THE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISE EDUCATION (ACEEE)

...Accrediting for entrepreneurial excellence and leadership

...THE ACCREDITATION DIVISION OF INSTITUTE OF CLASSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP, NIGERIA (ICENT)

GOVERNING COUNCIL

ACEEE is governed by a Board which holds the powers of administration except those vested in the General Assembly. The Board has oversight of the long-term strategic direction of ACEEE, and is comprised of National Representatives (elected in each country where ACEEE has more than ten members), the Executive Committee and a representative of recognised national institutes of entrepreneurship. It may also co-opt members for specific mandates.

LEADERSHIP

MATTHEW OLUGBEMIGA ILORI Ph.D, NIFST, FSM, FCEnt, FTIME
ACEEE PRESIDENT/COUNCIL CHAIR

Matthew Olugbenga Ilori, a cerebral and award winner Professor of Technology Management of great repute, obtained his B.Sc. Chemistry and M.Sc., Food Science and Technology in 1979 and 1983 respectively from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife, Nigeria. He obtained his Ph.D. in Food Technology from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was a Senior Research Fellow/ acting director of the Technology Planning Unit – a postgraduate unit whicg runs master’s and doctoral level programmes in technology management at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. Professor Ilori was the director of African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation and currently director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife. His fields of interest include food processing, brewing science and technology, technology policy, planning and management, industrial technology management, innovation management, science and technology entrepreneurship. Prof. Ilori is a Member: Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology; Fellow of Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria; Fellow, Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management; Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria and Fellow and President, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship among others.

EMMANUEL OLAYIWOLA ONI, Ph.D, FCMA, MAMN, FCEnt
ACEEE VICE PRESIDENT/COUNCIL VICE CHAIR

Emmanuel Olayiwola Oni is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management and Current Dean School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. He is a Fellow Chartered Management Accounting (FCMA), and Fellow, Corporate Human Resource Management Institute (FCRMI), Member of the Academy of Management, Nigeria and Fellow and Advisory Board Chairman of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria. He has successfully supervised several PhDs and partook in several accreditation exercises.

LUKMAN RAIMI, Ph.D.,MNIM, FAAE, AMIMC, AIOE FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE,FTIME
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr. Lukman Raimi is an Assistant Professor at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in the Department of Entrepreneurship. Previously, he was the Chair of Entrepreneurship, the Coordinator Graduate Programme SBE and Assistant Director Centre for Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship & CSR from Leicester Business School, De Montfort University Leicester, UK; Bsc in Economics; MSc in Economics, MSc in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management; and a PGDE (Business Education). He is an Entrepreneurship Educator, Activator and Facilitator trained at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Ahmedabad, India under the World Bank-Step B Project. He had undergone a special training in Enterprise Education for Employability at the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos Nigeria under the British Council’s sponsorship. He is an alumnus of Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, United Kingdom having participated in the 2014 Residential Mentoring. He attended the Experiential Classroom XX for Entrepreneurship Educators at the University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, US. He is a member of the following Professional bodies: Dr. Lukman Raimi is an Assistant Professor at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in the Department of Entrepreneurship. Previously, he was the Chair of Entrepreneurship, the Coordinator Graduate Programme SBE and Assistant Director Centre for Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship & CSR from Leicester Business School, De Montfort University Leicester, UK; Bsc in Economics; MSc in Economics, MSc in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management; and a PGDE (Business Education). He is an Entrepreneurship Educator, Activator and Facilitator trained at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Ahmedabad, India under the World Bank-Step B Project. He had undergone a special training in Enterprise Education for Employability at the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos Nigeria under the British Council’s sponsorship. He is an alumnus of Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, United Kingdom having participated in the 2014 Residential Mentoring. He attended the Experiential Classroom XX for Entrepreneurship Educators at the University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, US. He is a member of the following Professional bodies: Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICENT), Fellow - 2015; Institute of Management Consultants, Fellow, 2019; The Academy of Management Nigeria, Member, 2018; Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals of Nigeria, Fellow, 2017; African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE), Fellow – 2021; and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) Fellow – 2021. Dr. Lukman has over 35 published articles, and had delivered conferences/seminar papers in Turkey, Malaysia, Ghana, Togo, India, Belfast, Leicester, US. His publications are listed in Scopus, Researchgate and Google Scholar with growing citations. He was honored with the Best PhD Thesis Award for Facultyo of Business and Law, De Montfort University, Leicester UK. His paper titled “Corporate social responsibility, waqf system and zakat system as faith-based model for poverty reduction”, was awarded Highly Commendable Academic Paper by World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK. His collaborative research in CSR was awarded Highly Commended Paper at the International Conference on Business and Economics (ICBE2018), Seoul, South Korea, June 25-27, 2018. His ongoing research focuses on Medical Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Community Entrepreneurship and Informal Entrepreneurship.

