Akeem O. Salami, PhD, FIMC, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
He is a cerebral multiple academic award-winner Professor of Operations Research Aand 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 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.
CONTINENTAL VICE PRESIDENT
Olujide Olusanya, PhD, FCIA, FICP, MNIM, FBQS,FBU.FICP, FCEnt.FCSBE,FCGEP
Dr Olu Olujide, an associate professor of entrepreneurship and management at Ballsbridge University is a development and management consultant with International good standing. Dr Olujide holds a doctorate degree (PhD) in Entrepreneurship and Management from Ballsbridge University, Roseau, Dominica. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Management of Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria, a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting of University of Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, and Bachelor of Education in Educational Management of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Nigeria. He had earlier bagged National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Accountancy at the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Ede, Nigeria and Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot-Osurua, Nigeria respectively. He had his primary and secondary education at The Apostolic Primary School, Igbaye, Ilesa and Obokun High School, Ilesa respectively.
Dr Olujide, an accredited Management Trainer certified by Nigerian Council for Management Development is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration, Nigeria, Fellow, International Board of Quality Standards, Dominica, Fellow, Institute of Chartered Professionals (Management), Dominica, Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants Nigeria, Fellow, International Council of Management Consulting Institute, Switzerland, Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Member, Academy of Management Nigeria, Member, Africa Academy of Management Ghana, and Member, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria. His professional knowledge and soft skills have helped him over the past 15 years to successfully contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of social, heath, enterprise and human capacity development programmes in Nigeria and some other countries in Africa. He has achieved a good standing in the development programs funded and coordinated by The World Bank, Global Fund, SAB Miller, AbInBev Group, International Breweries Plc, American Jewish World Service, United States Agency for International Development, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Abuja, State Agency for the Control of AIDS (Kwara State and Osun State), and National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Abuja Dr Olujide seats on the board of the following organizations: President, Ilesa Business School; President, Better Life for Africa Development (NGO); Managing Consultant/CEO, St John Consulting Agency Nigeria Ltd; and Chairman, Apple March International Ltd. Dr Olujide, an Ijesa from western Nigeria had provided at least one year business mentorship for over 270 small business owners in Africa. His contributions towards social and economic growth in Africa have earned him a number of local and international awards in entrepreneurship and development.
Dr Olujide a member of The Academy of Management Nigeria, and Africa Academy of Management Ghana has published a number of entrepreneurship and management papers in international reputable journals to his credit. He is committed to human capital development towards sustainable economic and social growth in Africa. In recognition and appreciation of his professional services in the development of youth led small businesses across West Africa, the University Council of Poma University, Benin Republic recently honoured him with a Doctor of Business Administration (honoris causa) in December 2021. An entrepreneurship expert of international repute, Dr Olujide is a Fellow and Council Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, (FCEnt); Fellow and Council Member of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (FCSBE); and Fellow and Council Member of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCGEP)
VICE PRESIDENT PROGRAMMES
Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo Ph.D., FCIEN, FCFIP, MNES, FNIM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
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.
VICE PRESIDENT – SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (SET) ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Morufu Babatunde Jenyo , Ph.D.,R. Engr. CPM, CFM, MNSE, MNIBE, AGIPM, FCEnt, FTIME, FCSBE
Engr. Dr. Jenyo Babatunde was born in Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria to Lamidi Opoola Jenyo and Omosolape Atoke Jenyo (Nee Sanusi Adebayo) both of blessed memory from Offa, Kwara State Nigeria. He attended St Mark’s Primary School Offa and Oyun Baptist High School, Ijagbo Kwara State, Nigeria.
Jenyo Babatunde holds; Ph.D in Entrepreneurship from Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Master Degrees in Industrial Engineering from University of Ibadan and Business Administration from University of Ilorin, Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical/Computer Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Minna and National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. Engr. Dr. M. B. Jenyo also schooled at Kainji Training Centre where he obtained certificate in Electrical System Operation. He further schooled at MediSend International, Dallas Texas in USA and South West Hospital of Third Military Medical University Chengdu, China where he obtained certificates in Biomedical Repairs and Clinical Operation of Urodynamic System respectively.
