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
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 (GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE)
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
Agbaje Lateef Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE
Prof. Lateef read Pure and Applied Biology at first degree (Second Class, Upper Division, 1997), Biotechnology at master level (Distinction, 2001) and obtained PhD in Microbiology (2005) at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. He joined the services of LAUTECH as a graduate assistant in 1998 and rose to Professor of Microbiology in 2013. In 2013, he won the maiden prize of the Prof. Oyewale Tomori Young Scientist in Microbiology in Nigeria, which was awarded by the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA), an affiliate of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS).
Prof. Lateef has vast administrative experiences in the University system. He was Acting Head of Department of Science Laboratory Technology (2012-2014), member of LAUTECH Consultancy Services (2008-2012), University Implementation Committee on Open and Distance Learning (2012-2015); and Management Committee of Central University Research laboratory (2014-2016). He was the first alumnus to Head the Department of Pure and Applied Biology, LAUTECH (2015-2018). At the moment, he is the Director/Chief Scientist, Central Research Laboratory, LAUTECH and has also served as Senate representative on the Governing Council of LAUTECH, Ogbomoso (2018-2021).
He has served as external examiner to several Universities in Nigeria, South Africa and India, and as member of NUC accreditation teams to some Universities in Nigeria. He consults for academic bodies in Nigeria, South Africa, Italy, and Ireland. He has been a consultant to Fondazione Cariplo, Italy since 2016 on evaluation of research proposals on Bioeconomy, and also a reviewer for National Research Foundation of South Africa on the rating of scholars.
Prof. Lateef is the Head of LAUTECH Nanotechnology Research Group (NANO+) (www.lautechnanotech.com), a multidisciplinary research group that was founded in 2014. He has published widely in Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology culminating in more than 125 research articles; more than 60 of which are in nanobiotechnology. In early 2021, he rallied scientists from seven countries in four continents of the World to produce the pioneering textbook ‘Microbial Nanobiotechnology: Principles and Applications’ which was published by Springer-Nature Pte Ltd. (Singapore).
Prof. Lateef is the Editor-in-Chief of a specialized journal on nanotechnology, Nano Plus: Science and Technology of Nanomaterials (https://stnanojournal.org/), which is indexed in CrossRef; the first of such enterprise in sub-Saharan Africa. His exploits have led to development of products such as bioreactor, neosugar, biocatalysts, nano-textile, nano-paint, nano-pesticides and nano-fertilizers among others which can be scaled up for production at commercial scale. He has supervised more than 200 undergraduate students, and 12 postgraduate candidates.
He has publicized Nanotechnology Research through the organization of workshops/conferences by his research group in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and release of more than 30 news items in several national and international electronic and print media.
Prof. Lateef collaborates with a lot of researchers. His network of research extends to India, Egypt, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. In most recent time, he has received collaborative gestures from researchers in Tunisia and Turkey. Some of his researches have received funding from CSIR (India), TWAS (Italy) and TETFund (Nigeria). His citation count on Google Scholar is in excess of 3600 with h-index of 37. He was listed among the top 2% scholars in the World, being one of the 71 Nigerian scholars that made the list in a joint study by Elsevier BV and Stanford University, USA as published in October, 2020. In June 2021, he was ranked as the 1st scholar in LAUTECH, Ogbomoso and 36th in Nigeria by AD Scientific Index of Turkey. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT); Fellow and Council Member, African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN).
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 )
Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo, Ph.D, FTIME,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo is a higly articulate Professor of Technology Management with Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. He was a consultant, trainer, and researcher with Centre for Industrial Industrial Research and Development (CIRD) of of the same institution.
Abereijo is an experienced and entrepreneurship and small business consultant of international repute who has attended seminar, trainings and workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship and small business development both within and outside Nigeria.
He has published several academic papers in local academic journals in Nigeria, within Africa, and also in USA, South America, and Asia; in the areas of small business finance, ICT in SMEs, and technological innovation in SMEs.His research interest is in Technological entrepreneurship and innovation.
