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THE FATE FOUNDATION

THE FATE SCHOOL

Senior Programs Manager & Head, Learning & Influence

Akinwunmi Akowonjo

SENIOR PROGRAMS MANAGER & HEAD, GROWTH SERVICES

Oluwaseun Oshoniyi

Coordinator, Owner Manager Programs

Olusesi Oliyide

Associate, Accelerator Programs

Semilore Oludipe

Great Ukazim
Coordinator, StartUp Programs

Great Ukazim

Cindy Ezerioha
Lead, Incubation Programs

Cindy Ezerioha

Eseosa
Lead, Mentoring and Volunteer Program

Eseosa Aikhionbare

Coordinator, Growth Support Services

Ebikela Osarenkhoe

Associate, AEP Futuremakers

Oluwaseyi Simeon

Manager, Orange Corners Innovation Fund

Tolulope Owolabi

Recruiter, FATE School

Olufemi Fagun

Olayemi Adesina
Coordinator, Pre-Incubation Programs

Olayemi Adesina

Associate, MEL

Funmibi Ogunbowale

Program Officer, Scale Up Lab

Oluwadarasimi Akinola

Coordinator, Youth Enterprise Programs

Jether Kakai

Intern, Volunteer Programs

Olutola Olukoni

Intern, OCN Incubation Program

Idris Agbe

Racheal Balogun
FATE Alumni Community Intern

Rachael Balogun

Senior Programs Manager & Head, Learning & Influence

Akinwunmi Akowonjo

Akinwunmi leads FATE’s strategies on curriculum and content development, standards and quality assurance and impact evaluation across all programs. With over 10 years’ experience spanned across banking, IT and Social development, Akinwunmi has built expertise in program design & implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

Akinwunmi led the development of FATE’s 7 book Series, The FATE Story, and INSIGHTS. He loves music, teaching and supporting people.

SENIOR PROGRAMS MANAGER & HEAD, GROWTH SERVICES

Oluwaseun Oshoniyi

Oluwaseun Oshoniyi has specializations in Strategy, Process Improvement, Business Intelligence, Stakeholder Management and Business Development. Her years of experience, includes working within the private, public and development sectors.

She is the Senior Programs Manager, Head Growth and Alumni Services for FATE Foundation, leading the Growth Services Unit by supporting the growth of aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs with Business advisory services, Mentoring Support, Alumni Community networking and Access to financing to start, grow and scale their businesses.
Her previous experience includes Head, Membership Relations, The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Business Intelligence Analyst and Human Resources Coordinator, West Africa Vocational Education. She started her career in 2015 at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Abuja.

She has a Master of Public Administration from Nelson Mandela University (2013). She also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Nelson Mandela University (2010). She is also an Associate of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and an Alumnus of The Covenant Nation Community Groups.

Coordinator, Owner Manager Programs

Olusesi Oliyide

Olusesi is responsible for the day to day delivery of FATE Foundation’s ScaleUp Lab Accelerator Programmes. He coordinates the knowledge sharing, curriculum management and quality assurance on key program requirements. 

Olusesi holds a BSc. in Geography from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He loves football and passionate about environmental sustainability. 

Associate, Accelerator Programs

Semilore Oludipe

Oluwasemilore is the Associate, Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme at FATE Foundation. He is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the Programme, alongside the Curriculum Development and Review, Recruitment and Implementation.  

Prior to joining FATE Foundation, He worked with Metamor46 Limited a consultancy firm in Lagos, Nigeria as an analyst, where he gained experience in Strategy and Corporate Culture Development, Definition, Cascading, and Implementation for multiple organizations in different growth stages. 

Oluwasemilore has an educational background in Computer Science with a BSc from Afe Babalola University. An adept musician, he is avid for personal development, and an enthusiastic sports fan. 

Great Ukazim

Coordinator, StartUp Programs

Great Ukazim

Great Ukazim is an Experienced Analyst and the Associate Startup Programs at FATE Foundation, he oversees the designing, building and implementation of all the Startup programs in the Startup Programs and Youth Enterprise unit of FATE Foundation.

