GLOBAL PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN IN COUNCIL
Raimi Lukman, Ph.D., MNIM, FAAE, AMIMC, AIOE FCEnt,FCSBE,FCGEP,FTIME
Dr. Lukman Raimi is an Assistant Professor at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in the Department of Entrepreneurship. Previously, he was the Chair of Entrepreneurship, the Coordinator Graduate Program SBE and Assistant Director Centre for Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship & CSR from Leicester Business School, De Montfort University Leicester, UK; Bsc in Economics; MSc in Economics, MSc in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management; and a PGDE (Business Education). He is an Entrepreneurship Educator, Activator and Facilitator trained at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Ahmedabad, India under the World Bank-Step B Project. He had undergone a special training in Enterprise Education for Employability at the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos Nigeria under the British Council’s sponsorship. He is an alumnus of Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, United Kingdom having participated in the 2014 Residential Mentoring. He attended the Experiential Classroom XX for Entrepreneurship Educators at the University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, US. He is a member of the following Professional bodies.
Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICENT), Fellow - 2015; Institute of Management Consultants, Fellow, 2019; The Academy of Management Nigeria, Member, 2018; Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals of Nigeria, Fellow, 2017; African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE), Fellow – 2021; and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) Fellow – 2021. Dr. Lukman has over 35 published articles, and had delivered conferences/seminar papers in Turkey, Malaysia, Ghana, Togo, India, Belfast, Leicester, US. His publications are listed in Scopus, Researchgate and Google Scholar with growing citations. He was honored with the Best PhD Thesis Award for Facultyo of Business and Law, De Montfort University, Leicester UK. His paper titled “Corporate social responsibility, waqf system and zakat system as faith-based model for poverty reduction”, was awarded Highly Commendable Academic Paper by World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK. His collaborative research in CSR was awarded Highly Commended Paper at the International Conference on Business and Economics (ICBE2018), Seoul, South Korea, June 25-27, 2018. His ongoing research focuses on Medical Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Community Entrepreneurship and Informal Entrepreneurship.
GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT
Lateef Ayodele Agbetunde, PhD, FCA, FCTI, FCEnt,FCGEP
Lateef Ayodele Agbetunde is a Doctor of Accounting and Finance, Chartered Accountant, Public Sector Accounting and Finance Specialist and Taxation Expert, and a Chief Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy, School of Management and Business Studies, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos Nigeria. He is specialized in the areas of Taxation, Auditing and Ethics. In these areas, he has earned himself many distinguished epaulettes and has towered as a respectable Chartered Accountant and Tax Expert with many years of experience
Lateef’s quest for the academic golden fleece took him through different academic ports. He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he bagged the Bachelor of Science degree (Accounting) in 1992. He earned the Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria in 2002. He undertook a Doctoral Research Training at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2013. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Accounting by the Babcock University, Ilishan, Remo, Nigeria in 2019.
Dr Agbetunde has been a staff of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos since 1997 where he began as an Internal Auditor I from 1997 to the academic zenith of his profession in the same Institution as Chief Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy in January 2015.
His competence has earned him assignments outside his place of primary assignment. He holds academic positions in Nigerian universities such as Adjunct Lecturer, the University of Lagos, Lagos (2010 - date); Adjunct Lecturer, the Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria (2019- date) and Adjunct Lecturer, Caleb University, Ikorodu, Lagos (2019- date).
Dr Agbetunde had at different times held positions such as Audit Senior at E.I. Ikezogwo & Co., Lagos, Nigeria (January 1994 to July 1995);Accountant II at Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, Osun State (August 1995 to March1997); Internal Auditor I at College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, (April 1997 to Dec.2001); Senior Internal Auditor, (January 2001 to December 2004; Principal Internal Auditor (January 2005 to March 2006).
Lateef Ayodele Agbetunde is a recipient of many honours such as Commendation of the Academic Board of Yaba College of Technology, Yaba for “the prompt processing of Students’ Results against all odds” in 2015. He was awarded Lecturer of the Year (2007), the School of Management & Business Studies, Yaba College of Technology. Also, he was awarded special Certificates of Achievement- Facilitating Online Courses–Cohort 8 (Organised by the Commonwealth of Learning) 2019 and Greening the Curriculum –A UNESCO training on incorporation of Sustainability in School Curricula. July, 2021.
Dr Agbetunde is serving as Examiner/Assessor to many professional bodies and academic institutions such as the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria; Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro Journal of Humanities and Management; Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, EkitiState, Nigeria; Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria; Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria; Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Journal of Management Studies; Team Leader (Accounting), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Accreditation Team; External Moderator (Accounting Department), Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria; Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria; Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria; Kalac Crystal Polytechnic, Lagos, Nigeria; Grace Polytechnic, Lagos, Nigeria; and University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Dr. Agbetunde also serves as reviewer for many national and international academic journals, some of which include International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology, International Journal of Creative Research Thought, Yaba Management Journal, Lagos State Polytechnic Journal of Management Studies, Yaba College of Technology Journal of Environmental Research and Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Yabatech.
Dr Agbetunde has held many other research positions. He was Chairman, ASUP/Yabatech Academic Conference Organising Committee, 2020 and 2021 editions; Chairman, Editorial Board, ASUP/Yabatech Journal of Management, 2021. In recognition of his research efforts he was appointed as a College Research Champion for Yabatech in 2019.
He had served as Chairman/Member of several committees within Yaba College of Technology; including Committee on Course Curriculum and Learning Materials Development, 2020 to date, Junior Staff Investigation Committee, 2018 to 2021, Students’ Disciplinary Committee, 2018 to 2020, Committee on Establishment of Day Release Programme, 2018, Facilitators’ Committee, Centre for Continuous Studies, 2018 to date, ASUP Academic Conference Organising Committee, 2018 and 2019 editions; Research Strategy Committee, 2018, Local Organising Committee, 11th iSTEAM Multi-disciplinary Conference 2018, Academic Board Committee on Investigation of Conduct of Examination of SMBS, 2018, Management Committee on Power Supply to the College, Junior Staff Investigation Committee, 2018; Hall Warden, Complex Students’ Hostel, 2017, Committee on Internally Generated Fund, 2016; School of Management and Business Conference Organising Committee, Research & Publication Committee, SMBS, 2009 to 2010, School Examinations Committee, SMBS, January 2008 to May 2010, Committee on Training of Trainers, School of Management & Business Studies, 2008, School of Management & Business Studies Journal & Publication Committee, 2006 to December 2008; Member, Committee on Harmonisation of Faculty Curriculum on College Upgrading to University Status, 2007, Committee on Harmonisation of Departmental Budgets into School Budget; SMBS Welfare Committee, 2008, School Examinations Committee, SMBS, Yaba College of Technology, 2006 to 2008, College Committee on Home/Land Ownership, 2008 and Facts Finding Committee on the Studentship Status.
Lateef is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Fellow, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow, the Institute Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt), Fellow, African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt) and Fellow, The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN.).
