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.

Olubunmi Adefisayo
Research Associate

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 works to translate this 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.

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.

Oje Ivagba
Director of Programmes

Oje serves as the lead trainer and Director of Programmes at LEAP – providing strategic guidance for the design and development of LEAP’s Programme and facilitation skills development.  


He is charged with the overall responsibility of the Programme Department and serves as the core contact for programme liaisons, partnerships and sponsorships. He manages the Programme team and provides support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes.

He has worked extensively as an expert trainer on life, leadership and employability skills development across the six geo-political regions of Nigeria. He has worked beyond the boundaries of West Africa to engender youth socio-economic change drives and serves as a strategic advisor to a host of youth led initiatives in Nigeria.

He holds a bachelors degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos and a certificate in Strategies and Tools for Leadership beyond Boundaries at the Centre for Creative Leadership, Greensboro North Carolina. He is also an Alumnus of the Social Sector Management Programme of the Pan African University’s – Enterprise Development Centre, Lagos.

He is a people-person and man of faith.

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 a commercial bank 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 with a leading global consulting firm in Nigeria, 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.

Oluseyi Ojurongbe
Programme Coordinator

Oluseyi is an experienced facilitator with many years of work experience in Project Management Training and Consulting. At LEAP Africa, he manages the Business Leadership Programmes and Special Projects. Prior to his appointment at LEAP, Oluseyi worked with the National Health Service-NHS Trust UK, where he served as a Project Support Analyst during the ‘Connecting for Health Project’. He also worked with VFM Consulting Company Ltd (a franchise of X-Pert Group South Africa) as Lead Facilitator and Training Manager. He was responsible for delivering training programmes across Nigeria, South Africa and the UK.

Oluseyi received a Bachelor’s degree in Geography Education from the University of Lagos. He also obtained a Masters degree in Project Management from the University of East London.
He is a registered PRINCE2® Practitioner and member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) – USA and Association for Project Management- UK. He is also a certified and accredited Trainer by X-Pert Academy South Africa.

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 Ejigbe
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