Board of Trustees / Advisory Council
Board of Trustees - Chairperson
Orode Uduaghan born was in 1989. She is a Psychology graduate from the University of Windsor Ontario Canada who started her mission to changing the world at age 15. She took part in the Junior Achievement Business program; the program was designed to help students learn how a business organization works. In recent times however, she became an executive team member for the 12:01 charity group, an organization founded by the University of Windsor to help children with Leprosy. In the middle of school year in 2007, Orode started her own foundation called Pink Pearl Foundation (www.pinkpearl-foundation.org) where they aid Nigerian women who have breast and cervical cancer. The foundation is focused at reducing the mortality rate caused by Breast and Cervical cancer by creating awareness around the nation. Her mission to leaving behind a legacy that began at 15 is rapidly unfolding and becoming more evident. A business and Lifestyle coach Orode has been called upon to train and speak on various platforms like the prestigious WIMBIZ annual conference, TFAA Master class, Lagos Small Business Summit etc. She recently completed a Public Health Course at the University of California Los Angeles, to improve her knowledge in Health Management to aid her mission in creating a better health sector in her country Nigeria. She is currently a WIMBIZ 2017 Mentor and INTEL “SHE WILL” CONNECT 2017 Mentor. Orode is currently running an EMBA (Executive Masters In Business Administration) at the University of Warwick, London.
Isaac Success Omoyele
Isaac Success Omoyele is a passionate young man who inspires people to pursue their dream and live a life of impact. He has helped hundreds of children living in slums back to school and build healthy self-esteem to realise their dreams and aspirations. Isaac is at the fore front in his community when it comes to empowering no income persons in the society to be self sustainable. Born on the 25th January 1991, Isaac founded Dream From the Slum (DFTS) Empowerment Initiative to contribute his quota to solving the problem of Poverty and reducing the high number of out of school children in Nigeria which contributes to the sustainable development goals one (No Poverty) and Goal four (Quality Education). Isaac’s intervention has impacted over 6,000 children and 300 women respectively. Isaac serves as a world at school Global Youth Ambassador and he is an alumnus of Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism , Pan Atlantic University, UN University of Peace, Curators University, Leap Africa Social Innovators Programme, Commonwealth Discovery Young Leaders Program and Lagos Business School. Isaac serves as a member of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youths, International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, Nigerian Red Cross Society, National Youth Council of Nigeria , Global Alliance for Youth Leaders, International Youth Council and AJIF Professional Elite Association. Isaac has been nominated for and received various local and international awards such as the African Youth Awards, 25 under 25 awards, Essence Award for going the extra mile from Ireland, Tush Award (2015 & 2016) for best use of advocacy, Pearl Award as a young African leader, Humanitarian Award from Rotary Club just to mention a few.
Barr. Taiwo Akinlami
Board of Trustees - member
Taiwo AKINLAMI is a Social Development and Public Interest Lawyer and Childhood Management and Child Development Subject Matter Expert of over 20 years. He develops relevant products and cutting-edge services, aimed at promoting THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PRECIOUS AFRICA CHILD, anchored on The iProtect™ Approach (TiA), an ideology, which is a product of extensive research. TiA is aimed at addressing the impact of our dominant value system and human factor on Child Rights and Responsibilities, CARE and Protection and Childhood Preservation and Family Strengthening He has over the years worked with individuals, families and leading local and international institutions like APEN, ACSI, NAPPS, UNICEF, the British Council, Google, Facebook, SOS Children Villages, just to mention a few. He is a passionate and consummate Social Empowerment Advocate™(SEA), which project and the approach thereof was showcased at the Europe, Middle East and Africa Child Safety Summit, hosted by Google and Facebook, where he made a presentation on same. He is the Principal, Taiwo AKINLAMI Academy, a Legal Enlightenment & Social Development™ and he is happily married to his adorable, amiable and supportive wife of over a decade, Oluwafunmilayo and the family resides in Lagos.
