THE GLOBAL ACADEMY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION (GAEIN)

---retooling entrepreneurship for inclusive and sustainable prosperity

A MEMBER OF THE GLOBAL CONFEDERATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTES
(HOME OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION)

GOVERNANCE

GAEIN BOARD

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

The National Representatives also play an important role in promoting GAEIN in their respective countries and in liaising with National Entrepreneurship Associations. The National Representatives are normally elected for a three-year term, with a possibility of re-election for a second three-year term.


PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The day-to-day management of GAEIN and development of policies and strategies are delegated to the GAEIN Executive Committee. The officers comprising the Executive Committee include the Global President (Appointed by the Board for a renewable term of two years), the President-Elect or the Past President (alternating), the Vice-Presidents (appointed for a three-year term with the possibility of one renewal), the Conference Chair (one year mandate), the Editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (JEINNO), and the GAEIN Executive Officer (ex officio). It may also co-opt officers nominated by the Board for specific mandates. The Executive Committee typically meets four times per year.

GLOBAL PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN IN COUNCIL

Raimi Lukman, Ph.D., MNIM, FAAE, AMIMC, AIOE FCEnt,FCSBE,FCGPE

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

Doctor of Accounting and Finance, Chartered Accountant, Public Sector Accounting and Finance Specialist and Taxation Expert, and HOD, Department of Accountancy, YABATECH, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship and Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).

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VICE PRESIDENT (GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE)

Isiaka Sulu Babaita PhD,AMNIM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Prof. S.B. Isiaka is a distinguished Professor at Department of Business Administration, University of Ilorin. A two-time HOD, Department of Business Administration, and the Pioneer HOD, Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. A thoroughbred Academic Entrepreneur, with outstanding expertise in Human Resource Management, General Management, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, coupled with over two decades of teaching, research, and academic leadership. His research interests include: Human Resource Management; General Management; and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Prof. Sulu Isiaka is well-versed entrepreneurship teacher, consultant and mentor who has attended many training programmes both home and abroad. Some of which are: • Nigerian Entrepreneurship Programme Training, Organized by National Universities Commission (NUC) in the Collaboration with Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen, U.K. • National Training of Trainers (ToT) program on Entrepreneurship Development organized National Universities Commission (NUC) in the Collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), and International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development, India. University of Ibadan.Prof. S.B. Isiaka has over 50 publications – in local, national, and international outlets while he has presented papers at Conferences both at home and abroad. He has been External Examiner to : Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Al_Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria and External Examiner, School of Graduate Studies and Research (for the Department of Management Studies), University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana He has supervised many Undergraduate Projects, MSc Dissertation, and four PhD Theses. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of Global President of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF FELLOWS/ VICE PRESIDENT - STRATEGIC INTEREST GROUPS

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).

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VICE PRESIDENT (CONFERENCES) //PRESIDENT ENGLAND (Collaboration and industry engagement, (ACESB chair 2021)

Hakeem A. Ajonbadi Ph.D.; FInst.CM, FInst.CA, FAcrs, MNIM, MNIMN,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

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 Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria (FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE), 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. 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.

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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).

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VICE PRESIDENT (PRACTICE, REGULATION AND CONTROL)

Akeem O. Salami, PhD, FIMC, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

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

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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).

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VICE PRESIDENT (MEMBERSHIP)

Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo Ph.D., FCIEN, FCFIP, MNES, FNIM, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE,FTIME

Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo is a Professor par excellence, a Distinguished Economist, an Astute Vice-Chancellor, an accomplished Banker, a Pastor, a loving Husband and Father. Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo was born on the 30th of April 1970 at Toru-Angiama in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State into the humble family of Mr and Mrs Edoumiekumo Bileke. He started his search for the Golden Fleece in 1982 at Akedenowei Primary school, Toru Angiama and proceeded to Toru-Angiama Secondary School where he excelled however he relocated to Lagos State where he completed his secondary education at Ajeromi Ifelodun High School, Apapa obtaining the West African Certificate (WASC) in 1988. Young Samuel Gowon’s understanding of the importance of education and hunger for more knowledge propelled him to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1995 and a Master of Science Degree in Economics from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt in 2001. He holds two Doctorate Degrees in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Port Harcourt. His pursuit of education transverses the four regions of the country. One does not become an academic general in the Ivory Tower without conscious efforts and handwork. Several factors interweave to make this possible. These factors include determination, sound morals, strength, fidelity, reliability, accountability, cerebral profundity, expertise and the fear and love of God. Between 2002 and 2014, Samuel Edoumiekumo progressed through the rank and file of the institution from the position of Assistant Lecturer, to a Professor of Economics at The Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State. From 2011 to 2016, he served in various Boards within and outside the university such as the Center for Education Services, Basic and Pre-Degree Programmes, Directorate of Consultancy, Entrepreneurship Research and Development and Linkage Assurance Plc. .

Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo has served in various administrative capacities. He was the Acting Head of Department of Economics, Deputy Director, Entrepreneurship and Training, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chairman of Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, Vendors Monitoring Committee, Niger Delta University Housing Committee, Member, Niger Delta University Governing Council, Senate Business Committee, Assessment and Graduation Requirements Committee, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration and in May 2017 he was appointed the acting Vice-Chancellor of the Niger Delta University and later became substantive Vice-Chancellor in May 2018. Good leaders have vision and inspire others to help them turn their vision into reality while great leaders have vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own and when the vision is clear, the results will appear. Professor Edoumiekumo has always tried not to just be a man of success but be a man of value. Upon assumption of office as Vice-Chancellor of the Niger Delta University, he transformed the landscape of the university with several achievements to his credit including one hundred percent full accreditation status of all programmes presented in the 2018 NUC/Professional Accreditation Exercise, steady power and and water supply on campus, introduction of online fees payment, course registration and result platforms, Infrastructural Development with world class structures and state of the art facilities, Improved internet connectivity, Introduction of CCTV and other devices to aid security on campus and an increase in student intake. Due to his Entrepreneurial drive, he established a fleet of businesses spanning from potable bottled and satchet water, detergent, disinfectant, bread, confectionaries, paint and other products to the university's own radio station, NDU Radio 98.1Wilberfoce Island FM which is fast growing to its reputation as the Pride of the Region. Also under his watch, there has been an unprecedented increase in the internally generated revenue (IGR) base of the University.

Prof. Edoumiekumo belongs to numerous professional bodies. He is a Fellow of the Historians of Education Development Society of Nigeria (HOEDSON), Fellow, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (FIEN), Fellow, Chartered Forensic Investigation Professional (FCFIP), Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management, Member, Nigerian Economic Society and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria. A gold fish has no hiding place and Prof. Edoumiekumo is certainly a gold fish who has earned several academic and professional awards as result of his ingenuity and innovations. In 2017 he was awarded the Distinguished Economist Award alongside Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Others include, the Pan African Servant Leadership Award by the African Student Union Parliament, Award of Honour as the Most Innovative Vice-Chancellor in Niger Delta University, Award for Exceptional Leadership in University, Trail Blazer Award by the Bayelsa Media Award 2019, Ambassador of Youths Award 2017, Special award of recognition for Humanitarian Service Award by National Youths Service Corps Members Batch C 2013/2014, Comrade Vice Chancellor Award 2017 by Students Union of the Niger Delta University, Humanitarian Service Award by South South Media Group, Award for Outstanding performance by NYSC, Southern Ijaw Zone, Distinguished Mentorship Award by the University of Port Harcourt. Prof. Edoumiekumo was presented with a letter of Commendation and a Plaque by the University Governing Council in recognition of his administrative excellence. Prestigious Administration Excellence Award in Education at the 8th African Leadership Magazine’s Person of the Year Award Ceremony 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa and just recently he bagged the African Leadership Educational Icon Award from the African Leadership Magazine Africa Summit 2020 amongst others. Prof Edoumiekumo’s highest intellectual passion is the search for consumption and production of knowledge. This outright scholar has written and published widely, locally, nationally and internationally, journals, books, book chapters, research reports and monographs. He has also attended and presented seminar papers at several national and international conferences. His web of knowledge has produced scholarly works in economics and has earned him several awards. Professor Edoumiekumo presented the 17th Inaugural Lecture in 2015 titled GOD, MAN AND THE WORLD: THE NIGERIAN TRIPODIC ‘EXCHANGEOLOGICAL’ DILEMMA at the Niger Delta University. Professor Edoumiekumo has taught several courses as lecturer in the University and they include Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Business Mathematics/Mathematical economics, Econometrics, Business Statistics, Operations Research, Business Decision Analysis and Financial Institutions and Markets and have supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Edoumiekumo is a Pastor, Teacher, Tutor, University Don, Marketer, accomplished Banker and member of Boards in several reputable organisations. While in the Banking Industry with First Bank of Nigeria he served in various capacities. He rose from senior staff to Head, Banking Operations, Operations Support, Customer Service, Technical Support, Cashier and Credit Officer. He also attended several courses some of which include: Computer Literacy, Basic Foreign Operations, Exceptional Customer Service, Cashiering, Banking Foundation Pool, Graduate Induction, Professionalism and Ethics in Banking, Mentoring and Counselling Skills, Public Relations, Effective Delegation, Advances and Securities, Motivation, Clearing System, Local Remittances, Transfers and Payments, Export, Marketing of Financial Services, Bills for Collection, Human Relations, Banker and Customer Relationship, Double Entry Book-Keeping, Current Account/Cash Control, Savings Bank Account Control, Mandate, Documentary Letter of Credit, Foreign Exchange, Negotiable Instruments, Effective Communication, etc. Also, while working for OM Limited as a marketer, he was in charge of Itinerary Planning, Conducting Market Survey, Conducting Field Work, Staff Training, Product Pricing, Weight Calculation, Report Writing, Spot lightening of products at exhibitions, etc. Prof. Edoumiekumo is a devout Christian and a Pastor who has touched several lives while leading them to Christ and has planted numerous branches of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. As a Teacher, he taught subjects like Commerce, Economics and Business Studies at Oshodi Secondary School, Tolu in Lagos state, had a brief stint with OM ltd a PVC Pipe Manufacturing Company and also contributed at the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) as a Part-Time Lecturer.He is the first Nigerian winner of African Educationist of the Year in 2020 and current Chairman of Committee of Vice Chancellors, Nigeria.

