INSTITUTE OF CLASSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP(ICEnt)

(GLOBALLY CERTIFIED)

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AFRICA'S FOREMOST INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP | FIRST “ISO 21001:2018” CERTIFIED INSTITUTE IN AFRICA

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GOVERNING COUNCIL

The affairs of ICENT are vested in a Governing Council which is headed by a President and Chairman in Council. The Council is however, empowered to co-opt men of high standing and integrity from several sectors of the economy for the furtherance of her objectives. While the Council is a policy-making body, it executes its policies through its standing committees as well as adhoc committees for specific assignment. .

Governance Structure

The Council is the highest policy formulation organ of the Institute. The council functions through the Secretariat and Committees.

The President of the Institute is the Chairman of council and head of the Executive Committee of the Institute. He directs the programme and mandate of the Institute on behalf of members.

The Secretariat of the Institute is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Institute. At its helm of affairs is the Registrar who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute. He is assisted by Deputy Vice Presidents (Corporate and Public Affairs, Programmes and Memebership)

Committees of Council In order to enhance the quality of the decision- making process, the Council may appoint permanent or ad hoc committees which may be responsible for any areas of activities in which a committee’s contribution is required. At the present time, the following committees are established by the Council..

1. Executive/Strategic Planning Committee comprises the Immediate Past President, President, Registrar and all Council Committee Chairmen. This committee is responsible for meeting and taking strategic decisions on the running of the Institute in line with the policy directives of the Council. The President is the Chief External Verifier, as the Institute is an Awarding body, and a Professional Membership Organisation.

In order to maintain quality assurance and uphold the integrity of our awards, the office of the Registrar is an Executive position, as the concept of ISO 21001:2018 EOMS is relatively new in Africa, and a strategic direction is required in order for the ethos of Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice to be fully embedded, and inculcated in the administration, teaching, examination, certification and professional membership imperatives of the institute

Furthermore, an awarding body must be organised and managed in a way that is fit for its purpose, and ensures public confidence in the national qualifications framework. The function of the President shall be to act as a guardian of the standards, maintain integrity of awards.

2. Education/Quality Assurance Committee is responsible for setting standard of education for the certificate and professional examinations of the Institute. The Committee primary responsibility shall be to develop detailed assessment methodology, instruments of assessment and documentation to be used for assessment. Prepare and review syllabus and programme contents of the institute academic and professional awards, and to ensure that it conforms to the standard of education established by the Institute, and the regulatory authorities. It shall be responsible for reviewing and approving manuals published for the institute’s courses and recommending appropriate texts for all levels of the Institute courses as may be necessary

The committee is responsible for scrutinising the Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, and ensuring that they are consistent with standards set at all times. They advise on the academic and professional expertise required by trainers, assessors and verifiers based on the general principles specified by the ISO 21001:2018. The Registrar is the Administrative head and Coordinator of the Committee, while the President as the Chief External Verifier provides specialist leadership.

Role of the Chief Verifier-Role of the Chief Verifier-The main role of the Chief Verifier is to ensure that the standards of the internally assessed components of ICENT qualifications and membership are consistent across centres and External Verifiers over a period of time, ensuring rigorous monitoring of external verifiers for accredited qualifications. In addition they provide on-going feedback regarding the internally assessed elements as appropriate. Chief Verifiers are assigned to a sector area or an individual qualification, based on their expertise. They provide support and guidance to the team of External Verifiers working within the given sector area or qualification ensuring rigorous external verification of assessment decisions. This may include helping External Verifiers to interpret the standards, accompanying External Verifiers on quality visits and sampling visit reports.

3. Membership Committee is responsible for evaluating membership applications for any grade of membership and upgrading before recommending possible actions to the Council. It is also responsible for providing guidelines for membership and monitoring implementation of membership policy enunciated by the Council.

