenike’s previous experience includes Manager, KPMG Advisory services; pioneer Executive Director, Nigeria Leadership Initiative; and Learning Support Programme Management at the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Program. She started her career 17 years ago with the West African NGO Network and has Interned at the New York based Africa America Institute.

Adenike has a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University (2005) and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan (2001).

Adenike seats as a Chair/Board member/advisor on leading private and public sector Committees and Boards including the MSME Council Committee on Improving the Business Environment, Afritickets, WANGONeT and the Oxbridge Tutorial College Foundation.

CharlesAkinsetePharm. Charles A. Akinsete is a 1996 graduate of the prestigious Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.where he also obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degreewith Specialty in Marketing in the year 2004. He has close to two decades experience in Industry Pharmacy practice covering key sectors of Business development, Sales & Marketing, Regulatory, Administration, Human Capital Management, and Finance. He has attended various courses and conferences within and outside the country.

He has served his profession in many capacities and this has won him many awards.

He was the Pharmanews Magazine personality of March 2013.

He is a Merit Award Winner of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Lagos State branch, Eminent Person Award winner of the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP), Distinguished Merit Award winner of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS) University of Lagos, Award of Recognition & Appreciation (PANS/OOU), An Alumnus with Distinguished Support to Faculty Of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University Award, among many others. Charles is a veteran of conference planning in the pharmacy association. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of NAIP.

He is the Immediate Assistant Secretary General of the Great Ife Pharmacy Alumni Association.

An astute public speaker, presenter and trainer, he has spoken as guest speaker at various fora.

He has served as the foundation Publicity Secretary of NIROPHARM and also on various Stakeholders Fora on NAFDAC regulated products.

He also sits on the Board of some companies and organizations including Heal the World Mission Inc, a non-governmental Christian charity organization promoting help to the needy in the society. He is the immediate past Chairman, Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the Ambassadors Nursery & Primary School, Otta, Ogun State. He is an Alumnus of the Prestigious Haggai Institute.

A strong believer in possibilities and a great achiever of set goals, he has demonstrated capacity for delivering results with minimal resources.

He is the CEO of Royal Diamond Pharmacy & Stores Limited,Ota and Biospecs Network Limited- a consulting, Marketing and training firm. He runs the Biospecs Business Academy-training and consultancy firm with clientele base covering the pharmaceutical, publishing, agriculture, Cosmetics, Academia etc. He is currently the President, of the Ota Economic Summit Group (OESG) that empowers youths and entrepreneurs in the Ota, Ogun State economic corridor.

He is happily married to Mrs Mojisade Akinsete with 3 wonderful boys age 19, 12 and 9. He is a Christian and community servant.

DavidOmoleProf. David O. Omole is the Dean, College of Engineering, Covenant University, Nigeria. He obtained his Master’s and Ph.D degrees in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering from Covenant University in 2006 and 2011 respectively. Prior, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from FUT Akure and Ekiti State University respectively. His research is focused on water quality modeling, water treatment, solid waste management, and environmental laws and management. He was Director, Covenant University Consultancy Services in 2013; Sub-Dean, College of Engineering, 2015 – 2016; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s office, 2016 – 2018; and Dean, College of Engineering, 2018 – date. He is a corporate member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) certified Engineer.

MudaYusufMr. Muda Yusuf is the Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). He has participated in various high level public policy advocacy dialogues at both the federal and state levels with the aim of fostering private sector participation in the Nigerian economic development. He is a leading advocate of an enabling environment for the Nigerian private sector and has a vast knowledge and exposure on Business Research and Policy issues affecting business.

Muda Yusuf has attended various prestigious courses, conferences and seminars both locally and internationally. He was a delegate to the Commonwealth Business Forum in 2011, attended the Advanced Management Programme of the Lagos Business School, participated in the conference on Management of Business Associations in the United States and a member of delegation to the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Cancun, Mexico. Participated at conferences of the World Chambers Federation in various countries.

Muda Yusuf obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Economics from the University of Ilorin and University of Lagos, respectively. He is a member of the Ikoyi Club and happily married with children.