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VICE PRESIDENT (PROGRAMMES)

Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo, Ph.D, FTIME,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo is a higly articulate Professor of Technology Management with Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. He was a consultant, trainer, and researcher with Centre for Industrial Industrial Research and Development (CIRD) of of the same institution. Abereijo is an experienced and entrepreneurship and small business consultant of international repute who has attended seminar, trainings and workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship and small business development both within and outside Nigeria. He has published several academic papers in local academic journals in Nigeria, within Africa, and also in USA, South America, and Asia; in the areas of small business finance, ICT in SMEs, and technological innovation in SMEs.His research interest is in Technological entrepreneurship and innovation. He is an Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM);. Member, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Nigeria Chapter; . Full Member, Institute of Data Processing Management of Nigeria (IDPM); Member, Gate2Growth Academic Network in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Finance (European Commission’s Innovation Policy; Member, African Incubation Network and Fellow/ Council Member, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN). .

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COUNTRY PRESIDENTS

The position of GAEIN Country President was created to enable GAEIN to reach out more effectively to its Members across countries in which it has a presence. The primary role of a Country President is to act as the GAEIN President/Representative for that country. Other roles are:
 To maintain a dialogue with the GAEIN Board about how the organisation can best meet the needs of national members;
 To promote the activities and interests of GAEIN at a national level, by arranging national events, such as policy workshops, working in partnership with the GAEIN Board;
 To take steps to increase the membership of GAEIN at a national level and to liaise with national organisations;
 To stimulate country’s academics to participate actively in GAEIN conferences (eg. ACCENT, ACESB, ACEMASD, ACHENT, ACCBENT).

PRESIDENT - NIGERIA

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.

PRESIDENT – CAMEROUN

Alain Ndedi, Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor Ndedi book was featured among the 28 Best Intrapreneurship Books of All Time (https://bookauthority.org/books/best-intrapreneurship-books). Former World Bank and USAID consultant, chairman of lance d’afrique, Executive Director of Cameroon Human Resources SARL and author of more than 30 books, Alain Ndedi who holds a PhD in business management and another one in forensic accounting, is a professor with an extensive experience in entrepreneurship, finance, and economic development for the past 15 years. He has supervised more than 40 PhD students and approximately 50 Masters students. He was Dean at Saint Monica University, within the School of Business and Public Policy; lecturer of entrepreneurship and project management at the university of Johannesburg, Université de l’entrepreneuriat and at the Higher Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (IME). He is a visiting professor at Hope Africa University and International Leadership University where he teaches Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Management, and Organisational Behaviour. Professor Ndedi has consulted for the UNDP, African Union, NEPAD, and many African governments on issues related to public finance, budget management, monitoring and evaluation. Associated as professor with Charisma University since 2014, Professor Ndedi held position at the University of Johannesburg, Researcher at Wits University, Lecturer at Boston College, external examiner at the University of Cape Peninsula, State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of Johannesburg. He worked as Political Analyst at SABC, South African Broadcasting Corporation, a state-owned public broadcaster in South Africa. From 2004-2008, he was Director at YENEPAD, a platform of African scholars based in South Africa working on African renaissance programmes. Professor Ndedi wrote Case studies on Volkwagen unethical behaviour, the war between Komatsu and Caterpillar, the WhatsApp founders Bryan Ancton and Jan Koum, the Maponya Mall in Soweto, the battle between Coca Cola and Pepsi, the google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the Douala Stock Exchange, Yahoo downfall, and the Shell corporate irresponsibility behaviour in Nigeria. He is a Fellow/ Council Member, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) (ATIME); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN).

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).

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).