Dr. Jenyo is a practicing engineer, registered with the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is a Chartered Project and Facility Manager (CPM, CFM). Jenyo Babatunde is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and served as the General Secretary and other Elective positions in the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ilorin Branch. He also served in some committees at the NSE National level. He is a Past Chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), Ilorin Chapter. Engr. Jenyo Babatunde is an associate member of Global Institute of Project Management (GIPM) and member International Association of Engineers (IAENG).
He had worked for several years; as a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin. He was an adjunct lecturer with; University of Ilorin, Ekiti State University, Institute of Higher Studies Kwara State College of Education, Lafiaji and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital School Nursing. At present, Engr. Dr. Jenyo is an adjunct lecturer with Federal University, Oye-Ekiti. His early work experience was as a Power Generation System’s Electrical Operator at Kainji Hydro Power Station, New-Bussa. Dr. M. B. Jenyo is at present, a Deputy Director in University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital as Head- Electrical engineering unit. He also engaged in consultancy services to firms and facilities.
Engineer M. B. Jenyo served as a COREN resource for the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for a number of years regarding the accreditation of polytechnic engineering programmes.
Engr. M. B. Jenyo, a humanitarian, joined the Rotary family as a chartered member of the Rotaract Club of New-Bussa Community Based in 1990–1991 and progressed through the ranks to become President Rotaract Club of Federal University of Technology Minna and District Rotaract Representative (D9130) in the year of "Mankind is My Business" (2001–2002). He presided over Rotary Club of Ilorin-Sunrise, D9125 as its Chartered President in the 2018–19 Rotary year.
Oluwajenyo, Eniola, and AnjolaOluwa are three of Jenyo Baba's beautiful offspring from a happy marriage to Bola Olufunke Jenyo.
He is a Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Entrepreneur of great repute. Engr. Morufu Jenyo is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship; Fellow and Council Member of Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIMEnt) and African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt)
CHAIR BOARD OF ACSBE FELLOWS
Maryam Abdu, PhD, FCEnt, FNIM, FABRM, FCAI, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGEP, FCPEL
A well-versed, resourceful and cerebral entrepreneurship educator. An internationally-acclaimed Associate Professor of Financial Management and expert in Entrepreneurial Finance, Investment Analysis, Enterprise Risk Management and Financial analysis. A born teacher, educational administrator and manager of great repute. Maryam Abdu is currently, the Chairman of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). Kaduna Chapter, and under her able leadership Kaduna Chapter won the ‘2015 Best Branch’ Award of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). A trailblazer in Africa’s Female Entrepreneurship, Maryam Abdu is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, and the Coordinator, Kaduna State Consultancy Services Unit of Management of Kaduna State University. Her research interests lies in Financial Management, Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance, Female Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management among others. Maryam Abdu has many journal publications both at home and abroad and presented papers at Conferences both at home and abroad. A professional par excellence, Maryam is a Fellow and advisory board member, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship; Fellow, Academy of Business and Retail Management; Fellow Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered); Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration; Member, The Academy of Management Nigeria and Member, International Research and Development Institute among others.
