We have brought together highly skilled and experienced professionals and successful entrepreneurs. We believe the students will benefit greatly from the wealth of knowledge as they aspire to become entrepreneurs and excel in their chosen careers.
Lizzie-Okon Ogunleye: CEO, Lizzie’s Cakes N Crafts Ltd. Nigeria’s No 1 HD Cake Designer & Decorator.
Lizzie is a highly talented cake designer and decorator. She has distinguished herself and carved out a niche in the art and craft of HD cake design and decoration. She has high-profile clients which include the former Nigerian president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, current Lagos State governor Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu among others. She is a trainer of trainers in the Nigerian cake industry as her courses are most sought after within and outside Nigeria.
She has won several awards in local and international cake exhibitions, namely Gold medalist 2013, Best in show 2013, Cake International, Manchester.
Dr. Titus Udom BSc; MSc; MBA (Imperial College); FCA; PhD
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.
Dr Obinna Anuruegbe, Director of Grace-Vic Consulting Limited, United Kingdom.
Experienced Doctor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Clinical Research, Medical Education, Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and Prevention. Strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Public Health with Social Action from GCU London. To improve his business and entrepreneurial aspiration, he secured an MBA from the prestigious Imperial College Business school, London. He is the director of Grace-Vic Consulting Limited, United Kingdom.
Together with his wife Carolin Anuruegbe, they founded the LowCarbandKetoBakery Limited, in London, United Kingdom. The company offers low carb confectioneries, without all the sugars but instead with high quality, keto and diabetic friendly ingredients and not compromising on taste.
They are very passionate about youth development and are willing to mentor young Nigerian entrepreneurs.
Bunmi Morenikeji BSc; MBA; MNIM; FCA
Bunmi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of Lagos. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). She also obtained a mini masters in Human Resource Management from Metropolitan School of Business & Management UK. She is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Professional Managers & Administrators USA. She is a Certified Speaker, Trainer, Coach & Mentor of John Maxwell Leadership Training Institute USA.
She began her professional career as an accountant with Bayer Pharmaceuticals Nigeria Limited in 1989, and later moved on to Lozinger Securities Limited, Yaba, where she served as Treasury Manager for six years. She joined Capital Express Securities Limited (a subsidiary of Capital Express Assurance) as the Assistant General Manager, Finance & Operations in 1997. She worked in several financial institutions as a banker of repute for nearly 2 decades up to management level before joining the Insurance Industry where she served as Executive Director Finance & Corporate services. Bunmi later worked as Head Human Capital and Administration of Central Securities Clearing System of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
She is an erudite scholar, and has attended various professional training seminars and courses locally and internationally to further strengthen her accounting, managerial and strategic skills. She serves on the board of several organizations as well as various NGOs because of her passion for the development of a total and accomplished individual.
Glesni Pugh. English facilitator and camp planner. University of Liverpool, UK.
Bioveterinary Science graduated from the University of Liverpool. Currently studying for an MRes in Clinical Sciences, following a veterinary science pathway. Member of the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund. Passionate about improving pet rabbit welfare and supporting the ‘A hutch is not enough’ movement. Skilled in Brand Ambassadorship, Teamwork, Laboratory Skills, Field Work, and Childcare.
Engr Robson Uko – CEO Jekud Engineering Ltd. Entrepreneur and construction consultant.
Leonard A. Ogunweide BSc; PMP; ALA
Leonard is a co-founder and Lead Business Strategist of Leonade Consulting Hub – A one-stop location for all professional services.
He is the Lead Creative Strategist of Face of Liberty International – a pro-liberty organization with the aim of using entertainment and media to disseminate ideas of of liberty to the most distant part in the known Universe.
Leonard aspires to emerge as a topnotch corporate leader in the IT/Media Sector. He is passionate about practical education for African youths and topics related to Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Leadership, Policy-Making. Free Speech and Free market.
He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Flambort Agricultural Products Hub Ltd – Nigeria’s No. 1 Online Maize Distribution Platform.
With well over 2 decades of volunteering experience in different sectors, He had gathered experiences in Leadership and Management as well as a demonstrated history in writing, proofreading, and editing.
Leonard is a UNIDO Certified Business Manager. He is a graduate of YALI RLC Africa and a graduate of the Atlas Leadership Academy, a global network that trains Youth for Leadership.
Other Speakers include:
1. Professor J. S. Ajiboye, Department of Mechanical Engineering. University of Lagos
2. Mr Gideon Mfonabasi, CEO, Jofame Integrated Services, Developers of Royal Palm Villa Estates.
3. Late Comrade Chika Onuegbu, Former Chairman of TUC Rivers State, TUC Deputy National President, Shell East Staff Investment Cooperative Society Ltd (CoopEast) President.