Founder, CrowdyVest Holdings and FarmCrowdy
Founder, HYBR Group
Senior Manager Finance Operations, American Towers
CEO, Heckerbella Limited
Managing Director, Phanuel Limited
Country Lead, HEIS global Limited
Associate Professor at University of Lagos
Onyeka Akumah is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farmcrowdy - a startup he launched in November 2016 and is currently referred to as Nigeria's First Digital Agriculture platform.
Impacting on the lives of over 11,000 small-scale farmers already since inception in November 2016, Farmcrowdy has created and is leading a new category of online platforms that are focused on increasing food production. The company is working to impact positively on the lives of 50,000 small scale farmers in Nigeria in the next five years and engage 2 million Nigerian youths to participate in Agriculture through technology.
Before Farmcrowdy, Onyeka was the Chief Commercial Officer of Travel beta - one of Nigeria's leading online travel agencies. He has also worked with Konga as Vice President; Marketing, Jumia as Director of Marketing & Partnerships, Wakanow as Online Marketing Manager, E-Marketing Coordinator for Deloitte for West, East, and Central Africa, and Webmaster for British Council in Nigeria.
In addition to being the CEO of Farmcrowdy, Onyeka currently sits on the board of leading tech startups in New York and Lagos and continuously seek ways to impact on Nigerian youths through media and technology.
Charles Ojei is a business development expert focused on creating innovative business models to help drive economic and social impact in emerging markets. He has extensive experience in consumer goods, agriculture, and energy sectors and has worked for several multinationals.
Since 2016, Charles Ojei has been at the helm of HYBR - a Pan African innovation firm and growth platform for impact scaleups. HYBR works with entrepreneurs, multinational corporations, governments, non-profits, and investors to scale solutions, leveraging the intersection of technology, business, and humanities to solve big problems and drive sustainable impact.
Before founding HYBR, Charles held several positions at different multinational organisations. Notably, He was Director of Social Innovation & Economic Development for Samsung West Africa.Service Sales Leader Africa for General Electric Healthcare.
In most of his roles, he won recognition for outstanding service and achievement. A firm in the Pan-African vision, one of Charles favourite mantra, is - we rise by lifting others. He is committed to helping African businesses thrive and is excited about the economic potential of Africa.
Adebola is a seasoned professional with over nine (9) years of valuable experience
garnered in diverse, challenging roles. She possesses broad management experience
overseeing key functions of Finance Operations, Quality Assurance, Health & Safety,
and Network Operations. As Senior Manager, Finance Operations at American Towers,
she currently manages 30+ team members and ensures there are adequate controls to
manage the disbursement of the yearly operational maintenance budget.
She gained four (4) years consulting experience in KPMG with focus in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), internal audit planning and execution, budget forecasting monitoring and control, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) reviews, process reengineering, revenue assurance, fraud investigations and project management from diverse sectors such as Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), oil & gas, telecommunications, banking, and health sectors.
Burdened by the number of street kids, she started Mantle of Mordecai (MOM) foundation, a registered non-profit organisation with the mission to reduce the population of out-of-school children in Nigeria and by extension Africa. She also champions the Culture Preservation Initiative with the mandate of ensuring that the culture of her home country Nigeria is preserved all over the world. As part of impacting her world, she is a volunteer mentor of The Tony Elumelu Foundation tasked with empowering young entrepreneurs in Africa.
Yemi Keri is one of the foremost women in Technology in Nigeria.
She is the Chief Executive Officer of Heckerbella Limited,
a Technology Business Transformation company, and also a Partner at
Holmen Consulting, an Information Technology Consulting firm.
She has over 21 years' experience in the Information and Communications Technology sector at top management levels in both the public and private sectors.
Yemi Keri held the post of Director and Regional Manager, West Africa for SAP Africa and was the pioneer Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Edo State Directorate of Information Communications & Technology Agency. She is committed to creating an enabling environment for women in tech and business.
Yemi Keri is the co-founder of Rising Tide Africa, a women's movement initiated with a vision to increase women's participation in angel investing as an asset class and promote education, cross-border investing, and investor-mentoring across Africa.
Yemi Keri is a member of the Lagos Angel Network and serves as a mentor to various digitally and technology-enabled startups an
Mr. Olusegun Onayinka, sits on the Board of Several Companies Including Perdew LLC (U.S.A), Avant Garde Energy and Bissadoss Nigeria Ltd. (An Oil trading company), where he was founding Managing Director and the brain behind steering the company to the enviable height of being one of the key importers of petroleum products for the major players in the Oil and Gas Sector, namely; NNPC, MOBIL, AGIP, TOTAL and AP, with an annual turnover of N5billion, all from being a medium scale oil marketing company.
He was equally instrumental in turning around a moribund Mayfair Plastics Manufacturers Nigeria Limited into a thriving plastic company. A director with Notch Energy Nigeria Limited, He is a qualified Lawyer with several years' experience.
Beyond his role as a lawyer and businessman, Onayinka is an avid driver of human development. He organizes and leads Christian meetings in Africa and the world.
Ismail Damcida is an international trade consultant with over a decade of
experience in international trade and export business development.
He has a wealth of knowledge and experience of worldwide markets,
which is complemented by his impressive local and international
network of partners and associates.
Throughout his career, Ismail Damcida has been involved in international business; developing and implementing strategies, building teams and distribution networks to open new markets.