EDITORIAL BOARD CHAIRPERMAN/EDITOR IN CHIEF (PAN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION - AFJED )
Alain Ndedi Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
Professor Ndedi book was featured among the 28 Best Intrapreneurship Books of All Time (https://bookauthority.org/books/best-intrapreneurship-books). Former World Bank and USAID consultant, chairman of lance d’afrique, Executive Director of Cameroon Human Resources SARL and author of more than 30 books, Alain Ndedi who holds a PhD in business management and another one in forensic accounting, is a professor with an extensive experience in entrepreneurship, finance, and economic development for the past 15 years. He has supervised more than 40 PhD students and approximately 50 Masters students. He was Dean at Saint Monica University, within the School of Business and Public Policy; lecturer of entrepreneurship and project management at the university of Johannesburg, Université de l’entrepreneuriat and at the Higher Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (IME). He is a visiting professor at Hope Africa University and International Leadership University where he teaches Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Management, and Organisational Behaviour. Professor Ndedi has consulted for the UNDP, African Union, NEPAD, and many African governments on issues related to public finance, budget management, monitoring and evaluation. Associated as professor with Charisma University since 2014, Professor Ndedi held position at the University of Johannesburg, Researcher at Wits University, Lecturer at Boston College, external examiner at the University of Cape Peninsula, State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of Johannesburg. He worked as Political Analyst at SABC, South African Broadcasting Corporation, a state-owned public broadcaster in South Africa. From 2004-2008, he was Director at YENEPAD, a platform of African scholars based in South Africa working on African renaissance programmes. Professor Ndedi wrote Case studies on Volkwagen unethical behaviour, the war between Komatsu and Caterpillar, the WhatsApp founders Bryan Ancton and Jan Koum, the Maponya Mall in Soweto, the battle between Coca Cola and Pepsi, the google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the Douala Stock Exchange, Yahoo downfall, and the Shell corporate irresponsibility behaviour in Nigeria. He is a Fellow/ Council Member, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) (ATIME); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation(GAEIN) .
VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP
Peter Tukura, Ph.D., AMNIM, FCIFCN, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCPEL
All the way from the hinter lands of Kpanche in the Ozongulo clan of Bassa Kwomu district of Bassa LGA of Kogi came a wonderful, bright and intelligent fellow: Dr. Tukura, Peter Tuwohu.
Dr. Tukura, Peter Tuwohu began his Primary Education at the Roman Catholic Mission School, Sheria, Bassa LGA of Kogi State where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in the year 1990. He further proceeded to Government Science Secondary School, Oguma, Kogi State, between the year 1990 to 1995 and thereafter transferred to Biriadu Community Secondary School, Abocho, Dekina LGA of Kogi State to Obtain his Senior Secondary Certificate in Education (WAEC ) in the year 1996.
Dr. Tukura, Peter Tuwohu began his Tertiary Education life in a humble atmosphere where he choosed the huge part of knowledge and self-development, and it earned him a National Diploma in Business Administration at the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja in 2001, A Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with Second Class Upper Division in 2005, A Master’s Degree, and ultimately a Ph.D in Public Administration in 2014 and 2020 respectively at the Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State now Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Kogi State.
Because of his constant search for knowledge, the young Dr. Tukura, Peter Tuwohu further proceeded to National Teachers Institute, Lokoja Study Center, affiliated to the University of Ilorin, Kwara State to Obtain his Post Graduate Diploma in Education in the same year 2020.
Dr. Tukura's quest for existence in a challenging scenario after his mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps in the College of Education, Ekiadolor, Benin, Edo State in 2006 drove him into the ever competitive banking sector where he served as Relationship Manager, Head of Operations, Branch Operations Manager and ultimately a Branch Business Manager in a career spanning close to Sixteen years now at the United Bank For Africa Plc and Firstbank of Nigeria Ltd respectively.
This great moments in the banking sector have built in him a pool of knowledge via Professional trainings in information Technology, Cyber security, Monetary policies and evaluation, Banking reforms and Credits advancement.
Dr. Tukura, Peter Tuwohu is highly certified and professionally potent in both Banking and Academic exigencies in view of his various professional certifications in both managerial and entrepreneurial levels.
Dr. Tukura, Peter Tuwohu is a huge asset to the Bassa LGA Community where he has provided unequalled leadership and political direction in driving the peace efforts and developmental strides of his people.
This singular act of commitment earned him an appointment with the Kogi State Government as the Chairman of the Governing Council, Kogi State College of Education (Technical) Kabba, Kogi State.
Dr. Tukura, Peter Tuwohu is an embodiment of ideas and he has proven it all in his career, Community and public service engagement.
