Meet the team

Within the Endeavor Nigeria network, we are honoured to now have the support of 14 business leaders with varied experience and expertise with some of Nigeria’s most successful organisations and we continue to grow our high-quality mentor network at pace.

Atedo Peterside

CEO, ANAP Business Jets

Atedo Peterside is an economist (B.Sc degree from The City University, London and M.Sc degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science), an investment banker, and a successful entrepreneur.

Bolaji Balogun

CEO, Chapelhill Denham

Bolaji is Chief Executive Officer of Chapel Hill Denham, one of Nigeria’s pre-eminent investment banking firms. He is one of the leading deal makers by volume and value of successfully completed transactions in Nigeria, over the last decade.

Faysal El-Khalil

Chairman, Seven Up Bottling Company

Mr. Faysal El-Khalil graduated from The American University of Beirut in 1969 with a degree in Political Studies. He joined the family trucking business in Nigeria. The same year after selling that business, he moved to Seven-Up Bottling Company PLC in 1975.

Jaideep Gulab


Jaideep Gulab is a resident of Dubai, UAE with business operations in West Africa & the UAE. He received his executive education at Harvard Business School & Singularity.

Mitchell Elegbe

Founder/GMD, Interswitch

Mitchell Elegbe founded Interswitch in 2002 and is currently its Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, the company has diversified its business, broadened its distribution channels, expanded into new markets and delivered strong growth in revenue and profits.

Suresh Chellaram

Chairman, Chellarams Group

Suresh Chellaram is an Endeavor Nigeria Board Member, and, the Managing Director of Chellarams PLC; one of Nigeria’s oldest and most prominent manufacturing companies.

Yemi Lalude

Managing Partner, TPG Growth

Mr. Lalude is the Managing Partner, Africa at TPG Growth and leads TPG Growth’s investments in Africa, coordinated through TPG/Satya, the partnership between TPG Growth and Satya Capital Limited. In addition to his Africa-specific role, he is a leader on emerging market investment activities in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector for TPG Growth.

Adebisi Lamikanra

Partner & Head of Advisory, KPMG

Bisi heads the Advisory practice of KPMG Nigeria this consists of Management Consulting, Deal Advisory, Technology Advisory and Risk Consulting business units. She also leads the financial services sector across Africa. She has over 30 years of professional experience providing advisory and consulting services to various private and public sector entities within and outside Nigeria.

Akintunde Oyebode

Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund

Akintunde Oyebode is a trained Economist, passionate about sustainable development, sustainable finance and youth unemployment. He began his career as a Research Assistant at the Lagos Business School, and spent over a decade in various banking roles with First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Stanbic IBTC Bank.

Andrew Alli

Member of Board, CDC

Andrew Alli was once AFC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the Corporation. The Executive Management under Andrew’s leadership has undertaken approximately US$4.5 billion in investments across Africa, financing transformative projects like a West African Submarine Cable, a commercial wind farm in Cape Verde, a toll road in South Africa, a greenfield power plant in Ghana and a flagship road infrastructure project in Côte d’Ivoire.

Dapo Okubadejo

Partner & Head of Advisory, KPMG

Dapo is a Partner & Africa Head of Deal Advisory & Private Equity Group at KPMG. He leads the sub-Saharan Africa network of KPMG member firms in 33 countries to provide Mergers & Acquisition, corporate & project finance, financial restructuring, fund raising and business transformation services.

Stephane Timpano

Bain & Co

Bain Lagos Office Head 15 years in strategy & management consulting, 5 years industry experience Extensive experience across various industries, including: Financial Services, Telecommunications, Consumer Goods and Public Sector Multiple transformation / large scale programs in Nigeria, Africa and Europe

Omobola Johnson

Senior Partner, TLCOM Capital

Omobola Johnson is Senior Partner of TLcom Capital, a venture capital firm with recent focus on deal flow generation, investment and value generation in technology companies in sub-saharan Africa.

Sean Hsu

Group President & CEO, Netcom

Sean Hsu, Transformational Entrepreneur . An industry expert with more than 25 years of successful experience in the Banking and Technology fields concentrating on emerging and frontier markets.

Adeola Adetunji

Office Manager

Adeola Adetunji is a Chemistry Graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University. Adeola joined Endeavor as an Administrator. Before she joined Endeavor in 2018, she has worked in Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Asaba where she served as the Logistics Officer where she supervised the administrative tasks in her unit.

She has also worked in the banking sector as an Enrollment Officer. Adeola loves exploring and taking up new and exciting tasks.

Derin Adebayo

ESG, Associate

Derin Adebayo joined Endeavor as an Associate in 2018. He graduated with a degree in Accounting from Babcock University in 2016 and spent the next few years working in a number of roles in the Nigerian tech sector, including at a startup, at an incubator and at an early stage VC firm. Derin has been fascinated about how to build large businesses in developing countries and writes a column for Stears on technology and business in Nigeria. When he’s not working you’re likely to find Derin reading a book, or trying to convince more people to get interested in yoga and eastern philosophy

Eloho Omame

Managing Director

Eloho Omame is a former investment banker and private equity investor. Before leaving to join Endeavor as pioneer Managing Director for Nigeria, she founded Amari, a proprietary firm focused on working with, and selectively investing in, early stage, innovation-driven companies in Nigeria.

Yimika Oguntunde

ESG, Associate