JOHN O. ALABI, PhD, FNIM, FCEnt, FCAI, FIICA,CNA, FCSBE, FCGPE,FTIME
PRESIDENT-ELECT

John Olatunji Alabi, PhD, FNIM, FCEnt, FCAI, FIICA,CNA, FCSBE, FCGPE He is an International acclaimed. Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship, and the current Dean of Faculty of Management Sciences KSU, Anyigba, as teacher, researcher & mentor, & he also Coordinates PG programs in Department of Business Administration. Prof. Alabi is a Management consultant of international repute & World Bank Accredited Business Development Service Provider, Executive Director, Confluence Business School, MD/CEO, Logay Investments Ltd, Past President Kogi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agric, Chairman, Kogi Coalition of Business & Professional Associations. He is an Astute Professional, an Entrepreneurship teacher, an accomplished Entrepreneur & a Mentor/Motivator par Excellence, with over 25years trail blazing experience in Business, Academia & Professional services. Prof. Alabi is a Fellow and Immediate Past President of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) as well as the Pioneer Continental President and Chairman in Council of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE). He is a Fellow/ Council Member, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN). Prof. Alabi is the Executive Director, the Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes.

Sunday A. Bello, Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc, MNIM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Sunday Ade Bello, popularly called Bello is a multi-talented, analytical and highly qualified Management/Education Specialist with expertise in Consultancy, Education Management, Lecturing/Facilitation, Curriculum Development, Creative Thinking, Research, Examination Management, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurial Training, Project Management, Office Administration, Corporate Governance, Dispute Resolution, Policy Formulation and Implementation. A Ph.D. Student of Development Finance at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State and, Authoritative Management Trainer and Examiner with research orientation in Poverty Alleviation Strategies, Gender Mainstreaming, Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Financing, Business Management, Entrepreneurial Management, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Entrepreneurial Economics. A well-organised and a quality-minded individual with excellent interpersonal communication, presentation skills, and leading ability in the development of innovative solutions as well as possess demonstrated ability to learn and savvy new technology, easily adapt to changes and manages tasks and/or projects effectively and efficiently. Bello holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Lagos and, a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from Lagos State University in 2007 and 2004 respectively. Bello is the current Chief Executive of WorkLife Training Professionals (owner of PRACTITECH and Retire Well Club). WLTP is a conglomeration of management experts and consultants in Corporate Training, Business Advisory Services, Recruitment, Leadership Development Services, Educational Management, Information and Communication Technology Services, Human Capital Management, Accounting and Entrepreneurship Training. He was the Registrar, International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College, (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo, Kwara State, an educational institution initiated by the Kwara State Government as a novel experiment to redefine vocational and technical education through a holistic approach to bridge the skills gap and elevate the individual. Sunday A. Bello before joining IVTEC was the Head, Management Education, and Control at the Nigerian Institute of Management (chartered) responsible for the coordination of the following programmes/examinations; NIM-NYSC Strategic Partnership, Management Professional Examinations (MPE), Professional Diploma in Management (PDM), Student Scheme (a training/examination collaboration programme with more than twenty higher Institutions), Postgraduate Diploma in Management run in collaboration with Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife as well as University of Ibadan. Bello is a Lecturer/Consultant/Facilitator with the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and several other organisations and States such as Lagos State Government Entrepreneurship programme (Ready, Set, Work), State of Osun, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC), Gombe State Local Government Service Commission, NEM Insurance PLC, Confluence Business School, Beldag Management Consultants, to mention but few. Bello has delivered several papers on General Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing and Finance, some of the notable organisations/ programmes he has facilitated include: Training for All Local Government Functionaries organised by the Presidency, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, November, 2019, Annual Lecture and Award Night organised by the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Port Harcourt Chapter, November, 2019, Training for All Area Tax Managers organised by Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, November, 2019, Annual Lecture Christened Success Strategy with Dr. Yemisi Adeyeye, Ilorin, Kwara State, November, 2019, Study Tour to Kwara State of the Participants of Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, hosted by the Kwara State Governor, November, 2018, Senior Staff Training, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC), May, July, and August, 2017, Matriculation Lecture, The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu, Ilorin, Kwara State, 2017, Senior Staff Training, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board,(NCDMB) NECA, Lagos, 2016, Management Retreat, Niger –Delta Development Commission (NDDC) – Benin, 2014 ,Management Retreat, Nigerian Copyright Commission – Abuja, 2013, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission Training – Kwara, 2013, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria – Abuja, 2013, Lagos State Government Senior Staff Training – Alausa, 2013, Products and Pipelines Marketing Company – 2013, AIT Training- Alagbado, 2012, Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority – Benin and Akure, 2012, State of Osun Leadership/Management Training for All Political Appointees, Local Government Executive Officers, Treasurers and Head of Personnel, 2011-2012, NIM Team Leader, Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital Recruitment and Promotion – Sagamu, 2010 Bello is a Project Supervisor for the NIM-OAU Postgraduate Diploma in Management, NIM-UI Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Professional Diploma in Management. He lectures; Business Ethics, and Social Responsibility, Management Case Analysis, Comparative Management, Managerial Finance and Principles of Economics at NIM-NYSC strategic partnership programme as well as Management Professional Examination programme. Also, he lectures Management at NIM-OAU postgraduate Diploma in Management, Research Methodology and Management Practice/Seminar at NIM-University of Ibadan PGDM programme, Economics at Ladoke Akintola University, Lagos Study Centre. He is a Trainer with New Creation University of Science and Technology, The Gambia. He sets and moderates examination questions and Marking schemes for some notable professional bodies also act as external examiner/moderator with some Polytechnics. Sunday Ade Bello has held the following leadership position and Board membership; Governing Council Member, International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), 2017-2019, Governing Council Member, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs, 2017 to date, Director of Publicity, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) – 2017 – Date, Chairman, NIM-Bowen University Project Team, 2014, Member, Management Education and Development Committee – 2014- 2017, Pioneer HOD (Visiting), Banking and Finance, New Creation University, The Gambia-2013-2015, Chairman, Curriculum Review Committee – 2010-2017, Member, Board of Examiners – 2009 – 2017, Team Leader, NIM-PGDM/PDM Project defense team – 2009 –2017, Team Member, NIM Annual Conference project Team, 2010-2017, Member, Board of Trustees – 2004 –2017, Pioneer Chairman, NIM –Non Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) – 2004-2011. Sunday Ade Bello is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship,Nigeria; Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Training and Development. Bello has a pet project of organising work life training for young graduates to prepare them for the world of work and/or entrepreneurship. He is a Board Member of Journal of Global Economic and Business and Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics.

