FATE Foundation is strengthening capacity and has at its 54th Board of Directors meeting in Lagos confirmed the appointment of new board members to help advance its objectives.
“They bring along their expertise with deep knowledge and commitment to entrepreneurship development. Their unique backgrounds and diverse experience will be an asset to the organisation as we continue to enable aspiring and emerging Nigerian entrepreneurs start, grow and scale their businesses,” Adenike Adeyemi, executive director, Fate Foundation said.
The Foundation’s goal is to enable aspiring and emerging Nigerian entrepreneurs start, grow and scale their businesses while also facilitating the development of an enabling business environment and thriving ecosystem.
Some of the new elected members include Yinka Sanni, who is the chief executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of the Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets. He also doubles as the chief executive, Standard Bank West Africa. Juliet Ehimuan is the country director for Google Nigeria who leads Google’s business strategy in West Africa and the Next Billion Users initiative in Africa. Bolaji Agbede who currently serves as the group head, Human Resources for Access Bank Plc where she leads the Bank’s reputable human capital. With over 20 years’ experience, she is renowned for her unrivalled passion, strong leadership qualities, enthusiasm for learning and change, as well as flair for driving excellence.
Others are Olusola Adeola who is the executive director of Designing Futures. She has over 14 years’ work experience as a strategy and organisation development consultant working across the private sector, the public sector and the development sector to create organizational structures and systems, and effectively deploy resources.
Seni Sulyman is the vice president of Global Operations at Andela, a venture-backed company that builds high-performing engineering teams with Africa’s most talented software engineers. Seni is responsible for Andela’s delivery operations function and oversees Andela’s Africa operations. Ibrahim Salau is the managing director of Environmental Accord Limited. He is an accomplished environmental, social and energy management expert who has led, managed, coordinated and executed over 500 environmental, social and energy management projects in Nigeria and Ghana.
Last but not least, Seyi Bella is a Partner at Banwo & Ighodalo whose core areas of practice are Corporate and Project Finance, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions and Fintech. She has rendered legal advice to many banks and financial institutions and has been involved in some of the highest-profile transactions in corporate Nigeria.
The new members will join Fola Adeola, the chairman of the Board, Adenike Adeyemi, executive director and Tokunbo Talabi in steering the affairs of the organisation.