He was Member, Session Panel, 1st CITN/NSUK Academic Conference, Nasarawa State University August 2018 organized by the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; Facilitator, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); Member, Tertiary Institutions Relation Committee, the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) 2013 to 2016 and Subject Expert/Examiner (BasicAccounting), the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
Dr Agbetunde is a distinguished scholar who has contributed many worthy writings to the academia. He has co-authored many papers with other renowned scholars. To his credit and in his honour are over thirty-seven published works and over thirty-three papers presented at both local and international conferences and academic fora.
He has contributed to national and community development through his religious group and social associations such as the National Cooperative Secretary, Nasirul-Llahi-l' Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), and Financial Secretary, Yabatech Muslim Community. He was President, NASFAT Cooperative Multi-Purpose Society Management Limited from November 2009 to 2014; Pioneer Coordinator/CEO, Obafemi Awolowo Institute of Government & Public Policy, (a Socio-Economic Research Institute) Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria; Coordinator/Co-organiser of Seminar Series on Electoral Integrity in Nigeria (Eight Series in 2011) sponsored by Obafemi Awolowo Institute of Government & Public Policy and the Unit Coordinator, the Federal Road Safety Corp, Special Marshall (Unit76) Nigeria.
Dr. Lateef Ayodele Agbetunde is a seasoned and distinguished academic. He is happily married with children.
CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF FELLOWS/ VICE PRESIDENT - STRATEGIC INTEREST GROUPS
Alain Ndedi, Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGEP
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 (CONFERENCES AND EVENTS)
Abdulsalam Jibril Ph.D,ANIM,MAMN,FCEnt, FCGPE,FCSBE
A professor of Entrepreneurship with the Department of Entrepreneurship studies, Faculty of Administration, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria. He holds ND in Business Administration and Management from Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo,(1992,) a B.Sc. in Business Administration from ABU, Zaria(1998) M.B.A. from University of Maiduguri (2006) and PhD from Trinity College, Seychelles now (American Trinity University California (2009) respectively. He has contributed more than forty three research articles in International and National refereed business journals and books. He participated and presented research papers in both National and International conferences. Prof. Jibril also presented keynote papers in conferences. He has industrial exposure and worked in different positions for couple of years, Dogab Aluminum. He worked at Adamawa State University, Mubi where he was Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences for two Terms (2010 to 2015) and Director, Entrepreneurship Development Centre, 2016 to 2018.Presently appointed as a Director, Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria in 2018 to date He was a visiting Lecturer/professor in Kogi State University, Ayigba, Modibbo Adama University of Technolgy, Yola and Taraba State University, Jalingo respectively. He has supervised over twenty Postgraduate students to his credit. His current interest includes Entrepreneurial Marketing Management and skill services. He has taught over 50 courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Prof. Jibril is married with children. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria and Editor-in-Chief of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).
VICE PRESIDENT –ITALY, COLOMBIA AND SPAIN
Maria Palazzo ( PhD, AFHEA, FHEA, MSc (Honor), MA, BA (Honor), FCEnt,FTIME, FCGPE
Maria Palazzo is a research fellow at the Department of Political and Communication Studies, University of Salerno (Italy) and a member of the ‘Sustainability Communication Centre’ (SCC) (http://dsc.unisa.it/scc/). She is also an academic tutor and a lecturer at the Universitas Mercatorum (Rome, Italy). She was a former Lecturer at University of Bedfordshire, School of Business (London, Luton, UK), a Visiting Scholar at the University of Granada (Granada, Spain), and a Visiting Lecturer at the Universidad del Norte, Escuela de Negocios (Barranquilla, Colombia). Her articles have been published in The TQM Journal, Qualitative Market Research: an International Journal, Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, Journal of Brand Management and in other academic outlets. She is a Fellow/ Council Member, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN).
VICE PRESIDENT –ARGENTINA
Graciela De Oto
Ph.D, FCEnt, FCGEP,FISBE
Ambassador of Peace & Security, President Suma Veritas Foundation and Suma Veritas E-Academy, Argentina
Graciela De Oto, is a business woman and counselor who has developed a philanthropic view in her life; a standpoint which helped her grows emotionally and professionally and which led her to fund Suma Veritas Foundation for resilient women.
In 2006, she stepped into the educational field: a bilingual school in Buenos Aires was going bankrupt; thus, she decided to take control of the school financial matters and, in this way, preserve the education of 240 children and the jobs of 100 workers.
In 2007 she received the Cultural Representation of the Province of Calabria Italy, she received a plaque for her contribution in promoting the culture and Italian language, creating a Corrado Alvaro Italian School, where women could learn Italian as a second language.
In 2008, she received the Women in Business Award as Best Latin-American Entrepreneur in New York City, being the first Argentinean women to get that recognition.
In 2009 she was selected by the Marketing Association of Argentina to act as a juror in the selection of the Mercury Prize, the highest national award for small and medium enterprises in marketing strategies.
In 2010 she has been selected to receive an award by the International Alliance of Women to honor women around the world who have contributed to the economic empowerment of women.
She has also been involved in writing articles on women issues, participating as a speaker in conferences and co-author of a book with Latin-American women called Women in Latin-American and Caribbean Organization. She is also the executive producer of the radio program The Irresistible Feminine Force and her involvement in several regional women organizations, she had helped design programs and events to encourage women to network, learn and partner with others.
A multiple award-winner woman, social and education entrepreneur of global repute, she is the Director of Communication, Public Relations and Cooperation, Prime Light University, USA; Fellow and Vice President (Argentina),the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN); Fellow and Chairperson, Board of Fellows, Female in Innovation, Small Business and Entrepreneurship (FISBE).
VICE PRESIDENT –ENGLAND
Hakeem A. Ajonbadi, Ph.D.; FInst.CM, FInst.CA, FAcrs, MNIM, MNIMN,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGEP,FCYE
Prof. Hakeem Ajonbadi AKA Ajons is a committed, energetic, passionate and proactive lecturer with over 20 years experiences in leading United Kingdom, Belgium, and Nigerian academic institutions; teaching students from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds. He is also a seasoned entrepreneur both in theory and practice, which makes his personality one which accords him a variety of attributes which include but is not limited to being an excellent administrator, a motivational speaker with alluring verbal communication and written skills along with constructive and effective teaching methods that promote stimulating environments. Prof. Ajonbadi holds a bachelor degree in Economics (B.Sc. (Hons.) with a second-class upper division from Lagos State University in 1994 and another bachelor degree in Law (LL.B (Hons.)) from the same university in 2003. He was at the University of Lagos where he had his Master degrees in Business Administration (MBA with specialisation in Finance) in 1998/1999, Master of Science in Management (M.Sc.) in 1999/2000 and another in Master of Science in Marketing (M.Sc.) in 2000/2001. He proceeded to Belgium where he also had his Master in Business Information Management (MIB) at Vrije University, Brussel in 2003/2004 and later to Vlekho Business School where he had his Master in International Business in 2004/2005. Upon completion, he proceeded to the United Kingdom where he bagged his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management with specialisation in Human Resource Management and Organisation Development at the prestigious University of Wales in 2012
Hakeem Ajonbadi is also a fellow and member of various professional bodies some of which are the Fellow and Council Member Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, (FCEnt), Fellow and Council Member, African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (FCSBE), Fellow the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCGEP), Corporate Institute of Administration, Nigeria (FCIA), Institute of Commercial Management, United Kingdom (FInstCM), African Center for Resource Studies (FAcrs), British Academy of Management, Institute of Leadership Management, United Kingdom (MIsntLM), Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM), and the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria.