4. Ethics and Disciplinary Committee is responsible for reviewing the Institute’s policy on ethical conducts of members and marketing practitioners and for setting up a system for monitoring and impacting ethical considerations by members in the conduct of their profession and businesses. Also, the committee is charged with the responsibility for developing a feedback system with the secretariat, members and organisations and ensures that disciplinary matters referred to it are reviewed and recommendations made to the Council for necessary action

5. Training and Consultancy Committee is responsible for setting standard and policies on training and consultancy activities of the Institute and carrying out consultancy services and training as may be requested by the secretariat. It shall set standard for assessing centres offering the institute courses on full-time or part-time basis. Accreditation of such institution shall be based on the outcome of the recommendation of the committee. It shall be responsible for reviewing application for registration of training centres/providers of learning and where the Institute courses are offered. The committee shall review performance of centres from time to time. It may carry out inspection or visitation as may be necessary to assess suitability and quality of centres and advise the council appropriately. The committee is responsible for establishing the process for implementation and incorporation of emerging trends from the industry, and recommend the process for Continuing Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Learning and Development (CEELED) Programme for every category of members.

5. Training and Consultancy Committee is responsible for setting standard and policies on training and consultancy activities of the Institute and carrying out consultancy services and training as may be requested by the secretariat. It shall set standard for assessing centres offering the institute courses on full-time or part-time basis. Accreditation of such institution shall be based on the outcome of the recommendation of the committee. It shall be responsible for reviewing application for registration of training centres/providers of learning and where the Institute courses are offered. The committee shall review performance of centres from time to time. It may carry out inspection or visitation as may be necessary to assess suitability and quality of centres and advise the council appropriately. The committee is responsible for establishing the process for implementation and incorporation of emerging trends from the industry, and recommend the process for Continuing Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Learning and Development (CEELED) Programme for every category of members.

6. Events Committee is responsible for organising formal events such as induction, award ceremonies, conferences, workshop, seminars, local and overseas tours, reception of delegations and other formal occasions designed to enhance the image of the institute.

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PRESIDENT / CHAIRMAN IN COUNCIL

John Olatunji Alabi, PhD, FNIM, FCEnt, FCAI, FIICA,CNA, FCSBE, FCGPE, FTIME

He is an International acclaimed. Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship, and the current Dean of Faculty of Management Sciences KSU, Anyigba, as teacher, researcher & mentor, & he also Coordinates PG programs in Department of Business Administration. Prof. Alabi is a Management consultant of international repute & World Bank Accredited Business Development Service Provider, Executive Director, Confluence Business School, MD/CEO, Logay Investments Ltd, Past President Kogi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agric, Chairman, Kogi Coalition of Business & Professional Associations. He is an Astute Professional, an Entrepreneurship teacher, an accomplished Entrepreneur & a Mentor/Motivator par Excellence, with over 25years trail blazing experience in Business, Academia & Professional services. Prof. Alabi is the Executive Director (Management Team)/ Secretary Board of Trustees, the Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes. He is a Fellow of : Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT);African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE); Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN). Prof. John Alabi made history as the second President of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) who was recalled, after serving two terms, to serve as the fourth president of ICENT due to his wealth of knowledge, outstanding administrative skill, professional depth, and goodwill to reposition the institute for effective post- ISO 21001:2018 certification performance and coordination of other institutes under the umbrella of the Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes, convened by Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT).

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1ST VICE PRESIDENT

Gideon C. Onuekwusi, Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE, FTIME

He is 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, and currently, Director, Directorate of Information and Communications Technology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (since 2016). His current research is on youth and women in ICT and Entrepreneurship/Agripreneurship, Agriculture and Rural Development. He is an Innovator, entrepreneur and academic with over 21 years in Teaching, Research, Community Service and business leadership. Experienced in all aspects of Educational, Agricultural, Rural and Community development and business formation, operation, finance, and management. Visionary leader, achiever, planner and product developer with deep education in research and analytics. Effective communicator and motivator who identifies and leverages assets in teammates to reach organizational goals. Relentless optimist who believes there is no failure, only feedback/output. Professor Onuekwusi demonstrates strong command of teaching methodology, entrepreneurship expertise, business and management principles as they pertain to development, resource allocation, production methods, and leading others. He has deep technical background in agribusiness business analytics with experience using project management and user interface software. He is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria. He is an associate editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS). He is a Fellow/ Council Member, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE); The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GACEINN) and Member, Board of Trustees, Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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2ND VICE PRESIDENT