AKEEM O. SALAMI, PhD, FIMC, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

He is a cerebral multiple academic award-winner Professor of Operations Research and Business Management at Department of Entrepreneurial Studies, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria. Prof. Akeem Salami is a born entrepreneurship teacher, consultant and mentor, educational administrator and academic leader of international repute. He is a renowned operations researcher, management scientist and strategist, quantitative analyst, entrepreneurial mentor and consultant of great repute, with research focus on Operations Research, Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Akeem Salami has many journal publications both at home and abroad and presented papers at conferences both at home and abroad. A professional par excellence, he has participated in a number of consultancy researches that involved field works, large data handling and reporting. He is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of Global President of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the institute’s African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS). He was the Dean, College of Management Sciences (COLMAS), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

ABDULSALAM JIBRIL Ph.D,ftcs, ANIM,MAMN,FCEnt, FCGPE
CHIEF ACCREDITATION OFFICER

A Professor of Entrepreneurship with the Department of Entrepreneurship studies, Faculty of Administration, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria. He holds ND in Business Administration and Management from Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo,(1992,) a B.Sc. in Business Administration from ABU, Zaria(1998) M.B.A. from University of Maiduguri (2006) and PhD from Trinity College, Seychelles now (American Trinity University California (2009) respectively. He has contributed more than forty three research articles in International and National refereed business journals and books. He participated and presented research papers in both National and International conferences. Prof. Jibril also presented keynote papers in conferences. He has industrial exposure and worked in different positions for couple of years, DoACEEE Aluminum. He worked at Adamawa State University, Mubi where he was Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences for two Terms (2010 to 2015) and Director, Entrepreneurship Development Centre,2016 to 2018.Presently appointed as a Director, Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria in 2018 to date He was a visiting Lecturer/professor in Kogi State University, Ayigba, Modibbo Adama University of Technolgy,Yola and Taraba State University, Jalingo respectively. He has supervised over twenty Postgraduate students to his credit. His current interest includes Entrepreneurial Marketing Management and skill services. He has taught over 50 courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Prof. Jibril is married with children. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria and Editor-in-Chief of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).