He is the Chairman, Board of Trustees, International Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals – the youth arm of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship.
Prof. Ajonbadi started his academic career with the Lagos State University where he was retained upon successful completion of his first degree. He started as a Graduate assistant in Economics department of the university, and later appointed as the Academic Facilitator to the MBA coordinator. He moved to the faculty of Management Sciences in the same university and continued as a lecturer in Business Administration. He was appointed as the pioneer Coordinator of Business Administration degree (part-time programme) in the year 2000. He left the country to further his studies abroad as the youngest Senate Member in the university.
His academic career exposed him to lecture MBA courses at the Interuniversity Institute for Training and Development (IITD) in Belgium, University of Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom, Schiller University in London, London City College, CECOS London College, London School of Management & Technology, London Academy for Higher Education, London Academic Business School (LABS), and Kwara State University, Nigeria. He served in various capacities while at these schools as a lecturer, course advisor, head of department and even became a Registrar. He was an ‘Assistant Professor’ at the Higher Colleges of Technology, Ruwais Campus, Abu Dhabi, UAE where within a year of joining the university, he was appointed a programme coordinator for Quality Management in Business Division for four campuses asides being the system course team leader for three courses - Microeconomics, Business Ethics, and Business & Commercial law. Prof. Ajonbadi is not only a seasoned lecturer but also a professional Management Consultant of international repute. He is a Senior Management Consultant for a number of European Organisations on corporate training in Business, Management, Marketing, Law and related courses. The organisations he consults for include TAPS (Taking a Positive Step) Management Academy, London Academy Business School, Zenith Consults, Difiglands International, among others. He is well travelled as his career had taken him to over twenty-five countries around the globe. Given his entrepreneurial prowess and business acumen being an astute business analyst, he was appointed as the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Kwara State University, (KWASU) Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria; a position he held until he left Nigeria again in 2017 for the United Arab Emirate. He is the Executive Director of the London Corporate Advantage Consulting, a management-training institute that is registered and operated in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Given his entrepreneurial hunger and urge to awaken and gravitate the youths towards the unending benefits of entrepreneurship, he contributed immensely to the growth of the Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Kwara State University, Malete, where entrepreneurship is made a compulsory course for all the students in the university. His achievement could be said to be the reason behind why he is extremely popular as his name echoed and continues to echo within the four walls of the university. To gear-up the entrepreneurial spirit in his student, Prof. Ajonbadi and his team ensured that his students participated in an annual programme that is always eagerly anticipated by the students known as the ‘Global Entrepreneurship Week’ that runs for about 6 days comprising a variety of entrepreneurial activities and exhibition performed by all levels of student in the university and is keenly supported and witnessed by local and international entrepreneurs within a variety of industries and a wide range of age bracket particularly the youths. Given his zeal for entrepreneurship, he ensured the publication of the Centre’s first academic journal – International Journal of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management. He also secured the establishment of KWASU (University) Microfinance Bank, being the first of its kind in the northern part of Kwara state. In addition, not only were the students made compulsory to register a business name with the Corporate Affairs Commission in their second year, but he also master-minded an Incubation Centre to assist graduate students from the university in ensuring stability at their ‘start-up’ stages. As a result of his unwavering expertise, he led the Centre for Entrepreneurship to successfully train two hundred and fifty-six unemployed graduates as part of the Kwara State Youth Empowerment programme – QuickWin, which generated over #5 million to the university. Also, he mentored and ensured that his students represented the university at the ENACTUS National Competition and emerging as one of the top winners. Due to his doggedness, the university was pronounced the ‘Most Entrepreneurial University’ in Nigeria by two different international organizations in two consecutive years – 2014 and 2015 by a United Kingdom organization called ‘Teach a Man to Fish’ and the other one is Saville Foundation (MIT), United States of America respectively..
Prior to his departing the university to the UAE, he was planning to start table water production factory, block making, bakery, soap, detergent and air freshener production, salon, restaurant, bookbinding, campus shuttle, among others. He aimed to ease the students' suffering, create employment for the students, add to the university’s value creation and above all, increase the university's revenue streams. On a final note, Prof. Ajonbadi has written books and published over thirty articles mostly in internationally recognised journals many of which are entrepreneurially inclined. Many of his manuscripts are also undergoing reviews while some are undergoing research. He currently lectures as a Professor at the Department of Strategy, Management and Marketing, Birmingham City Business School, Birmingham City University, Birmingham.
EDITORIAL BOARD CHAIRPERSON/EDITOR IN CHIEF (INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION –JEINNO)
Dorcas O. Oluwade, M.Phil (Ent.), Ph.D (Ent.), FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGEP
Prof. Dorcas Omanyo Igonoh-Oluwade is an individual with great passion for entrepreneurship with a deep interest centred on social entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship and MSME develoment. A rare-breed and brainy academic entrepreneur, edupreneur, entrepreneurship mentor, trainer of trainers and consultant of great repute and holder of triple master’s degree. (including M.Phil. in Entrepreneurship) and double Ph.D. (including Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship Management). With outstanding expertise in entrepreneurship, innovation management, MSME management, women entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial leadership, her research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on entrepreneurship and innovation management, job creation and poverty eradication, and MSME development.
Prof Oluwade is the Nigerian First Female Professor of Entrepreneurship Management and Immediate Past Vice Chancellor, Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria. She is a great speaker and motivator. She trains, nurtures and mentors students to be self- reliant and renowned entrepreneurs. She is also a profound writer who has written and edited different books and publications.
She has extensive Experience in Educational Administration and Academic Leadership, research and curriculum development. She is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Fellow of International Institute of Female Entrepreneurship, Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AJENTS).
VICE PRESIDENT (PROGRAMMES AND MEMBERSHIP)
Buhari Isah, Ph.D, FISSSC, FMIB, MESBODCAPV, FSVPNU, MNITTSD, MIS, FCEnt,FCSBE,FCGEP,FTIME,FCPEL
Blessed and renowned global peace and human rights advocate who has reached all four corners of the World with social services. In this cause he had received vitally important and different accolades as well as recognitions in area of his chosen field. He is man who raised his voice towards world peace, social justice, humanitarian activities, diplomacy, media, campaign on racism helping hand to those in critical condition and welfare to educational development.
Amb.Prof.Buhari Isah is Hausa by tribe, Nigerian by nationality, he was borne and brought up in Dole-Moriki Zurmi Local Government, Zamfara State Nigeria.
He obtained these educational qualifications as such as Primary School Certificate, Junior Secondary School Certificate, Senior Secondary School Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Master Degree and Doctorate Degree.
