INSTITUTE OF YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP

GOVERNANCE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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

Sunday A. Bello Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc, MNIM, FCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE,FTIME

Sulaimon Adigun Muse Ph.D.,FCEnt

MANAGEMENT

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP PROJECT (YELEAP)

Edwin Zuobomudor Agbana M.Sc., MCEnt,FCSBE, FCGPE, FTIME

Agbana is a Lecturer with the International Institute of Tourism and Hospitality and Head of Entreprenuership Unit. He is a Commonwealth/ILo certified Trainer of the GET Ahead for Youth in Enterprise Training programme 2011. Mr. Agbana is an enterprise development specialist with a special focus on Youth and Women entrepreneurship development. His passion for entrepreneurship grew from his early day at the University of Calabar which made him to join the Junior Chamber International club (JCI) a leadership training organization for youth in the world. Mr. Agbana was amongst the first trained to master the GET Ahead for Youth in terprise Training manual in Namibia, and he has facilitated the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Capacity Building training manual in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. And he has facilitated in numerous Training of Trainers’ programmes under the ILO, the Commonwealth Youth Programme, that provides basic business skills and vocational training for youth resource centers in Namibia using the ILO ‘GET Ahead’ entrepreneurship training tools. Presently, Mr. Agbana is the Bayelsa State Coordinator for Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria, he is consulting for different organization on enterprise development and strategic planning, he is also a lead facilitator for the Nirsal-CBN Entreprenuership training. He brings with him a wealth of experience in communication and transferring of skills, development project management, monitoring & evaluation and impact assessment of youth development programmes He is a Professional Economist from the University of Calabar 2003, MSc. Economics and PHd Economics in-view.

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VICE PRESIDENT (STRATEGY AND PLANNING)

Hafsah Olatunji Ph.D.,MNICE,MNES, MAES, MTRCN, FCEnt

Dr. Hafsah Olatunji is a cerebral Doctor of Economics. A well versed academic entrepreneur of great repute, Hafsah is an entrepreneurship mentor, consultant, master trainer of trainers and Senior Lecturer/ Director. Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Development, Sokoto State University, Sokoto, Nigeria. A thorough-bred edupreneur, she holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics. With outstanding expertise in academic entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurship, her research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on entrepreneurial economics, entrepreneurial finance, female entrepreneurship, youth entrepreneurship and empowerment, job creation and poverty eradication. She is a Member, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN); Member, Association of Entrepreneurship Scholars ; Member, Nigerian Economic Society; Member, National Institute of Chartered Economists (NICE) and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria as well as Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).

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VICE PRESIDENT (OPERATIONS)

Dr. Ola Oyedele, 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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VICE PRESIDENT (PUBLIC RELATIONS/PUBLICITY)

Olayemi Ifatimehin Ph.D, TRCN, SMCEnt

Ifatimehin Olayemi Olufemi is a young academia and works in the Department of Public Administration, Kogi State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration with specialization in International Administration, Developmental Administration and Public Policy Analysis. He has published locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Olayemi is widely travelled trainer, facilitator and a consultant. He is a senior member of ICENT, direct member of DSA UK, Member NPSA, member TRCN and a Board Member of Research and Innovation Board in KSU among others. He is a recipient of several awards, some of which include best graduating student t undergraduate level, best staff 2020 of the faculty of management sciences, KSU, most innovative staff of the department of public administration, KSU among others. Dr. Ola’s passion is to empower the young ones with practical and pedagogical skills to succeed, create wealth and improve the economy of Nigeria. Education must be to tool to edge out poverty in Nigeria and in indeed Africa is his strong belief. Dr. Ola, is happily married to Rhoda and the union is blessed with a child Olabisi.