Bilikisu Aminu Shinkafi, MSAN, MZSN, MSTAN, MFISON, MASN, MCAFAN, FCEnt, FTIME, FCGPE, FCSBE

She has been in lecturing profession from 1995 to date and within the period has taught many courses and supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate projects related to her area of specialization. She has also published several papers in reputable national and international journals, attended various conferences and workshops, belonged to many relevant professional associations and rendered appropriate community services. She has also handled various administrative duties and served in several boards and committees in Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and Federal University, Gusau. The Dean has reviewed several articles for academic journals and is an external examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of some Universities. She is an active member of many Islamic and community organizations. A notable academic, renowned Professor of Fishery Management and Aquaculture and female entrepreneurship trail blazer, she is one of the pioneers for the establishment of Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Federal University Gusau and still the Chairperson of the Centre’s advisory committee. She is presently an appointed member for the establishment of Zamfara State University. An erudite scholar and professional par excellence, she is a Member, Science Association of Nigeria;, Member, Zoological Society of Nigeria; Member, Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria; Member, Fisheries Society of Nigeria; Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria; Member, Catfish Farmers’ Association of Nigeria and Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria among others. Professor Bilkisu, a resourceful and cerebral aquaculture entrepreneur had at various times been Head of Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Member, Faculty Board of Science, Member, Faculty Board of Agriculture; Chairman, Faculty of Agriculture Admissions Committee; Dean, Faculty of Science and Member, University Social Ethics Committee, among others at her alma mater - the prestigious Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto. A born teacher, educational administrator and manager of great repute, she is a former Deputy Vice Chancellor and Member, Governing Council, Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State. She is currently a Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Abuja, Nigeria.A woman of great virtues, she is happily married to Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi (the Secretary to the State Government, Zamfara State) with blessed children. Her hobbies are reading and travelling. Hajiya Bilkisu speaks Hausa, English, Arabic and Fulfulde fluently. She is a Fellow/ Council Member, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE); The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GACEINN) and Member, Board of Trustees, Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. .

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DEPUTY VICE PRESIDENT (PROGRAMMES)

Ademola H. Adele Ph.D., CMIPMA FCEnt

A renowned Doctor 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 a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria and an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AJENTS).

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DEPUTY VICE PRESIDENT (MEMBERSHIP)

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

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

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DEPUTY VICE PRESIDENT (STRATEGY & PLANNING)

Abdulsalam Jibril Ph.D, ANIM, MAMN, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

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, Anyigba, 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, Fellow and Continental President of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of Global President of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as Editor-in-Chief of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).

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DEPUTY VICE PRESIDENT (CORPORATE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS)

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 VICE PRESIDENT (YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP) /DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF – AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (AJENTS)

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

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NATIONAL TREASURER

Amb. (Prince) Kabir Shola Olaoye MBA, FCEnt, GFPJHR

A well-rounded civil engineer and manager, Kabir Olaoye is a Peace Ambassador, social and technology entrepreneur of great repute. A consummate manager, gifted communicator and author, leveraging solid business acumen with natural leadership skills in coaching, mentoring and motivating team performance above expectations. Prince Kabir is a seasoned and top performing professional with unique blend of skills and experience. He is a highly motivated team-player and motivator. Tenaciously focused on the achievement of corporate objectives and always willing to up the ante. He is innovative minded, highly experienced professional with proven track record for improving productivity on any assigned role. He is a Founding member and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria.