FeliciaOlokoyoDr. Felicia Omowunmi Olokoyo is an Associate Professor of Corporate Finance in the Banking and Finance Department, College of Business and Social Sciences, and the current Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies, Covenant University, Nigeria. She has an overriding goal to be the best at whatever she does. She graduated in 2003 from the University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria with a B.Sc. degree in Banking and Finance in the First Class Honours Division. She got her M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Banking and Finance from Covenant University with area of specialization in Corporate Finance. She has a penchant love for reading and researching with areas of research interest in Lending Behaviour of Banks, Foreign Direct Investments, Capital Structure, Institutions and Corporate Performance, Corporate Governance, Land-based Investments (LIs), Large Land-based Agricultural Investments (LLAIs) and Development Finance where she has published many scholarly articles and has presented conference/seminar papers in many countries of the world. She has won several awards. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a State Alumnus. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB)and an Associate of the Nigerian Society for Financial Research (NSFR). She is also a member of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa(CODESRIA), the International Forum for Democracy and Peace (IFDP), the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) and Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) among others.She has published in reputable referred journals in and outside Africa and also serves as a reviewer for journals such asthe African Development Review (ISSN 1017-6772), (African Development Bank, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, UK), Journal of Economics and International Finance (ISSN 2006-9812), Academic Journals and Global Journal of Economics and Finance.

PeterBamkoleMr. Peter Bamkole, pioneered the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University in January 2003 – now one of the top enterprise development centers in Africa and a model which has been replicated in four African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania & Rwanda). As the Director of the Center, he is responsible for the overall program development, capacity building and support services to entrepreneurs. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer in the UK under the British Petroleum scholarship, with MBA from IESE Business School in Spain and alumnus of Lagos Business School (Chief Executive Program), his 35 years cognate experience spans both the public and private sectors. (Oil Industry; Water Supply and Education).

He led the Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative in Nigeria, and was a consultant to the project in Liberia. He initiated and led several partnership programs with diverse stakeholders such as British Council, Etisalat, Federal Government of Nigeria, Diamond Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Access Bank and MTN. With the support of The Coca- Cola Africa Foundation, he is developing a new generation of nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

A certified Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) trainer, Peter consults widely in Sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship development and practice. He is a member of the University Management Council, served on the National Council on MSME and the Youth Learning Advisory Committee of the MasterCard Foundation, Canada.

Peter Bamkole received the 2017 member of the year award from the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE); he was also the recipient of the 2017 Alumni of the year award from the Lagos Business School. In November 2018, Peter Bamkole was conferred with the fellowship of the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria.

His current interest is designing new learning methods and e-support for SMEs.

StephenDr. Stephen Oluwatobi is currently a curator at the Hebron Startup Lab, Covenant University. He has a Ph.D in Innovation Economics from Covenant University and he is passionate about startups and their development. It is for this reason that he focuses on building them. He believes things can be done differently in ways that are better, cheaper, simpler and faster. He therefore promotes and drives the culture of innovation and enterprise.
He is also the founder of Awesome Impact, a Publishing Company and has written two books to help improve human capacity and contribution in organizations and economies.

SeunRuseweSeun Runsewe is an entrepreneur and CEO of digital banking app, Switch, making her the youngest banking CEO in Africa. Seun believes “Switch will create real value and empowerment for the average Nigerian like me. The banking system has left that gap and it is time for an advocate in the Financial services landscape, to help Nigerians build wealth over time and leave a legacy behind”.

Seun graduated from Covenant University where she studied Business Administration and took an interest in technology. Before her graduation, Seun certified with SAP as an Associate Consultant to understand the integration of business processes, and with COMPTIA as a Project Manager for IT projects. She also has a professional diploma in digital marketing with DMI in Ireland.

Seun started her career with KPMG Advisory as a Management Consultant where she advised Financial Services Institutions in Nigeria on operational strategy and business planning. She also coordinated Project Africa, KPMG’s initiative to push the frontiers of Financial Services in Africa – from Financial Risk Management, to Banking of the Future to Payments.

Seun left KPMG to become Business Lead at Paystack the high growth online payments start-up and the first Y Combinator backed start-up from Nigeria. There, she led sales partnership programs to drive merchant acquiring, worked on winning new market segments and set up an inbound sales function to support its 10x annual growth- Paystack now processes 35% of all online payments in Nigeria.

Outside Switch, Seun launched Biamo in 2018, a nursing bra line for new and expecting mums in West Africa, something that was not previously present in the Nigerian market. She has plans to expand the product line to include disposable and reusable nursing pads next quarter.