He also participated some professional training in these fields :
Agora/UNICEF-Humanitarian Action (Module 1/5 Fundamental of humanitarian Action:2019,UNICEF-Principles Guiding Humanitarian Action (2/5 UNICEF Fundamentals of Humanitarian Action:2019,UNICEF-Emergency Response (Module 4/5 UNICEF Fundamentals of Humanitarian Action):2019,UNICEF-The International Humanitarian System and Co-ordination (Module 3/5 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Action):2019,UNICEF-Emergency Preparedness (Module 5/5 UNICEF Fundamentals of Humanitarian Action) :2019,UNICEF-Child Rights and Why They Matter:2019,UNICEF-BSAFE(English)2019,UNICEF/UNESCO-Sustainable Development, Amnesty International Academy-Course Introduction to Human Rights:2019,UNDSS-Courses-All Security Professional Courses:2019,Mahadeva Brazil Institute-Acupunture Course:2020,Mahadeva Brazil Institute Reiki Course:2020,St Joseph College-Covid 19 Awareness Course:2020,Panimalar Medical College Hospital and Research Institute-Covid 19 Awareness:2020,United States Institute of Peace-Introduction to Peace Building:2020,Nem Care Group of Institutions-Covid 19 Awareness”2020,Shiram Shikshen Santsha Panin-Covid 19 Awareness:2020,World Health Organization Emergency Preparedness Courses -Hand Hygiene, Based Learning Introduction to Health Sector, Emergency Response Management, Operational Planning Guidelines and Vivid 19 Planners Platform to Support Country Preparedness and Response, Waste Management, Introduction to go to Data Field Collection Chains of Transmission and Contact Follow Up,Global Health Cluster Coordination Essential for Member States:2020, Heroes Against Covid 19- Covid 19 Awareness:2020,Intensity Education-Covid 19:2020,Global Institute of Health Care Management (GIHM)-Covid 19 Awareness:2020,I TRAVEL Green-I TRAVEL Pledge Course:2020,Disaster Organization-Procurement Course:2020, Jayawatrao Sawant Institute of Management and Research-Online Business Course:2020,Gulf Medical University Dubai-Covid 19 Awareness Course :2020,Noida Institute of Engineering-Covid 19 Awareness Course:2020,Maharashtra Institute of Technology Auragabad-Covid 19 Awareness Course:2020,Dr.Rajendra Bode College of Pharmacy Meljapur-Covid 19 Awareness Course:2020,Pragyan International University India-Covid 19 Awareness:2020.
He has been conferred with honorary doctorates from different institutes, colleges and universities as:
Bolivarian School of Human Rights and Chaplains Venezuela-Honorary Doctorate on Human Rights:2019,Bolivarian School of Human Rights and Chaplains Venezuela-Honorary Doctor of Philosophy Human Rights and Diplomacy:2019,Albashir Institute of Journalism-Honorary Doctorate of Peace and Human Rights:2019,Institute of European Roma Studies and Research into Crimes Against Humanity and International Law Belgrade Serbia-Honorary Doctorate Peace and Human Rights:2019,ITMUT Institute Brazil-Doctor Honoris Causa on Peace and Human Rights:2019,Dynamic Peace Keeping Academy Nigeria-Honorary Doctorate on Peace and Human Rights:2019,World Excellence Council Philippines -Honorary Doctorate on Humanitarian Services:2020,Tripla Difesa Onlus Italy-Honorary Doctorate on Human Rights and Diplomacy:2020,Gandhi Peace Foundation Nepal: Honorary Doctorate on Peace and Mahatma Gandhi Philosophy:2020.
Moreover, he has received honorary professorship awards from various institutes in the world, such recognitions came from Bolivarian School of Human Rights and Chaplains Venezuela-Honorary Professor on Human Rights and Diplomacy, Institute of European Roma Studies and Research Into Crimes Against Humanity and International Law Belgrade Serbia: Honorary Professor of Humanity, Honorary Professor of Literature, Honorary Professor of Legal Science, Honorary Professor of Diplomacy, Honorary Professor of Peace and Mediation, Honorary Professor of Peace by Leadership in Education Academy and Leadership, Honorary Professorship in Humanities by Jiazo Bible College University USA/Zambia, Honorary Professorship in Humanities by Revival Bible University Nigeria, Honorary Professorship in Humanities by on Religious Studies by All Nations Bible Institute and & Projects South Africa, Honorary Professorship in Humanities by Isibusiso Solwazi School of Theology South Africa, Honorary Professorship in Humanities by International Open University of Humanity Health Science and Peace USA, Honorary Professorship in Humanities by Profitable Word Theological University/Seminary Ghana.
Based on his track records in social work some reputable organizations recognized his dedication as token of appreciation viz:
International Peace Ambassador by Gandhi Peace Foundation Nepal, Ambassador at Large Africa, by Gandhi Peace Foundation Nepal, Peace Ambassador by Institute of European Roma Studies and Research Into Crimes Against Humanity and International Law Belgrade Serbia, World Peace Ambassador by Bolivarian School of Human Rights and Chaplains Venezuela, Ambassador of Human Rights by Zendo International Martial Arts Turkey, Diplomatic Ambassador by International Non Violence Organization Italy, Ambassador of Education by Asean University International Indonesia, Peace Ambassador by Chaplains Rescue Mission Abuja Nigeria, Human Rights Ambassador by Chaplain Rescue Mission Abuja Nigeria, Great Philanthropist by Chaplain Rescue Mission Abuja Nigeria, Ambassador of Climate by Climate Action Through Education Philippines, Ambassador of Peace and Education by Leadership in Education Academy and Development Philippines, Ambassador of Peace by People Awareness Council India, World Humanitarian Ambassador by People Awareness Council India, International Peace Ambassador by International Peace Ambassador Academy Jordan.
As he bowed to humanity services, world organizations assigned him to represent them in these magnitudes:
Appointed as International Diplomatic Ambassador Worldwide Nations by International Diplomatic Worldwide Nations/Government International Kingdom Association of Common Wealth, Appointed as International Executive Coordinator by Law Abiding Citizens Alliance Group Philippines, Appointed as President in Nigeria by Tripla Difesa Onlus, Appointed as Nigeria Chancellor by Zendo International Martial Arts Turkey, Appointed as International Advisor by World Against Corruption India, Appointed as Chairman of the Diplomatic Committee Nigeria by The League of Arabs People Organization, Appointed as Head of Africa Nations by Access to Human Rights International, Appointed as Global Co-ordinator by Zendo International Martial Arts Turkey, Appointed as Director of African Countries by International News Agency Rotana News Egypt, Appointed as International Consultant by Leadership in Education Academy and Development Philippines, Appointed as President Cholan Book of World Records Nigeria by Cholan Book of World Records India, Appointed as World Coordinator of Selective World Presidents by Cholan Book of World Records India, Appointed as Head of Africa Nations by WAC Global Human Rights Foundation India, Appointed as Director of Bolivarian School in Nigeria by Bolivarian School of Human Rights and Chaplains Venezuela, Appointed as Commissioner of Peace and Human Rights by Confenacapv Venezuela, Appointed as International Advisor by Climate Action Through Education Philippines, Appointed as Representative in Nigeria by Peace Wings and Democracy International Organization Canada, Appointed as International registrar by ITMUT Brazil, Appointed as Director in Nigeria by ITMUT brazil, Appointed as President in Nigeria by Institute Educando Para Paz Brazil, Appointed as Head of Africa by Gandhi Peace Foundation Nepal, Appointed as International Diplomatic Director of Revival University Nigeria, Appointed as Honorary International Coordinator of Krisna International Institute India, Appointed as International Prospective Director of Jiazo Bible College University USA, Zambia, Appointed as Regional Director of School of Leadership USA, Appointed as International Human Resources Director of Desher TV USA, Appointed as Nigeria office Manager by American Board/UK, Appointed as International Certified Trainer by European Board UK, Appointed as International Media Consultant by London Academy for Media Training and Consulting, Appointed as Registrar of Mahatma Gandhi International Virtual University India, Appointed as Head of African Countries by London Book of World Records India, Appointed as Nigeria President and Coordinator of all African Countries by Alliance of the Peoples of the World Russia, Appointed as International Director of Human Rights and Diplomacy by Alliance of the Peoples of the World Russia, Appointed as International Advisor by DK International Research Foundation India, Appointed as Global Advisor by Yes You Can International UK, Appointed as Fellow of Research by Independent Perception and Research Hub Bangladesh, Appointed Peace Corp Volunteer by International Peace Corps Association India, Appointed as International Director by The Miracle Charitable Trust India, Appointed as Fellow Member of Saint Martin’s Centre for Research and Accreditation Commission Australia, Appointed as President of African Nation by International Peace Committee of Peace for Interfaith Harmony Pakistan, Appointed as Editor of News by The Daily Global Nation Bangladesh.