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

PRESIDENT - ITALY / VICE PRESIDENT (EXTERNAL RELATIONS)(Advanced scholars, Cooperation with other regional Small Business and Entrepreneurship bodies)

Alfonso Siano

Alfonso Siano is Chair and Full Professor of Marketing and of Corporate Communication and Brand Management. He served as "Delegato del Rettore" for communication activities of the University of Salerno (from 2002 until 2016). He is Scientific Director of the Laboratory and Observatory on Sustainability Communication (Lab_Os CS), University of Salerno. He is member of the Società Italiana di Marketing (SIM) and Società Italiana di Management (SIMA). He was previously Lecturer and Researcher in Management at Sapienza University of Rome. He worked previously at Planning Department of the Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (IRI), in Rome. His primary research interests: corporate communications and reputation, strategic marketing and marketing communications, brand management, CSR and sustainability communication, arts and heritage marketing and museum marketing. His research on these topics has been published in Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Tourism Research, Sustainability, Corporate Communications: An International Journal, Journal of Marketing Communications, Journal of Brand Management, Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, International Studies of Management and Organization, International Business Research, Journal of Communication Management, International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, International Journal of Electronic Customer Relationship Management, Journal of Marketing Analytics, International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, Sinergie Italian Journal of Management, Mercati & Competitività. The Journal of the Italian Marketing Association, Micro & Macro Marketing, Museum Management and Curatorship, Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the value of cultural heritage, and other outlets. He published over 60 papers in academic journals, over 30 chapters in books. He edited 6 volumes and co-edited two books.

He currently serves on the Editorial Boards and he is a reviewer of Corporate Communications: An International Journal, Journal of Marketing Communications, and Mercati & Competitività. He is Associate Editor of Sinergie Italian Journal of Management. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the journal Micro & Macro Marketing. He also has served as a reviewer for European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Cleaner Production, Sinergie Italian Journal of Management, Micro & Macro Marketing, and Il Capitale Culturale. He has been Scientific Supervisor and Project Manager of research projects funded by the European Union (EU).

PRESIDENT-ROMANIA

Mirela Clementina Panait PhD, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE

Mirela Panait holds the position of PhD Associate Professor at Department of Cybernetics, Economic Informatics, Finance and Accounting, Petroleum-Gas,Faculty of Economic Sciences, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania. Her work experience derives from and includes: teaching courses and seminaries; research activities; reviewer for several international scientific journals and conferences. She published books and over 100 scientific papers in the field of interest: foreign investment, capital market, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.

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, 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).

PRESIDENT - THE GAMBIA

Wahid Damilola Olanipekun Ph.D, MSM, FIARSA, FCEnt,FCSBE,FCGPE

Dr. Olanipekun is a Faculty Member of the College of Management and Information Technology and Director of the Collaboration, Research and Consultancy Centre in American International University, West Africa (AIUWA), The Gambia. Prior to joining AIUWA, he was an academic staff of the Department of Management and Accounting, Summit University, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria. He was also the Coordinator, School of Management Sciences, AbdulRaheem College of Advanced Studies (An Affiliate of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin) and a Facilitator/Adjunct Lecturer in the Kwara State University MBA School. He is a visiting Faculty member with Nobel International Business School, Ghana and Swiss Business School, Zurich, Switzerland. As a strategy, management and leadership consultant, he has over a decade experience in consulting for Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria. He is the Managing Partner, First-Class Smart Consult Limited, an indigenous multi-sector consultancy firm that provides cutting edge, cost effective and evidence based sustainable solutions to organizations in line with global best practices. He holds a B.Sc. (Business Administration), M.Tech. (Management Science) and Ph.D. Business Administration (Management) from Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso and Kwara State University, Malete respectively. He holds Global Business Educator Certificates from Global X-Culture. He also holds Professional Certificates in Data Processing and Management Information System, Sustainable Development and Business Ethics and Social Responsibility from University of Ilorin, Kwara State; International Business Management Institute, Berlin, Germany; Metropolitan School of Business and Management, United Kingdom respectively. He is a Fellow of International Association of Research Scholars & Administrators, Full Member of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria, Member of Nigerian Institute of Management and a Certified Teacher with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria. Dr. Olanipekun’s thesis was awarded Number One Most Consulted Doctoral Thesis and Third Most Retrieved Postgraduate Thesis in the Library of Congress & Proquest Data Base of Kwara State University, Malete between 2019- 2020. He has attended and presented papers in learned conferences and has publications in both national and international journals of high repute. His research interests include Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, CSR and Sustainable Development. He is a Fellow and Gambia Representative of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria; Fellow and Vice President of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE); and Fellow and Country President of Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN).

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.

PRESIDENT –BENIN

Dare Ajakaye SMCEnt

He is the Registrar, English Session of Institute University of Benin Republic and Director General, Dave Miller International School of Business, Science and Technology, Badagry,Lagos.

