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Our Team

THE FATE FOUNDATION

Executive Director

Adenike Adeyemi

Finance & Investments Manager

Mariam Decoco

Blessing Sunday
Marketing & Communications Manager

Blessing Sunday

Oluchi Johnson-Achibiri
DIGITAL PRODUCTS MANAGER

Oluchi Johnson-Achibiri

Manager, HR & Admin

Omolola Ayeni

Finance Associate

Oyindamola Adeosun

Graphics Designer

Victor Olaoye

Finance Associate

Boluwatife Oyinlade

Damilola Oyekunle
HR/Admin Officer

Damilola Oyekunle

Olamide Ogunkayode
Digital Media Officer

Olamide Ogunkayode

Marketing Officer

Israel Olurinde

FACILITIES SUPPORT OFFICER

Olabode Peters

Program support Officer

Felix Oladimeji

Executive Director’s Driver

Freeman Egboh

ITS, Intern

Abdul Panti

Executive Director

Adenike Adeyemi

Adenike Adeyemi is an expert in social entrepreneurship, institutional transformation, non-profit sustainability, philanthropy and corporate governance. Her 20-year experience includes working in the private, public and development sectors to develop, fund and implement innovative programs and high impact policies for MSMEs and young people.

She is the Chief Executive Officer for FATE Foundation, Nigeria’s foremost business incubator which was founded in 2000 by Mr. Fola Adeola (founder, Guaranty Trust Bank). FATE Foundation has connected over 193,000 aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs with capacity building, advisory services, mentoring and financing to start, grow and scale their businesses.

Under her leadership, she established the FATE Institute as the thought leader in Nigeria’s MSMEs and the entrepreneurship ecosystem producing 13 research reports including the Annual State of Entrepreneurship in Nigeria Report. She has led the development and expansion of the FATE School of Entrepreneurship’s business incubation and accelerator programs to 27 states and published 9 books for Nigerian entrepreneurs. She also oversees the FATE Giving program which raised,  disbursed and closed a $1,000,000 Fund for the FATE Philanthropy Coalition for COVID-19 Support Fund in 2020.

Adenike also led FATE Foundation’s digital pivot to launch the msmehub.org online resource portal for Nigerian entrepreneurs; the FATE E-Learn online program; and the Journeys in Entrepreneurship podcast and video series. She has raised over over $5,000,000 to date through partnerships with leading local and international organisations including the Youth Business International, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Meta, Standard Chartered Foundation, Citi Foundation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Ford Foundation, the African Capital Alliance Foundation and the ACT Foundation.

Her previous experience includes Manager, Public & Development Sector Services, KPMG Nigeria; pioneer Executive Director, Nigeria Leadership Initiative; and Learning Support Programme Manager at the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Program. She started her career in 2001 with the West African NGO Network and has Interned at the New York based Africa America Institute.

She has a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University (2005). She also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan (2001). She is also a 2020 Eisenhower Global Women Leaders Fellow.

Adenike’s Board and Committee experience includes Trustee of the Youth Business International; Council Member, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industries; non-Executive Director, VDT Bitflux Communications; Director, Oxbridge Tutorial College Foundation; and Advisory Board Member, BudgIT. She is also the lead facilitator for the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) MSME Community of Practice and the Chairman, Technical Sub Committee for the 2022 NESG Nigerian Economic Summit.

Finance & Investments Manager

Mariam Decoco

Mariam is a detail-oriented and action driven Finance professional with over 8 years’ experience in Management Accounting, Taxation and Auditing, Financial Management and Reporting, and other core areas such as Business Development, Strategic and Stakeholder Management.

She bagged her B.Sc from the University of Benin and has experience spanning industries including Education, Health, Insurance, FMCG and Non-Profit. She’s an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and continues to educate on Financial Literary especially for women and Nigerian Entrepreneurs.

Marketing & Communications Manager

Blessing Sunday

She is a trained and an experienced communication strategist, marketer, editor, and public speaking trainer. She holds a B.A in English Language from University of Ibadan, and M.Sc. in Media Communication from Pan-Atlantic University. She has attended series of capacity development seminars.

Prior to Joining FATE Foundation, Blessing worked as the Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Fifth Gear Plus Consulting; a business consulting firm. She also served as the Business Development Officer and Editor at Commercial Law Development Services, a legal support organization as well as the Lead Trainer at BUS Public Speaking Academy.