He participated in seminars, induction and paper presentation to many events in his vision to bring world together. Such participation are:
National Taskforce To Combat Illegal Importation Small Arms and Light Weapons National Conference on Porous Boarder Challenge 2008,United Nigeria Chaplaincy International Peace Conference 2015,United Nigeria Chaplaincy International Peace Conference 2016,United Nigeria Chaplaincy National Conference 2017.
In another development, he breaks the records of some Book of Records Organizations with these titles from:
World Record Holder of Cholan Book of World Records 6 Times all in Area of Social Activities, World Records Holder of OMG World Records, World Records Holder of Hope International Book of World Records 2 Times, World Records Holder of Genius Book of World Records, World Record Holder of WAC Book of World Records, World Records Holder of Jeetlee Book of World Record 3 Times.
He however held the position of Supreme Grand Master of Martial Arts with 10th Dan Black Belt.
As international diplomat, he was recognized by several royal houses with royal titles as Grand Knight First Class of Ottoman Empire Sovereign Order, Duke of Ottoman Empire Sovereign Order, Sultan Imperial Prince of Ottoman Empire Sovereign Order, Grand Prince of Royal House of Transilvania, Shahzada of Grand House of Manack Royal House, Secretary General/Public Relations Officer of Grand House of Manack Royal House, King of Kutai Mulwarman Kingdom Indonesia to Nigeria, King of Katapagan Valley Philippines to Nigeria, Prince of Jerieng Royal House Indonesia, Grand Prince of Raja Bali Utama Indonesia.
In action to appreciate his wonders and humanitarian services in his country home Nigeria, H.E Amb.Dr.Yunusa Dan Malikin Minna and Kuta turbaned his as Sardaunan Dan Malikin Minna Niger State Nigeria just to appreciate hugely on his dedication and selfless service to society within the radius.
In addition he was spiritually appointed as Ambassador of Ahlul Bait Under the Leadership of Sheikh Shareef Muhammad Mukhtar Mai Haza RTA which this position is valuable and vitally important to his sect in line of Sufism.
In his capacity as social worker, he published fifteen international publication with six local publication.
In the juncture to share with world leaders he presented fifty papers in area of peace, human rights, humanity, harmony, diplomacy, interfaith, education and media.
He is obsessed and keen to serve humanities and to support peace assessment in our polite world as well as helping hand in educational development.
He is a Fellow of Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) ; Fellow of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN); Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt) and Fellow, Institute for Political Entrepreneurship (IPEL).
PRESIDENT - RUSSIA
Prof. Rafael Bisaliev, Ph.D., FCEnt, FTIME,FCGEP
Full Professor, DSc., PhD (Psychiatry), MA International Relations, MD, Psychologist | Fellow and Council Member, ATIME and GAEIN | Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Development, Prime Light University, USA
VICE PRESIDENT - NIGERIA
Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo, Ph.D, FTIME,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGEP
Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo is a highly 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 - BENIN REPUBLIC
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 - EGYPT, SAUDI ARABIA, LEBANON, CYPRUS, DUBAI, UK, USA AND NEW ZEALAND
Siham El-Kafafi, Ph.D., FCSBE,FCGPE,FTIME,FIFEM
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 – IRELAND
Ken Imade, DBA.D.Ent,Ph.D.,FCPM,FIBS,FCEnt,FCSBE,FCGEP
Dr. Kennedy Etinosa Imade was born 28th September 1971. He is a successful entrepreneur and accomplished professional waste management consultant. He is adept at recycling, analyzing large scale waste management project. He specializes in commercial, industrial and municipal waste.
Dr. Ken Imade is a result-driven Chief Executive with over twenty (20) years, experience leading and increasing growth in small and medium business, passionate and motivated with a drive for excellence. He is in successful partnership with Lagos and Ogun states waste management authorities in handling industrial and commercial wastes.
He obtained Masters and Doctorate degrees from Lagos State University (LASU) in International Business Management and Project/Production Management respectively. He also holds Doctor of Entrepreneurship (D.Ent) in Entrepreneurship and Project Management and Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Project Management from College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, S.A.(CESBM) and Ballsbridge University, Commonwealth of Dominica (BU) respectively – emerging as the Nigerian first Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Project Management.
Dr. Imade is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt); Fellow and Council Member of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) and Fellow and Council Member of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt). He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and the Institute of Business Strategy.
He is widely travelled and happily married with children.
VICE PRESIDENT- BELGIUM, SOUTH AFRICA, CYPRUS, CONGO, RWANDA AND 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 - 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)
VICE PRESIDENT (South Africa, Finland , France, Italy , Czech Republic , Germany, Romania, Morocco and China)
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 - SAUDI - ARABIA
Abdussalam Aljadani Ph.D, MBAM, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE
He is an Assistant Professor and Head of Management Department CBA, Taibah University, Yanbu, KSA. Aljadani hold M.Sc.: International Business and Finance and Ph.D.: Financial Economic from De Montfort University － United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
VICE PRESIDENT - INDIAN
A. Dinesh Kumar, PhD, FCEnt, FTIME, FCGEP
Prof. Dr. A. Dinesh Kumar received his Ph.D., from Bharathidasan University (Government University), Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. He is a University Rank Holder in B.Sc., & M.Sc., (Mathematics) of the Bharathidasan University and has received the same from Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Bharathidasan University. He is currently working as Professor of Mathematics in many Indian & Nepal Government Universities. Also he is serving different designations in more then 25+ International Secular / Religious Universities. He has 6 years of industrial experience and 11 years of teaching experience. He has presented more than 46 papers in International & National Conference and has published more than 113 research articles in various International Journals. He also has to his credit the publication of 25 books & 4 patents on Mathematics and Bio Science subjects. With his vast and varied exposure and knowledge, he is a much sort-other personality to give regular counselling for TET, NET, M.B.A., Ph.D., and Mathematics related Courses. He has also been invited by various universities and colleges in India as a Chair Person / Resource Person in many conferences and seminars. He has attended several workshop, seminars, conferences and faculty development programmes. He has also received more than 2500 International & National Organizations Awards. He is acting as Editor / Reviewer / Advisor of more than 400 International & National Journals.