PRESIDENT - TUNISIA

Cherif Dridi,PhD, FTIME, FCSBE, FCGPE

Chérif Dridi is a full Professor/principal investigator in the Center of Research on Microelectronics and Nanotechnology CRMN Technopark of Sousse and co-founder of the GREENS Team in ISSAT of Sousse, University of Sousse. He received his MSc degree in general physics and his DEA (master) in materials and devices for electronics from the faculty of Sciences of Monastir in 1994/1996 and his PhD degree in Physics : "Relationship between structural and electronic properties in conjugated polymers" from Faculty of sciences of Tunis in 2003. In this period he conducted several works in Polymer and Biomaterials Laboratory (Lyon, France), Quantum Physics Laboratory (ESPCI, Paris France) and Institut Charles Sadron (Strasbourg, France). He received a HDR: "Nanomaterials for Environment and Solar Energy Harvesting" in physics from faculty of sciences of Tunis in 2010. His research activity concerned in the last years the study of structural, optical and electrical properties of new organic and hybrid nanomaterials from which devices for solar energy conversion, environment monitoring and health diagnostic has been developed particularly chemical sensors, biosensors and solar cells. Moreover, he is recently interested by study of Microsystems for diseases monitoring. He was a principal investigator in 5 international projects funded by NATO (“Development of Bio/Chemical Sensors for Detection of Amines and Aldehydes in Fish Meat”), Tunisian-French cooperation PHC Utique CMCU (i) “Nanomaterials for energy conversion and environment”, (ii) “Design, simulation and fabrication of embedded implantable Microsystems: Application for Health”, and Tunisian-Algerian “Metallic Oxydes and Application for Photovoltaïcs”. He is an expert researcher in 2 projects funded by NATO SFP “Novel Electrochemical Nano-Sensors for Toxic Ions Detection” and FP7 European commission CANCERNANOSENS. He has published/presented over 80 papers/communications in the above mentioned scientific research area. Professor Dridi is a Fellow and Council Member of Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN). A Nantotechnology entrepreneur of international repute, Prof. Dridi is the National contact point, of the UNESCO UNISA ITLABS-African Chair in Nanosciences & Nanotechnonologies in TUNISIA; Vice-President of the Arab-African Council for Sustainable Development and Tunisian Nanomaterials Association executive committee member

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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.

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ACADEMIC SECRETARY (MSMEs DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT)(Advanced scholars, Cooperation with other regional Small Business and Entrepreneurship bodies)

Bala Ado Kofar Mata Ph.D.,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Bala Ado Kofar Mata is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at the Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, Bayero University, Kano. He is a consultant and very passionate, especially in the area of entrepreneurship and venture creation.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.

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ACADEMIC SECRETARY (SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP)

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, 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).

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ACADEMIC SECRETARY (ICT/DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP)

Jimoh Rasheed Gbenga, PhD, MCPN, MITSSP, MIEEE ,FCEnt, FCGPE,FTIME

Rasheed Gbenga Jimoh is a Professor and Dean of the Faculty Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin. He holds N.D Computer Science (Offa) (Upper Credit and as best graduating student), B.Sc. Computer Science (Ilorin) (Second Class Honours (Upper Division), M.Sc. Computer Science (Ibadan), Ph.D Computer and Information Technology (UUM, Malaysia). He is a member of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (MCPN), Member, Nigeria Computer Society (MNCS). He was the state Chairman, Nigeria Computer Society, Kwara State Chapter and currently the North-central Coordinator and Representative to the Council of Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (MIEEE), Fellow, Institute for Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (FCEnt), Member, Information Technology Systems & Security Professionals (MITSSP). Dr. Jimoh is the current Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin. Dr. Jimoh started his University career in the then Department of Mathematics, University of Ilorin in December, 2003 where he rose through the ranks to become an Associate Professor in October, 2015. His areas of research are information security, information system, software engineering, human-computer interaction, knowledge management, information technology management and research methodology in computer science. Dr. Jimoh has over 50 publications including journal articles, international proceedings and achapters in books. He has led a number of accreditations in Nigerian Polytechnics and Information Technology Institutes in the area of Computer Science and Software Engineering as CPN representative. Dr. Jimoh received NCS Presidential Award of Excellence in 2016 as the best performing Chapter's Chairman. He is a member of Audit Committee, NCS, Member, Research Technology and Innovation Committee, CPN, Member, Education and Manpower Committee, CPN (2017 -2019). He has visited over 7 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and Middle East. Dr. Jimoh is a member of editorial board of Asian Pacific Journal of Strategic Management (2010 – Date), He is the Editor-in-Chief, Erudite Journal of Leadership and Development, University of Ilorin. He has served in many administrative capacities in the university such as Acting Dean, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Chairman, Faculty Postgraduate Committee, Chairman, Faculty Board of Examiners, Chairman, Faculty Promotion Panel, Member, Board of COMSIT, University of Ilorin, Chairman, Faculty Web Page Committee, Faculty Representative at University Senate (2012 -Date), Member, University Computer-Based Test (CBT) Committee (2013 - 2017), Member, University Ethical Review Committee (2013 - Date), Deputy Director of Ilorin Business School, University of Ilorin (2013 - Date), Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Ilorin (2013 - 2015), University Examination Commissioner, Faculty of Management Science, University of Ilorin - 2016, Member, Committee of provost and Deans, University of Ilorin, Member, Monitoring Committee on University's Ranking (2017 - Date) just to mention a few.

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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, Nigeria, Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AJENTS).

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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).

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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) .