Damcida is also a passionate environmentalist and humanitarian dedicated to promoting sustainable development to unlock real value that improves the lives of people and their environment.
Damcida holds a Bsc in IRPM, an American Institute of management, diploma in human resource management and also a certificate in international trade documentation. Damcida serves as a Director on numerous boards and also the country representative of HEIS global pharmaceutical & nutraceutical packaging Spain and Aiscan Spain, Europe's largest producer of electric conduit.
Olumuyiwa Sunday ASAOLU is an academic, software developer, and business consultant. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Systems Engineering at the University of Lagos, where he teaches and mentors young system engineers.
Before joining the University of Lagos, Mr Olumuyiwa's storied career in Systems Engineering started from Zentech Nigeria Ltd, where he worked as a graduate trainee Civil/Systems Engineer. As an academic, Mr Olumuyiwa has several publications covering Artificial Intelligence, Systems Modelling and Analysis.
He is recognised nationally and internationally for several accomplishments in software development and Systems Engineering. In 2001, he was awarded Best Software Developer in Nigeria for innovating Lingua, the word-processor and translator for Nigerian languages. In 2009, he received an award from the World Academy of Sciences & Inter-Academy Panel Young Scientist for his research and proposal for the localisation and evaluation of his edutainment Latinos World software, which he later produced into 7 international languages.
As a business consultant, Mr Asaolu has made significant contributions to the growth of Nigeria's education and technology sector. He is a Non-Executive Director of PEAS Ltd and administers its andrewschallenge.net website for deploying online exams. He serves as the 1st Vice of the Institute of Operational Research and Management Science of Nigeria. Also, he consults for several organisations, government and international agencies, including KJK Africa.
Founder and CEO, KJK Africa
CTO (Chief Technology Officer), KJK Africa
Technology Project Manager, KJK Africa
Technology Product Lead, KJK Africa
Digital Growth Lead, KJK Africa
Graphics Design Lead, KJK Africa
I am Olajumoke Oduwole, a full stack developer and the CEO of KJK Africa, where I lead a team of tech talents to build technology products and deliver services that help businesses improve output, deepen customer relationships, and grow revenue.
After that, I went on to acquire several academic qualifications in IT and business, which include a B.Sc. (2011) and M.Sc. (2015) in Systems Engineering and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Lagos; a degree in brand management from Metropolitan School of Business Management, UK; and an entrepreneurship certification from the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) in 2017.
Before founding KJK, I worked with several companies in different capacities. Notably, (state the companies you worked with). As an employee, I observed that businesses often lost resources (time, effort and money) because they used old and complicated techniques and technology. For many months, I dedicated myself to helping businesses examine their operation to identify legacy systems and processes that can be improved by technology to increase output. With each success, I got referrals and my stock rose. Soon there was a need to serve businesses as a team and so KJK was born.
Outside work, I am committed to education and youth mentorship. I am a movie enthusiast and language lover. My perfect meeting involves a coffee and an intelligent conversation about anything. If you challenge me to a language trivia, I will win. Right now, I am trying my hands at wine-tasting (you can replace it with something fun) and would probably invite you to dine with me over a business call.
Lekan Oladele is a full-stack developer with over 7 years' experience across different industries. He has built several solutions ranging from e-commerce platforms to biometric systems, mobile banking solutions, user analytics systems, and travel management software.
Lekan has worked with leading organizations in the travel, ecommerce, and banking industry; notably, Wakanow. He enjoys building cross platform products that are portable, effective, interactive, and scalable.
Over the years, Lekan has built an impressive resume as a speaker, trainer, and facilitator of technology seminars & training. He serves as CTA of KJK Africa.
Dipo Olojede is an ICT Expert with more than 7 years' experience working with web and PC applications. For most of his career, Dipo has been responsible for building some of the most innovative EduTech platforms in Nigeria.
Dipo's expertise cuts across building, managing and implementing management portals for tertiary institutions, project management, as well as developing software and mobile applications that solve critical business problems.
A graduate of Computer Programming from Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Dipo is an alumnus of BCS, The chartered Institute for IT, where he obtained a Graduate Degree in Information Technology. Dipo is a Certified Software Engineer from ICCP- Certifies Business, Data and Computer Professional.
Dipo is a partner and technology resource manager at leading technology firms in Nigeria, notably KJK Africa. Outside work, Dipo is committed to Youth development and contributing to the growth of the Nigerian economy with technology.
George Ikponmwosa Edomwande is a Computer Engineer, PHP Developer and results-driven IT personnel. He specialises in building advanced B2B and B2C platforms with PHP (server-side) language and has a demonstrated ability to work with firms in different industries to develop web solutions that support business growth.
At KJK.Africa, George's role revolves around building websites and web applications with PHP, as well as identifying and implementing technology trends that can support the future success of any business.
Abiola is a motivated digital enthusiast with skills in social media marketing, lead generation and conversion, branding, digital community building, data management and research.
His forte is identifying consumer trends in market segments and devising strategies to reach them successfully. Abiola's passion for growth through digital is seen in his work. He loves to raise the ante, and his deep experience in data research; digital media marketing and social media allow him to drive campaign excellence. Abiola is always tracking KPI's on social channels to understand the strength and weakness of KJK on social media. He ensures topnotch performance by developing strategies to increase visibility, optimise impact, and conversion.