THE FATE FOUNDATION
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.
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.
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.
Oluchi Johnson-Achibiri, also known as OJA, is the Digital Product Manager for FATE Foundation. She has about 11 years of experience in management consulting and a wealth of knowledge not limited to Content Writing and management, Project Management, Due Diligence Investigations, Business Process Re-engineering, Loan Reconciliation, Training, Recruitment, and Firm Branding.
Oluchi lends her experience to helping 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 and Fish Farming Books developed by FATE.
She is currently responsible for developing, designing, implementing, and managing digital and technological strategies, solutions, and processes that support and align with the digitalization goals and objectives of the Foundation.
She was the project manager for the development of SOAR. SOAR is FATE Foundation’s Customer Relationship Management platform designed to help users SYNCHRONIZE their work, ORGANIZE their systems seamlessly, AUTOMATE their processes, and manage their RELATIONSHIPS.
She is a writer, poet, truth-seeker, sage, and creative in her spare time. She runs a blog and also manages a fashion brand called Mended Pieces.
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.
Victor is an experienced Creative Designer with over 7 years of experience, with a well-rounded professional and expertise in creating compelling brand identities, brand designs for social media, websites, advertisements and prints, and user-centered UI/UX designs. His experience spans several industries: agriculture, finance, travel & tours, NGOs, blockchain, education, and tech.
At FATE Foundation, Victor works in the Marketing and Communication team providing visual communication material for social media, websites, advertisements, and prints across all the 3 divisions in FATE Foundation and other platforms like Orange Corners Nigeria & MSME Hub.
Before 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olayiwola is a creative person driven by his passion for design and user experience. He is skilled with graphic tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, Canva and he has an artistic approach towards everything he creates.
He is certified in Foundation of User Experience (UX) with Google, creating interactive designs, user research(UrX) and user experience. He is also an experienced Photographer and Photo Retoucher.
Olayiwola volunteered as a Graphic Designer at The Our Community (TOC) before joining FATE Foundation, and worked as a Market Developer at Kyosk Digital Solution assigned with raising sales to significant measures.
At FATE Foundation, Ola works with the Marketing and Communication team and is embodied with the role of creating visual communication designs for FATE Foundation platforms and substitutes.
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.
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.
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.
THE FATE SCHOOL
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.
Oluwaseun Oshoniyi is an expert in Business Development and Non-profit Management with specializations in Strategy, Process Improvement, Business Intelligence, and Stakeholder Management. Her 11 year experience includes working within the private, public and development sectors.
Oluwaseun’s career trajectory includes working as the Head of Membership Relations at The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where she promoted business growth through customer acquisition, partnerships, and business development. At WAVE (West Africa Vocational Education), Oluwaseun designed and executed organizational strategy, innovation, and data management as the Business Intelligence Analyst and Human Resources Coordinator. She has also worked as Programs Officer at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Abuja.
She earned both Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Public Administration from Nelson Mandela University. Oluwaseun’s rich educational background aids her skills in customer acquisition, customer relationship management, project management, critical thinking, and decision-making. She is also an Associate of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and an Alumnus of The Covenant Nation Community Groups.
She is currently the Senior Programs Manager, Head Growth and Alumni Services at FATE Foundation, where she leads the Growth Services Unit in supporting the growth of aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs through the provision of business advisory services, mentoring support, Alumni Community networking and access to financing to start, grow and scale their businesses.
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.
Eniola Temitope Ahmed
Eniola is a Certified International Labour Organisation Start and Improve your Business Trainer. She is passionate about grassroots’ led initiatives targeted at promoting food security economic and community development. She is adept at creating programs that leverage on the collaborative effort of government organisations, the private sector and other NGOs to provide professional and institutional support for targeted audiences.
Eniola is an Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) Cross Culture Refugee and Migration Fellow and has overseen the training of over 3000 programme beneficiaries for the German Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ Nigeria through Amelior Consult, in their career path and entrepreneurial training programmes across 3 mandate states, Lagos, Abuja and Edo states.
At The FATE School of FATE Foundation, Eniola is the Senior Programs Manager and Head of Women-Led Enterprise, where she is responsible for the design, delivery and implementation of the tripartite project aimed at supporting women-owned nano and micro businesses across Nigeria in line with The FATE School’s strategic direction and focus areas.
Eniola is interested in research and youth development and serves as a youth instructor in a faith-based organisation in Lagos helping young people achieve their purpose in life and on time.
Ijeoma is an experienced Finance professional and gender equality & social inclusion (GESI) specialist.
Ijeoma has a BA.Hons in Accounting and Management from the University of Reading, an MSc in Business Analytics and Consulting from Warwick Business School and a CPD in Public Policy Analysis – London School of Economics and Political Science.
Prior to Joining The FATE School of FATE Foundation, Ijeoma worked as the Gender Inclusion and Policy Specialist in Kobikam Africa where she worked with private sector organizations to drive gender inclusion in the workplace and also coached and trained over 100 female entrepreneurs in Africa.
She also worked in General Electric (GE) Africa where she held several finance leadership positions with the most recent as the Cash Leader for Sub-Saharan Africa where she drove the operational cash flow of the region, driving the gas power business to over $100M in one year.
She had previously held positions in business development, sales and corporate finance and lived and worked across regions including East & South Africa, and Europe.
At The FATE School of FATE Foundation, Ijeoma is the Senior Programs Manager and Head, Scale-Up Lab where she is responsible for developing, managing, and overseeing the effective implementation and delivery of all ScaleUp strategies, programs, projects and initiatives in line with The FATE School’s strategic direction and focus
Ijeoma loves travelling, reading non-fiction books, fashion, coaching entrepreneurs, and empowering women.
With a decade of experience in the non-profit sector, Cindy has dedicated her career to advancing women’s empowerment and providing learning opportunities to youths.
Her expertise includes delivering technical and vocational education and training (TVET), Incubation programmes and overseeing enterprise initiatives.
Cindy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Research and Public Policy from the University of Lagos.
As Head of the Learning and Influence department at FATE School, FATE Foundation, she leads monitoring and evaluation/impact reporting, quality control, and volunteer management efforts.
Previously, Cindy managed incubation programs at FATE Foundation, supporting 200+ businesses at various stages of development to establish structure and processes.
She also served as Executive Secretary of Awesome Treasures Foundation, where she implemented capacity-building projects for 1000+ women and young girls and guided impact reporting and storytelling strategies for various organizations.
Cindy’s interests include entrepreneurship, innovation,inclusivity studies, sustainability, and impact reporting. When she’s not working, she enjoys swimming, watching movies, and connecting with people.
Great K. Ukazim is a highly experienced Program Manager and Lead Incubation Programs at FATE Foundation, where he plays a crucial role in designing, building, and implementing various startup programs. He has a passion for business growth and has successfully nurtured over 200 businesses. His vision is to help businesses leave a lasting legacy and individuals achieve success.
Great also dedicates his time to volunteering as a facilitator, mentor and jury at organizations like Myfarm Base Africa, Kings Home, and Enactus amongst others. He is a certified Business Development Service Provider by SMEDAN.
With over 10 years of management experience in both profit and nonprofit sectors, Great is a Social Solutions Developer, Business Growth Enabler, Human Capacity Builder, and Advisor to over 1,000 youths. He specializes in diverse inclusion-based models, product development, and learning programs, using strategies like design thinking and data analysis to solve problems and make informed decisions.
In addition to his role as a Program Manager, Great is a certified business analyst professional, a growth expert, speaker, and trainer, with a deep understanding of fostering growth in people, organizations, and businesses.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Anthonia Jennifer Emetarom has 8 years of business administration, management and execution experience within the Non- Profit Organization and development industry. Anthonia attended Lagos Business School (LBS) Non-Profit Management for Senior Executives and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a postgraduate degree in Guidance & Counselling and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Lagos in Social Work.
Prior to joining The FATE School of FATE Foundation, Anthonia had worked at the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce as a Senior Membership Officer, where she ensured due diligence is carried out on all prospective members, maintained and updated the membership database, including representatives of members and key officers, updated and maintained database of leads and shared with other relevant departments amongst others.