Muhammad Mansur, Ph.D., MNCS, FIPS, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE,FTIME
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

A renowned Doctor of Technopreneurship, he is an academic entrepreneur, corporate entrepreneur and eloquent public speaker par excellence. Muhammad Mansur is an internationally-acclaimed entrepreneurship mentor, consultant, master trainer of trainers and, Acting Director of Entrepreneurship- Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna, Nigeria. An Oracle Certified Associate Database Administrator 11g and Information Technology wizard of international repute; he holds triple Master’s degrees (including M.Phil in Entrepreneurship) and Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship (Technopreneurship Option) from the famous Kampala International University, Uganda. With outstanding expertise in technology entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, strategic entrepreneurship, edupreneurship, his research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, youth entrepreneurship and empowerment, job creation and poverty eradication with emphasis on academic entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and strategic entrepreneurship. He is a Member, Nigerian Computer Society; Fellow, Institute of Public Speaking, Nigeria; and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria as well as an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).

SAMUEL GOWON EDOUMIEKUMO, Ph.D., FCIEN, FCFIP, MNES, FNIM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE, FTIME
ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR

Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo is a Professor par excellence, a Distinguished Economist, an Astute Vice-Chancellor, an accomplished Banker, a Pastor, a loving Husband and Father. Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo was born on the 30th of April 1970 at Toru-Angiama in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State into the humble family of Mr and Mrs Edoumiekumo Bileke. He started his search for the Golden Fleece in 1982 at Akedenowei Primary school, Toru Angiama and proceeded to Toru-Angiama Secondary School where he excelled however he relocated to Lagos State where he completed his secondary education at Ajeromi Ifelodun High School, Apapa obtaining the West African Certificate (WASC) in 1988. Young Samuel Gowon’s understanding of the importance of education and hunger for more knowledge propelled him to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1995 and a Master of Science Degree in Economics from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt in 2001. He holds two Doctorate Degrees in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Port Harcourt. His pursuit of education transverses the four regions of the country. One does not become an academic general in the Ivory Tower without conscious efforts and handwork. Several factors interweave to make this possible. These factors include determination, sound morals, strength, fidelity, reliability, accountability, cerebral profundity, expertise and the fear and love of God. Between 2002 and 2014, Samuel Edoumiekumo progressed through the rank and file of the institution from the position of Assistant Lecturer, to a Professor of Economics at The Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State. From 2011 to 2016, he served in various Boards within and outside the University such as the Center for Education Services, Basic and Pre-Degree Programmes, Directorate of Consultancy, Entrepreneurship Research and Development and Linkage Assurance Plc. . Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo has served in various administrative capacities. He was the Acting Head of Department of Economics, Deputy Director, Entrepreneurship and Training, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chairman of Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, Vendors Monitoring Committee, Niger Delta University Housing Committee, Member, Niger Delta University Governing Council, Senate Business Committee, Assessment and Graduation Requirements Committee, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration and in May 2017 he was appointed the acting Vice-Chancellor of the Niger Delta University and later became substantive Vice-Chancellor in May 2018. Good leaders have vision and inspire others to help them turn their vision into reality while great leaders have vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own and when the vision is clear, the results will appear. Professor Edoumiekumo has always tried not to just be a man of success but be a man of value. Upon assumption of office as Vice-Chancellor of the Niger Delta University, he transformed the landscape of the University with several achievements to his credit including one hundred percent full accreditation status of all programmes presented in the 2018 NUC/Professional Accreditation Exercise, steady power and and water supply on campus, introduction of online fees payment, course registration and result platforms, Infrastructural Development with world class structures and state of the art facilities, Improved internet connectivity, Introduction of CCTV and other devices to aid security on campus and an increase in student intake. Due to his Entrepreneurial drive, he established a fleet of businesses spanning from potable bottled and satchet water, detergent, disinfectant, bread, confectionaries, paint and other products to the University's own radio station, NDU Radio 98.1Wilberfoce Island FM which is fast growing to its reputation as the Pride of the Region. Also under his watch, there has been an unprecedented increase in the internally