Dr. Tukura, Peter Tuwohu have over six awards from various institutions not also excluding the religious bodies for his selfless and humanitarian services to the masses. He is a Fellow of Institute Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt); Fellow, African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt) and Fellow, Academy for Political Entrepreneurship and Leadership (ACAPEnt).
Dr. Tukura, Peter Tuwohu is a wonderful husband and loving father of three boys.
ACSBE Country Vice Presidents
The position of ACSBE Country Vice-President was created to enable ACSBE to reach out more effectively to its Members across countries in which it has a presence. The primary role of a Country VP is to act as the ACSBE representative for that country. Other roles are:
To maintain a dialogue with the ACSBE Board about how the organisation can best meet the needs of national members;
To promote the activities and interests of ACSBE at a national level, by arranging national events, such as policy workshops, working in partnership with the ACSBE Board;
To take steps to increase the membership of ACSBE at a national level and to liaise with national organisations;
To stimulate academics to participate actively in ACSBE conferences (eg. ACCENT, ACESB, ACEMASD,ACHENT, ACCBENT).
COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE (South Africa, and Morocco)
Dr. Emmanuel Innocents Edoun, PhD, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGEP
Dr. Emmanuel Innocents Edoun have worked in the field of public administration, development studies and socio-economic development in rural and urban settings abroad and in South Africa’s dual economy and acquired well-rounded experience while working under difficult conditions. He has travelled widely between different countries in Africa while interacting with policy makers, policy implementers and community members. He is industrious with have good conceptual and organisational skills, proficiency in computer packages and an impressive academic record.
He is an energetic and creative individual with a unique mix of skills acquired through a combination of inter-disciplinary education combined with a work experience in versatile environments. Over the years, Dr. Edoun have acquired and honed skills in designing, teaching and implementing socio-economic development projects; in managing expectations of multiple stakeholders and motivating people through effective leadership. He has worked in the field of Economic and Business, public administration, development studies and socio-economic development in rural and urban settings abroad and in South Africa’s dual economy and acquired well-rounded experience while working under difficult conditions.
He has travelled widely between different countries in Africa while interacting with policy makers, policy implementers and community members. He is industrious; he has good conceptual and organisational skills, proficiency in computer packages and an impressive academic record.
His research areas include: Public Sector Economics, Economic and Business, International Finance and Economics, Principles of Econometrics, Macro and Micro economics, Quality and Operations Management; Good Governance, Public Policy, Local Economic Development, Local Government, Decentralisation, Public management and Service Delivery.
Dr. Emmanuel Edoun holds a PhD PhD from the School of Public and Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. with Specialisation in Public Sector Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He has lectured extensively in South Africa and abroad. He has presented a number of papers in conferences, locally and abroad- France-The Netherland, Germany- Spain-Cyprus-Cameroon-South Africa. He has published articles in peer reviewed Journals, with the recent publication related to public sector reform in Cameroon.
Dr. Edoun was a Programme and a Research Director/Policy Advisor at the Global Action for Africa’s Development (GLAFAD) and a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Public Enterprises (CPE) within the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is in charge of a newly created Academic Journal at CPE where articles from contributors argue about pertinent issues on public enterprises in Africa and abroad.
Dr. Emmanuel Innocents Edoun is currently a Lecturer with Tshwane School of Business and Society, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa and Visiting Lecturer at Nanjing University (China). He is a Fellow and Council Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt), Fellow and Council Member of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt) and Fellow and Council Member of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) as well as an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AJENTS).
VICE PRESIDENT – SOUTH AFRICA, CONGO, RWANDA & BURUNDI
Paulin Mbecke, Ph.D, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGEP
Paulin MBECKE He is a university Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, at the “Université du Moyen Lualaba – UML” in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from where he originates.
Prof Mbecke has a BA degree in Rural/Community Development from the DRC; a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and Development Administration and a Master of Management and PhD degrees in Public and Development Management from the School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg – South Africa. For his PhD, obtained in 2010, he developed the Integrated Modelled Theory (IMT) which uses Artificial Intelligence via Bayesian Networks to facilitate the understanding of factors conducive to child abuse neglect and exploitation as to facilitate its prevention and management of cases.