Prof. Kumar is advisor at Prime Light University, USA; Fellow, Council Member and Country representative (India) of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt); Fellow, Council Member and Country representative (India) of the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) and Fellow, Council Member and Country representative (India) of Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIMEnt)
VICE PRESIDENT – GERMANY/ VICE PRESIDENT (SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
Engr, Dr. Ibrahim Muritala, PhD (Dr.-Ing.), MSPE), COREN), MNSE, MNSChE, FTIME, FCGEP
Dr. Ibrahim Kolawole Muritala is an engineer with over a decade history of work, and research experience in higher education institutions, research sector, energy, oil and gas industry. He is a graduate of Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, where he specialized in energy process engineering and chemical engineering. He holds MSc. in Process Engineering and Plant Design from Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) Cottbus, Germany as well as BSc. in Chemical and Polymer Engineering from the Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos, Nigeria.
Dr. Ibrahim supports the development of cutting-edge innovations through solar chemical engineering research projects of the German Aerospace Center – Institute of Solar Research, headquartered in Cologne. There, he engaged in the development of innovative technologies ranging from the production of aviation fuel and hydrogen via solar energy, application of concentrated solar power (CSP) technology for process heat, which is used for electricity generation, thermochemical cycle processes for chemicals and hydrogen production as well as several carbon dioxide emission reduction and utilization strategies among others.
Dr. Ibrahim formerly works the Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes – Cottbus / Zittau, German Aerospace Center as a researcher and project leader where he manages international research and technological development projects. He provides decarbonization technological interventions for energy-intensive processes in key industries like petroleum refining, chemical, petrochemicals and cement, steel production. Aside offering teachings to industrial organizations in the areas of hydrogen production, storage, transport and utilization technologies as well as other related topics. He is a member of international professional organizations like Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE) and the Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers (NIEE).
He has published in several international journals with some co-patents from his R&D collaborations. He is also a fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - African Good Governance Network (AGGN). He is a co-founder several initiatives including: AFRIDAT Innovation & Research GmbH, Germany – an international development consulting and research firm as well as Life Learning Development e.V. (Duisburg, Germany) – a knowledge sharing, upskilling and capacity development platform that focus on the SDGs and mentoring of several Africans and others globally.
Dr. Ibrahim is a visiting scholar and adjunct lecturer / faculty, co-supervisor at some universities in Africa and Europe where he lectures and co-supervise students at post-graduate level. For example, Taita Taveta University, Kenyan – German Centre for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM), Kenya, the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Coal City University (CCU) – Enugu, Nigeria, the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASSCAL) - Doctoral Research Program on Climate Change and Energy (DRP-CCE) & West-African and German new initiative on Green Hydrogen Programs - International Master Program in Energy and Green Hydrogen/ WASCAL (IMP-EGH), the World Bank African Centre of Excellence for Oilfield Chemicals Research, the Energy Access and Renewable Energy Technology EA-RET, Offshore Technology Institute, the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria just to mention a few.
He contributed in the development of hydrogen policy document for some African countries, especially the ongoing process of shaping the hydrogen market. Dr. Ibrahim consults for several working groups to foster partnerships for the hydrogen global market and he currently works with H2scan Corporation, USA as the Hydrogen Economy Specialist – Global, where he manages multistakeholder engagements in the areas of technology transfer, standardization and certification of several equipment in the hydrogen value chain, policy drafting and business development.
Dr. Ibrahim Muritala is a Germany based Nigerian Engineer and Senior Researcher and Project manager at the German Aerospace Centre. He is a Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Entrepreneur of global repute. Engr. Muritala is an advocate of inclusion of renewable energy systems into Nigeria’s Engineering academic curriculum, which he believes will not only resolve energy challenges but also improve the country’s economy.
He is a Fellow and Council Member of Academy of Technology Innovation Management And Entrepreneurship (ATIMEnt); the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN).
VICE PRESIDENT - NIGER/ PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECRETARY
Muhammad Mansur Ph.D., MNCS, FIPS, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
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, former Acting Director of Entrepreneurship- Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna, Nigeria. An Oracle Certified Associate Database Administrator 11g and Information Technology wizard of international repute; he holds triple Master’s degrees (including M.Phil in Entrepreneurship) and Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship (Technopreneurship Option) from the famous Kampala International University, Uganda. With outstanding expertise in technology entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, strategic entrepreneurship, edupreneurship, his research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, youth entrepreneurship and empowerment, job creation and poverty eradication with emphasis on academic entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and strategic entrepreneurship. He is a Member, Nigerian Computer Society; Fellow, Institute of Public Speaking, Nigeria; and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria as well as an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS). He is currently an adjunct professor at Maryam Abacha American University and Vice President/ Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (CESBM).
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 –ZAMBIA
Jonathan Zozi , PhD, FCEnt,FCGEP,FCSBE
Prof. Jonathan Zozi is the Chancellor of Jiazo University College, USA/Zambia. He is a Fellow, Council Member and Country representative (Zambia) of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt); Fellow, Council Member and Country representative (Zambia) representative of the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) and Fellow, Council Member and Country representative (Zambia) of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE).
VICE PRESIDENT (VIETNAM)
Prof.Dr.Isgm.Soke. Dinh Ngoc Huy, PhD, FCEnt, FCGEP
Founder, World Martial Arts Science University, Vietnam | Country Representative (Vietnam), Prime Light University, USA; Fellow, Council Member and Vietnam representative (ICEnt, and GAEIN)
VICE PRESIDENT - PAKISTAN
Syeda Anila Talib, FCISBE, FCGEP
Anila Talib is the first young writer from 61 countries. She won the Special Peace Award and raised the name of the country with pride. She set a world record by writing ninety poems on Asma Al-Hasani and keeping in view the meanings of each name of Allah and putting the Name in the International Book of Achievements.
She has received top awards from many countries including the USA, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Morocco, Italy, Indonesia and Nigeria for her outstanding performance in a 15-second video contest on the subject of peace. Anila Talib, who was awarded the Merit Award and the title of Princess by the Indonesian royal family, is the first young Pakistani to receive this honor.
At the age of seventeen, Anila Talib created a project called Light for All, on which she was praised by the Princess of Africa. Under her patronage, she appointed a director of the Pakistani chapter, under which Anila does social work and takes steps to train young girls.
VICE PRESIDENT - CANADA
Goodness Nnadi, PGDM, SMCEnt, FCISBE, FCGEP
She is a motivated and adaptable Executive Assistant and Administrative Manager with excellent organizational abilities and a solid understanding of corporate policies and procedures. A highly confidential individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills and a broad understanding of strategic planning.