He is a passionate business growth strategist and has grown over 200 businesses. His vision is to help businesses transcend into legacies and help individuals become success driven. He volunteers as a facilitator and mentor at Myfarm Base Africa, KingsHome etc.

Great is a graduate of Mathematics from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike.

Cindy Ezerioha

Lead, Incubation Programs

Cindy Ezerioha

Cindy has a BSc in Social work and a Masters in Research and Public Policy from the University of Lagos, Akoka. She has spent over 7 years in the non-profit sector and has worked with women, children, communities and entrepreneurs. She has good leadership, project and volunteer management skills. She currently manages the Orange Corners Nigeria, a programme initiated by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and implemented by FATE Foundation. She is directly responsible for managing the Business Incubation and Student Ambassadors programme.

Cindy is passionate about equipping individuals with the right tools and knowledge to succeed in their business. She enjoys swimming, watching movies and connecting with people.

Eseosa

Lead, Mentoring and Volunteer Program

Eseosa Aikhionbare

Eseosa Aikhionbare has over 9 years experience as an administrative and human resource professional, in the health and finance sector, with specialization in people management, administration, data management and analysis.

At Fate foundation, Eseosa functions in the capacity of mentoring and volunteer program lead. Where she coordinates the end-to-end process for mentoring across all accelerator and incubator programs. In addition, she also provides strategic support in managing FATE Foundation volunteer

Eseosa is an Alumnus of Adekunle Ajasin University and University of Benin, where she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree respectively. She has also undertaken special programs in health and safety offered by WSO.
Eseosa is passionate about helping the vulnerable in the society, baking, managing events, catering and podcasting on personal development.

Coordinator, Growth Support Services

Ebikela Osarenkhoe

Ebikela is an associate at the Alumni Services unit at FATE Foundation where she support the FATE Alumni community with Mentoring management, MSME Consulting clinics and continous learning workshop. She has over seven years experience spanning across Customer Service ,Human Resources and Program Management. 

Ebikela is a graduate of History and International Relations(Second Class Upper Division) from Osun State University. Ebikela is a peoples person and loves to help people and that has reflected in her cummulative years of experience. 

For fun she listens to music particularly country music. She is a lover of tech and would like to explore that someday in making her work better. 

Associate, AEP Futuremakers

Oluwaseyi Simeon

Oluwaseyi is the Programs Associate for FATE’s Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program where he provides capacity building and program delivery implementation to the Futuremakers Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program for Persons with Disability and Tertiary Institution Students 

Prior to his engagement with FATE Foundation, he was the human resource assistant at BS Company where he oversees the operations of the entire arms of the organization alongside the human resource management. Oluwaseyi is a trained public speaker and trainer who has trained over 300 youth corps members on public speaking on the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development through Uniplan Integrated Services. 

Oluwaseyi works remotely with 6ixthsense Consulting as the Deputy Marketing Lead, where he assists the Marketing Lead in the development and implementation of the organization’s marketing strategies. He works part-time with the POA Brand to provide assistance on business documents curation. 

Oluwaseyi is a Jumia Sales consultant who provides before, during and after sales assistance to Jumia online store consumers. He is a certified Associate Human Resource Management Professional from the Integrated Institute of Professional Management, Abuja and an Alumnus, Young Africa Leaders Initiative Online Cohort 10  

Oluwaseyi is dedicated to simplifying processes and procedures for others. He consistently fuels his commitment to those around him by creating a positive energy and environment. He loves reading, speaking, and travelling. 

Manager, Orange Corners Innovation Fund

Tolulope Owolabi

Tolulope Owolabi is an accounting professional with over 6 years of experience in Accounting, Audit and Consulting. She started her professional career at KPMG, leading and supporting teams to audit banks, asset management firms and other key players in the Financial Services Industry.

Tolulope has extensive knowledge in Project management, Financial Risk Analysis, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Evaluation of Internal Controls.

