Yewande Zaccheaus- CEO, Eventful Limited
Yewande is the CEO of Eventful Ltd, a leading events planning and consulting company in Nigeria. She studied Law at University of Lagos and thereafter obtained an LL.M from Cambridge University, England. After a successful career in law and banking Yewande established her own business, Eventful Ltd in 2002.
Eventful is the pioneer and a market leader in the events and venue management and consulting business in Nigeria.
They are well positioned to cover a wide spectrum of events. They insist that things can be done properly in Nigeria and do not compromise their standards. Event planning and management is a creative and challenging undertaking, whether the event is for thousands or for a handful of guests and as such, they pride themselves in their ability to think through the whole event process and deliver a proposal, through design, theme, maximizing impact of your brand, developing a budget, hiring of providers, venue set up, managing the event, to post event reconciliation.
Yewande is passionate about redefining the events and entertainment landscape of Nigeria. She is the convener of The Food Souk, a world class food and beverage fair, The Beauty Souk, a niche fair for beauty enthusiasts, The Fashion Souk, a fashion fair showcasing the value chain of the Nigerian fashion business and The Street Souk, a fair for millennials featuring urban street wear. These fairs have become annual landmark events on the Lagos social calendar.
Yewande is a founding Trustee and a past Chairperson of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ), an organisation established with the objective of being the catalyst that elevates the profile of women in management, business and the public sector.
She is the author of four Inspirational books, God’s Waiting Room 1, 2, 3 and 4 which were written as a result of her personal testimony and to encourage couples experiencing delay in childbearing.
“Infertility is so prevalent in our society today that practically everyone knows someone who is believing God for the fruit of the womb. God’s Waiting Room is a book filled with practical principles based on the word of God on how to survive the waiting period and turn it into a time of fulfillment, self-discovery and blessing.” She said.
Yewande is the proud 2011 recipient of the prestigious International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Award, an initiative of the Chambers of Commerce of Manhattan, Barcelona and India. She is a 2015 recipient of Thisday Newspapers Gamechanger award for being the pioneer and game changer in the event planning industry in Nigeria.
She serves on several boards and non-profit organisation as a non-executive director and chairman.