Olubunmi Adefisayo is a research associate responsible for conducting primary and secondary research on business management and leadership topics for LEAP’s publications and various training programmes. In his role, he translate research into relevant, accessible books and manuals.
Olubunmi’s professional background includes working at KPMG LLP, where he provided financial and tax advisory services to clients. In addition, he has worked as a Research Analyst at both the Center for Urban Progress in Washington DC and Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration as well as a Master of Science in Finance from Howard University and The University of Dundee respectively.
Director of Programmes
Oje Ivagba has eight years progressive experience in social cause management, values reorientation and life skills development. In his role as Director of Programmes, he serves as strategy and team lead in the design and implementation of social change interventions targeted at underserved Nigerians.
He has had direct interactions, as a life and leadership skills facilitator with over 25,000 youth in states across the six geopolitical regions of Nigeria.
Given his dedication to youth development, he has been instrumental in the development of over 10 leading youth-led community initiatives by volunteering his time in a personal capacity to mentor and advice a host of other indigenous youth-led community initiatives, providing guidance, best practices and structural support towards the development of budding social innovators. He has led voluntary trainings to post war regions of East Africa – Burundi and Rwanda.
He is skilled in public speaking, proposal writing, social cause strategy and management, pitching, copy writing and learning facilitation.
He holds a B.Sc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, three Certificates - in Strategic Leadership from the Centre for Creative Leadership USA, in Social Sector Management from the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan Atlantic University, and Peace, Trade and Development from Monterey Institute for International Studies California USA.
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 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)
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