generated revenue (IGR) base of the University. Prof. Edoumiekumo belongs to numerous professional bodies. He is a Fellow of the Historians of Education Development Society of Nigeria (HOEDSON), Fellow, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (FIEN), Fellow, Chartered Forensic Investigation Professional (FCFIP), Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management, Member, Nigerian Economic Society and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria. A gold fish has no hiding place and Prof. Edoumiekumo is certainly a gold fish who has earned several academic and professional awards as result of his ingenuity and innovations. In 2017 he was awarded the Distinguished Economist Award alongside Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Others include, the Pan African Servant Leadership Award by the African Student Union Parliament, Award of Honour as the Most Innovative Vice-Chancellor in Niger Delta University, Award for Exceptional Leadership in University, Trail Blazer Award by the Bayelsa Media Award 2019, Ambassador of Youths Award 2017, Special award of recognition for Humanitarian Service Award by National Youths Service Corps Members Batch C 2013/2014, Comrade Vice Chancellor Award 2017 by Students Union of the Niger Delta University, Humanitarian Service Award by South South Media Group, Award for Outstanding performance by NYSC, Southern Ijaw Zone, Distinguished Mentorship Award by the University of Port Harcourt. Prof. Edoumiekumo was presented with a letter of Commendation and a Plaque by the University Governing Council in recognition of his administrative excellence. Prestigious Administration Excellence Award in Education at the 8th African Leadership Magazine’s Person of the Year Award Ceremony 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa and just recently he bagged the African Leadership Educational Icon Award from the African Leadership Magazine Africa Summit 2020 amongst others. Prof Edoumiekumo’s highest intellectual passion is the search for consumption and production of knowledge. This outright scholar has written and published widely, locally, nationally and internationally, journals, books, book chapters, research reports and monographs. He has also attended and presented seminar papers at several national and international conferences. His web of knowledge has produced scholarly works in economics and has earned him several awards. Professor Edoumiekumo presented the 17th Inaugural Lecture in 2015 titled GOD, MAN AND THE WORLD: THE NIGERIAN TRIPODIC ‘EXCHANGEOLOGICAL’ DILEMMA at the Niger Delta University. Professor Edoumiekumo has taught several courses as lecturer in the University and they include Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Business Mathematics/Mathematical economics, Econometrics, Business Statistics, Operations Research, Business Decision Analysis and Financial Institutions and Markets and have supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students. Edoumiekumo is a Pastor, Teacher, Tutor, University Don, Marketer, accomplished Banker and member of Boards in several reputable organisations. While in the Banking Industry with First Bank of Nigeria he served in various capacities. He rose from senior staff to Head, Banking Operations, Operations Support, Customer Service, Technical Support, Cashier and Credit Officer. He also attended several courses some of which include: Computer Literacy, Basic Foreign Operations, Exceptional Customer Service, Cashiering, Banking Foundation Pool, Graduate Induction, Professionalism and Ethics in Banking, Mentoring and Counselling Skills, Public Relations, Effective Delegation, Advances and Securities, Motivation, Clearing System, Local Remittances, Transfers and Payments, Export, Marketing of Financial Services, Bills for Collection, Human Relations, Banker and Customer Relationship, Double Entry Book-Keeping, Current Account/Cash Control, Savings Bank Account Control, Mandate, Documentary Letter of Credit, Foreign Exchange, Negotiable Instruments, Effective Communication, etc. Also, while working for OM Limited as a marketer, he was in charge of Itinerary Planning, Conducting Market Survey, Conducting Field Work, Staff Training, Product Pricing, Weight Calculation, Report Writing, Spot lightening of products at exhibitions, etc. Prof. Edoumiekumo is a devout Christian and a Pastor who has touched several lives while leading them to Christ and has planted numerous branches of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. As a Teacher, he taught subjects like Commerce, Economics and Business Studies at Oshodi Secondary School, Tolu in Lagos state, had a brief stint with OM ltd a PVC Pipe Manufacturing Company and also contributed at the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) as a Part-Time Lecturer.He is the first Nigerian winner of African Educationist of the Year in 2020 and current Chairman of Committee of Vice Chancellors, Nigeria.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RAHEEM O. AKEWUSHOLA, Ph.D,AMNIM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management,Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University, Nigeria

ISIAKA SULU BABAITA, PhD,AMNIM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor and two-time HOD, Department of Business Administration, and the Pioneer HOD, Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management., University of Ilorin. Nigeria

MARIA PALAZZO, PhD, AFHEA, FHEA, MSc (Honor), MA, BA (Honor), FCEnt,FTIME, FCGPE

Research fellow, Department of Political and Communication Studies, University of Salerno (Italy) and a member of the ‘Sustainability Communication Centre’ (SCC) (http://dsc.unisa.it/scc/).