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ACADEMIC SECRETARY (PUBLIC, POLICY AND POLITICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP)

Prof. Patrick Osatohanmwen Oviasuyi Ph.D., FCAI, FNIM, FPAM

Prof. P. O. Oviasuyi is a seasoned academic, banker, chartered manager, researcher, and Community Leader. He holds Diploma in Theology and Ministry from All Nations for Christ Bible Institute International, Benin City, Diploma in Sales Management from Burleigh College of Concise Studies, England, Diploma in Sales Marketing from National School of Salesmanship, England and Diploma in Salesmanship from Managing and Marketing Sales Association, England. In the quest for additional knowledge, Prof. P. O. Oviasuyi attended the University of Benin, Benin City where he obtained the Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA Hons) Second Class (Upper Division) degree, and the Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree in Public Administration. He bagged the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) degree in Public Administration from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State. He successfully obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto. He is a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria – (FCAI), fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) – (FNIM) and also a fellow of the Public Administration and Management Development Institute - FPAM Prof. Oviasuyi is a prolific author of 109 publications made up of published books, chapters in published books, articles in learned international, national and local journals, and papers presented at various international, national and local conferences/workshops/seminars to his credit so far. His Ph.D research work has been internationally published as Research Book by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. Germany and the book is internationally distributed by www.amazon.com global wholesalers worldwide. Prof. Oviasuyi is a former Banker, Sales/Marketing Director, Successful Entrepreneur, Acting Head of Department, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Acting Director, Directorate of Part –Time Degree and Diploma Programmes, Director, Academic Planning Division, and currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. Prof. Oviasuyi has held various professional, administrative, academic, community positions and has been a member of several Ad-Hoc Accreditation Panels and Resource Person/Consultant to the National Universities Commission on national assignment to various Universities. He is a Foreign External Examiner/Assessor to two Universities in India, and an External Examiner to various Universities in Nigeria. He is Chief Editor, Editor and member of Editorial Boards of various international and local journals. He is very actively involved in community services and has received various honours and awards. Prof. Oviasuyi is happily married to Mrs. Maria Edamwen Oviasuyi and they are blessed with children and grandchildren. His hobbies are: Reading, Teaching, Researching and Being Busy Always.

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ACADEMIC SECRETARY (MEDIA ENTREPRENEURSHIP)

Alfonso Siano Ph.D, FCGPE Ph.D, FCGPE

Alfonso Siano is Chair and Full Professor of Marketing and of Corporate Communication and Brand Management.He served as "Delegato del Rettore" for communication activities of the University of Salerno (from 2002 until 2016). He is Scientific Director of the Laboratory and Observatory on Sustainability Communication (Lab_Os CS), University of Salerno. He is member of the Società Italiana di Marketing (SIM) and Società Italiana di Management (SIMA).He was previously Lecturer and Researcher in Management at Sapienza University of Rome. He worked previously at Planning Department of the Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (IRI), in Rome. His primary research interests: corporate communications and reputation, strategic marketing and marketing communications, brand management, CSR and sustainability communication, arts and heritage marketing and museum marketing.

His research on these topics has been published in Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Tourism Research, Sustainability, Corporate Communications: An International Journal, Journal of Marketing Communications, Journal of Brand Management, Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, International Studies of Management and Organization, International Business Research, Journal of Communication Management, International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, International Journal of Electronic Customer Relationship Management, Journal of Marketing Analytics, International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, Sinergie Italian Journal of Management, Mercati & Competitività. The Journal of the Italian Marketing Association, Micro & Macro Marketing, Museum Management and Curatorship, Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the value of cultural heritage, and other outlets. He published over 60 papers in academic journals, over 30 chapters in books. He edited 6 volumes and co-edited two books. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards and he is a reviewer of Corporate Communications: An International Journal, Journal of Marketing Communications, and Mercati & Competitività. He is Associate Editor of Sinergie Italian Journal of Management. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the journal Micro & Macro Marketing. He also has served as a reviewer for European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Cleaner Production, Sinergie Italian Journal of Management, Micro & Macro Marketing, and Il Capitale Culturale. He has been Scientific Supervisor and Project Manager of research projects funded by the European Union (EU).

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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.

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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.

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ACADEMIC SECRETARY (ENTREPRENEURIAL ECONOMICS/SUSTAINABILITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP)