Advisory Council - member
African Creative Entrepreneur – An inquisitive Nigerian-born collaborator with a lot of the finest creative, humanitarian, policy influencers, industrial and lifestyle brands that are part of our daily life. Onye Ubanatu is a producer, director, cinematographer, award-winning photographer and creative facilitator with vast experience in filming and photography in Nigeria, Africa and some parts of the world including the Middle East and South America. He works in a diverse range of documentary projects, television shows, local and International concerts, corporate videos, International News features, award winning short and feature films. His company and platform “MypassionMylife Media” is a functioning and inspiring platform for young Nigerian creative entrepreneurs, which won the 2012 vendor of the year at The Nigerian Events Awards. Onye Ubanatu can be described as an inspiration to youths who crave to be enterprising in the creative industry, using his daily experience and real life stories to affect all in a positive light. He is extremely passionate about his work as a tool for social and community development; this has led him in creating the first ever-rural based medical documentary series in Delta state, Nigeria geared towards solving primary health care issues whereby bringing preventive healthcare information to people with less access to urban life. Onye Ubanatu has traveled across Nigeria, and other parts of Africa and the World on the platform of top humanitarian agencies, corporate organization, and has interviewed top policy makers, Entrepreneurs, Governors, Presidents, amongst them is former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the current president of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit. nationally which includes speaking engagement at the IREP international documentary film festival, Delta Mega Youth Summit, Benson Idahosa University, the American Embassy in Yaounde Cameroun, University of Lagos (creative art department) and Yabatech.
Advisory Council - member
With experience spanning over 10 years in the Banking, Human Resource, NGO, Design Industries, Tolulope Olalekan Osho has honed her skills and garnered experience which she brings into steering the leadership wheel of RUBIES ‘N’ SAPPHIRE INTERIORS. A graduate of ENGLISH who started business whilst an Undergraduate, she is a trained Interior Designer of the Sheffield School of Interior Design, NY USA. A member of various bodies to include the Interior Designer’s Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and Alumnus to various Schools of Leadership, she is an entrepreneur per excellence. Over the years Tolu and her craft have seen to turning around spaces form drab to functional, harmonious and aesthetically pleasing. Her signature …designed to be timeless is a testimony of all her space transformations both locally and internationally. Inevitably along the line of her career, the demands for this visionary to spread the wealth of her knowledge led to the establishment of the R’N’S SCHOOL OF DESIGN, a discovery outlet for creativity training individuals to become sought after Interior designers. Passionate about change in a perverted world and the discovery of hidden or latent potentials, her wealth of experience has seen her consistently in the media for interviews and as speakers at various conferences all over the country: Christian gatherings, Youth empowerment seminars as well as business conferences. Excellence, Love, Integrity, Accomplishment, Family, top the chart of her core values and these she drives home and lives out on a day to day basis. A to be TV HOST and Author, Tolu is working on a TV programme and series of books.
Goodman Vine Umunna
Advisory Council - member
He is the Founder, DrImpactGVU Ministries since 2003, with a mandate to raise TEST of TIME leaders, who are transformers of lives and the society. A Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Lifestyle Coach; a Mentor to individuals, families, organizations and communities. For over two decades he has been in ministry, empowering young aspiring leaders to excel. His organization has affected lives in Lagos State and across Nigeria with some international reach via the internet. Annually he receives a minimum of five awards for his service to God and humanity. President, School of Leadership & Global Impact since 2008. CEO, SkillsCONNECT Academy. Chief Consultant, MENTORLlFT Consulting Host, An Evening of Faith & Miracles Publisher, IMPACT STARS✨Daily Focus Columnist on Leadership & Family @CommunityWatch Plus Co-Host, Singles & Couples Ville Initiator, ENRICH Your Life Summit .... a community development & mentoring platform His passion is to see that people experience real success in life - Joshua 1:8.
Advisory Council - member
Gordon Tredgold is a business and IT transformation expert who worked for over 25 years in senior leadership positions for Fortune 100 companies. He has helped companies reduce Operational cost by $350m, increase operational performance by 50-500%, and triple their revenue. He has successfully delivered $100 million programs, run $300 million departments, and led teams of 1000 staff for Fortune 100 companies. He has lived and worked in 6 countries and has great experience of leading teams from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Gordon is the author of the critically acclaimed book “FAST” and works with enterprises on implementing results-based leadership initiatives to rapidly accelerate the organization’s growth and performance optimization. He also works with several Not For Profit Organizations mentoring their leadership teams. Gordon is an International Business Keynote Speaker, Coach and Consultant and is also a contributing author and columnist at Inc., Entrepreneur, Business Insider, CEOWorld, Addicted2Success and Huffington Post.