He previously worked as Research Associate in the Department of Economics and spent two years as a Post-Graduate Fellow in the Faculty of Economics and Management Science at the University of South Africa. He spent ten years as Senior Researcher and Senior Project Manager for the Crime Prevention and Safety and Security Research Groups at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria South Africa from 2002 to 2012.
Prof Mbecke is passionate and active in the humanitarian, relief, and human rights fields. He is currently the Chairman of the Executive Governance Board of the Refugee Children’s Project (RCP), a relief and advocacy organisation assisting migrants and local vulnerable, destitute, and marginalised children, women, and families in and around Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been the Executive Chairman of RCP since 2002 and the Chairman of the Global Initiative for Peace and African Development (GIPAD). From 1997 to 2002 he worked as Deputy Project Director in charge of advocacy, policy, and information for the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), where he facilitated partnership with government, local communities, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (in 1998, JRS become the main UNHCR implementing partner). He has work experience in South Africa, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and recently Cyprus in the European Union.
Prof Mbecke fluently speaks both English and French. He has written and presented papers locally (South Africa and DRC) and at international conferences on entrepreneurship, refugees, child abuse, public policy, gender, service delivery, social development, safety and security, governance, and other socio-economic issues. He has published articles in local and international accredited journals. He also teaches courses on population, environment and development, gender and development, community development, entrepreneurship in the DRC and Burundi and is an associate academic at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Prof. Mbecke is a Fellow and Council Member of : Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt); The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) and African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt).
VICE PRESIDENT – NIGERIA
Gideon C. Onuekwusi Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
A Professor of Rural Sociology and Extension, College of Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology and Extension in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. He holds a Ph.D from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (2007). He was Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies (2012-2016). He is, currently, Director, Directorate of Information and Communications Technology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (since 2016). His current research is on youth and women in ICT and Entrepreneurship/Agripreneurship, Agriculture and Rural Development. He is an Innovator, entrepreneur and academic with over 21 years in Teaching, Research, Community Service and business leadership. Experienced in all aspects of Educational, Agricultural, Rural and Community development and business formation, operation, finance, and management. Visionary leader, achiever, planner and product developer with deep education in research and analytics. Effective communicator and motivator who identifies and leverages assets in teammates to reach organizational goals. Relentless optimist who believes there is no failure, only feedback/output. Professor Onuekwusi demonstrates strong command of teaching methodology, entrepreneurship expertise, business and management principles as they pertain to development, resource allocation, production methods, and leading others. He has deep technical background in agribusiness business analytics with experience using project management and user interface software. He is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria. He is an associate editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).
VICE PRESIDENT – THE GAMBIA
Wahid Damilola Olanipekun Ph.D, MSM, FIARSA, FCEnt,FCSBE,FCGPE
Dr. Olanipekun is a 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. Prior to joining AIUWA, he was an academic staff of the Department of Management and Accounting, Summit University, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria. He was also the Coordinator, School of Management Sciences, AbdulRaheem College of Advanced Studies (An Affiliate of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin) and a Facilitator/Adjunct Lecturer in the Kwara State University MBA School. He is a visiting Faculty member with Nobel International Business School, Ghana and Swiss Business School, Zurich, Switzerland.
As a strategy, management and leadership consultant, he has over a decade experience in consulting for Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria. He is the Managing Partner, First-Class Smart Consult Limited, an indigenous multi-sector consultancy firm that provides cutting edge, cost effective and evidence based sustainable solutions to organizations in line with global best practices.
He holds a B.Sc. (Business Administration), M.Tech. (Management Science) and Ph.D. Business Administration (Management) from Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso and Kwara State University, Malete respectively. He holds Global Business Educator Certificates from Global X-Culture. He also holds Professional Certificates in Data Processing and Management Information System, Sustainable Development and Business Ethics and Social Responsibility from University of Ilorin, Kwara State; International Business Management Institute, Berlin, Germany; Metropolitan School of Business and Management, United Kingdom respectively.
