Local Network

Endeavor Nigeria’s impressive and growing local network consists of a dedicated team, Board of Directors, and a group of carefully selected Endeavor mentors, committed to helping the best high-impact entrepreneurs significantly expand their companies in Nigeria and beyond. 

Amy Jadesimi


Dr Amy Jadesimi is the CEO of LADOL, a $500 million Industrial Free Zone. Amy was a Commissioner for Business & Sustainable Development Commission. Amy got financial training at Goldman Sachs & Stanford Graduate School of Business & medical training at Oxford University.

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Andrew Alli

Group CEO & Partner, SouthBridge Group

Andrew Alli is the CEO of SouthBridge Group; a Pan-African financial services firm focused on Investment Banking and Sovereign advisory. He was previously President and CEO of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and has decades of experience in development and infrastructure finance, overseeing investments in Africa totaling more than US$8 billion. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Kings College, London, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

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Atedo Peterside

Founder & Chairman, Anap Business Jets

Atedo Peterside is an Economist (B.Sc, City University, London and M.Sc, London School of Economics and Political Science), an investment banker, and a successful entrepreneur. He is the Founder and Chairman of ANAP Business Jets Limited and was the Founder and Pioneer CEO of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc. He also serves as the Chairman of Endeavor Nigeria's Board of Directors.

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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. He also serves as the Vice-Chairman of Endeavor Nigeria's Board of Directors.

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Tosin Faniro-Dada

Managing Director & CEO, Endeavor Nigeria

Tosin Faniro-Dada is the Managing Director & CEO of Endeavor in Nigeria. Tosin is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and helping them scale, not just for the immediate impact this has on their organization but more for the multiplier effect this confers on the larger society and economy. She has worked with entrepreneurs in various life-cycle stages, supporting them with interventions and resources to help them thrive.

A Certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts USA, Tosin graduated Summa Cum Laude (highest honors) with a B.sc in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and an M.sc in Accounting from Boston College. She is currently participating in an Advanced Management and Advanced Leadership program at INSEAD.

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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 and then joined the family trucking business in Nigeria. After selling that business in 1975, he moved to Seven-Up Bottling Company PLC.

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Halima Aliko Dangote

Group Executive Director, Dangote Industries Limited

Halima Aliko Dangote is the Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), one of the largest and most diversified business conglomerates in Africa. She is responsible for the implementation of the Group's shared services strategy with specific oversight for the Commercial, Strategic procurement, Administration and Branding & Communications functions.

Ms. Dangote joined DIL in 2008 and has held a number of executive management roles including her most recent role as Executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills, where she led the turnaround and recent sale of the business to Olam. Previously, she served as Executive Director of NASCON, a manufacturer of salt, seasonings and related consumer products. She started her career as a Business Analyst with KPMG Professional Services, serving private and public sector clients on topics related to business performance improvement, strategy, and policy formulation.

Ms. Dangote is the president of the Board of The Africa Center in New York, a uniquely focused center providing a forward-looking gateway for engagement with Africa, while encompassing policy, business and culture. She is also a Trustee of the Aliko Dangote Foundation and a member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD).

Halima holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Marketing from American Intercontinental University, London, United Kingdom and a Master’s in Business Administration from Webster Business School, United Kingdom. She has attended a number of high-profile leadership development programs including: the Program for Leadership Development (PLD) at Harvard Business School; Executive Development Program at Kellogg School of Management; Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Executives at Columbia Business School.

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Jaideep Gulab

CEO, Rosemonde

Jaideep Gulab is the CEO of Rosemonde Ltd. He received his executive education at Harvard Business School & Singularity and started his career as a senior executive at Assan Industries, a leading Textile and Garment manufacturer in Lagos, Nigeria. He then became the CEO of Assan Oil Mills; a Vegetable Oil Refinery in Lagos. In this role, he diversified into Oil Milling and acquired a 13,000 Ha Palm Plantation. He still serves as the CEO of Assan Oil Mills today.

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Mitchell Elegbe

Founder & GMD, Interswitch Group

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.

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Suresh Chellaram

Chairman, Chellarams Group

Suresh Chellaram is the Chairman of Chellarams Plc; one of Nigeria’s oldest and most prominent manufacturing companies. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration from the University of California, San Diego, he moved to Los Angeles in 1979, where he bought a majority stake in Pottery Barn, a small regional retail chain in Southern California, before selling it to The Gap in 1984.

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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.

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Acha Leke

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Acha Leke, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and author of ‘Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market’, joins Endeavor Nigeria as a mentor. Acha has a wealth of experience working with key public, private, and social sector institutions to accelerate growth and development in Africa.

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Adebisi Lamikanra

Partner & Head of Advisory, KPMG Nigeria

Bisi heads the Advisory practice of KPMG Nigeria, consisting of Management Consulting, Deal Advisory, Technology Advisory and Risk Consulting business units. She also leads the Firm's financial services sector activities 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.

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Akintunde Oyebode

Special Adviser, Investment - Trade & Innovations, Ekiti State Government

Akintunde Oyebode is a trained Economist who is 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.

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Anders Einarsson

CEO, Promasidor

Anders is currently the CEO of Promasidor Nigeria Limited. Prior to that Anders held roles as COO and CFO of Promasidor Nigeria, having structured a private equity investment into the Promasidor Group. Anders’ career covers 16 years of corporate finance, operations and investment activities in emerging markets, participating in the structuring and execution of 16 investments, valued in excess of US$4.0 billion.

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Eyitope Kola-Oyeneyin

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Fola Laoye

Founder and CEO, Health Markets Africa

Fola Laoye is the Founder and CEO of Health Markets Africa, an advisory and investment company. She was previously Director for West Africa Investments at the Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA). She is also a board member and was previously CEO and then Chairperson of Hygeia Group Nigeria, promoters of Hygeia HMO and Lagoon Hospitals. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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Farouk Gumel

Group Executive Director, TGI Group

Farouk is a Group Executive Director and Head of Agri-Businesses for Tropical
General Investment (TGI) Group.

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Ini Ebong

Group Treasurer, First Bank

Ini Ebong, Group Executive: Treasury & Financial Institutions at First Bank of Nigeria. Ini has a passion for market development & has worked actively to drive change and internationalization of the Nigerian financial markets for over two decades.

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Kayode Akinkugbe

MD & CEO, FBNQuest Merchant Bank

Kayode Akinkugbe, Managing Director & CEO at FBNQuest Merchant Bank. Kayode has over 20 years’ experience working in top tier global investment banks in the UK and Nigeria, focusing on arranging finance and providing strategic advice to public and private sector organisations.

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Konyin Ajayi

Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi

Konyin Ajayi SAN, Managing Partner at Olaniwun Ajayi LP. Olaniwun Ajayi LP is one of Nigeria’s leading law firms and Dr. Ajayi has over 35 years’ experience in banking, project finance, capital markets, power, infrastructure, M&A, energy and natural resources, privatisation and dispute resolution.

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Omobola Johnson

Senior Partner, TLcom Capital

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

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Sean Hsu

Group President & CEO, Netcom

Sean Hsu is a transformational entrepreneur and an industry expert with more than 25 years of successful experience in the Banking and Technology fields, concentrating on emerging and frontier markets.

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Stephane Timpano

Managing Partner, Bain & Company

Stephane has 15 years experience in strategy & management consulting, with extensive experience across various industries, including: Financial Services, Telecommunications, Consumer Goods and Public Sector Multiple transformation / large scale programs in Nigeria, Africa and Europe.

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Temitope Odukoya

Partner & West Africa Financial Advisory Leader, Deloitte & Touche

Temitope is a Partner and the West Africa Financial Advisory Leader at Deloitte. He has led Financial Advisory projects involving buy- and sell-side M&A, due diligence, restructuring, divestment advisory and valuation, amongst others.

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Toluwaleke Adenmosun

Partner, Verraki

Toluwaleke Adenmosun is a Partner at Verraki & Partners.

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Yemi Osindero

Managing Partner, Uhuru Investment Partners

Dr. Yemi Osindero is Managing Partner of Uhuru Investment Partners based and has over 18 years of investment banking, private equity and operating experience. He most recently co-headed Africa Private Equity for Standard Chartered, overseeing $900 million of investments across Africa. He sat on the Boards of several portfolio companies including Seven Energy, Union Bank of Nigeria, GZI and Copperbelt Energy.

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Yinka Edu

Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo Osagie

Yinka Sanni

CEO, StanbicIBTC Holdings

Chidi Iwuchuckwu

Head, Investment Banking - West Africa & Co-Head Banking Cluster, Rand Merchant Bank

Chidi Iwuchukwu (MBA, MSc, BEng) is the Head Investment Banking - West Africa & Co-Head Banking Cluster at Rand Merchant Bank. He was previously Head of Leveraged Finance for West Africa, where he was responsible for acquisitions/ leveraged financing for Private Equity Firms / Financial Sponsors in Western Africa.