A Corporate Entrepreneur of international repute, Goodness Ifeoma Nnadi is a Senior Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt); a Fellow and Council Member of International Institute of Female Entrepreneurship (Female in Innovation and Entrepreneurship –FINE (FCISBE) and Fellow and Council Member, the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. (GAEIN).
She is flexible, self-reliant, physically strong and blessed with rare organizational, leadership and communication skills.
VICE PRESIDENT - (ASIAN CONTINENT)
Dr. Mohammad Ali Morshedi, FCGEP
Founder, Northwest International University, Armenia | Continental President (Asia), GAEIN-
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (ENTREPRENEURSHIP PEDAGOGY AND TEACHING)
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.
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
Ibraheem A. Abdul, PhD, FCGEP,FTIME
Dr. Ibraheem Adedotun Abdul is the current Rector of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH). He was until his appointment, the Director of Open Distance and Flexible E-Learning(formerly, Flexible Skills Development Centre) of the College. He was also a former Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, in addition to serving as Chairman and member of important and strategic management and academic board committees.
Dr. Abdul, a native of Ado-Odo-Otta in Ogun State was born in 1965. He joined the service of Yaba College of Technology in 1993 as Lecturer 2 and rose steadily to become a chief lecturer in 2012.
An entrepreneurial engineer, he holds doctorate degree in Engineering and is a member of several professional bodies which include:
1. Fellow, Global Academic of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN-
2. Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer (IEEE)
3. Registered Member, Council of Registered Engineers in Nigeria (COREN)
4. Corporate member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
5. Fellow Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt)
6. Fellow Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIMEnt)
Dr. Abdul, a scholar of high repute and immense quality has published valuable and scholarly papers in both local and international journals.
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (INNOVATION MANAGEMENT AND NEW VENTURE CREATION)
Ademola H. Adele Ph.D., CMIPMA FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
An Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, UK-trained Management and Entrepreneurship Expert. A world-class Academic Entrepreneur, Small Business Manager and Licensed Management Strategist and of great standing. He is seasoned academics and Senior Lecturer at Department of Management and Accounting Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria, with about two decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on Strategic Management and Social Entrepreneurship. He is currently the Director of Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, , ;Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AJENTS).
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (HEALTHCARE ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
Oyedunni Sola Arulogun. Ph.D, FRSPH, MIUSSP, MIUHPE, FCEnt
Oyedunni Sola Arulogun is a committed Professor of Health Promotion and Education with over 15 years of experience at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria the leading Nigerian academic institution teaching students from various social and cultural backgrounds. She holds an adjunct lectureship position at the University of Ibadan Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She possesses excellent administrative, verbal communication and written skills along with constructive and effective teaching methods that promote a stimulating learning environment. She is able to work in a managerial role or as part of team and having the proven ability to successfully work to tight schedules and deadlines. Professor Arulogun is the current Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Ibadan. She is an internationally-acclaimed healthcare and women entrepreneur and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria and an Associate Editor to African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (RURAL AND AGRIBUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
Gideon C. Onuekwusi Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE,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 and Chairman – Society for Agropreneurship and Agribusiness,
Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria. He is an Editorial Board Member, International
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (JEINNO)
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (FAITH BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
Lateef Kayode Adeyemo, Ph.D., FIPMA,FCGEP
Prof. Lateef Kayode Adeyemo is a Professor of Islamic Thoughts, Islamic Civilisation and Islamic Economics, Banking and Finanace in the Department of Religions, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He teaches Islamic Theology, Islamic History and Civilisation, Islam and Muslim Revivalism in Contemporary Society, Islam and other Religions in West Africa, Islam in the World Today, Islamic Mysticism, Islamic Philosophy, Revelation and Reason in Islam, Islamic Economics and Finance, History and Principles of Islamic Political System among others
He has to his credit about forty (40) publications in forms of academic articles in peer review/referred journals, referred/commissioned conference proceedings and chapters in books. He had attended about thirty- five(35) conferences both within and outside Nigeria. He is a Fellow of Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria (FIPMA) and Fellow and Council Member, the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCGEP). He is equally a member of several academic bodies both at home and abroad.
Prof. Adeyemo has also attended several training programmes prominent among which are: Leadership and Innovation Management Workshop organised by Alumni and Career Services Division, International Islamic University Malaysia held on the 27th April, 2010 and many others.He is the President of the Alumni Association(Nigeria Chapter) of the International Islamic University, Malaysia.(IIUM). He is also the current Vice President of the Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions (NASR).
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
Raheem O. Akewushola
Ph.D,AMNIM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
He is a renowned entrepreneurship educator with outstanding expertise in strategic management and entrepreneurship. Prof. Akewushola is an amazing entrepreneurship teacher, consultant and mentor, educational administrator and manager of great repute. A management strategist and Africa’s trailblazer in Strategic Entrepreneurship, he is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University, Nigeria with over two decades of academic leadership. His research interests lies in Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, MSMEs Development, among others. Raheem Akewushola has many journal publications both at home and abroad and presented papers at Conferences both at home and abroad. A professional par excellence, he is a Member, Nigerian Institute of Management, Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria as well as Associate Editor, African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
Abdussalam Aljadani Ph.D, MBAM, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE
He is an Assistant Professor and Head of Management Department CBA, Taibah University, Yanbu, KSA. Aljadani hold M.Sc.: International Business and Finance and Ph.D.: Financial Economic from De Montfort University － United Kingdom.He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (LEGAL ASPECTS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
Barr (Dr.) Inalegwu Alubo Ph.D.,BL, SMCEnt, MCGPE
A Solicitor and Advocate of Supreme Court of Nigeria, international-acclaimed Intellectual Property Lawyer and Certified Entrepreneur and Project Manager with vast experience in Teaching and Practice of Commercial and Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Infringement Litigation, Banking and Insurance Law, Oil and Gas. Law etc. He is a Senior Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria.
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (BIOTECHNOLOGY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
Aliyu A. Warra, MEnt, B.Sc., AISLT, MICCON, MNSBMB, MTRCN, MAPCBEES, MWASRTI, MSTRA, MISDS,FCEnt,FTIME
A thoroughbred scientist and bio-entrepreneur/biotechnology entrepreneur with research interest in Environmental Biotechnology, Fats and oils Technology, Surfactants and Cosmetic Technology, Natural Products Chemistry and Entrepreneurship. Aliyu is is well-versed in recombinant DNA Technology. He is a member, Committee of Deans and Directors (CODD) and the Acting Director of Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Federal University Gusau, Nigeria. He is a Member International Society for Development and Sustainability; Member Scientific and Technical Research Association; Member World Association for Scientific Research and Technical Innovation; Associate Member Institute of Science Laboratory Technology; Member Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological& Environmental Engineering Society ; Member Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Member Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria and Fellow Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.
Aliyu Warra is an award winning author with:
1. TetFund Publication Award for the publication of the book titled “Shea Butter Chemical Composition, Quality Characteristics and its Personal care Applications”. 2017
2. TetFund Publication Award for the publication of the book titled” Cosmetic Potential of oil Extracts from Seeds and Nuts Commonly Found in Nigeria vol, 1”. 2012
3. TetFund Research Grant on Production of skin and hair care products from Indigenous shea nut (Vitellaria paradoxa) fat. 2012/2013
4. 1991/92 NNPC/CHEVRON NATIONALUNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD.