He is a Fellow of International Association of Research Scholars & Administrators, Full Member of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria, Member of Nigerian Institute of Management and a Certified Teacher with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.
Dr. Olanipekun’s thesis was awarded Number One Most Consulted Doctoral Thesis and Third Most Retrieved Postgraduate Thesis in the Library of Congress & Proquest Data Base of Kwara State University, Malete between 2019- 2020. He has attended and presented papers in learned conferences and has publications in both national and international journals of high repute. His research interests include Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, CSR and Sustainable Development.
He is a Fellow and Gambia Representative of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria; Fellow and Vice President of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE); and Fellow and Country President of Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN).
VICE PRESIDENT - EGYPT
Siham El-Kafafi, Ph.D, FCSBE,FCGPE, FIFEM, FTIME
Dr Siham El-Kafafi is the founder of Arrows Research Consultancy Limited. She is an entrepreneur, educator and businesswoman who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students and clients. She started her company in June 2014 with the aim of sharing her mentoring, training and coaching experience through tailored programs serving her clients and their needs.
Siham El-Kafafi has a wide industry and consultancy experience in the medical, manufacturing and service industry besides being an academic for the past 21 years. Her teaching experience plays a leadership role in the creation of high quality student experience in a wide range of business courses. Siham is running her own business Arrows Research Consultancy Limited, providing consultancy work for both corporate organisations and educational institutions since June 2014. Siham holds a PhD from The University of Waikato, New Zealand, a Masters in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education from Auckland University of Technology, a Masters of Public Administration from the American University in Cairo and Bachelors of Art in English Literature with Honors from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Siham has over 100 publications in journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings besides being on the editorial boards for various national and international journals, on board of examiners and award committees. . She is the co-editor of the “Handbook of Research on Indigenous Knowledge and Bi-Culturalism in Global Context, published by IGI Global Publishers in early 2019.
Siham is a highly effective communicator, experienced in educational and research mentoring and coaching, knowledgeable in her field, passionate about people development and their lifelong learning experience. She has efficiency and accuracy in meeting deadlines and requirements with knowledge of quality assurance requirements. She translates theory into practical solutions that can result in a significant impact on growth.
Siham does research in: - Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Organisational Culture - Leadership and its impact on organizational behavior, sustainability and success - Service quality in various contexts and industries - Corporate social responsibility and business ethics - Adult education pedagogy - Educational Leadership - Educational Assessment and Adult Education. An example of Siham's Conference presentations entitled: 'Applying gamification in an educational website: an open innovation case can be viewed on:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Yl3H5v_3Y'
She is a Fellow/ Council Member, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE), International Institute of Female Entrepreneurship (IIFEM) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN).
VICE PRESIDENT –NIGER
Muhammad Mansur Ph.D., MNCS, FIPS, FCEnt ,FCSBE, FCGEP
Doctor of Technopreneurship, Maryam Abacha American University Niger. ACSBE, Niger Republic
VICE PRESIDENT –NAMIBIA
Sulaiman O. Atiku Ph.D, MNIM, MILERA, MCIWM, MIPM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
Sulaiman Olusegun Atiku is currently a Senior Lecturer (Human Resource Management) at Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HP-GSB), Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia. He is a pragmatic researcher specializing in Human Capital Formation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and Green Human Resource Management. He has over 11 years’ experience in Higher Education. A native of Lagos, Sulaiman graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a PhD degree in Human Resource Management. The author acquired his Masters of Science degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at the Lagos State University, Nigeria. His Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree was also awarded at the Lagos State University in the field of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. He has lectured several courses in his field home/abroad and published many scholarly articles in international journals. He is a member of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Certified Institute of Warehousing and Materials Management (CIWM), and Institute of People Management (IPM) South Africa.