At FATE Foundation, Blessing is responsible for developing creative and innovative communication and storytelling strategies in line with FATE Foundation’s strategic goals and priorities in other to increase her reach and visibility.

 

DIGITAL PRODUCTS MANAGER

Oluchi Johnson-Achibiri

Oluchi Johnson-Achibiri is the content creator for FATE Foundation. She has about 11 years of experience in management consulting and a wealth of knowledge but not limited to Content Writing and management, Project Management, Due Diligence Investigations, Business Process Re-engineering, Loan Reconciliation, Training, Recruitment, and Firm Branding.

Oluchi currently lends her experience to help entrepreneurs start, grow, and scale their businesses. She was the project manager for the production of the “Setting up a Cakes and Desserts Business Handbook developed by FATE for LSETF. In her spare time, she is a writer, poet, truth-seeker, sage, and creative. She runs a blog and also manages a fashion brand called Mended Pieces.

Manager, HR & Admin

Omolola Ayeni

Omolola leads the Human Resources unit and drives the People Strategy at FATE Foundation. She is responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing the HR Policy of the Foundation in respect of employee relations, talent management, performance management, compensation management, payroll administration, leave management, recruitment and selection, employee onboarding, learning and development, policy formulation, conflict management, exit management etc.

 

Prior to joining the FATE Team, Omolola had a brief stint as a Customer Relations Personnel and Talent Acquisition & Management Executive in the Banking and Telecommunications sectors respectively. She holds a BSc. in Psychology from Madonna University, Nigeria. She also has a Professional Certification in HR and is currently an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management.

Omolola is highly professional and a great team player.

 

She is a success-driven, result-oriented and self-motivated individual, who constantly seeks to develop her innate and acquired skills, as necessary tools for achieving productivity and adding values in a corporate environment.

Finance Associate

Oyindamola Adeosun

Graphics Designer

Victor Olaoye

Victor is an experienced Creative Designer, having worked with several brands over the years involving sectors like NGOs, Agriculture, Finance (Investment), Technology, Travel & Tours; providing visual communication for them that helped reach their targeted audience & generate sales.

At FATE Foundation, Victor creates visual content both digital & prints that communicate our information to our targeted audience.  He also helps to maintain FATE brand communication across different platforms like Orange Corners Nigeria & MsmeHub.

Prior to joining Fate Foundation, Victor worked as a Graphics Designer at AgroReturns Limited; Graphics Designer at Blend Trip Travels & Tours; Graphics Designer at Matadors Leadership Institute. He has also worked on several projects as a freelance designer.

Victor is a Certified Designer and a graduate of Microbiology from Oduduwa University.

Finance Associate

Boluwatife Oyinlade

Boluwatife is an expert in financial accounting, financial reporting, cost accounting and tax with about four (4) years of experience.

He had his ND in Accountancy, an Associate Accounting Technician (AAT) and an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Prior to joining FATE Foundation, Boluwatife worked at First Cardiology Consultant Healthcare as the Cost Accountant and Financial Accountant at different periods.

Boluwatife is the Finance Associate at FATE Foundation where he is responsible for various finance functions ranging from analysing financial statements, cost accounting, budgeting, cashflow, internal control, risk management, posting and review of transactions in line with IFRS, various tax deductions and remittance.

His interests are in finance, data analysis, computers, volunteering, travels and sports.

HR/Admin Officer

Damilola Oyekunle

Digital Media Officer

Olamide Ogunkayode

Marketing Officer

Israel Olurinde

Israel is an experienced and certified Visual Designer in Graphics Design and Photography. He has volunteered as an editor at a renowned photography laboratory in kaduna and prior before joining FATE Foundation he works as a freelance graphics designer.

At FATE Foundation, Israel enable business development effort for key courses and products. He also supports Marketing and Communications Unit with advertising, digital marketing, promotional efforts and sales of FATE published books, programs and products through a variety of channels.

Israel attended various Leadership Program, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Building Programs. He is an alumnus of Daystar Leadership Academy and The Platform: Young Professionals, he also attended virtual programs provided by PARADIGM INITIATIVE where he was awarded Certificate of Achievement on Life – Skills, ICTs, Financial readiness and STARTUP KANO where he was also awarded Certificate on BUILD TO ACCELERATE Virtual Business Acceleration Program among others.