He is an Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM);. Member, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Nigeria Chapter; . Full Member, Institute of Data Processing Management of Nigeria (IDPM); Member, Gate2Growth Academic Network in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Finance (European Commission’s Innovation Policy; Member, African Incubation Network and Fellow/ Council Member, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN).
VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP
Muhammad Mansur Ph.D.,MNCS,FIPS,FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE
He is 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, Lecturer with Kaduna State University, 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 and Council Member (Chairman - International Association of Technology Entrepreneurs) of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria as well as an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).
VICE PRESIDENT – TUNISIA
Cherif Dridi, PhD, FTIME, FCSBE, FCGPE
Chérif Dridi is a full 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. He received his MSc degree in general physics and his DEA (master) in materials and devices for electronics from the faculty of Sciences of Monastir in 1994/1996 and his PhD degree in Physics : "Relationship between structural and electronic properties in conjugated polymers" from Faculty of sciences of Tunis in 2003. In this period he conducted several works in Polymer and Biomaterials Laboratory (Lyon, France), Quantum Physics Laboratory (ESPCI, Paris France) and Institut Charles Sadron (Strasbourg, France).
He received a HDR: "Nanomaterials for Environment and Solar Energy Harvesting" in physics from faculty of sciences of Tunis in 2010. His research activity concerned in the last years the study of structural, optical and electrical properties of new organic and hybrid nanomaterials from which devices for solar energy conversion, environment monitoring and health diagnostic has been developed particularly chemical sensors, biosensors and solar cells. Moreover, he is recently interested by study of Microsystems for diseases monitoring.
He was a principal investigator in 5 international projects funded by NATO (“Development of Bio/Chemical Sensors for Detection of Amines and Aldehydes in Fish Meat”), Tunisian-French cooperation PHC Utique CMCU (i) “Nanomaterials for energy conversion and environment”, (ii) “Design, simulation and fabrication of embedded implantable Microsystems: Application for Health”, and Tunisian-Algerian “Metallic Oxydes and Application for Photovoltaïcs”. He is an expert researcher in 2 projects funded by NATO SFP “Novel Electrochemical Nano-Sensors for Toxic Ions Detection” and FP7 European commission CANCERNANOSENS. He has published/presented over 80 papers/communications in the above mentioned scientific research area.
He is a Fellow and Council Member of Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GACEINN).
A Nanotechnology entrepreneur of international repute, Prof. Dridi is the National contact point, of the UNESCO UNISA ITLABS-African Chair in Nanosciences & Nanotechnonologies in TUNISIA; Vice-President of the Arab-African Council for Sustainable Development and Tunisian Nanomaterials Association executive committee member
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).
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, FCGPE
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
Dare Ajakaye SMCEnt
He is the Registrar, English Session of Institute University of Benin Republic and Director General, Dave Miller International School of Business, Science and Technology, Badagry,Lagos.
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.
Edwin Zuobomudor Agbana M.Sc., MCEnt, MCSBE,MCGPE
Agbana is a Lecturer with the International Institute of Tourism and Hospitality and Head of Entreprenuership Unit. He is a Commonwealth/ILo certified Trainer of the GET Ahead for Youth in Enterprise Training programme 2011. Mr. Agbana is an enterprise development specialist with a special focus on Youth and Women entrepreneurship development. His passion for entrepreneurship grew from his early day at the University of Calabar which made him to join the Junior Chamber International club (JCI) a leadership training organization for youth in the world. Mr. Agbana was amongst the first trained to master the GET Ahead for Youth in terprise Training manual in Namibia, and he has facilitated the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Capacity Building training manual in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. And he has facilitated in numerous Training of Trainers’ programmes under the ILO, the Commonwealth Youth Programme, that provides basic business skills and vocational training for youth resource centers in Namibia using the ILO ‘GET Ahead’ entrepreneurship training tools. Presently, Mr. Agbana is the Bayelsa State Coordinator for Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria, he is consulting for different organization on enterprise development and strategic planning, he is also a lead facilitator for the Nirsal-CBN Entreprenuership training. He brings with him a wealth of experience in communication and transferring of skills, development project management, monitoring & evaluation and impact assessment of youth development programmes He is a Professional Economist from the University of Calabar 2003, MSc. Economics and PhD Economics in-view.