VICE PRESIDENT –BENIN REPUBLIC
Engr. Prof. Dr. Solomon Ediriverere Esomu, Ph.D,MNSE,COREN,MNIEEE,MCPN, FCEnt, FTIME, FCSBE, FCGEP
Prof. Dr. Solomon Ediriverere Esomu is a Registered Engineer and Professor of Computer Systems Engineering & Bioinformatics | Provost, College of Health Sciences and Engineering Technology POMA University, Porto Novo, Republic of Benin.| Nigerian Chair, Ballsbridge University, Roseau, Dominica.
He is an ICT Entrepreneur of international repute. Engr. Prof. Dr. Solomon Esomu is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt); Fellow and Council Member of Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIMEnt); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt) and the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN)
VICE PRESIDENT – CHAD
Djekoundayom Bemba, MBA, STIME, SCSBE
Mr. Djekoundayom Bemba, a Doctorate student in Business Strategic Research and Leadership at the UoA Temecula California holds Master’s in Oil and Gas. A well rounder engineer, renewable energy expert and technopreneur of high repute, Bemba is currently a Shift Supervisor of power plant N’djamena Refinery Company Ltd.
Blessed with enviable leadership skills, Djekoundayom is the currently Secretary General of Chad Taekwondo Federation.
He is a Senior Member/ Council Member, African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt) and Senior Member, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIMEnt)
He is happily married with blessed children
VICE PRESIDENT – UGANDA
Christopher Oyat , Ph.D, FCIEA (UK), FCE – India , FCIAP – USA, FBQS, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE, FCPEL
Distinguished Professor Sir, Dr. Christopher Oyat (Management and Training) is a Ugandan academic and professional who has climbed the ladder systematically and commendably well. He holds a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University (Kampala); a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University; a Doctor of Letters Degree (Business Organization with a specialization in Community Organizations) from St Clements University; a PhD in Management from The Business University of Costa Rica; a Doctor of Science degree in Management and Business Research (Ad Eundem) from Ballsbridge University; a PhD in Development Studies from Prowess University (USA); and a Honorary PhD in Management from IIC University of Technology (Cambodia). He has successfully supervised researches of over 140 undergraduate students to completion at Gulu University; successfully supervised 48 Master Degree students’ postgraduate researches to completion in Uganda; has successfully supervised / reviewed / examined 4 (four) thesis of PhD students to completion; and successfully evaluated two candidates for promotion to full Professorships. Distinguished Professor Sir, Dr. Christopher Oyat is a renowned Consultant in Uganda who has executed over 15 Consultancies, with the main focus on Civil Society Organizations. He has attended international conferences; and has been Guest Speaker to many schools and colleges of learning in Uganda by providing career guidance to students so that they are empowered to make informed choices in the selection studies in university education. He is a PhD Reviewer at Ballsbridge University
He is an approved internal and external examiner for postgraduate research reports. Distinguished University Professor Sir, Dr. Christopher is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Arts Management and Professionals in Nigeria – www.ijamps.com refers; in October 2021, he received the Institute of Arts Management and Professional Studies’ (IAMPS) Leadership Gold Award for Professional Excellence for his Achievements in Research and Quality Learning Management System – www.iamps.edu.ng refers; a Honorable Global Advisory Council Member at Global Academy of Finance and Management (USA); a Board Member at International Chartered World Learned Society (USA); Board Member at The Chartered World Order of the Knights of Justice of Peace (USA); a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (FCIEA –UK) which operates under a Royal Charter approved by Her Majesty the Queen of UK; a Fellow Chartered Educator (FCE – India) and Co-opted Member with Education Board for Accreditation – an intergovernmental organization operating under intergovernmental Government Charter; Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arts Professionals (FCIAP – USA) with the following verification code: 1896 for the main purpose of authentication; a Fellow of Board of Quality Standards (FBQS hon.) in the Commonwealth of Dominica; a Chartered Knight (MNDKOA – USA); a Life Companion at Institute of Management Specialists (Comp IMS – UK); Life Doctoral Fellow at European Institute for Financial Directors: (DFEIFD – Accredited by Ministry of Education in Latvia); Life Doctoral Fellow at Institute of Professional Financial Managers (DFPFM – UK); Certified Education Manager and Certified Non – Governmental Organization Manager by Institute of Management Specialists – UK; and a Country Director of International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, with the main duty in helping the institution in matters of accreditation and its promotion. Distinguished Prof Sir, Dr. Christopher Oyat is an approved Professor recognized by the following institutions of Higher Learning: a recognized Professor of Management by The Business University of Costa Rica; recognized Distinguished Professor of Management and Business Research by Ballsbridge University; a recognized Professor of Management at Sastra Angkor Institute (Cambodia); a recognized Professor of Management by the University of Hertfordshire (UK); a recognized Professor of Management by St Clements University; a recognized Professor of Development Studies by Prowess University (USA); and a Senior Lecturer at Gulu University in Uganda. He has successfully published 46 research works in professional and academic journals; and has received 22 Certificates of Excellent Teaching and Commitment to his academic and professional duties from students of Gulu University.
