Amazing speakers are lined up to share their entrepreneurial journey with the entrepreneurs.
Folorunsho Alakija is a Nigerian business tycoon involved in the oil & gas, fashion and printing industries. She is the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited. On 9th March, 2016 she became the first female Chancellor of Osun State University (now renamed Bola- Ige University).
Toyin Sanni is Group CEO at United Capital, a leading African Investment Banking Group. Prior to her appointment as Group CEO, Toyin Sanni was CEO, United Capital Trustees Limited – a subsidiary of United Capital and a market leader in the Trustee business.
Ms Vir is the CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF). As CEO, she manages the overall day-to-day operations and strategic development of TEF, as well as the implementation of the Foundation’s key initiatives.
Under Vir’s leadership, the Foundation will continue its mission of empowering African entrepreneurs, and ensuring that entrepreneurship becomes the primary driver of Africa’s economic growth and social transformation.
Mark Essien is the Founder and CEO of Nigeria-based Hotels.ng, an online hotel booking agency that is the first and largest of its kind in Nigeria.
Since establishing Hotels.ng in 2013, Mark has overseen the growth of hotel listings on the platform from just over 100 at launch to more than 7,000 hotels in 21 regions of Nigeria with millions of transactions in 2014 alone.
Dr Awele Elumelu holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Benin. Her experience as a medical doctor includes medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and emergency medicine.
She is the CEO of Avon Medical Services Limited and oversees the healthcare investments of the Heirs Holdings group.
Convinced his bosses at MTV to set up MTV Base in Africa, at a time when they didn’t believe there was opportunity in Africa (2003). He built a model and was then tapped as MD to build it from scratch.
Audu Maikori is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur and social activist. Audu is best known as the Founder of the Chocolate City Group.