HELEN AFANG ANDOW Ph.D., MNIM, FCEnt, FIFEM,FCSBE,FIBDFM, FIRAMN, FIHCDN, MAMN

Professor of Entrepreneurship Management and the Director, Entrepreneurship Research & Development Centre, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

SAMUEL GOWON EDOUMIEKUMO, Ph.D., FCIEN, FCFIP, MNES, FNIM, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE

Professor of Economics and Vice-Chancellor, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Current Chairman of Committee of Vice Chancellors, Nigeria. .

ISAAC OLUWAJOBA ABEREIJO, Ph.D, FTIME,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor of Technology Management and Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.

PATRICK OSA OVIASUYI Ph.D., FCAI, FNIM, FPAM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.

GANIYU IDRIS PhD, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE

Doctor of Human Resource Management,University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus, South Africa.

SIHAM EL-KAFAFI Ph.D., FCSBE, FCGPE, FTIME,FIFEM

Professor and Founder, Arrows Research Consultancy Limited. New Zealand.

ABDUSSALAM ALJADANI Ph.D, MBAM, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE

Assistant Professor and Head of Management Department CBA, Taibah University, Yanbu, KSA.

MIRELA C. PANAIT PhD, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Associate Professor at Department of Cybernetics, Economic Informatics, Finance and Accounting, Petroleum-Gas,Faculty of Economic Sciences, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania.

WAHID D. OLANIPEKUN Ph.D, MSM, FIARSA, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE

Doctor of Business Administration and Faculty Member of the College of Management and Information Technology and Director of the Collaboration, Research and Consultancy Centre in American International University, West Africa (AIUWA), The Gambia.

SULAIMAN O. ATIKU Ph.D, MNIM, MILERA, MCIWM, MIPM, FCEnt

Senior Lecturer (Human Resource Management) at Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HP-GSB), Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia.

CHERIF DRIDI PhD, FTIME, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor/principal investigator in the Center of Research on Microelectronics and Nanotechnology CRMN Technopark of Sousse and co-founder of the GREENS Team in ISSAT of Sousse, University of Sousse..

ADOFU ILEMONA Ph.D, FCEnt, FCGPE

Associate Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

BALA A. KOFAR MATA Ph.D.,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at the Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.

RASHEED G. JIMOH PhD, MCPN, MITSSP, MIEEE ,FCEnt, FCGPE,FTIME

Professor and Dean of the Faculty Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

ADEMOLA H. ADELE Ph.D., CMIPMA FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Directorate of Entrepreneurial Studies, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

OYEDUNNI S. ARULOGUN Ph.D, FRSPH, MIUSSP, MIUHPE, FCEnt

Professor of Health Promotion and Education and Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

GIDEON C. ONUEKWUSI Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE, FTIME

Professor of Rural Sociology and Extension, College of Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology and Extension/ Former Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies and current Director, Directorate of Information and Communications Technology in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria

ABDULLAHI NASIRU Ph.D, MTAM ,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE, FTIME

Doctor of Entrepreneurship. Senior Lecturer/HOD at Department of Business Management, Business School and Director, (Entrepreneurship) International Centre of Excellence for Rural Finance and Entrepreneurship both at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

BARR (DR.) INALEGWU ALUBO Ph.D.,BL, SMCEnt, MCGPE

Solicitor and Advocate of Supreme Court of Nigeria, international-acclaimed Intellectual Property Lawyer and Certified Entrepreneur and Project Manager

GANIYU AJAO RAHIM Ph.D., AMNIM, MNIMN, APCON, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE

Doctorate of Marketing, Department of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

HELEN EBIEMI OPIGO Ph.D, FIPMD, MANWAD, MWAAD (USA), MAMN, MIPM, MANA, FCEnt

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Policy/Former Head of Department Entrepreneurship and Marketing and current Director of Entrepreneurship Centre, Federal University, Otueke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

FARDEEN DODO M.Sc., FCGPE, FTIME

Fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and a recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship and with broad research interests in understanding how entrepreneurship can be effectively used for eliminating poverty and promoting freedom, prosperity, and equal opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

AGBAJE LATEEF Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE

Professor and Director/Chief Scientist, Central Research Laboratory and Head of LAUTECH Nanotechnology Research Group (NANO+), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.