DIRECTORS

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Academic Entrepreneurship and Edupreneurship

Yakibi A. Afolabi Ph.D.,MNIPM,FCEnt

A multiple academic award winner and UK/US-trained Entrepreneurship and Management Authority. A classic business economist, production manager and human resource manager of great repute. He is seasoned academics, Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Senior Lecturer at Federal University Oye-Ekiti, with about three decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, management and economic growth. He is a Fellow and Vice President (Corporate Affairs) of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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Technology Entrepreneurship (Technopreneurship)

Olawale S. Adebayo Ph.D., MIEE, MIAENG, MIACSIT, MGDN, MNCS, MCPN, FCEnt

A well versed Mathematician, Computer Scientist and Malaysian-trained Doctor of Computer Science. A world-class Technopreneur, Expert in Cryptography, Network Security, Data Mining and Machine Learning. A seasoned academics and Lecturer at Department of Cyber Security Science Department, Federal University of Technology, Minna Niger State Nigeria, with about two decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on Network Security Machine Learning Data Mining and Computational Intelligence. He is a member of Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria, Nigeria Computer Society, Global Development Network and International Association of Engineer among others. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria and the Zonal Editor (North Central) - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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Agricultural Entrepreneurship (Agropreneurship)

Akeem O. Salami PhD, FIMC,FCEnt

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 and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the institute’s African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB). He is the current Dean, College of Management Sciences (COLMAS), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

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Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility

Gabriel Obasi C. Udu Ph.D.,FNIM, CNA, FCEnt

A renowned Doctor of Management and Entrepreneurship, with outstanding expertise entrepreneurship, banking, accounting and administration. He is a well-versed Corporate and Academic Entrepreneur, Director and Small Business Manager of great repute. He is seasoned academics and Senior Lecturer at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria, with about two decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on Entrepreneurship, Organizational Policy and Strategy, Comparative Management, International Business and Research Supervision among others. Dr. G.O.C. Udu is a director in many viable business organisations. He is a Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management and a Fellow and Governing Council Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs doubling as an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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Public, Political and Policy Entrepreneurship

Sulaimon Adigun Muse Ph.D.,FCEnt

Sulaimon Adigun Muse is currently the head of department of Political Science, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe, Lagos. He has more than 23 years of experience in the field of Public Policy, Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour and Comparative Politics.

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Transformational Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Raheem O. AkewusholaPh.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 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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Women Entrepreneurship and Gender Studies

Onileowo Temitope Teniola. M.Sc. SMCEnt

She is a Doctoral student of Management and Entrepreneurship in the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Malaysia. She is a devoted Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Department, Ekiti State University Ado-ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Her research interests include: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. She has attended so many Seminars/workshops both home and abroad. She is a Senior Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria (ICENT).

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Entrepreneurial Leadership and Governance

Ademola H. AdelePh.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 and Director of Membership, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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Micro Enterprises, Micro Finance and Sustainable Livelihood

Abdullahi Nasiru Ph.D, MAMN ,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/Governing Council member, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs among others.

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SMEs and Business Development Services

Dr. Issa Abdulraheem FNIMN, FCEnt

A renowned Doctor of Business Administration, he holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration (ABU, Nigeria) in 1990, MBA from University of Ilorin in 2002 and M.Sc. in Business Administration from University of Ilorin, Nigeria in 2007; M.Sc Human Resource Management (HRM) in 2008 from University of Sunderland, UK; Post Graduate in Research, University of East London in 2009, UK and Ph.D in Business from University of East London (UEL), UK in 2013. Issa is an Associate Consultant to Birmingham Management Centre (UK) Limited Birmingham, UK. He was a Principal Lecturer at Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Nigeria between 1994 and 2007 and lecturer at UEL between 2008 and 2012 and Academic Manager of Nelson College, London in 2012. He is presently a Senior Lecturer at Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria in the department of Business and Entrepreneurship where he was the Head of Department (HOD) between 2016 and 2017 and Ag Dean, School of Business and Governance from 2017 -2020. He is the current Director of Centre for Innovation and International Studies.

A multiple award recipient, he has received several awards including NYSC Merit Award in 1990 in Borno State; Award of Project Achievement in developing HR policies, awarded by University of Sunderland, United Kingdom; 25% fee waiver award, 2009, University of East London United Kingdom; £1000 Ph.D Award, 2010, University of East London United Kingdom. Dr. Issa Abdulraheem has attended and presented academic papers in several international conferences in Africa and Europe. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Administration (CIPD), 2008 UK; Fellow of National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (FNIMN), 2003, NIMN; Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Member, Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN) and Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, of Nigeria (FCEnt). He is the coordinator of Professional Degree Programme in Enterprise Creation and Management (ECM) and Facilitator, Centre for Innovative and International Studies, (CIIS), Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria.

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Medical and Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurship

Ahmed A. Adedeji Ph.D.,MWASP,MASM (USA),MISID (UK),MPM,FAAPM,FCEnt

A renowned, enthusiastic and self-motivated Professor of pharmacology, international acclaimed health research consultant with more than 15 years of cumulative professional and teaching experience in general pharmacology, drug analysis and pharmacokinetics, chemotherapy of malaria and other infectious diseases, neuropsychiatric diseases, biochemistry, leadership development, and innovation studies, clinical trial monitoring, institutional research system development and risk management. A health Research Leadership Development Fellow with the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR), Geneva and Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor in a Private University in Uganda. He is an international editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB). He is a Fellow/Governing Council member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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Bio-Entrepreneurship, Biochemical Entrepreneurship and Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

Aliyu A. WarraMEI, B.Sc., AISLT, MICCON, MNSBMB, MTRCN, MAPCBEES, MWASRTI, MSTRA, MISDS,FCEnt

A thoroughbred scientist and bio-entrepreneur/biotechnology entrepreneur with research interest in Environmental Biotechnology, Fats and oils Technology, Surfactants and Cosmetic Technology, Natural Products Chemistry and Entrepreneurship. Aliyu is is well-versed in recombinant DNA Technology. He is a member, Committee of Deans and Directors (CODD) and the Acting Director of Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Federal University Gusau, Nigeria. He is a Member International Society for Development and Sustainability; Member Scientific and Technical Research Association; Member World Association for Scientific Research and Technical Innovation; Associate Member Institute of Science Laboratory Technology; Member Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological& Environmental Engineering Society ; Member Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Member Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria and Fellow Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

Aliyu Warra is an award winning author with:

1. TetFund Publication Award for the publication of the book titled “Shea Butter Chemical Composition, Quality Characteristics and its Personal care Applications”. 2017
2. TetFund Publication Award for the publication of the book titled” Cosmetic Potential of oil Extracts from Seeds and Nuts Commonly Found in Nigeria vol, 1”. 2012
3. TetFund Research Grant on Production of skin and hair care products from Indigenous shea nut (Vitellaria paradoxa) fat. 2012/2013
4. 1991/92 NNPC/CHEVRON NATIONALUNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD.
5. 1995/96 SHELL NIGERIA UNIVERSITY (KEBBI STATE MERIT) AWARD

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Executive and Enterprise Education

Rilwan Aderinto MBA,MMP,FNIMN,FCEnt

He is a renowned management, marketing and entrepreneurship trainer and consultant of international repute. Rilwan Aderinto is the Team Leader - MarketSight Consultancy Ltd and African Coordinator of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Consortium. Rilwan possesses proven and effective administrative, leadership, managerial, and communication skills; as well as proficiency in proposal development, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, excellent analytical skills for business development and financial management, proven ability to analyze information, formulate corporate and business/marketing strategies, and tested training, coaching, counseling and mentoring abilities. He is well equipped with strong technical background and administrative skills complemented with close to three decades of post-graduation work experience covering personnel recruitment, organizational/staff performance management, training and development, marketing research, social and opinion studies, brand management, sales and marketing management, integrated marketing communications, consumer banking, new business development, entrepreneurship development, SME business consulting, business financial analysis, and corporate strategy development.

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