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CHAIRMAN BOARD OF FELLOWS

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

Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo is a Professor par excellence, a Distinguished Economist, an Astute Vice-Chancellor, an accomplished Banker, a Pastor, a loving Husband and Father. Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo was born on the 30th of April 1970 at Toru-Angiama in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State into the humble family of Mr and Mrs Edoumiekumo Bileke. He started his search for the Golden Fleece in 1982 at Akedenowei Primary school, Toru Angiama and proceeded to Toru-Angiama Secondary School where he excelled however he relocated to Lagos State where he completed his secondary education at Ajeromi Ifelodun High School, Apapa obtaining the West African Certificate (WASC) in 1988. Young Samuel Gowon’s understanding of the importance of education and hunger for more knowledge propelled him to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1995 and a Master of Science Degree in Economics from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt in 2001. He holds two Doctorate Degrees in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Port Harcourt. His pursuit of education transverses the four regions of the country. One does not become an academic general in the Ivory Tower without conscious efforts and handwork. Several factors interweave to make this possible. These factors include determination, sound morals, strength, fidelity, reliability, accountability, cerebral profundity, expertise and the fear and love of God. Between 2002 and 2014, Samuel Edoumiekumo progressed through the rank and file of the institution from the position of Assistant Lecturer, to a Professor of Economics at The Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State. From 2011 to 2016, he served in various Boards within and outside the university such as the Center for Education Services, Basic and Pre-Degree Programmes, Directorate of Consultancy, Entrepreneurship Research and Development and Linkage Assurance Plc. Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo has served in various administrative capacities. He was the Acting Head of Department of Economics, Deputy Director, Entrepreneurship and Training, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chairman of Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, Vendors Monitoring Committee, Niger Delta University Housing Committee, Member, Niger Delta University Governing Council, Senate Business Committee, Assessment and Graduation Requirements Committee, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration and in May 2017 he was appointed the acting Vice-Chancellor of the Niger Delta University and later became substantive Vice-Chancellor in May 2018. Good leaders have vision and inspire others to help them turn their vision into reality while great leaders have vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own and when the vision is clear, the results will appear. Professor Edoumiekumo has always tried not to just be a man of success but be a man of value. Upon assumption of office as Vice-Chancellor of the Niger Delta University, he transformed the landscape of the university with several achievements to his credit including one hundred percent full accreditation status of all programmes presented in the 2018 NUC/Professional Accreditation Exercise, steady power and and water supply on campus, introduction of online fees payment, course registration and result platforms, Infrastructural Development with world class structures and state of the art facilities, Improved internet connectivity, Introduction of CCTV and other devices to aid security on campus and an increase in student intake.

Due to his Entrepreneurial drive, he established a fleet of businesses spanning from potable bottled and satchet water, detergent, disinfectant, bread, confectionaries, paint and other products to the university's own radio station, NDU Radio 98.1Wilberfoce Island FM which is fast growing to its reputation as the Pride of the Region. Also under his watch, there has been an unprecedented increase in the internally generated revenue (IGR) base of the University. Prof. Edoumiekumo belongs to numerous professional bodies. He is a Fellow of the Historians of Education Development Society of Nigeria (HOEDSON), Fellow, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (FIEN), Fellow, Chartered Forensic Investigation Professional (FCFIP), Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management, Member, Nigerian Economic Society and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria. A gold fish has no hiding place and Prof. Edoumiekumo is certainly a gold fish who has earned several academic and professional awards as result of his ingenuity and innovations. In 2017 he was awarded the Distinguished Economist Award alongside Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Others include, the Pan African Servant Leadership Award by the African Student Union Parliament, Award of Honour as the Most Innovative Vice-Chancellor in Niger Delta University, Award for Exceptional Leadership in University, Trail Blazer Award by the Bayelsa Media Award 2019, Ambassador of Youths Award 2017, Special award of recognition for Humanitarian Service Award by National Youths Service Corps Members Batch C 2013/2014, Comrade Vice Chancellor Award 2017 by Students Union of the Niger Delta University, Humanitarian Service Award by South South Media Group, Award for Outstanding performance by NYSC, Southern Ijaw Zone, Distinguished Mentorship Award by the University of Port Harcourt. Prof. Edoumiekumo was presented with a letter of Commendation and a Plaque by the University Governing Council in recognition of his administrative excellence. Prestigious Administration Excellence Award in Education at the 8th African Leadership Magazine’s Person of the Year Award Ceremony 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa and just recently he bagged the African Leadership Educational Icon Award from the African Leadership Magazine Africa Summit 2020 amongst others. Prof Edoumiekumo’s highest intellectual passion is the search for consumption and production of knowledge. This outright scholar has written and published widely, locally, nationally and internationally, journals, books, book chapters, research reports and monographs. He has also attended and presented seminar papers at several national and international conferences. His web of knowledge has produced scholarly works in economics and has earned him several awards. Professor Edoumiekumo presented the 17th Inaugural Lecture in 2015 titled GOD, MAN AND THE WORLD: THE NIGERIAN TRIPODIC ‘EXCHANGEOLOGICAL’ DILEMMA at the Niger Delta University. Professor Edoumiekumo has taught several courses as lecturer in the University and they include Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Business Mathematics/Mathematical economics, Econometrics, Business Statistics, Operations Research, Business Decision Analysis and Financial Institutions and Markets and have supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students. Edoumiekumo is a Pastor, Teacher, Tutor, University Don, Marketer, accomplished Banker and member of Boards in several reputable organisations. While in the Banking Industry with First Bank of Nigeria he served in various capacities. He rose from senior staff to Head, Banking Operations, Operations Support, Customer Service, Technical Support, Cashier and Credit Officer.

