LEAP Africa, one of Africa’s foremost youth-focused leadership development non-profit organisations has announced the appointment of Iyadunni Olubode as a new board member.
Kehinde Ayeni, the Acting Executive Director, LEAP Africa, said that as an organization focused on leadership development, LEAP Africa has been highly selective in appointing individuals to its governance level over the past two decades.
According to her, these carefully chosen members provide essential strategic direction, helping to realize the organization’s ultimate aim of raising leaders and transforming Africa.
“We are honoured to welcome our new Board Member to the LEAP Africa Board of Directors. The diversity of her experience and her unique experience as a former executive director makes a rich blend for us as we strive to achieve our mission across the continent,” Ayeni said.
She said further that for over 20 years, LEAP Africa continues to uphold its leadership values as it positions to actualise its set goals, pushing the frontiers of leadership in Africa. “LEAP Africa will continue to raise leaders that will transform Africa”.
Iyadunni Olubode is the director of Nigeria programs, MSD for Mothers. She has supported strategic development consulting efforts for multilateral organisations.
In her role, she collaborates with stakeholders across various sectors to recognise and advance innovative solutions aimed at increasing access to high-quality, respectful maternity care for all Nigerian women.
After leaving the private sector to pursue an interest in the development sector, she served first in LEAP Africa as executive director, an experience that will be beneficial in executing her duties as a member of the organisation’s board.
She will be joining a board of dynamic industry experts and astute leaders,
including Joe Abah, Country Director, DAI; Tola Adeyemi, Regional Senior Partner and Chief Executive, KPMG; Uche Pedro, Founder, Bellanaija; and Sadiq Usman, Head, Corporate Business Development, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc; Larry Ettah, Vice Board Chair, LEAP Africa; and Claire Omatseye, Board Chair LEAP Africa.