She’s passionate about SME Business Development and Startup Financing due to her hunger to see Nigerian entrepreneurs succeed in their businesses.

She has a B.Sc. in Accounting from Bowen University.

Recruiter, FATE School

Olufemi Fagun

Olufemi is a young and dynamic Human Resources and Global Education professional with a deep interest in Recruitment, Student Placement and Admissions.

At Fate Foundation, Olufemi oversees the Recruitment of qualified and competent entrepreneurs for all programs delivered by our School of Entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining Fate Foundation, Olufemi worked as Human Resources and Admin Officer at Junior Achievement Nigeria, International Recruitment Partner at Applyboard.

He is a graduate of Political Science from the University of Lagos, also an Alumnus of the Venture in Management Program and Young Sustainable Impact.  Olufemi has a strong interest in international Development, Education, Diplomacy, Public Policy, and Multilateralism.

Olufemi loves reading, watching football, traveling, and cooking.

Olayemi Adesina

Coordinator, Pre-Incubation Programs

Olayemi Adesina

Associate, Youth Enterprise Programes with the StartUps and Youth Enterprise Unit at FATE Foundation.

Olayemi is an experienced Analyst. She manages the Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programe: Agribusiness and Digital. She has built expertise in program design, implementation, delivery and management.

Olayemi has a Bachelors degree in Geography and a Masters degree in Disaster Risk Management both from the University of Ibadan

Associate, MEL

Funmibi Ogunbowale

She directly supports the Learning and Influence Unit in the design and delivery of all Impact policies, and development of impact evaluation techniques for the Foundation’s learning impact assessment strategy.

She is also in charge of monitoring, analysing, and evaluating of the impact of programmes on entrepreneurs in terms of business growth. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education (B.Ed) from the Lagos State University (LASU) and she enjoys interacting with people.

Program Officer, Scale Up Lab

Oluwadarasimi Akinola

 

Coordinator, Youth Enterprise Programs

Jether Kakai

Jether is a programme project management professional at FATE Foundation with experiences that cut across, building, monitoring and implementing strategies, programme management, and designing the learning experience.

She over the years has helped the youth through capacity building training to start and run an effective business in the Nigerian economy.  Jether is skilled in public speaking and presentation, project management and consulting, curriculum development and monitoring.

Intern, Volunteer Programs

Olutola Olukoni

Olutola, an alumni of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) who is keen on personal growth and development is the Volunteer Programs Intern at FATE Foundation.

At FATE Foundation, she gives support to the vast range of top professionals who volunteer for the organisation in different capacities.

She also works with the program managers across the different units to match volunteers, monitor their engagement and activities across all FATE programmes, and also ensure that they are celebrated and recognised appropriately.

Olutola has her interest spanning across content strategy and writing across several sectors, brand communication, advocacy for women’s involvement in business and leadership, agribusiness, fashion and arts and craft.

On the side, Olutola makes beautiful dresses, volunteers for programs/events and manage communities of teenagers and youths interested in their personal development and relevance in their chosen fields.

Intern, OCN Incubation Program

Idris Agbe

Idris is an aspiring management consultant with interest in Human Resource Information System, Organisational Research, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development.

At FATE Foundation, Idris assist in the implementation of the Orange Corners Nigeria programme, an initiative of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, in providing entrepreneurial trainings, business development support, mentoring and masterclasses for entrepreneurs and also the implementation of the Orange Corners Nigeria Student Ambassadors Programme. Idris has volunteered for many organisations in capacity of Director of Volunteer at Inmates Educational Foundation, Chief Tutor at Excel Minds Academic group among others.

Idris is an alumnus of Lagos State University where he studied Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (First Class Honours). He is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management ACIPM (in view). He has also attended various Leadership and Entrepreneurship trainings across the country.