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

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ZONAL CHAIRPERSON (SOUTH EAST)

Isaac Monday Ikpor, P.hD, FCEnt,FCSBE

Dr Isaac Monday Ikpor is a Senior Lecturer in accounting and the immediate past Head of the Department of Business Administration at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State Nigeria. He holds a Ph.D in Accounting and M.Sc in accounting and financial management from Ebonyi State University Nigeria and the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom, England respectively. Dr Isaac Monday Ikpor is also an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) and Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE). Prior to Joining Alex Ekwueme Federal University in 2016, He was a lecturer at the Department of accountancy at Ebonyi State University between 2009 and 2016. Dr. Isaac Monday Ikpor was a Tetfund (previously ETF) scholar at University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom England between 2010 and 2011. His research interest is on environmental and sustainability accounting and reporting, firm disclosure practices, corporate governance practices, corporate financial management, taxation, public sector accounting and small business management. He has published extensively in these areas of his research interest. His papers have features in both reputable international and national Journals including; European Journal of International Management, Sustainability-Switzerland; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and humanities among others. Dr Ikpor’s paper on Public sector accounting reforms and sustainable development goals’ achievement in Nigeria: Transparency and Accountability Critique won the PAFA grants in March 30th 2017.

Dr Isaac Ikpor serves as editor in many journals including FUNAI Journal of Accounting, Business and Finance, Journal of public administration and governance and, African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses. He has also served as chairman of committees and member of many university committees including university sub-committee on accreditation (Staff and students matters) in 2018 and chairman faculty of management and social sciences disciplinary committee between 2017 and 2018. Aside teaching and research, Dr Isaac Monday Ikpor has also served as member, Ebonyi State Judicial Commission of inquiry into government incomes and expenditures (2015- 2020); Consultant, ActionAid Nigeria on climate change accounting and finance, participatory assessment of women participation in agricultural financing in Nigeria 2020; Consultant facilitator at Grant Thornton Nigeria on Auditing in pandemic Era and Risk based internal auditing and control monitoring 2021; Internal Assessor Tertiary Education TrustFund (TETFUND) for grant applications 2019, Assessor/Facilitator National Open Universities of Nigeria 2018 till date, Internal assessor and supervisor postgraduate programmes in accounting and among others. He has supervised more than five MSc students and 8 PGD students to successful graduation. Dr Isaac believes that those who inspire others to aspire never expire. He is happily married with children.

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ZONAL CHAIRMAN (SOUTH SOUTH)

Patrick Osa Oviasuyi Ph.D., FCAI, FNIM, FPAM, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE

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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ZONAL CHAIRMAN (NORTH WEST)

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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ZONAL CHAIRMAN (NORTH EAST)

Isa Ardo Adamu Ph.D, FCEnt

A Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Taraba State University, Jalingo

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ZONAL CHAIRPERSON (SOUTH WEST)

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 (AFRIJESB).