5. 1995/96 SHELL NIGERIA UNIVERSITY (KEBBI STATE MERIT) AWARD
ACADEMIC SECRETARY (SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
Prof. Nebath Tanglang FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
Prof. Nebath Tanglang is a Professor in Physical and Health Education (Sport Management). He has Bachelor of Education (P.H.E) Hons – Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Masters of Education, P.H.E (Sports Psychology) – University of Lagos; Doctor of Philosophy, P.H.E (Sports Management) – Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Professor Tanglang is presently the Director, Academic Planning, National Open University of Nigeria, has held the position of Centre Director, Gombe Study Centre, Director Learners Support Services; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration. He was recently appointed Director, African Council for Distance Education, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (ACDE-QAAA). Professor Tanglang is married with children.
IKELLE Rose, Ph.D,FCSBE,FCGEP
With her more than 30 years’ experience in business development in Cameroon and in the CEMAC subregion, Prof. IKELLE Rose holds a PhD in business management with the focus on Human Resources management from the University of Douala in Cameroon.
Her areas of expertise are sociology of organizations, entrepreneurship, mental health and other related areas in the field of business management. For the past 20, she is associated with the ESSEC business school at the University of Douala within the department of Human Resources.
She has published extensively in the fields of HR and supervised many master and PhD students. Prof Rose IKELLE is the managing director of a consulting firm called JSHOT specialised in HR and mental health in the workplace.
A female entrepreneurship icon of international repute, she is a Fellow/ Council Member, African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE); Fellow/ Council Member ,the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation(GAEIN) and Fellow/ Council Member ,Female for Innovation, Small Business and Entrepreneurship (FISBE).
Sunday A. Bello Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc, MNIM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE
Sunday Ade Bello, popularly called Bello is a multi-talented, analytical and highly qualified Management/Education Specialist with expertise in Consultancy, Education Management, Lecturing/Facilitation, Curriculum Development, Creative Thinking, Research, Examination Management, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurial Training, Project Management, Office Administration, Corporate Governance, Dispute Resolution, Policy Formulation and Implementation. A Ph.D. Student of Development Finance at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State and, Authoritative Management Trainer and Examiner with research orientation in Poverty Alleviation Strategies, Gender Mainstreaming, Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Financing, Business Management, Entrepreneurial Management, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Entrepreneurial Economics. A well-organized and a quality-minded individual with excellent interpersonal communication, presentation skills, and leading ability in the development of innovative solutions as well as possess demonstrated ability to learn and savvy new technology, easily adapt to changes and manages tasks and/or projects effectively and efficiently. Bello holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Lagos and, a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from Lagos State University in 2007 and 2004 respectively. Bello is the current Chief Executive of WorkLife Training Professionals (owner of PRACTITECH and Retire Well Club). WLTP is a conglomeration of management experts and consultants in Corporate Training, Business Advisory Services, Recruitment, Leadership Development Services, Educational Management, Information and Communication Technology Services, Human Capital Management, Accounting and Entrepreneurship Training.
He was the Registrar, International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College, (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo, Kwara State, an educational institution initiated by the Kwara State Government as a novel experiment to redefine vocational and technical education through a holistic approach to bridge the skills gap and elevate the individual. Sunday A. Bello before joining IVTEC was the Head, Management Education, and Control at the Nigerian Institute of Management (chartered) responsible for the coordination of the following programmes/examinations; NIM-NYSC Strategic Partnership, Management Professional Examinations (MPE), Professional Diploma in Management (PDM), Student Scheme (a training/examination collaboration programme with more than twenty higher Institutions), Postgraduate Diploma in Management run in collaboration with Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife as well as University of Ibadan. Bello is a Lecturer/Consultant/Facilitator with the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and several other organizations and States such as Lagos State Government Entrepreneurship programme (Ready, Set, Work), State of Osun, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC), Gombe State Local Government Service Commission, NEM Insurance PLC, Confluence Business School, Beldag Management Consultants, to mention but few. Bello has delivered several papers on General Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing and Finance, some of the notable organizations/ programmes he has facilitated include: Training for All Local Government Functionaries organized by the Presidency, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, November, 2019, Annual Lecture and Award Night organized by the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Port Harcourt Chapter, November, 2019, Training for All Area Tax Managers organized by Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, November, 2019, Annual Lecture Christened Success Strategy with Dr. Yemisi Adeyeye, Ilorin, Kwara State, November, 2019, Study Tour to Kwara State of the Participants of Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, hosted by the Kwara State Governor, November, 2018, Senior Staff Training, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC), May, July, and August, 2017, Matriculation Lecture, The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu, Ilorin, Kwara State, 2017, Senior Staff Training, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board,(NCDMB) NECA, Lagos, 2016, Management Retreat, Niger –Delta Development Commission (NDDC) – Benin, 2014 ,Management Retreat, Nigerian Copyright Commission – Abuja, 2013, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission Training – Kwara, 2013, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria – Abuja, 2013, Lagos State Government Senior Staff Training – Alausa, 2013, Products and Pipelines Marketing Company – 2013, AIT Training- Alagbado, 2012, Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority – Benin and Akure, 2012, State of Osun Leadership/Management Training for All Political Appointees, Local Government Executive Officers, Treasurers and Head of Personnel, 2011-2012, NIM Team Leader, Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital Recruitment and Promotion – Sagamu, 2010
Bello is a Project Supervisor for the NIM-OAU Postgraduate Diploma in Management, NIM-UI Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Professional Diploma in Management. He lectures; Business Ethics, and Social Responsibility, Management Case Analysis, Comparative Management, Managerial Finance and Principles of Economics at NIM-NYSC strategic partnership programme as well as Management Professional Examination programme. Also, he lectures Management at NIM-OAU postgraduate Diploma in Management, Research Methodology and Management Practice/Seminar at NIM-University of Ibadan PGDM programme, Economics at Ladoke Akintola University, Lagos Study Centre.
He is a Trainer with New Creation University of Science and Technology, The Gambia. He sets and moderates examination questions and Marking schemes for some notable professional bodies also act as external examiner/moderator with some Polytechnics. Sunday Ade Bello has held the following leadership position and Board membership; Governing Council Member, International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), 2017-2019, Governing Council Member, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs, 2017 to date, Director of Publicity, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) – 2017 – Date, Chairman, NIM-Bowen University Project Team, 2014, Member, Management Education and Development Committee – 2014- 2017, Pioneer HOD (Visiting), Banking and Finance, New Creation University, The Gambia-2013-2015, Chairman, Curriculum Review Committee – 2010-2017, Member, Board of Examiners – 2009 – 2017, Team Leader, NIM-PGDM/PDM Project defense team – 2009 –2017, Team Member, NIM Annual Conference project Team, 2010-2017, Member, Board of Trustees – 2004 –2017, Pioneer Chairman, NIM –Non Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) – 2004-2011. Sunday Ade Bello is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship,Nigeria; Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Training and Development. Bello has a pet project of organizing work life training for young graduates to prepare them for the world of work and/or entrepreneurship. He is a Board Member of Journal of Global Economic and Business and Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics.