[Lagos, 11 July 2023] – Endeavor, the leading nonprofit organization supporting high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide, is thrilled to announce the addition of Mayowa Kuyoro, a partner at McKinsey & Company, to its esteemed network of mentors. Mayowa’s extensive business strategy expertise and passion for fostering entrepreneurship will significantly benefit the entrepreneurs within the Endeavor global network.
Mayowa co-leads McKinsey’s Payments and Fintech work across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EEMA). She works closely with private, public, and social-sector institutions across Africa on topics related to growth and large-scale transformation, business building, and organization design, as well as strategies for foreign direct investors to accelerate growth and development in Africa. She leads research in Africa for McKinsey’s Global Institute focused on economic development and gender parity and is the author of several reports on these topics.
Endeavor Global is dedicated to transforming economies by identifying, mentoring, and accelerating high-impact entrepreneurs, catalyzing economic growth and creating lasting positive change. Through its network of mentors from diverse backgrounds, Endeavor provides entrepreneurs with invaluable guidance, strategic insights, and access to resources and networks crucial for scaling their businesses.
“I am delighted and honored to join the Endeavor global network as a mentor,” said Mayowa. “Entrepreneurship is a powerful driver of economic growth, and I am excited to contribute to the success of high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide. By sharing my knowledge and experiences, I hope to empower these entrepreneurs to reach their full potential and make a meaningful impact on society.”
As a mentor, Mayowa will leverage her expertise to guide entrepreneurs, providing them with strategic insights, business acumen, and a global perspective. With her extensive experience across diverse industries, Mayowa will support entrepreneurs in scaling their ventures and navigating the complexities of the modern business landscape. Mayowa’s deep understanding of global business dynamics and her strong track record in strategic management make her an invaluable addition to the Endeavor mentorship program.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mayowa to the Endeavor global network as a mentor,” said Ireayomide Oladunjoye, Managing Director and CEO at Endeavor Nigeria. “Mayowa’s wealth of experience and passion for fostering entrepreneurship perfectly aligns with our mission of supporting high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide. We are confident that her mentorship will profoundly impact our entrepreneurs, helping them unlock their full potential and contribute to economic growth and job creation.”
Mayowa’s appointment as a mentor represents the commitment of Endeavor to providing exceptional guidance and mentorship to high-impact entrepreneurs, nurturing their entrepreneurial talent, and driving economic growth through strategic mentorship. By fostering collaboration between seasoned professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs, Endeavor aims to foster innovation and drive sustainable economic development on a global scale.
Mentorship is the core of Endeavor’s service delivery, with an unrivaled mentor network eager to provide bespoke mentorship to portfolio entrepreneurs. Mayowa joins the following mentors who have been instrumental to the development of the Endeavor Nigeria mentor network and committed to the success of Endeavor Entrepreneurs — Abubakar Suleiman (CEO, Sterling Bank), Acha Leke (Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company), Adebisi Lamikanra (Partner & Head of Advisory (Rtd.), KPMG), Akintunde Oyebode (Commissioner of Finance & Economic Development, Ekiti State Government), Anders Einarsson (CEO, Promasidor), Chidi Iwuchukwu (Head Investment Banking-West Africa, RMB), Dimeji Salaudeen (Partner & Head, Deal Advisory, KPMG), Eyitope Kola-Oyeneyin (Partner, McKinsey & Company), Farouk Gumel (Group Executive, TGI), Fola Laoye (Co-Founder & CEO, Iwosan Investments Limited), Ini Ebong (Group Executive, Treasury and Financial Institutions, First Bank Nigeria), Kayode Akinkugbe (MD & CEO, FBN Quest), Prof. Konyin Ajayi (SAN) (Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP), Dr. Omobola Johnson (Partner, TLcom Capital), Sean Hsu (Group President & CEO, Netcom Africa), Stephane Timpano (Managing Partner, Bain & Company), Temitope Odukoya (Partner, Deloitte), Toluwaleke Adenmosun (Partner, Verraki), Yemi Osindero (Partner, Uhuru Investments Partners), Yinka Edu (Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie), Yinka Sanni (Chief Executive, Africa regions, Standard Bank Group), Ade Bajomo (Executive Director, Access Bank Plc), Adepeju Adebajo (Chief Executive Officer, Lumos Nigeria), Akin Banuso (General Manager, Microsoft Nigeria), Aminu Umar-Sadiq (Executive Director at Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority), Eloho Omame (Co-Founder, FirstCheck Africa), Karl Toriola (Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria), Oyeyimika Adeboye (Managing Director, Mondelēz International — West Africa), Seni Adetu (Former MD/CEO, Guinness Nigeria Plc), Welela Dawit (Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft), ‘Yemisi Ayeni (Chairperson, NASCON Allied Industries), Dr. Kelechi Ohiri (Chief Executive Officer, Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation – HSDF), Muyi Aina (Principal, Solina Group) and, Oluwole Oyeniran (Partner, Enterprise Technology & Performance, Consulting, West Africa at Deloitte & Touche).
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Endeavor is the world’s leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 1997, Endeavor is a global organization with a mission to unlock the transformational power of entrepreneurship by selecting, supporting, and investing in the world’s top founders.
Today, Endeavor’s network spans 42 markets and supports 2,438 entrepreneurs leading 1,506 companies that generate combined revenues of over $42+ billion US and have created more than 4.1 million jobs. Endeavor’s unique entrepreneur-first model and network of trust provide a platform for founders to dream bigger, scale faster, and pay it forward to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Endeavor launched its Nigeria office in 2018 to select and support the best founders of companies at the scale-up and growth stage who recognise a responsibility to pay it forward and multiply their impact in Nigeria’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.
In Nigeria, there are 32 Endeavor Entrepreneurs leading 16 companies in their portfolio.