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DIRECTOR (PRACTICE REGULATION AND CONTROL)

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

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

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ZONAL CHAIRMAN (LAGOS)

Raheem O. Akewushola Ph.D,AMNIM, FCEnt

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 and Dean, 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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ZONAL CHAIRMAN (NORTH CENTRAL)

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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DIRECTOR (RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT)

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

Dr. Lukman Raimi is an Assistant Professor at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in the Department of Entrepreneurship. Previously, he was the Chair of Entrepreneurship, the Coordinator Graduate Program SBE and Assistant Director Centre for Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship & CSR from Leicester Business School, De Montfort University Leicester, UK; Bsc in Economics; MSc in Economics, MSc in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management; and a PGDE (Business Education). He is an Entrepreneurship Educator, Activator and Facilitator trained at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Ahmedabad, India under the World Bank-Step B Project. He had undergone a special training in Enterprise Education for Employability at the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos Nigeria under the British Council’s sponsorship. He is an alumnus of Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, United Kingdom having participated in the 2014 Residential Mentoring. He attended the Experiential Classroom XX for Entrepreneurship Educators at the University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, US. He is a member of the following Professional bodies:

Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICENT), Fellow - 2015; Institute of Management Consultants, Fellow, 2019; The Academy of Management Nigeria, Member, 2018; Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals of Nigeria, Fellow, 2017; African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE), Fellow – 2021; and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GACEINN) 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. :

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DIRECTOR (INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS)

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

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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DIRECTOR (AFRICAN OPERATIONS)

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 (GACEINN).

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CHAIRMAN - ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION COMMITTEE (3EC)

Tolutope Olubamiji Fakokunde
ANIMN,FIPMD, FCEnt, FTIME

Dr. Tolutope Olubamiji Fakokunde, an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Management, was born more than fifty years ago in Ibadan. His late father hails from Erin-Oke-Ijesa while his mother is from Erin-Osun, both in Osun State. He is the second of five children of his parents who were both seasoned teachers. He first attended C.A.C. Primary School, Eleta, Ibadan and later Wesley College Practising School, Elekuro, Ibadan, where in 1979 at Primary 5, he was privileged to gain admission into the elitist Lagelu Grammar School Ibadan for his secondary education which he completed in 1984 in flying colours. In respect of his higher education, he attended Oyo State College of Arts and Sciences, Ile-Ife between 1984 and 1986, before proceeding to the University of Lagos where he bagged a B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Administration in 1992. He also attended the Federal University of Technology, Akure, where he bagged his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 1999, and the University of Ilorin for his M.Sc. Management and Ph.D. Business Administration degrees in 2003 and 2011 respectively.

He is an academic of repute of almost three decades experience in various institutions across the country, among which are the Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke; University of Ado-Ekiti, now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria; Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria and presently in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. This is evident in his numerous and diverse publications in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Business Management. He has served at various capacities as Head of Department, Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies, Federal University of Technology, Minna; Sub-Dean of Faculty of Management, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti; Director and Chairman of Committees among others. He is the immediate past Head of Department, Entrepreneurship, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and currently the Chairman, Academic Planning, School Curriculum and New Programmes Drafting Committee, School of Management Technology, FUTA. He is also the current Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS), FUTA. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) and Editorial Board member, African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

Dr Tope Fakokunde is also an entrepreneur obsessed with achieving effective quality delivery and performance in organisations and business enterprises. In recent years, he has been involved in organising various entrepreneurship development activities, youth mobilization and other self-skill sensitization programmes at the grassroot level. A devoted Christian, Dr Tope Fakokunde is married to Toyosi, and both are blessed with promising children.

