With a two-decade career spanning IT, consultancy, project management, and talent development, Mr. Bamisebi is a distinguished professional. He's driven success across 22 African countries in diverse sectors like telecom, oil, banking, and fintech. As an Executive Director, his leadership journey includes roles like Managing Director at Finserve Africa and Group Director at EGHL in Kenya. His academic profile is equally impressive, with degrees from institutions like The Polytechnic Ibadan and Durham Business School. Mr Bamisebi's journey embodies excellence in technology, strategy, and leadership.
Lanre BamisebiExecutive Director, Access Corporation.
Kate Hancock is an exceptional self-made entrepreneur, known for her remarkable achievements across eCommerce and the beauty industry in under a decade. Starting with a humble $20, she quickly transformed her venture into a million-dollar success, demonstrating unmatched entrepreneurial acumen. Her embrace of innovation is evident in her journey from Web 2.0 to pioneering "Metaverse XYZ," fostering collaboration in Web 3.0. She's a force in global business, recognised as one of the "100 Most Influential Filipinas," an Entrepreneurs Organisation leader, and a top Asian American influencer. Kate's insights grace esteemed publications, while her interviews with industry luminaries reveal her commitment to continuous learning. Her story embodies innovation, dedication, and a commitment to excellence.
Kate HancockWeb3 Advocate and TEDx Speaker
Oluwole Kenneth Asalu is an accomplished multi-sector executive and entrepreneurial leader with over two decades of extensive experience spanning the financial, technology, oil and gas, and telecommunications sectors in Africa. A fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society and the Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants, Oluwole graduated from the University of Benin with a B.Sc. in Computer Science. He has successfully built two businesses in Africa into multimillion-dollar corporations and serves on various technology boards across the continent. Endowed with a results-driven approach, Oluwole excels in growth strategy formulation, stakeholder and board management, risk reduction, and operational improvements. He has the proven ability to deliver on high-stakes projects under challenging conditions, a testament to his adept leadership and robust cross-cultural communication skills. A disciplined and visionary leader, Oluwole is passionate about nurturing talent and implementing best practices to achieve organisational targets. His dynamic approach to leadership is underpinned by a keen focus on empowering teams and driving excellence. Known for his positive thinking and strong stakeholder management abilities, Oluwole is deeply committed to building sustainable solutions and organisations, utilising design thinking principles, and championing the development of young leaders across Africa. Oluwole is currently part-sponsoring the Innovation Makers Challenge, an inititive of the Telecommunication and Technology Sustainability Working Group, aimed at fostering innovation among young talents in Africa's technology and telecommunications sectors.
Oluwole AsaluChief Executive and Founder, Quomodo Systems Africa
Mr. Awobokun is the Chief Executive Officer, of Oando Downstream. Before this, he was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Oando Marketing during which he successfully coordinated the restructuring of the Marketing business to a process-driven one, with activities guided by the Group's control framework. He assumed this position in July 2009. But how did he get to where he is now? Well, it was believed that he was just employed at Oando as a contract staff to manage the IT department where he displayed that he really knows what he came there to do. Again, he showcased his leadership skills and brilliance to lead that department, and this catapulted him to his current position now. Indeed, hard work, consistency and persistence pay off. We are proud of how far he has come, and we believe this is just the beginning of great things for him.
Yomi AwobokunFormer Founder/CEO, Enyo
‘Manny’ is currently the Statutory Director and Country Manager for HP Nigeria. He also oversees the Omni-Channel business for HP Africa Central & East (ACE), a cluster consisting of 16 countries spanning West and East Africa. He brings to bear over 20 years multi-national experience in Telco and IT. From a first degree in BA English (Lagos State University), Manny has added an MBA from Warwick Business School and a stint in Harvard Business school studying ‘Building Businesses in Emerging Markets’ to his Academic accomplishments. He was a Boy Scout, loves travelling & History, he is a Sports and Fitness Enthusiast and is big on Leadership & Mentoring. His leadership Philosophy leans towards Clarity of Thought, Curiosity & Authenticity.
Emmanuel AsikaCountry Head, HP Inc Nigeria and Omnichannel Manager, Africa Central and East
Omobola Omofaiye serves as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Arnergy. She is a business leader and strategist with the expertise to lead and develop businesses across West and Central Africa. Her extensive experience spans various industry sectors, including ICT, financial services, power and energy management, oil and gas, and renewable energy. Omobola joined Arnergy in August 2020, and her main responsibility is to formulate and drive the company's commercial and growth strategies. She also leads Arnergy's sales and marketing activities while overseeing customer experience and brand management initiatives. Since joining the company, Omobola has made significant progress in enhancing market engagement and visibility, expanding market share, establishing a strong sales pipeline, and achieving double-digit top-line growth for the business. Before joining Arnergy, Omobola held leadership positions in several reputable multinational companies, including Schneider Electric, Somfy, and Vodacom. At Schneider Electric, she managed the end-to-end sales and operations of the IT Business in Nigeria and Anglophone West Africa, successfully closing several transactions, including a US$5 million switchgear deal with MTN, an US$8 million data center deal for a major Nigerian bank, and a $25 million deal with Main One data center, the largest data center in West Africa. Omobola also served as the Country Head for West and Central Africa at Somfy, where she was responsible for the region's growth, business operations, business development, sales, and marketing strategies. At Somfy, Omobola achieved various milestones, including double-digit growth in market share, a 100% increase in sales, and the establishment of new strategic partnerships that resulted in securing a multimillion-dollar smart building solution for a major oil and gas company in Nigeria. Omobola holds a Global Executive MBA from the Manchester Business School, UK, and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Ilorin. She is also a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, Nigeria, and a member of the Energy Institute.