PROF. NEBATH TANGLANG FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor in Physical and Health Education (Sport Management). Director, African Council for Distance Education, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (ACDE-QAAA)

OLA OYEDELE SMCEnt, MCSBE, MCGPE

Doctor of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, Department of Entrepreneurial Studies, College of Management Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

BOARD OF DELEGATES

PROF. SAMUEL G. EDOUMIEKUMO

Chairman

PROF. GIDEON C. ONUEKWUSI

ICENT

ASSOC. PROF. ADEMOLA H. ADELE

GAEIN

PROF. ABDULSALAM JIBRIL

GAEIN

PROF. AKEEM O. SALAMI

ACSBE

Bala Ado Kofar Mata

ACSBE

PROF. HELEN AFANG ANDOW

IIFEM

PROF. OYEDUNNI SOLA ARULOGUN

ATIME

PROF. ISIAKA SULU BABAITA

ACSBE

PROF. RAHEEM O. AKEWUSHOLA

GAEIN

DR. MUHAMMAD MANSUR

ATIME

DR. GANIYU IDRIS

ACSBE

PROF.ALAIN NDEDI

GAEIN

PROF.TOLUTOPE O. FAKOKUNDE

ICENT

DR. ABDULLAHI NASIRU

ICENT

DR.WAHID D. OLANIPEKUN

ACSBE

PROF.ISAAC O. ABEREIJO

ATIME

PROF.ABDULHAMEED A. SULAIMON

ICENT

DR. JULIUS ADIMA

YELEAD

PROF. RASHEED G. JIMOH

ATIME

AREA DELEGATIONS

The Area Delegations, which are aligned with the curricular areas of our commissions, are responsible for approving programme-specific accreditation criteria and selecting members of the accreditation commissions, as well as assigning programmes to member societies within their areas. • Seats on each Area Delegation are apportioned based on the number of accredited programmes for which an institute serves as “lead” within the relevant accreditation commission. • Each Area Delegation is responsible for selecting an Area Director to serve on the ACEEE Board of Directors. The individuals selected also serve as non-voting chairs of their respective Delegations.

ACCREDITATION COUNCIL

Our Accreditation Council formulates and recommends to our leadership, policies and procedures regarding accreditation activities. Its mission is to improve processes and promote uniformity across the Accreditation Commissions.

ASST. PROF. LUKMAN RAIMI

Council Chair

PROF. ABDULSALAM JIBRILRANDAL J. KELLER

Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. BALA ADO KOFAR MATA

Enterprise Management/MSMEs Accreditation Commission Chair

DR. MUHAMMAD MANSUR

Technology Entreprneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. RASHEED G. JIMOH

ICT/Digital Entreprneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

DR. ADEMOLA H. ADELE

Innovation Management and New Venture Creation Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. OYEDUNNI S. ARULOGUN

Healthcare Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF AHMED ADEDEJI

Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

ASST PROF. LUKMAN RAIMI

Medical Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. GIDEON C. ONUEKWUSI

Rural and Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

ASSOC. PROF. ISSA ABDULRAHEEM

Social and Corporate Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. PATRICK O. OVIASUYI

Public, Policy and Political Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. ALFONSO SIANO

Media Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

DR. N.S. RAVISHANKAR

Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

DR. ABDULLAHI NASIRU

Edupreneurship/Academic Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. RAHEEM O. AKEWUSHOLA

Strategic Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

ASST. PROF. ABDUSSALAM ALJADANI

International Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. YEKEN K. SANUSI

Ecopreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. ISAAC O. ABEREIJO

Food/Culinary Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

FARDEEN DODO

Sustainability Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

JOSEPHINE AKOLOH

Transport, Tourism and Hospitality Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

DR. AHMED BALARABE MUSA

Entrepreneurial Finance/Financial Aspects of Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

BARR (DR.) INALEGWU ALUBO

Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. ABDULSALAM JIBRIL

Entrepreneurial Marketing Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. HELEN A. ANDOW

Family and Women Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

EDWIN AGBANA

Youth Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. AGBAJE LATEEF

Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

PROF. NEBATH TANGLANG

Sports Management and Entrepreneurship Accreditation Commission Chair

Academic Advisory Council (AAC)

The Academic Advisory Council (AAC) provides our leadership with access to academic viewpoints on issues of accreditation involving entrepreneurship and enterprise education education. It also guides our organisation in matters affecting the relevant professions, reactions to proposed programmes, procedures and policies as they relate to the education sector of our constituencies. The AAC also works as a communication channel between us and the academic community. Through increased participation at all levels of our organisation, AAC members develop and implement mechanisms to engage diverse audiences of the academic community in our accreditation activities.