Adofu Ilemona, Ph.D, FCEnt, FCGPE

Associate Professor. Adofu Ilemona is an indigene of Olowa in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi. He holds a B.Sc in Economics from ABU Zaria in 1998, an M.Sc in Economics with bias in Monetary Economics from the Benue State University Makurdi in 2009 and a PhD in Agricultural Economics with specialization in Agricultural Finance from the Kogi State University in 2013. Dr. Adofu started his carrier as a Graduate Assistant in 2004 at Kogi State University Anyigba. He moved to Adamawa State University Mubi in 2014 as Senior Lecturer before joining the services of Federal University Lafia in March 2016 still as Senior Lecturer. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Economics in October 2018 Dr. Adofu is well published with about 58 journal papers to his credit and 35 out of the 58 are in international Journals of repute. Many of his work in the field of economics enjoy open access. He was the Managing Editor, Confluence Journal of Economics, Kogi State University between 2013 – 2015, Editor-in-Chief ADSU Journal of Economics and Interrelated Discipline, Adamawa State University Mubi between 2015 – 2016, Editor-in-Chief, Lafia Journal of Economics and Management Sciences Federal University Lafia, 2016 - 2020 and currently the Director, Centre for Entrepreneural Development, Federal University of Lafia (FULafia). Editor in Chief, FULafia Journal of Entrepreneurial Development. Dr. Adofu was Head, Department of Economics, Adamawa State University Mubi between 2015 – 2016, He was the Head, Department of Economics, Federal University of Lafia, 2016 - 2020, Head, Staff Productivity Promotion Unit, Federal University of Lafia before his appointment as Acting Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Federal University of Lafia in May 2020. He is a prodigy of erudition and a paragon of eloquence in self-expression in both written and spoken English. An attractive personality, well discipline, easy-going, astute, neat, hardworking and could equally work under pressure with a lot of ingenuity and innovativeness. An intellectually intimidating personality, you only need to witness the genuinely bewildered consternation interspersed with indescribable admiration on the faces of his audience when he speaks, to understand the kind of intimidation involved. Despite his intimating personality, he is one of those rare intellectuals who can communicate with the lay public; his public lectures are solid testament of his rare gift for communication and intellectual capability. He is married and the marriage is blessed with 3 lovely kids. He is Fellow and Council Member, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) and Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN).

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ACADEMIC SECRETARY (TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP)

Josephine Akoloh-Isaac, M.Sc., SMCEnt, SCGEP

Department of Leisure and Tourism Management, International Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

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ACADEMIC SECRETARY (ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE)

Mirela Clementina Panait

Mirela Panait holds the position of PhD Associate Professor at Department of Cybernetics, Economic Informatics, Finance and Accounting, Petroleum-Gas, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania. Her work experience derives from and includes: teaching courses and seminaries; research activities; reviewer for several international scientific journals and conferences. She published books and over 100 scientific papers in the field of interest: foreign investment, capital market, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development

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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.

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ACADEMIC SECRETARY (SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP)

Fardeen Dodo M.Sc., FCGPE, FTIME

Fardeen is an educator and consultant in the field of social and sustainable entrepreneurship in poverty and bottom of the pyramid contexts and nonprofit management in post-conflict contexts. Fardeen provides training in many areas of entrepreneurship and small business development, organizes social ventures and provides business coaching to women, youths, and small business owners across Nigeria. Fardeen has taught at American University of Nigeria for 7 years and went on visiting research positions at Pan-Atlantic University and Newcastle University Business School and was a visiting lecturer at African Development University. He has consulted for AfricaWorks project of Mastercard Foundation (Kenya), Nigeria INGO Forum (Nigeria), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (Nigeria), Lake Chad Recovery Projects (Cameroon) and several companies and individuals in the general area of management consulting and social enterprise. Fardeen is a Fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and a recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship and with broad research interests in understanding how entrepreneurship can be effectively used for eliminating poverty and promoting freedom, prosperity, and equal opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Fellow of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) and Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME).

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ACADEMIC SECRETARY (BIOTECHNOLOGY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP)

Agbaje Lateef Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE

Prof. Lateef read Pure and Applied Biology at first degree (Second Class, Upper Division, 1997), Biotechnology at master level (Distinction, 2001) and obtained PhD in Microbiology (2005) at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. He joined the services of LAUTECH as a graduate assistant in 1998 and rose to Professor of Microbiology in 2013. In 2013, he won the maiden prize of the Prof. Oyewale Tomori Young Scientist in Microbiology in Nigeria, which was awarded by the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA), an affiliate of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS). Prof. Lateef has vast administrative experiences in the University system. He was Acting Head of Department of Science Laboratory Technology (2012-2014), member of LAUTECH Consultancy Services (2008-2012), University Implementation Committee on Open and Distance Learning (2012-2015); and Management Committee of Central University Research laboratory (2014-2016). He was the first alumnus to Head the Department of Pure and Applied Biology, LAUTECH (2015-2018). At the moment, he is the Director/Chief Scientist, Central Research Laboratory, LAUTECH and has also served as Senate representative on the Governing Council of LAUTECH, Ogbomoso (2018-2021