Racheal Balogun

FATE Alumni Community Intern

Rachael Balogun

Rachael Balogun is a skilled program officer, facilitator, and community manager with years of experience in social development, administration and professional services. She has a proven record of success in driving key initiatives and achieving positive and measurable organizational impact with organizations such as Teens Can Code, Progital Digital Agency, Imbevent Consulting, The Soulmakeover Company, amongst others.

At FATE Foundation, Rachael supports the growth and cohesion of the FATE Alumni Community combining analytical knowledge, leadership abilities, and relationship building skills to engage stakeholders at all levels and enable data-driven decision-making. Prior to joining FATE Foundation, Rachael worked as Program Manager at Teens Can Code; Program Officer at Learners Corner, and Project Coordinator at KLCI (Kayode Alabi Leadership and Career Initiative).

Rachael is an alumnus of Caleb University Lagos, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and this aids her knowledge in storytelling and effective communication for continuous organizational improvement. She is passionate about social impact and has led social development interventions with non-profit organizations including the delivery of training workshops targeted at providing skills such as leadership, global citizenship, design-thinking, comprehensive sexual education etc. to students, adolescents and young people in underserved areas. Rachael refers to herself as an Afro-optimist because of her ardent beliefs in the future of Africa.

THE FATE INSTITUTE

Senior Programs Manager & Head, The FATE Institute

Amaka Nwaokolo

Lead, Research Programs

Oyebola Agunloye

Sharon Boluwatife
Intern, Policy Programs

Sharon Bolatife Disu-Sule

Senior Programs Manager & Head, The FATE Institute

Amaka Nwaokolo

Amaka Nwaokolo has over 13 years’ experience cutting across the business and development sectors in Nigeria. She heads the FATE Institute at FATE Foundation where she implements the Institute’s Research & policy Advocacy initiatives around entrepreneurship in Nigeria targeted at achieving policy and programme design, review and implementation.

Since 2015 when she joined FATE Foundation, she has led the development 12 research reports including the Mapping Study of Nigeria’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and the State of Entrepreneurship report. She has also led the delivery of 10 annual Policy Dialogue programmes and policy workshop sessions which bring together key policy and entrepreneurship ecosystem players across public, private and development sectors in Nigeria to discuss entrepreneurship thematic issues and develop key agreements that influence the Institute’s policy advocacy focus. Amaka also represents the FATE Institute’s advocacy efforts across critical stakeholder groups in Nigeria such as the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) where she serves as the Co-Facilitator on the MSME Community of Practice.

She has a Bachelors of Science Degree from Bowen University, Osun State and a Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Lead, Research Programs

Oyebola Agunloye

Oyebola is a Research Associate with the Research & Policy Team at FATE Foundation with years of experience in the public and private sector which include conducting public expenditure analysis, reviewing national and sub-national government’s revenue, analyzing public debt, reviewing and analysis of public audit reports, as well as economic (monetary, fiscal and trade) policies analysis.

As a Research Associate, Oyebola has provided data-driven, and well-articulated insights with regards (but not limited) to youth entrepreneurship and support, research and capacity building as well as policy dialogue and advocacy.

Oyebola is a graduate of Business Administration from Babcock University.

Sharon Boluwatife

Intern, Policy Programs

Sharon Bolatife Disu-Sule

Sharon is an aspiring Lawyer and Diplomat with interest in Dispute Resolutions, Corporate law, Litigation and Policy research

At FATE Foundation, Sharon provides support to the Programs Manager and Head, Research & Policy, in the implementation of research and policy programs, projects and initiatives of the FATE Institute for the Foundation. She also contributes to collaborative research and programs addressing issues related to youth entrepreneurship and capacity building, as well as policy dialogue and advocacy. She helps to document research findings in project reports and assist in the writing of extension articles. She also provides support with project management and the development, implementation, and delivery of policy dialogue series and quarterly policy workshop programs.

Sharon is a graduate of Babcock University where she studied International Law and Diplomacy who developed proven communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills while working on academic and extracurricular projects at the University. She also a delegate for the International Model United Nations. When she is not working Sharon enjoys listening to music, cooking and reading.
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