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Abubakar Suleiman

Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Bank Plc

Abubakar, fondly called Abu, is the inspirational leader of the frontline commercial bank, Sterling Bank Plc, where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer.

Abu holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Abuja and an M.Sc. in Major Programmes Management from the University of Oxford. He is also an alumnus of Arthur Andersen (KPMG Nigeria), Wharton School, and INSEAD Business School in addition to executive education from Harvard and Saïd Business Schools.

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Ade Bajomo

Executive Director, Access Bank Plc

In 2018, Ade Bajomo was appointed to the Board of Access Bank Plc as Executive Director for Technology and Operations to reposition the digital competitiveness and operational excellence initiatives of the leading Retail Bank. Prior to that, he worked at the Nigerian Stock Exchange as Executive Director for Market Operations and Technology.

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Adepeju Adebajo

Chief Executive Officer, Lumos Nigeria

Peju is a business leader with wide and diverse experience as CEO at large, medium and start-up companies in UK and Africa. Her focus is on transformation and turnaround. Her core skills include team building, new markets, new products and leading in fast-changing environments. Sector experience includes renewables, agriculture, cement, food, mattresses, banking and consulting.

Akin Banuso

General Manager, Microsoft Nigeria

Akin Banuso is currently the Enterprise Business Leader for the MEA Multi-country Cluster region as well as General Manager for the Microsoft business in English West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana) and a member of the leadership team of the MEA Emerging Markets Multi-Country cluster, with a mandate to drive digital transformation for countries, organisations and to lead our business segments in this region.

Aminu Umar-Sadiq

Executive Director at Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)

Aminu is the Executive Director at NSIA: Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and the Deputy Head of the Nigeria Infrastructure Fund, one of three ring-fenced funds of the NSIA. He leads the development, execution, and management of critical domestic infrastructure projects in the transportation, power, agriculture, healthcare, and real-estate sectors.

Karl Toriola

Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria

Mr. Toriola is the Chief Executive Officer for MTN Nigeria, a leading mobile telecommunications company. He has over 25 years’ experience.

His prior roles in executive leadership include serving as Vice President, West and Central Africa for MTN Group with responsibility for operations in the West and Central Africa Region. Group Operations Executive for MTN Group, Chief Executive Officer for MTN Cameroon, Chief Technical Officer (‘CTO”) for MTN Nigeria (where he won the Best CTO Award in 2009); Chief Operations/ Regions Officer for Vmobile Nigeria; and Support Manager, West African region for L.M.Ericsson Nigeria Ltd.

Oyeyimika Adeboye

Managing Director, Mondelēz International (West Africa)

Oyeyimika Adeboye is the Managing Director, Mondelēz International (West Africa). Oyeyimika joined the Board of the Company in November 2008, as Finance and Strategy Director, West Africa. Prior to joining Cadbury Nigeria, she was the Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Nigerian Bottling Company Plc.

Seni Adetu

Former MD/CEO, Guinness Nigeria Plc

Seni Adetu, a former MD/CEO of Guinness Nigeria Plc, has about 35 years of sound private sector experience garnered at the highest levels primarily with John Holt Plc, Coca-Cola International and Diageo (Guinness) Plc in various countries within and outside Africa. He holds a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration (with specialization in Marketing), both from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has served on the boards of various multinational companies in Executive and Non-Executive capacity, as well as being a former Non-Executive Director a Fidelity Bank Plc and APT Pensions Ltd.

Welela Dawit

Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft

Welela Dawit, originally from Eritrea, has 15 years of global experience at General Electric (“GE”) across multiple industrial sectors in areas of finance, commercial and operations.

She most recently held the dual role of CFO of GE Africa and CFO of GE Gas Power Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria. In that role with GE Gas Power, she was a driving force in developing the commercial and operational strategies that have delivered growth for GE through increased market share, operational productivity, partnering with GE Capital and third-party institutions to deliver on financing solutions.

'Yemisi Ayeni

Chairperson, NASCON Allied Industries

‘Yemisi is immediate past Managing Director of Shell Nig. Closed Pension Fund Administrator Ltd, a position she held for 10 years until her retirement in Apr-15. A 1985 honors graduate of Economics from University of Manchester; she is also a Chartered Accountant - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (1989).