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

CEO, LADOL

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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Eloho Omame

Managing Director & CEO, Endeavor Nigeria

Eloho Omame is the Managing Director of Endeavor Nigeria. She 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.

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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 Dangote

Executive Director, Dangote Industries Limited

Halima Aliko-Dangote is an Executive Director of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL). She is also an Executive Director for Dangote Flour Mills and the Aliko Dangote Foundation. Halima holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Marketing from American Intercontinental University, London, United Kingdom and a Master’s in Business Administration obtained from Webster Business School, United Kingdom.

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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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Dapo Okubadejo

Partner & Deal Advisory, KPMG Nigeria

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

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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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Sandeep Sood

Group CFO, Chellarams Plc

Sandeep Kumar Sood is the Group Chief Finance Officer of Chellarams Plc. He has 30 years of finance and accounting experience in India and Nigeria, especially in the trading and manufacturing industries. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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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, Deloitte

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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Toluwaleke Adenmosun

Partner, Verraki

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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Tom Stephenson

CEO, GZ Industries

Tom is a global business leader with 15+ years of C-level experience. Prior to GZI, Tom spent four years as CEO of DAL Group; a US$1.2 billion, North African regional Agri-food conglomerate and Coca Cola bottler. Immediately prior to this he was Group Director of Revenue Management at Avis Europe plc, a turnaround, where he lead the transformation of the Group’s Revenue management practices, impacting the core operations of over 3000 rental stations across Europe.

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Yaw Nsarkoh

Executive Vice President, Unilever Ghana & Nigeria

Yaw is the Executive Vice President (EVP) of Unilever Ghana and Nigeria. Prior to this, he served as Managing Director, Unilever Nigeria from 2014 till 2016 and Managing Director, Unilever East and Southern Africa, from 2010 to 2013. He is the Chairman of the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) board for Unilever Africa and represents Africa on the Unilever global D&I board.

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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

Adeola Adetunji

Marcomm Analyst

Adeola Adetunji is Endeavor Nigeria's Marcomm Analyst, she joined Endeavor as an Office Manager. She holds a BSc in Chemistry from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and before joining Endeavor in 2018, worked in Benin Electricity Distribution Company, where she served as the Logistics Officer, supervising 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 is an Entrepreneur Selection and Growth (ESG), Associate at Endeavor Nigeria. Before joining Endeavor in October 2018, he held a number of roles in the Nigerian technology startup sector, including at a startup, an incubator and an early stage VC firm. Derin is passionate about building large businesses in developing countries and writes a column for Stears on technology and business in Nigeria.

Precious Stephens

Marcomm Associate

Precious is a Marketing and Communications Associate at Endeavor Nigeria. Before joining Endeavor, she held several Communications roles in the non-profit industry. She is passionate about working with organisations that promote change and create opportunities in Africa. Precious holds a Master's Degree from Georgetown University.