Our People

 

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.

 
 

Adeyemi Asaba
Marketing & Administering Officer

Adeyemi Asaba serves as the marketing & administrative officer at LEAP Africa. He is responsible for identifying and implementing strategies to maximize monthly/annual operational target of LEAP research materials and providing visibility for LEAP at Youth/SME events in Nigeria.

Adeyemi is a graduate of Mass Communication from Lagos State Polytechnic and has a certificate from Commonwealth of Learning programme in in Embracing Commonwealth Values, 2012.

He is best described as a community reformer with passion for social change.

 
 Asuquo Asuquo

Asuquo Asuquo
Programme Coordinator

Asuquo is a programme coordinator at LEAP Africa. He has more than five years experience in youth development, social change management and life skills development. He manages LEAP’s Social Innovators Programme and coordinates the implementation of community development programmes and social change interventions for youth across Nigeria.

As a Creating Shared Value practitioner, Asuquo believes businesses and community can coexist and develop a symbiotic relationship with a win-win scenario for all stakeholders.
Asuquo holds an MBA with specialization on Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.

He is a certified Project Cycle Manager, and Training for Impact practitioner, as well as a professional member of The Project Management Institute.

 

 
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.

 
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.

 

 
 
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Ndifreke Okwuegbunam
Programme Manager

Ndifreke Okwuegbunam is programme manager of LEAP Africa. Prior to her current role, she served as the executive director at United Way, Nigeria and worked with FATE Foundation in different capacities where she worked with over 1000 volunteer, organized and managed internal and external training programmes, recruitment, designed and developed programmes/training curriculum as well as monitoring and evaluation. She was also involved in the management of the Business mentoring programme at FATE.

She has also worked with Communications Direct Ltd, UK, (the customer service division of 3G Hutchinson Plc.) as a Human Resources officer, Sales and Customer service advisor as well as the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority Abuja – a federal government parastatal as regulatory advisor working with companies in the oil and gas sector.

She holds a B.SC in Applied Chemistry from the University of Uyo. With a wealth of professional experience garnered over eight years across different industries including communications, public sector, and nonprofit; her areas of specialization are honed in not for profit management, relationship management, advisory services and community development.

Ndifreke is passionate about creating sustainable solutions on development issues and working with people who are underserved; as part of her personal activities, she serves as a volunteer with the Nigerian Red Cross Orphanage, Yaba, and with Freedom Foundation Genesis House, a rehabilitation home for destitute young women.

   
 
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)

   
 
   
             LEAP AFRICA INTERNATIONAL
 

Eme Essien Lore
Senior 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