At The FATE School, Anthonia is the Coordinator, Owner-Manager Programs where she is responsible for coordinating and effectively implementing the FATE owner-manager programs, ensuring the successful implementation and delivery of the Emerging Entrepreneurs programme and tracking the implementation of the knowledge to their business.
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.
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.
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.
Olusegun has expertise in project management, program development, and management, with five years of experience working in both the business and social development sectors to develop and implement marketing strategies for businesses, as well as high-impact innovative programs and leadership and strategic professional courses for NGOs.
He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Project Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology Akure. He has certification in the following courses: The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing from Grow with Google Africa, Understanding Modern Business and Organisations from the University of Strathclyde, and Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager from The Open University.
Prior to joining The FATE School of FATE Foundation, he worked at Ideation Hub Africa as a Program officer for courses and conferences, developing and driving educative resources for development practitioners while creating a new income pathway for the organisation.
He also worked at Centre for Women and Youth Wellbeing and Advocacy as the Project Lead; ideating, Planning and executing the vocational training and empowerment scheme targeted towards empowering the unschooled and less privileged, especially in the rural; areas in Ondo state.
Under his leadership at St. Luke’s Event Centre as the Facility Manager, Oluwasegun developed business and marketing plans to achieve revenue goals and a bank loan payback plan of about 20 million naira within the 10 months of opening the facility, delegated and oversee staff activities, and advised management on measures to improve efficiency and achieve the cost-effectiveness of the facility.
At The FATE School, Oluwasegun is the Alumni Community Officer, where he develops, coordinates, promotes and evaluates special events, programs, and projects for FATE School Alumni Community, with a focus on ensuring Alumni members, are effectively engaged and supporting post-programs at The FATE School.
Oluwasegun takes delight in solving business problems, helping businesses and social impact organisations grow and scale up through strategic planning and leadership and profitable collaborations.
Rachael holds a Bachelor’ Degree in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.
Prior to joining The FATE School, she worked as an Executive Assistant at Velox Integrated Rice Company where she bridged the communication gap between internal and external stakeholders and carried out research and feasibility study on competitive partners to identify gaps and unique selling points, resulting in better marketing strategies. She also functioned as a Research and Data Analyst at AgroHive where she garnered experience in research, business acumen and communication.
At The FATE School, she ensures proper monitoring and evaluation of all programs carried out in the organization ensuring timely completion of programs and inculcating necessary lessons from the evaluation.
Rebecca is interested I volunteering, sewing and exploring new things.
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.
Amajuoyi Donald is a skilled administrative professional with a robust background in delivering comprehensive administrative support.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Uyo and has garnered experience as an Administrative Assistant at Ofure Global and an Administrative Officer at JO Global.
His expertise lies in administrative tasks such as record keeping, scheduling, and correspondence management. Amajuoyi Donald’s exceptional organizational and time management abilities, along with his attention to detail and accuracy, contribute to his effectiveness.
Amajuoyi Donald is currently the Pre-incubation Program Intern at FATE Foundation, contributing to the organization’s initiatives focused on entrepreneurship and business development. In this role, he actively supports the pre-incubation program, assisting with various tasks and gaining valuable experience in nurturing aspiring entrepreneurs.
He holds certifications in Google IT Support Fundamentals and Cisco Networking Basics, demonstrating his commitment to professional growth.
Outside of work, Amajuoyi Donald finds joy in reading, watching football, traveling, and enjoying music. His personal value reflects on the significance of fear as an innate human emotion for self-preservation, while acknowledging the need to overcome it to thrive
THE FATE INSTITUTE
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.
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.
Iyunade Ojutalayo specialises in International Law. She has an LL.B (Bachelor of Laws Degree) and an LL.M (Master of Laws) in International Legal Studies.
Prior to joining The FATE Institute of FATE Foundation, she previously worked at PwC as a member of their ESG team, where she advised businesses on how to be sustainable. She also worked at Invictus Africa as the Project Lead where she planned and implemented the data-gathering processes to create a report on curbing gender-based violence.
At The FATE Institute, she works as the Policy Programs Associate, and is responsible for building the Institute’s thought leadership within the Nigerian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.
She is very interested in volunteering to the less privileges, educating young girls and boys on gender-based violence and all things fashion.
THE FATE GIVING