EMMANUEL OLAYIWOLA ONI

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management/ Dean, School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

ABDUL-HAMEED A. SULAIMON

Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

JOHN O. ALABI

Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria | Continental President and Chairman in Council, African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and Executive Director/BOT Secretary, Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes

SIHAM EL-KAFAFI Ph.D., FCSBE, FCGPE, FTIME,FIFEM

Professor and Founder, Arrows Research Consultancy Limited. New Zealand.

MATTHEW O ILORI

Professor of Technology Management and director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife. Nigeria

YAKIBI A. AFOLABI

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and HOD Business Administration at Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

HELEN EBIEMI OPIGO Ph.D, FIPMD, MANWAD, MWAAD (USA), MAMN, MIPM, MANA, FCEnt

Doctor Business Policy/Former Head of Department Entrepreneurship and Marketing and current Director of Entrepreneurship Centre, Federal University, Otueke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

VINCENT I. EKE

Chief Lecturer/ HOD of Marketing and the Pioneer Director of Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Nigeria

GLOBAL COUNCIL

The Global Council (GC) advises our Board on policies and procedures to enhance our global presence. This includes participation in new mutual recognition agreements (MRAs), memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and substantial equivalency recognition of educational programmes outside of Nigeria

ABDULSALAM JIBRIL

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Department of Entrepreneurship studies, Faculty of Administration, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria.

RAHEEM O. AKEWUSHOLA

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University, Nigeria

MARIA PALAZZO

Research fellow at the Department of Political and Communication Studies, University of Salerno (Italy) and a member of the ‘Sustainability Communication Centre’ (SCC) (http://dsc.unisa.it/scc/).

AKEEM O. SALAMI

Professor of Operations Research and Business Management, Department of Entrepreneurial Studies, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria

HELEN A. ANDOW

Professor of Entrepreneurship Management and the Director, Entrepreneurship Research & Development Centre, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

SAMUEL GOWON EDOUMIEKUMO Ph.D., FCIEN, FCFIP, MNES, FNIM, FCEnt,FCSBE,FCGPE

Professor of Economics and Vice-Chancellor, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Current Chairman of Committee of Vice Chancellors, Nigeria.

ISAAC O. ABEREIJO Ph.D, FTIME,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor of Technology Management and Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.

PATRICK O. OVIASUYI Ph.D., FCAI, FNIM, FPAM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.

GANIYU IDRIS PhD, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE

Doctor of Human Resource Management,University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus, South Africa.

ALAIN NDEDI Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Chairman of the International Council for Family Business, Cameroun

SIHAM EL-KAFAFI Ph.D., FCSBE, FCGPE, FTIME,FIFEM

Professor and Founder, Arrows Research Consultancy Limited. New Zealand.

ABDUSSALAM ALJADANI Ph.D, MBAM, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE

Assistant Professor and Head of Management Department CBA, Taibah University, Yanbu, KSA.

MIRELA C. PANAIT PhD, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Associate Professor at Department of Cybernetics, Economic Informatics, Finance and Accounting, Petroleum-Gas,Faculty of Economic Sciences, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania.

WAHID DAMILOLA OLANIPEKUN Ph.D, MSM, FIARSA, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE

Doctor of Business Administration and Faculty Member of the College of Management and Information Technology and Director of the Collaboration, Research and Consultancy Centre in American International University, West Africa (AIUWA), The Gambia.

SULAIMAN O. ATIKU Ph.D, MNIM, MILERA, MCIWM, MIPM, FCEnt

Senior Lecturer (Human Resource Management) at Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HP-GSB), Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia.

CHERIF DRIDI PhD, FTIME, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor/principal investigator in the Center of Research on Microelectronics and Nanotechnology CRMN Technopark of Sousse and co-founder of the GREENS Team in ISSAT of Sousse, University of Sousse.

ADOFU ILEMONA Ph.D, FCEnt, FCGPE

Associate Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

ALFONSO SIANO

Professor of Marketing and of Corporate Communication and Brand Management, University of Salerno

DR. MUHAMMAD MANSUR Ph.D.,MNCS,FIPS,FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE,FTIME

Doctor of Technopreneurship, Maryam Abacha American University of Niger

DARE AJAKAYE SMCEnt,SCGPE

Registrar, English Session of Institute University of Benin Republic

FARDEEN DODO M.Sc., FCGPE, FTIME

Fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and a recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship

STELLA AKE EDBA, FCEnt, FCGPE

Human Resources Professional with Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) focused on Organisational/National Culture & Employee Motivation in a Multicultural work force.

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