He has served as external examiner to several Universities in Nigeria, South Africa and India, and as member of NUC accreditation teams to some Universities in Nigeria. He consults for academic bodies in Nigeria, South Africa, Italy, and Ireland. He has been a consultant to Fondazione Cariplo, Italy since 2016 on evaluation of research proposals on Bioeconomy, and also a reviewer for National Research Foundation of South Africa on the rating of scholars. Prof. Lateef is the Head of LAUTECH Nanotechnology Research Group (NANO+) (www.lautechnanotech.com), a multidisciplinary research group that was founded in 2014. He has published widely in Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology culminating in more than 125 research articles; more than 60 of which are in nanobiotechnology. In early 2021, he rallied scientists from seven countries in four continents of the World to produce the pioneering textbook ‘Microbial Nanobiotechnology: Principles and Applications’ which was published by Springer-Nature Pte Ltd. (Singapore). Prof. Lateef is the Editor-in-Chief of a specialized journal on nanotechnology, Nano Plus: Science and Technology of Nanomaterials (https://stnanojournal.org/), which is indexed in CrossRef; the first of such enterprise in sub-Saharan Africa. His exploits have led to development of products such as bioreactor, neosugar, biocatalysts, nano-textile, nano-paint, nano-pesticides and nano-fertilizers among others which can be scaled up for production at commercial scale. He has supervised more than 200 undergraduate students, and 12 postgraduate candidates. He has publicized Nanotechnology Research through the organization of workshops/conferences by his research group in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and release of more than 30 news items in several national and international electronic and print media.

Prof. Lateef collaborates with a lot of researchers. His network of research extends to India, Egypt, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. In most recent time, he has received collaborative gestures from researchers in Tunisia and Turkey. Some of his researches have received funding from CSIR (India), TWAS (Italy) and TETFund (Nigeria). His citation count on Google Scholar is in excess of 3600 with h-index of 37. He was listed among the top 2% scholars in the World, being one of the 71 Nigerian scholars that made the list in a joint study by Elsevier BV and Stanford University, USA as published in October, 2020. In June 2021, he was ranked as the 1st scholar in LAUTECH, Ogbomoso and 36th in Nigeria by AD Scientific Index of Turkey. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT); Fellow and Council Member, African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN).

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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.

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Special Committee Chairs

Prof. Raheem Akewushola: Publication outlets and JEINNO award
 Dr. Helen Opigo: Gender SIG, Industry Engagement and event fund
 Dr. Ademola Adele: Mentoring mid careers
 Mirela Clementina Panait: Mentoring early careers
 Prof. Tope Fakokunde: GAEIN Doctoral Workshop
 Assoc. Prof. Lukman Raimi: Critical Perspective SIG

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GLOBAL REGISTRAR/CEO

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.

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DEPUTY GLOBAL REGISTRAR/CEO

Dr. Ola Oyedele SMCEnt, MCSBE, MCGPE

Dr. Ola Olusegun Oyedele was born some four decades ago to the family of Elder and Elder Mrs. James Olufemi and Elizabeth Oyedele in Ibadan, Oyo State. He attended Primary, Secondary and College of Education respectively in Abeokuta, Ogun State towards the early 90’s He is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (B.Sc. Hons.) with a Second Class Upper grade of 3.89 and also possesses an Academic Master’s Degree in Human Resource and Industrial Relations (HRIR) with a CGPA of 4.39 as the best graduating student in 2011 from Lagos State University, Ojo. He proceeded to Kwara State University in 2015, and bagged his Doctorate Degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship in June, 2019. Dr. Ola Oyedele is currently a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Entrepreneurial Studies, College of Management Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. As part of his professional membership, he is a; Member, Nigeria Institute of Training and Development (NITAD), Member, Chartered Institute of Public Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), Member, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM Nigeria).

Dr. Ola Oyedele has won quite a number of academic awards and community awards ranging from Lagos State University, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Kwara State University, Malete and International Recognition Award from Global Collaboration Certificate from X-Culture International USA. In his duties as both Examination Officer and Departmental Project Coordinator, he had supervised over 140 students in their undergraduate project over the last 4 years. Dr. Ola Oyedele in his six years teaching and researching career, he had thought a number of courses such as; Management of Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Consumer Behaviour, Leadership and Corporate Governance, Rethinking Traditional Occupations, Theories of Entrepreneurship, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Rights, Project Management and Evaluation, Venture Creation and Growth, Family Business and Succession Planning, Globalization and National Policies, to mention a few. Dr. Oyedele is a regular attendee in major conferences around his field of study and had participated in a number of conferences locally such as; The 4th Lagos Studies Association Conference held at the University of Lagos in June,2019, Annual Conference of Lagos State University on Strategies for Managing and Sustaining the Nigerian Economic Growth in April, 2019, Workshop on Proposal Writing, Grant Sourcing and Intellectual Property organized by FUNAAB Grant Directorate in October,2018, Participant at the Public Hearing on Sensitization on Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance organized by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria in July 2018, Participant at 3-Day Conference of the 4th International Conference on ICT, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education organized by IEDS, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State in October,2017, and many more. He has also published over 20 articles/journals in reputable peer review journal outlets locally and internationally with web presence and contributed in Book Chapters. Dr. Ola Olusegun Oyedele is happily married to Oluwatoyin Oyedele with three lovely children.

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