Distinguished Prof Sir, Dr. Christopher Oyat has lectured at Gulu University since 2003 with no interruption. He is a person who strongly believes in academic and professional resilience and commitment in service delivery. He is an outstanding deliverer / performer in various assignments given to him to execute; a reliable and dependable Distinguished Professor when called for service; a committed academic and professional Guru; a strong supporter of learner-centered approach – based on the principles enunciated by UNESCO and UN ECOSOC. Distinguished Prof Sir, Dr. Christopher believes that learning that individuals have got from various sources throughout their life should be impartially assessed, recognized, validated and accredited (formal, informal and non-formal learning).
Prof. Dr. Christopher Oyat is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, (FCEnt); Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (FCSBE); Fellow of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCGEP) and Fellow of Academy for Political Entrepreneurship and Leadership (FCPEL).
CONTINENTAL REGISTRAR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Abdullahi Nasiru, Ph.D, MTAM ,FCEnt,FCSBE,FCGPE,FTIME
He is a Malaysian-trained cerebral and resourceful Doctor of entrepreneurship. Nasiru is a born entrepreneurship teacher, consultant and mentor, educational administrator and manager of international repute. A management strategist, investment analyst, entrepreneurial mathematician, quantitative technician and risk manager of great repute, he is currently a Senior Lecturer/HOD at Department of Business Management, Business School as well as Director, (Entrepreneurship) International Centre of Excellence for Rural Finance and Entrepreneurship both at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. With outstanding expertise in preparation of feasibility studies, writing of business plan and corporate reorganization, his research interests lies in Entrepreneurship Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Business Creation and Growth, Policy and Development among others. Abdullahi Nasiru has many journal publications both at home and abroad and presented papers at Conferences both at home and abroad. A professional par excellence, he participated in a number of consultancy researches that involved field works, large data handling and reporting. In the In the International Centre of Excellence for Rural Finance and Entrepreneurship, he is the initiator of an ongoing programme of rural financing called the “Mai Kosai Project”- meant to finance and empowered rural women in running household consumption businesses. He is a Member, The Academy of Management and Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria among others.
Fatai Rufai, M.Sc, ACMS, BJC, ADDP, FCISR, FCGEP, FYEL,FCSBE
Rufai Fatai Laide is a competent and qualified professional, who is always striving for excellence, proficiency and attainment of professional distinction in his academic and professional life, in order to contribute positively to the organization’s drive towards through commitment and hardworking.
A youth entrepreneur and media entrepreneur of global status, his uncommon problem solving is unique. A multiple award-winner, Fatai Rufai, within years of excellent performance, was awarded overall first winner of the National Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition (2018) by Z and S Foundation, Most Efficient Fellow (2018) by AL-Hikmat Group of Schools, second position winner at the Shepherd Business Development Competition (2020) by Suntrust Bank and grant winner at the Whitefield Foundation among others.
Fatai Rufai is a Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt), Institute of Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership (IYEL) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN)