Our People

Stephen Adebisi
Communications and External Affairs 

Stephen is responsible for managing and maintaining internal and external correspondences; creating electronic publications, assisting with database management and providing research support for LEAP's print publications in the Communications Department.

Before joining LEAP, he worked with Life Vanguards Nigeria, as Programme Officer on Integrated Youth Development and Adolescent Reproductive Health.

Stephen holds a Higher National Diploma in Building Technology from The Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State and a Post Graduate Degree in Social Works from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

 

Ahmed Alaga
Programme Coordinator

Ahmed Alaga is a programme coordinator in the Programmes Department at LEAP Africa.He is principally responsible for ensuring the successful development and launch of LEAP e-learning courses.

Prior to LEAP Africa, he has six year experience in social development sector. Ahmed worked at ENACTUS as a senior programme staff, a global non-profit and community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.

He holds a B.Ed. Tech. in Industrial Technology Education from the University of Technology Minna and a National Certificate of Education in Education Technology from Kaduna Polytechnic.

 

Kehinde Ayeni
Pogramme Coordinator
Communications and External Affairs

Kehinde Ayeni is the programme coordinator, Communications and External Affairs and responsible for all external communications at LEAP Africa and has served in various capacities within the organization.

In her role, she is responsible for all internal and external communications - she develops and oversees the creation of print and online publications, serves as the media liaison personnel and coordinates activities of the organizations online media platforms.  Kehinde has undergone diverse training in creative writing including the Advanced Writing Skills Programme in School of Media and Communication, Pan African University and holds a first degree in Geography and Education from the University of Ilorin.

Iyadunni Olubode
Executive Director

Iyadunni Olubode is the Executive Director of LEAP Africa Ltd./Gte. She has two economics degrees; a B.Sc. from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and M.Sc. in Energy Economics and Policy from the University of Surrey, UK.

Iyadunni started her career in the treasury department of Intercontinental Bank Plc and subsequently moved into management consulting. She comes to LEAP with specialised skills in strategy development and execution, talent management, project management and business development. During her career at Accenture, she was involved in reorganising enterprises, developing strategies and managing talent for leading public and private sector organisations. She has also worked as an independent development consultant on a number of public sector initiatives.

Iyadunni is passionate about socio-economic development and has a deep commitment to developing people and enabling them to reach their full potential.

 

Obiora Omenye
Accountant


Obiora serves as an accountant at LEAP. His core responsibilities include managing and tracking LEAP's investment and reconciling LEAP's financial books. He also manages the marketing and sales of LEAP's publications.

Prior to joining LEAP, Obiora served as an Account Officer in the Reconciliation Department at the Office of the Account General, Ogun State, during his National Youth Service Corps programme.

Obiora holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Ambrose Ali University, Edo State. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and a student member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

 
Ukwori Ejibe
Programme Coordinator 


Ukwori  holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; National University of Singapore and a Masters in Public Affairs from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris; Sciences PO. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Mount Holyoke College with a special concentration on health funding and policy. Prior to LEAP Africa, she worked as a Research Associate with Friends of the Global Fund Africa in Nigeria, an NGO specializing in mobilizing strategic political and financial support for the fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria through education, multi-sectoral advocacy and documentation. She is a Programme Coordinator in the Programmes Department at LEAP Africa.

 LEAP AFRICA INTERNATIONAL

Eme Essien Lore
Associate Director
Rockefeller Foundation
Kenya

Una O. Osili, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Director of Research
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Mr. Euclid Walker
Managing Director
Brightwood Capital Advisors
USA