FACILITIES SUPPORT OFFICER

Olabode Peters

Olabode oversees the Administrative part of the organization. Prior to joining FATE Foundation, he has worked as store personnel for Nairda Contractors. 

 

He’s currently running a degree program in Public Administration at the University of Lagos. 

Olabode loves traveling and exploring great things.  

 

Program support Officer

Felix Oladimeji

Felix is an experienced computer operator, graphic designer and programmer.

At FATE Foundation, Felix oversees the smooth running of programmes by ensuring that key success factors and needs are in place. He is also responsible for the delivery of key enterprise accelerator programmes. Felix makes sure the environment and facilities are conducive to learning.

Felix also serves as an intermediary between Programs and Finance for all Finance related

Felix is a student of the National Open University of Nigeria, undergoing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

Executive Director’s Driver

Freeman Egboh

Freeman supports the Logistics Unit at FATE Foundation. He ensures regular cleaning and maintenance services for the vehicle, planning movements based on traffic conditions and running daily dispatches.  

He’s currently undertaking a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National Open University of Nigeria. Freeman loves reading books and listening to music in his spare time.

ITS, Intern

Abdul Panti

THE FATE SCHOOL

Dean and Director, FATE School

Adebambo Adebowale

Senior Programs Manager & Head, Learning & Influence

Akinwunmi Akowonjo

Oluwaseun Oshoniyi
SENIOR PROGRAMS MANAGER & HEAD, GROWTH SERVICES

Oluwaseun Oshoniyi

Aghogho Akporido
Senior Programs Manager and Head, StartUps & Youth Enterprise

Aghogho Akporido

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

Olayemi Adesina
Coordinator, Pre-Incubation Programs

Olayemi Adesina

Manager, Orange Corners Innovation Fund

Tolulope Owolabi

Program Officer, Scale Up Lab

Oluwadarasimi Akinola

Recruiter, FATE School

Olufemi Fagun

Associate, MEL

Funmibi Ogunbowale

Coordinator, Youth Enterprise Programs

Jether Kakai

Ayomide Ogunleye
Editorial Associate, Learning and Influence

Ayomide Ogunleye

OCIF Manager

Michael Ayinla

Intern, OCN Incubation Program

Idris Agbe

Racheal Balogun
FATE Alumni Community Intern

Rachael Balogun

Emmanuel Owoeye
Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program Intern

Emmanuel Owoeye

Volunteer Management Intern

Kelechi Azunda

Dean and Director, FATE School

Adebambo Adebowale

Mr. Adebambo Adebowale is the Dean and Director of the FATE School. As the Dean, Bambo oversees the strategic leadership and direction of the FATE School’s curriculum, programming and impact focused strategies across the school’s incubation, pre-incubation, owner-manager and accelerator programs.

Bambo brings to this role over 2 decades of experience in providing capacity building, mentoring and advisory support to the small and medium enterprise space in Nigeria including being a volunteer of the Foundation since 2002 where he has served as Faculty, Advisor, Mentor and Course Director across all our key flagship programs. His expertise includes business planning and strategic planning, financial management, investment readiness and growth advisory support to entrepreneurs. He is also the recipient of two FATE Annual Awards for Faculty and Advisor of the Year awards. He has over 25 years of experience in the corporate sector.

Prior to joining FATE Foundation, Bambo was the Head of Business Development at Mitsubishi Corporation, Nigeria & Ghana. His previous professional experiences included the UK Inland Revenue Service, PwC, and General Electric’s European Equipment Leasing Business.

Bambo is an active member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries having previously Chaired the Auto & Allied Sector group. He serves on the Boards of a number of non-profit organisations as a trustee and director and also provides advisory support to businesses on venture capital, systems integration and automotive systems.

He is a lover of golf and cricket and farming. He played the character, Otunba Ayodeji in the Nollywood film, “2 weeks in Lagos”.

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

OluwaseOluwaseun 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.

Senior Programs Manager and Head, StartUps & Youth Enterprise

Aghogho Akporido

Aghogho Akporido is an experienced program manager with expertise in program design, management, delivery and evaluation; strategy development; instructional design; stakeholder engagement; capacity building and consulting.

 

Aghogho has over a decade of work experience spanning four sectors: agribusiness, journal publishing, learning and development, and nonprofit. He has held top management positions in all four sectors providing strategic, management and leadership support.