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MEMBER

Dr. Ola Oyedele
NITAD , CIPMN, CIPM ,FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

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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MEMBER

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 (GACEINN)

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MEMBER

Abdullahi Nasiru Ph.D, MTAM ,FCEnt

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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MEMBER

Millionaire Abowei PhD, FNSE, COREN,FNES, ASE, FCEnt

Prof. M.F.N Abowei is a seasoned academician with over three decades of experience. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemical/ Petroleum Engineering from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt in 1982. He went on to obtain a Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering from the same institution in 1986. In 1991, he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Lagos and later became a professor of Chemical Engineering in 1997. He is a lead consultant to over 7 multinational oil companies operating in the Niger Delta-SPDC, NAOC, Schlumberger, Total, Transocean, Agip, Chevron etc. He was a member of several committees such as:-
• Rivers State Environmental Edict Implementation Committee (1983),
• Rivers State Joint Venture Project & Evaluation in Niger Delta (1981-1982)
• Chairman, Minerals/Oil Committee, Ijaw National Congress (INC) 2007 to date.
• Pollution Consultants/Adviser to Government (1994 to date) and many local communities such as Igbomatoru,Angiamagbene and Gbaran all in the Niger Delta Area.
• Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board
• Petroleum Technology Development Fund
He is member of relevant professional bodies such as:- • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
• Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
• American Society of Environmentalists
• Fellow, Strategic Institute for National Resources & Human Development RHD)
• Fellow, Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria (FIIA)
• Fellow, Nigerian Environmental Society (FNES)
• Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria
Prof. Millionaire Freeborn Nestor Abowei is a Chemical and Petrochemical Engineer, a University Lecturer, a consultant, a researcher and an inventor with well over 30 articles published in several professional journals. Prof. Abowei is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. He is a member of the Port Harcourt Polo Club and a Chief in the Angiamagbene Council of Chiefs. He has interests in sports, travel, wrestling, reading and environmental issues. He is happily married with children.

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MEMBER

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 Nanotechnology entrepreneur of international repute, Prof. Dridi is the National contact point, of the UNESCO UNISA ITLABS-African Chair in Nanosciences & Nanotechnonologies in TUNISIA; Vice-President of the Arab-African Council for Sustainable Development and Tunisian Nanomaterials Association executive committee member

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Barr. Abdulwaheed O. Hamzah LL.B.BL, FCEnt

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, Real Estate, Banking and Insurance Law, etc. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria.

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REGISTRAR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Nurudeen Oyekola, Ent.D, MSM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE, FTIME

Nurudeen Oyekola (Professionally known as Nuru Oyekola) is a multiple national and international academic-award winner and renowned edupreneur and Doctor of Entrepreneurship. He is an Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Strategic Management Educator and Consultant with about two decades of banking, management, research, teaching and international examination administration experience. Nurudeen Oyekola is an entrepreneurship education trailblazer of international repute, an internationally-acclaimed academic entrepreneur and prolific writer with several entrepreneurship books to his account, including: Entrepreneurship: Concepts and Applications 1; Entrepreneurship: Concepts and Applications 2; Entrepreneurship for the Professionals; Entrepreneurship for Science, Engineering and Technology Students.

His research interests include: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Small Business Management, Marketing, and Strategic Management. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on job creation and poverty eradication with emphasis on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Small Business Management. Dr. Oyekola is a notable authority in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education with outstanding expertise in developing students’ ‘entrepreneurial mind-set’– a way of looking at the world that is creative, with the ability to see opportunities and understand how to exploit them. An entrepreneurship colossus, he is the Founder and Registrar/Chief Executive of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria and its divisions (IIFEM, and YELEAD); Founder and President of College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and its centres, academy and institute – a College known for its innovative academic curriculum and offering of advanced knowledge and practical skills required to identify, recognise, assess, seize, shape, create and exploit new opportunities, as well as develop entrepreneurial management and leadership competencies that can be applied to any professional field of their choice. Dr. Nurudeen Oyekola is a global entrepreneurship groundbreaker and founder of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE); The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GACEINN) and Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME). He is the current Chairman, Board of Trustees of Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He was the Convener of the 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship (ACCENT), the 1st Annual National Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ACESB), 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (ACEMASD), 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy (AICEEP) and Annual National Academic Conference on Agripreneurship (ACAGRIP).

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