Advisory Board

Tayo Adebo is an independent financial consultant and head of OAK Financial Advisory Services with over 20 years’ experience in accounting and financial reporting. Tayo’s extensive experience includes over 17 years at KPMG USA and KPMG Netherlands as Auditor and then Senior Manager, Advisory as well as experience as Interim Director of Accounting Projects at Lumileds.

Tayo has a degree in Accounting and Financial Management with the University of Essex and  an MBA in Corporate Finance with Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and is Certified Public Accountant with the Georgia State Board of Accounting.

Victor Ehikhamenor is an award-winning visual artist, writer and photographer who draws influences from traditional African motifs and religious cosmology. He has held numerous solo art exhibitions and was one of three artists to represent Nigeria at its first outing at the Venice Biennial.

He is also a prolific writer with published numerous fiction and critical essays with academic journals, mainstream magazines and newspapers from around the world including: New York Times, CNN Online, Washington Post, Farafina, AGNI Magazine and Wasafiri Magazine. His art and photographs have been used for editorials as well as book covers by award winning authors like Chimanmada Adichie, Helon Habila and Chika Unigwe. His book ‘EXCUSE ME!’ — a satirical creative non-fiction view of life as an African both at home and abroad is a recommended text in two Nigerian universities.  His poetry collection, Sordid Rituals was published in 2002.

Victor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literary Studies from Ambrose Ali University, Nigeria, a Masters in Technology Management and Masters of Fine Art in Creative Writing from University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

Soni Irabor is an iconic broadcaster, advertising practitioner, media manager, communications consultant and speech trainer, talk-show host and toastmaster of international repute. He airs one of Nigeria’s most popular radio and TV talk-show, ‘Soni Irabor Live (SIL).’

He is a Mass Communications graduate from the University of Lagos and has trained as a speech trainer with The Radio Deutsche Weller (Voice of Germany), Koln, Germany.

He holds a Certificate in Leadership and Governance in Media and Communications from the School of Media and Communications, Pan Atlantic University, among others. He is a versatile media practitioner who has handled numerous PR and Media Relations assignments. As a toast master, he has hosted numerous National and International events, including OAU and ECOWAS Heads of Government Conferences and Corporate events.

Bili Odum is the Group Company Secretary at United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA) and holds an LLB (Hons) degree from Edo State University, Ekpoma.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom), the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He has held high-level strategic positions in top financial services institutions in Nigeria with responsibilities that encompassed Asset Management, Structured Finance, Legal Advisory, Corporate Governance, Human Resource Management, Administration, Knowledge Management, and Business Communication.

Dr Leke Oshunniyi is the Managing Director/CEO of AIICO Multishield Limited, a private medical practitioner, a health administrator and the Director of the Royal Cross Medical Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos. He was previously the Social Secretary and General Secretary of the Lagos State Branch of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN).

A Mobil Scholar, Dr. Oshunniyi is a graduate of the University of Ibadan Medical School. A seasoned Private Medical Practitioner and Health Administrator, he is Director of the Royal Cross Medical Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, from 1990 to date. Between 1988 and 1996, he was the Social Secretary and General Secretary of the Lagos State Branch of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), he served as the National Treasurer from 1994–1996, and was the Secretary-General of the National body of the AGPMPN from 1996-2000. A founding Director of Multishield Ltd. since 1997, he was Publicity Secretary of the Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria (HMCAN) from 1999-2002, and also a founding Trustee of HMCAN.  In 2000, he was honored with the Distinguished Service Merit Award and Associate Membership of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria and the Fellowship (FAGP) of the AGPMPN.  A member of the American College of Physician Executives and National Association of Managed Care Physicians (USA).

Data Phido is the Executive Director of ARDA Development Communication Inc., a leading development communication non-profit headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.  Through ARDA, Data Phido has created a number of development-oriented radio dramas over the last 2 decades all geared towards achieving social change and is a trainer and a mentor who continues to share her experience in various parts of Nigeria and the world. Before joining ARDA, Data was a Senior Program Officer at Johns Hopkins University.  She studied Theater Development at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Certificate in Health Communication from Johns Hopkins University.

Abena Poku-Awuku (Phd.) is an international development professional and scholar with project management experience for major international organizations and private sector companies such as WHO, UNICEF, Nielsen, GIZ and Philips.  Abena has a doctorate in International Relations and Economics from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and has an MPhil in BioScience Enterprise from Cambridge University and an MSc. in Sustainable International Agriculture from Universitaet Gottingen in Germany. Her first degree is in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Jacobs University, Bremen.

Abena has varied experience in health, policy and data analysis, stakeholder management, resource mobilization, marketing and sales, corporate social responsibility, economic development research, capacity building and is also a co-founder of Gaidoo Foundation, Ghana.

Deepali Singh is an international fundraising consultant, brand raising consultant and an illustrator. Founder of Inkspired, a company retailing an exclusive range of products which bring Deepali’s illustrative work to life.

Deepali has extensive international fundraising and brand raising experience with PLAN India, Asia Development Bank, PLAN International, UNICEF, World Food Programme and Save the Children. She has an MBA in Marketing from the University of Delhi and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering.

Carlos Salgado Wunderlin is a global marketing executive and currently Global Sales Manager for Hult International Business School in London. Carlos has extensive experience in sales and financial investment advisory and has worked with Education First, UBS, Goodnight Partners and Thomson Reuters. He has a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management from the Ecole Hôtélier de Lausanne in Switzerland.