 

At FATE Foundation, Aghogho oversees the development of strategies and effective implementation of all Startups and Youth Incubation Programs.

 

Before joining FATE Foundation, Aghogho worked as an Executive Secretary at Knowledge Exchange Centre (a CSR initiative of XL Africa Group Ltd), where he designed, developed and managed numerous youth-led programmes (entrepreneurship and employability programmes) which have impacted over 3,000 participants across Nigeria and Africa.

 

Aghogho is an alumnus of Lagos Business School, where he obtained his MBA. He has a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management also from LBS.

 

Aghogho is a certified business development service provider from Enterprise Development Center, Pan-Atlantic University.

Coordinator, Owner Manager Programs

Olusesi Oliyide

Olusesi is an SME enabler with 4 years of experience planning and executing programs tailored towards entrepreneurs in Nigeria that help improve their business performance. He has managed a virtual mentoring platform, pre-incubation and accelerator programs for Nigerian entrepreneurs in the past. 

At present, he manages the Owner-Manager Programs of the FATE School of Business, where he provides support to growth-stage businesses within Nigeria through the Emerging Entrepreneurs Program (EEP) and NGX Listing Program. 

Olusesi holds a BSc. in Geography from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He loves reading, continuously learning, watching sports 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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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

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.

Program Officer, Scale Up Lab

Oluwadarasimi Akinola

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.

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.

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.

Editorial Associate, Learning and Influence

Ayomide Ogunleye

Ayomide is an experienced researcher and content strategist.

She has a combined experience of five years working across startups, non-profit and for-profit organizations.

At The FATE School, Ayomide creates thought-leadership content, utilizing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques, and monitoring users’ content needs.

Prior to joining The FATE School, Ayomide has worked as a Research and Programs Assistant at Stand to End Rape (STER) Initiative, Content Strategist at Pushmedea Branding Agency and Digital Content Writer at FAME Foundation. Her expertise includes; research, copywriting, editing, SEO, editorial planning, content audit and social media.

OCIF Manager

Michael Ayinla

Michael Oluwadamilare Ayinla is a certified finance & accounting Professional with over 7 years work experience at various accounting & finance capacities across diverse industries. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting and was qualified as an associate member (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in December 2019.

Before he joined FATE Foundation, he has worked with a couple of organisations as the Head of Finance, where he performs core accounting functions. The organisations include but not limited to Elegance Farm and Product Co, Elegance Debosin Nig. Limited, Emo Media Limited, and Anchor Homes Development Limited.

At The FATE School of FATE Foundation, Michael is currently the Orange Corners Innovation Fund Manager where he oversees the implementation of the OCIF strategy for Nigeria, Monitor disbursement of Track 1 & Track 2 funds in line with guidelines & Ensure regular reporting to the Netherland Enterprise Agency (NEA)

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.

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.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program Intern

Emmanuel Owoeye

Emmanuel Owoeye is an experienced and committed researcher as well as a professional in the fields of transport management, logistics, and supply chain management with over 7 years of experience which cuts across transport technology, teaching, banking, marketing, administration, and health. Prior to joining the FATE School, he worked as a Senior Consultant for NutriTech Solution Systems Limited, a health and nutrition company that manages, prevents, and reverses lifestyle diseases.

At FATE Foundation, Emmanuel supports the design and development of the program curriculum, training plan, modules, and delivery of the Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program (AEP). Similarly, he also assists with the required research and analysis to conduct needs assessment of startup businesses.

He holds a Bachelor of Technology, a Master of Technology, and a Ph.D. (in view) in Air Transport Management Technology, all from the Federal University of Technology Minna. He has written and published over 3 international journals on the pipeline distribution network in Nigeria and the traffic demand pattern. His expertise includes research, writing, and editorial planning. He loves football and playing table tennis.

Volunteer Management Intern

Kelechi Azunda

Kelechi is an experienced Technologist, also an aspiring Data Scientist with interest on Data Visualization and Analysis.

At FATE School, Kelechi effectively supports exciting new programs being developed for volunteers and assist in management of volunteers database.

Prior to joining The FATE School, Kelechi has interned at Arubah Specialist Hospital were he assisted with patients database and worked in the laboratory unit. He Volunteers with One Million Leaders Africa (OMLA) where he assist on environmental safety through proper waste management. His expertise includes; Research and Analysis, Data management.

Kelechi is a graduate of Science Laboratory Technology from the University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State.

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.

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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