Advisory Board

  • John Adeyemi Adeleke
  • Dr. Ajibike Oyewunmi
  • Abimbola Smith
  • Flora Fabyan
  • Peter Armand Boyo

John Adeyemi Adeleke

FabJohn Adeleke is both a member of the Board of Directors-Trustees, and oversees management affairs as the Executive Director of WTCN (Lagos). A former Barrister at London’s Inner Temple (in Britain) he was also called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990. He was a ‘Partner-of-Counsel’ in commercial law practice at the Law Union, and has also run his own risk management and advisory consultancy for in-coming foreign investors, for the last 15 years. Mr. Adeleke has been engaged to write for such publications as The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist magazine, Emerging Markets Investor (a Risk Waters publication, London) and the ‘Public Ledger’ (covering West African commodity trading issues, then an LLP publication, London). Apart from involvements with family related companies, and other Directorships he is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pro-Natura International (www.pronatura-nigeria.org) a community development NGO with a strong presence in the Niger Delta and more recently, in rain forest management and preservation, as it relates to community development and carbon credits trading initiatives.

John has been the Regional Coordinator for Africa for the WTCA in New York since 1997. In June 1998 he was appointed to the inaugural 7- member Strategic Planning Committee of the WTCA, and since 2001 has been elected three times to the Board of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) in New York. He is also known to be passionate about Nigerian arts and heritage.

Dr. Ajibike Oyewunmi

FabDr. ‘Jibike Oyewumi is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Healthcare Quality Improvement Specialist. She currently works as a Quality Improvement Advisor with Health Quality Ontario (HQO) which is an arm’s length agency of the provincial government which works in partnership with Ontario’s health care system to support a better experience of care, better outcomes for Ontarians and better value for money.

As a QI Advisor, she supports teams that are working to improve the process of delivery of healthcare and its outcomes in the various sectors of healthcare by providing training, coaching and advise. She facilitates quality improvement activities and events for various teams. She is a certified Patient Safety Trainer using the TeamSTEPPS approach. She is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green belt.

Prior to moving to Canada, she practised as an obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Lagoon Hospitals in Lagos. She also was the Quality Improvement Manager at the hospital and lead the effort that culminated in the hospitals being the 1st in sub-saharan Africa to receive the coveted international accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI). Jibike’s passion extends well beyond improving healthcare systems It includes improving the life of the individual. She is involved in helping individuals explore, understand and work toward realising their passions and dreams. She holds a firm belief that improving the lives of individuals one at a time is a way to build the society

Jibike graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. She had her residency training at the OAU Teaching Hospital Ile-Ife and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. She worked in several hospitals in Jos, Ile-Ife and Lagos. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality from the Healthcare Quality Certification Commission (HQCC) in the United States of America.

Abimbola Smith

FabBimbo has over 16 years’ experience in financial services. She started her career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, London where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), in 2000. She then spent time with Energie de France Limited (EDF), London, a gas and energy supplier across South East England, where she worked in the Corporate Finance Group. Upon her return to Nigeria, she re-joined PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Lagos for a brief time there before a career change when she moved to Chapel Hill Denham as an Investment Banker. She spent 6 years and was exposed to many areas of the business including Corporate Finance and Advisory, Research, Operations and Strategy. Upon leaving Chapel Hill Denham, she set up her consulting firm where she advised on mergers and acquisitions and set up an internal audit function for a municipal. Her consulting work also opened her up to new areas, including brand building and website design/content.

She is now in full time employment, heading Compliance and Trade at RT Capital Management Limited. Her passion includes designing leather goods through her company, SoSmith Limited, where she is the Creative Director. She also founded a netball club, Bringing Netball Back (BNB) Club, in 2012 with the objective of promoting netball as the team sport of choice for women and girls. She is both the Club President and a Coach to BNB’s growing membership base of over 35 women. Through the Club’s Netball4Schools programme, she is working to re-introduce netball into the sports curriculum of Nigerian schools. Abimbola holds a B.Sc. in Economics from University College London, UK.

Flora Fabyan

FabSince joining the BGL Group in 2004, she has held key positions in Legal, Corporate Communications, Human Resources and Wealth Management. Flora Fabyan is extensively conversant with the financial services industry and has built a wealth of experience in handling complex legal matters on corporate law, corporate and structured finance transactions as well as organizational resource management. She is multitalented with a range of distinguishing skills in Brand Strategy Development and Management, Project Management and Organizational Change Management.

She holds an LL.B (Hons) degree from the University College London and was enrolled as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2003. She also has a Masters in Business Administration from the Lagos Business School, Pan African University. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

She has attended various local and international training programmes and is currently a Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.

Peter Armand Boyo

FabPeter holds a BA Communications in Film and Video and BBA Business Admin Magna Cum Laude, from the University of New York. He is an actor and filmmaker has been involved in the film industry since childhood. His vision is ‘Bringing Hollywood to Nollywood’ and in this regard he has used his vast experience to fuse his American and Nigerian production experiences towards the art of film making. Mr. Boyo is also an Instructor at The African Movie Academy Film in a Box training programme. His television and film credits include Tarima soap opera, Eye on Africa, African Music Video Box, Children’s time, Glo village Dance; Spirit of the Assassin, Reflection, Riches to rags Destitute a movie with social undertones highlighting the plight of the destitute and cervical cancer awareness.

Mr. Boyo is a Director at Diamond Pictures and Nollywood Cinemas and is also involved in charity projects and charitable giving. In 2012 he founded the charity Josedna Rainbow Chocolate & Cupcakes a mission that supports less privileged children and orphans in Nigeria.

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