---re-inventing youth entrepreneurship and leadership for national prosperity

GOVERNANCE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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John Olatunji Alabi PhD,FNIM,FCEnt,FCAI,FIICA,CNA

International acclaimed Ass. Prof of Management & Entrepreneurship, is on the Faculty of Management Sciences KSU, Anyigba, as teacher, researcher & mentor, & he also Coordinates PG programs in Department of Business Administration. Dr 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.He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an editorial adviser to African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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

He is a renowned UK and Indian-trained Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility. A thoroughbred Academic Entrepreneur, Economist and Industrial Relations/Personal Management Specialist and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, American University of Nigeria, Yola, with about two decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research interests include: Economics of Development, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resources Management. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on developmental issues and economic growth. He is a Fellow and Deputy President (Programmes and Membership) as well as Editorial Board Chairman (African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management -AFRIJESB) of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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Amina Sani Ph.D.,,MTRCN, MABEN,MBEAVE, FCEnt

A Ugandian-trained academic entrepreneur par excellence, Amina is an entrepreneurship mentor, consultant, master trainer of trainers and Chief Lecturer/Director of Entrepreneurship Centre at the Prestigious Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. A thorough-bred entrepreneur and educationist, she holds triple master’s degree. (including M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship from Cavendish University, Uganda) and Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the famous Kampala International University, Uganda. With outstanding expertise in women entrepreneurship development, edupreneurship, entrepreneurship education curriculum development, her research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on female entrepreneurship, youth entrepreneurship and empowerment, job creation and poverty eradication with emphasis on academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial Management and development. She is an Associate Member, Institute of Treasury Management and Financial Accountants of Nigeria; Member, Institute of Management Consultants; Member, Association of Business Educators of Nigeria (ABEN);Member, Association of Nigerian Educators; Member, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN); Member, Business Educators’ Association in Vocational Education (BEAVE) and Fellow/Governing Council member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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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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Sunday Ade Bello Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc, MNIM, FCEnt

A multi-talented, analytical and highly qualified Management/Education Specialist with expertise in Consultancy, Lecturing/Facilitation, Office Administration, Research, Examination Management, Customer Services, Dispute Resolution, Policy Formulation and Implementation, and People Management. A Doctor of Development Finance and Authoritative Management Trainer and Examiner with research orientation in entrepreneurial management, entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurial economics. He is the current Registrar of International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC),Ajase-Ipo,Kwaara State. He is a Fellow and Director of Publicity of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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Jonathan Tunde Oyedokun Ph.D,FCEnt

An international award-winning researcher and cerebral Doctor of Entrepreneurship. A UK-trained Management and Entrepreneurship Specialist. A world-class Academic Entrepreneur, Business Administrator, Financial Manager and Strategic Manager of great repute. 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 Entrepreneurship, SMEs Management and Financial Management. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

MANAGEMENT

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/PRESIDENT

Sunday Ade Bello Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc, MNIM, FCEnt

A multi-talented, analytical and highly qualified Management/Education Specialist with expertise in Consultancy, Lecturing/Facilitation, Office Administration, Research, Examination Management, Customer Services, Dispute Resolution, Policy Formulation and Implementation, and People Management. A Doctor of Development Finance and Authoritative Management Trainer and Examiner with research orientation in entrepreneurial management, entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurial economics. He is the current Registrar of International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC),Ajase-Ipo,Kwaara State. He is a Fellow and Director of Publicity of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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VICE PRESIDENT (STRATEGY AND PLANNING)

Sulaimon Adigun Muse Ph.D.,FCEnt

Sulaimon Adigun Muse is a Doctor of Political Science. He 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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VICE PRESIDENT (OPERATIONS)

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo Ph.D., MBAM,MAMN, MNIM, MNIMN, FCEnt

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Management from the United Kingdom. She currently lectures at the Department of Business Administration, University of Lagos. Her broad teaching and research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship and strategic management. More specifically, she focuses on the following core research areas: firm culture, strategic orientations and performance indices of family businesses and micro-small-to-medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) in developing African economies. She has published in the fields of family business, entrepreneurship and gender-based research in national academic journals; and has attended and delivered papers at several local and international academic conferences. She is also a regular reviewer for local and international academic journals and conferences. In recent times, Bamidele has been invited to act in different capacities at academic and non-academic events; a few examples are as follows: Appointed Judge for the 2018/2019 Nigerian Risks Award; Co-Proponent for the Family Business Track at the 2017 European Academic of Management (EURAM) Conference, held in the UK; One of the Discussants at the 12th Annual Global Business Symposium held at University of Cork, Ireland in 2017. Bamidele is the Track Lead for Family Business & Gender Entrepreneurship at the ARUA Centre of Excellence for Unemployment & Skills Development, AEDUP, University of Lagos. She is a member of British Academy of Management (BAM); African Academy of Management (AFAM), The Academy of Management Nigeria (TAMN), Nigerian Institute of Management ‘Chartered’ (NIM) and National Institute of Marketing Nigeria (NIMN).

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VICE PRESIDENT (FINANCE)

Lukman T, Siraj Ph.D.,FCEnt

A KIU-trained academic entrepreneur par excellence, Lukman is an entrepreneurship teacher, mentor, consultant, master trainer of trainers and Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Principal Lecturer at Department of Business Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Kano, Nigeria. He is also a part time Instructional/Tutorial Facilitator and Project/Thesis supervisor with National Open University of Nigeria. With outstanding expertise in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, New Venture Creation and Growth , Entrepreneurship in Business Education, entrepreneurship education curriculum development and Vocational and Technical Education, his research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on entrepreneurial economics, youth entrepreneurship and empowerment, entrepreneurial finance with emphasis on academic entrepreneurship, cooperative economics and entrepreneurial management. He is a Fellow/Governing Council member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and associate editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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VICE PRESIDENT (ADMINISTRATION)

Abdullahi Shuaibu B. Kirim MBA, MNIM, SMCEnt

A Political Entrepreneur of Great Repute, Real Estate Specialist, Business Development Consultant, Mortgage Broker. He holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious university of Jos. Abdullahi is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) Senior Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneur (INCENT) Senior Member Institute of Mortgage Brokers & Lenders of Nigeria (IMBLN) and many other Professional Bodies. He has attended so many Seminars/Courses both home and abroad. He worked in many private organisations and currently the Programme Coordinator of Institution of Classic Entrepreneur (INCENT) FCT, Abuja and Taraba. He is the National Vice President Wurkun Community Development Association and Managing Director/CEO Karimlamido Nigeria Limited, Real Estate & General Construction firm based in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Nigeria.

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VICE PRESIDENT (DEVELOPMENT)

Jonathan Tunde Oyedokun Ph.D,FCEnt

An international award-winning researcher and cerebral Doctor of Entrepreneurship. A UK-trained Management and Entrepreneurship Specialist. A world-class Academic Entrepreneur, Business Administrator, Financial Manager and Strategic Manager of great repute. 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 Entrepreneurship, SMEs Management 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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VICE PRESIDENT (PUBLIC RELATIONS/PUBLICITY)

Muhammad Mansur Ph.D.,MNCS,FIPS,FCEnt

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 Assistant Director Information Technology and Assets Management with Kaduna State Facilities Management Agency, Kaduna State, 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/Governing Council member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs as well as an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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)

Muhammad Mansur Ph.D.,MNCS,FIPS,FCEnt

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 Assistant Director Information Technology and Assets Management with Kaduna State Facilities Management Agency, Kaduna State, Nigeria. An Oracle Certified Associate Database Administrator 11g and Information Technology wizard of international repute; he holds triple Master’s degrees (including M.Phil in Entrepreneurship) and Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship (Technopreneurship Option) from the famous Kampala International University, Uganda. With outstanding expertise in technology entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, strategic entrepreneurship, edupreneurship, his research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, youth entrepreneurship and empowerment, job creation and poverty eradication with emphasis on academic entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and strategic entrepreneurship. He is a Member, Nigerian Computer Society; Fellow, Institute of Public Speaking, Nigeria; and Fellow and Governing Council Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs as well as an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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Agricultural Entrepreneurship (Agropreneurship)

Paul Milverton EkoPh.D., MNIAS, MNSAP, MASAN, MNIM, MITD, MRAMN, SMIPDM, AMCIPM, FCEnt

A cerebral and award-winner Doctor of Animal Physiology and Senior Lecturer with Animal Science Department, University of Uyo, Nigeria. He has about two decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on animal science and production, Development Planning, Policy and Administration and Agropreneurship and Agribusiness Management. He is an Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management. Paul Eko is a Fellow and Governing Council Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs as well as an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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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

John Olatunji AlabiPhD,FNIM,FCEnt,FCAI,FIICA,CNA

International acclaimed Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, is on the Faculty of Management Sciences KSU, Anyigba, as teacher, researcher & mentor, & he also Coordinates PG programs in Department of Business Administration. Dr. 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. He is the President and Chairman in Council of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an editorial adviser to African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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Women Entrepreneurship and Gender Studies

Dr. (Mrs.) Esther Lanre A. Sanya Ph.D., MTRCN, MNNCAE,MNIERA, NCWS,FCEnt

She is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Entrepreneurship at Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria. B. Ed (Hons) (Adult Education/Communication & Language Arts), M. Ed (Adult/Industrial Education) and Ph. D (Adult Education; Field: Industrial Education) from University of Ibadan. She holds memberships of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN); Nigerian National Council for Adult Education (NNCAE); Nigerian Industrial and Employment Relations Association (NIERA); and National Council of Women Societies (NCWS). Her teaching and research interests include: Industrial Education, Industrial Relations and Trade Unionism, Professional Business Communication, Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership, and Education Entrepreneurship. An accomplished female entrepreneur and social entrepreneur, she has rare expertise in Female Entrepreneurship, Social Welfare, Psychology, Community Development, Communication and language Arts, Industrial and Labour Relations, Human Resource Management and Development, Women Development and Training, Social Welfare, Youth Counseling and Development. She is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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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

Alh. (Hon) Abdullahi Shuaibu B. KirimMBA, MNIM, SMCEnt

A Political Entrepreneur of Great Repute, Real Estate Specialist, Business Development Consultant, Mortgage Broker. He holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious university of Jos. Abdullahi is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) Senior Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneur (INCENT) Senior Member Institute of Mortgage Brokers & Lenders of Nigeria (IMBLN) and many other Professional Bodies. He has attended so many Seminars/Courses both home and abroad. He worked in many private organisations and currently the Programme Coordinator of Institution of Classic Entrepreneur (INCENT) FCT, Abuja and Taraba. He is the National Vice President Wurkun Community Development Association and Managing Director/CEO Karimlamido Nigeria Limited, Real Estate & General Construction firm based in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja 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.

ADVISORS

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Abdul-Hameed Adeola Sulaimon Ph.D., MNIM, ACIPM,MNAM,FCEnt

He is a well-versed, resourceful and cerebral entrepreneurship educator. An internationally-acclaimed Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. A born entrepreneurship teacher, consultant and mentor, educational administrator and manager of great repute. A management strategist and trailblazer in Africa’s Strategic Entrepreneurship, Abdulhameed Sulaimon is a Professor at Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Nigeria. His research interests lies in Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, SMEs Development, Diversity, Entrepreneurship and Society among others. Abdulhameed Sulaimon 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, Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Member, Nigerian Academy of Management and Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs among others.

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Mercy M. Adeyeye Ph.D.,MCIPD,MBAM,MAM,AFHEA,FCEnt

A UK-trained Doctor of Entrepreneurship, Mercy M. Adeyeye is an individual with great passion for entrepreneurship with a deep interest centred on social entrepreneurship. A rare-breed and brainy academic entrepreneur, edupreneur, entrepreneurship mentor, trainer of trainers and consultant of great repute and holder of triple master’s degrees including M.Phil. in Entrepreneurship. Her research interests are entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurial finance, knowledge Intensive Businesses (KIBS), SMEs, corporate entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and developing economies. She is a great speaker and motivator. She trains, nurtures and mentors students to be self- reliant and renowned entrepreneurs. She is also a profound writer who has written and edited different books and publications.

She has extensive Experience in Administration, research and curriculum development. Internationally, she is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), UK; a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM), UK; a research associate of the International Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ICER), UK; an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK; and a member of the Scientific Board of the International Centre of Economics, Humanities and Management (ICEHM). At the national level, she is a Fellow of the Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs (INCENT), member of the Academy of Management (IAM), member of the Nigerian Strategic Research Board on Development Policies, Economic Performance and Sustainability and also the International Research and Development Institute Network, Uyo.

Mercy Adeyeye is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies doubling as the head of the Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Department of the School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology of the Federal University of Technology, Minna. She is the grand matron of the Entrepreneurship Students’ Vocational Clubs (FUT, Minna). In the University, she is a Senate member, a member of the Governing Board of Centre for Open Distance and e-learning (CODel), and the governing board of the Academic Publishing Unit of the University. She is a Fellow and Vice President (Strategy and Planning) as well as Editorial Board Chairman (African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management -AFRIJESB) of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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Kabiru Haruna Danja Ph.D.,MIPN,IMS(UK),FCEnt

He is a renowned Professor of Economics of international repute. A born teacher, management and entrepreneurship consultant and mentor. Kabiru Haruna is educational administrator, management strategist and trailblazer in Africa’s Entrepreneurial Economics and Entrepreneurial Finance. He is currently the Coordinator Postgraduate Programs of Kampala International University (KIU) at Federal College of Education Zaria Kaduna State. Professor Kabir is an International Scholar whose at present is a visiting Professor in many universities in the world that includes; Independent Institute of lay Adventists Kigali, Rwanda, Kampala International University Dar-saalam Tanzania Campus, California University Los Angeles USA, Member Governing Council Uganda Business School Kampala Uganda, Editor in Chief African Multidisciplinary Journal, Editorial Board Member Issues in Business Management and Economics, Reviewer American Journal of Economics, Reviewer Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Journal, Reviewer British Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, Reviewer British Journal of Education, Society and Science, Editorial Board Member KIU Journal of Political Economy, Business and Applied Statistics, Editorial Board Member Kampala International University Institute of Research Journal to just mention a few.

His research interests lies in Entrepreneurial Economics, Entrepreneurial Finance, Economic planning and budgeting, SMEs Development, Strategic Human Resource Management, with great emphasis on Youth Entrepreneurship, Economic Development in Africa , Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria, Reduction of Unemployment in Nigeria among others. A professional par excellence, he is a Member, Institute of Planning of Nigeria, Institute of Management Specialists London, UK and Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs among others.

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