2021 Guest Speakers

Oliver Siah (MBA)

Mr. Siah has more than 10 years experience in the real estate industry and more than 17 years in the civil service as a Republic of Singapore Air Force Officer, and AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter Pilot. Mr. Siah co-owns Hanson Court Pte Ltd, a real estate investment company which focuses on commercial and industrial properties. Mr. Siah is also the Co-Founder of Fraxtor, an online marketplace for fractional real estate investment.

Mr. Siah was a Military Training Award scholarship holder in the Republic of Singapore Air Force and graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of London, a Master of Science in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore, and a Master of Business Administration from the Imperial College London.

Mr. Siah also holds a Certificate in Fintech from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from the Cornell University, a Professional Certificate in Asset Management from the New York Institute of Finance and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Portfolio Management from the National University of Singapore.

Mr. Siah is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Institute of Engineers Singapore. He is also the regional chairperson in Singapore for the Foundation of International Blockchain Real Estate Expertise.

Ronke Adepoju (MBA, PMP)

Ronke is a strategy and business management professional with over 12 years of experience in Financial Services, Management Consulting, Non-Profit and Technology.

She has led teams in developing strategies and initiatives, implementing operational efficiency,  identifying partners, ensuring best practice standards and stakeholder management. She is an expert in leveraging technology and innovation to solve problems and providing advisory services to scale businesses. Ronke is passionate about financial inclusion, women empowerment, education, economic development initiatives and programs that create job opportunities and promote SME businesses particularly those that leverage technology.
Ronke has worked with Citigroup, Deloitte Consulting, BAYI Foundation and Bolt Food.

Shehas an MBA from Hult International Business School San Francisco and a BBA from City University of New York. She has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate, Financial Modeling, Valuation certificate, Entrepreneurship for Emerging Markets certificate from Harvard University and a Financial Development and Financial Inclusion certificate from International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Alison Currie

Principal Southern Ontario Collegiate, Canada

Bimpe Bakare (MBA)

Bimpe is an experienced Commercial and Contract Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the energy industry. Straight out of Nigeria Law school, she opted for an LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Aberdeen and returned to Nigeria after her course to join one of the Big 4 Consulting firm – PricewaterhouseCoopers where she took on the role of Consultant – Tax and Corporate Advisory services.

She left consulting to join the Oil and Gas major – Shell Nigeria and held various contracting and commercial roles in Supply Chain Management and Commercial for Deepwater, Shallow water projects and Gas Business for Shell. She combined her role with a Global MBA at the Imperial College Business School, London.

She left Nigeria based on family needs for Canada and immediately joined the largest Canadian Integrated Energy Company (Suncor Energy) as Senior Contract Manager. After a short stint with Suncor, Bimpe was headhunted for a role with TC Energy – one of North America’s leading Energy Infrastructure Company as Senior Contract Manager /Lead- Sourcing and Contracts supporting all Gas and Liquid projects in Canada, US and Mexico.

Bimpe who is also an internationally trained lawyer (called in Nigeria), is currently undertaking the process of converting to the Canadian Bar.

She loves spending time with family biking and learning new things through books and research.

Dr. Olayinka Erin (FCA)

Olayinka ERIN holds a PhD in Accounting from Covenant University, Nigeria. He has over sixteen (16) years of extensive experience from financial services industry, multinational firm, consulting and academia. He won the first prize of 2019 Africa Call for Research Paper Initiative (ACPRI) jointly sponsored by World Bank, Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA). 

He presented the outcome of the research initiative titled “Does public transparency and accountability impact Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Africa?” to policymakers in 2019 at the 5th African Congress of Accountants (ACOA) held in Morocco. He also won the first prize for the best PhD colloquium at the 4th International Academic Conference of Accounting and Finance organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2018. He is a recipient of Pan African Doctoral Academy (PADA) at University of Ghana in 2019 partly sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. 

He has published in high impact accounting journals (ABS/ABDC Ranked Journals) such as International Journal of Disclosure and Governance (IJDG), Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (JAOC), International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation (IJAAPE), Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting (JFRA) and Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting (AAJFA). 

His research areas are Corporate Governance, Risk Governance, Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Reporting. He belongs to several professional organisations such as Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Institute of Management Consultant of Nigeria (IMCN), and Society of Educational Administrators of Nigeria (SEAN). He currently lectures at Anchor University, Lagos at the department of Accounting. He is also an adjunct faculty at Rome Business School, Nigeria.

Catherine Inwere

Catherine has a B.SC in accounting from University of Port-Harcourt, River state Nigeria. She is a
member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a Fellow of Association of Certified and
Chartered Accountants of UK.
She has worked in various financial positions in various organisations including ExxonMobil Nigeria and
Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands.
She currently is a Finance Freelancer consulting on Finance activities in different organisations as well as
a joint ownership and management of commercial farming operation in South west Nigeria.

Dr. Titus Udom (FCA, MBA)

Dr. Titus Udom is a well-rounded finance professional with over 22 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He combines sound academic knowledge in accounting, economics and strategic management with practical industry experience. He joined the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 1997 and has held senior positions in project management, risk management and assurance, financial controls, business planning, management information, joint venture and statutory reporting, treasury and contract management.

In his past role as a Finance Manager for major capital projects, he was responsible for capital allocation, project appraisals, compliance, assurance, risk management and reporting. He led the IFRS implementation for statutory reporting. He won numerous special recognition awards (SRA) for enterprise-first leadership behaviours, continuous improvement, cost-saving initiatives and collaboration.

Titus holds a BSc Accounting, Masters and Doctorate degrees in Economics from the University of Port Harcourt. He also obtained a Masters degree in Strategic Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MBA from Imperial College, London. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom. 

He is a facilitator for ICAN mandatory continuous professional education (MCPE) programme and a conference speaker with published academic articles in local and international journals. He is a life coach and youth mentor. In 2018, he founded the Anchor Youths Initiative, a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to the provision of quality education for rural children.

Facilitators

Grace Coker

Studied Business Administration at Landmark University. She Is a Cambridge certified teacher, teaches Business Studies and Enterprise.
She is happily married and loves to write short stories and she likes watch movies as her favorite pass time. She is passionate about child growth and development and dedicated her time to seeing the entrepreneur in her students come to light.

Joshua Akinropo Adetifa

Joshua Akinropo Adetifa is a Digital Marketing Consultant and Website Developer with 6 years’ experience. He is the lead Trainer at Creativ360dymensionz! A digital marketing and website development company. He has trained over 200 students in various aspects of IT many of whom are upwardly mobile professionals in various careers, students and children.

Daniel Ajayi

Mr. Daniel Ajayi, (PKA Dan Pencil) is the Director of DanPencil Art Gallery, located at the nature enriched center of  Lufasi Nature Park, Majek 1st Gate, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos