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How to harness technology in transforming your business - Emeka Eboegbune

Emeka Eboegbune

Emeka is a consummate professional passionate about using digital technology to create value. He has over 22 years of professional experience that spans Banking/Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Government

He is currently the Group Technology Programme Manager, FCMB Group PLC. In this capacity, he is responsible for providing the digital and technology vision, strategy and leadership required to drive and sustain the Group’s competitive advantage through continuous innovation while ensuring regulatory compliance.

Emeka is a founding Member of the IDC Technology Advisory Council and has honed his skills and developed an attitude for results achievement that has improved the businesses and people he has had the priviledge of working with.

FCMB Top5 Paula Wigwe Managing a remote team successfully

Paula Wigwe

I am an astute professional with nearly 15 years of experience, managing business administration, business and facility operations, Program management, business reviews, Strategy and planning for a Fortune 500 company.

Presently, I have the responsibility to oversee the operations of the African Development Center, West Africa office( Microsoft Engineering, West Africa) as their Business Manager. My forte is in Strategic Management and Planning, (Leadership, Stakeholders, Vendors and Processes), Project Management, Supervision & Coordination Key projects that align with the goals and vision for the robust set of Microsoft Engineering teams covering West Africa.

At the inception of my career, i managed the facility for the Microsoft Anglophone West Africa sales team, comprising Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra-Leone & The Gambia and also doubled as an Executive Assistant to the Country Managing Director and coordinates activities for the leadership team.

FCMB Top5 Ife Durosinmi-Etti Getting more results through collaboration

Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti

Ifedayo Durosinmi – Etti is a sales and marketing expert with over 10 years of management and leadership experience working in the fashion, marketing and manufacturing Industries. She holds a first degree in Biochemistry and an MBA in Global Business.

Prior to moving back to Nigeria in 2012, she worked with Arcadia Group Plc, a British multinational retailing company headquartered in London and Aspire Acquisitions. She later joined Nigerian Breweries (Heineken Operating Company in Nigeria) as a Young African Talent (YAT) and transitioned to their Corporate Communications Department as Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Support Manager where she successfully managed various corporate social responsibility and sustainability projects. Ifedayo is also an associate member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).

FCMB Top5 Echefu Ukattah Covering the legal angles in a creative business

Dr. Echefu Ukattah

Echefu has cognate experience in shipping law, international trade law, arbitration and litigation and routinely represents shipping companies, government agencies and other maritime bodies in admiralty and maritime cases in superior courts in Nigeria.

He also advises shipping companies and other maritime stakeholders on various maritime issues such as collision, charterparties, ship financing, general average, towage, piracy, carriage of goods by sea, the registration of ships in the Nigerian Ship Register and the registration of ships for cabotage trade, amongst other maritime issues.

He is an article reviewer for local and foreign Maritime Law Journals and has presented papers both locally and internationally. Echefu is also a recipient of several scholarships such as the Sir William Solomon Memorial Scholarship and the Law Endowment Fund Scholarship.

FCMB Top5 Taiwo Oyedele How to navigate tax issues as a small business owner

Taiwo Oyedele

Taiwo Oyedele is the Fiscal Policy Partner and Africa Tax Leader at PwC. He is an author, keynote speaker, strategist, policy analyst and commentator on finance, business, and economic matters.

He is the Thematic Lead for the Public Finance & Taxation Policy Commission, and Chairman of the Debt Management Roundtable of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group; Chairman of the Taxation & Fiscal Policy Faculty Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; member of the Nigerian Taxation Standards Board; and a member of the Ministerial Committee on the implementation of Nigeria’s National Tax Policy.

Mr. Oyedele is a regular guest on various media channels including national, regional and global TV stations, primetime Radio programmes, and online broadcasting platforms. He is a social media influencer with many followers and constantly referenced in the print media including top national newspapers.

He is a member of the Global Tax Forum and a former member of the Global Governing Council of ACCA.

Mr. Oyedele is an alumnus of the London School of Economics, Yale University and Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education. He is a guest lecturer at the Lagos Business School and the Founder and President of Impact Africa Foundation.

FCMB Top5 Joseph Edgar Running a business in a tough environment

Joseph Edgar

Joseph Edgar is a consummate Investment Banker having worked for over 22 years in some of the most gilt-edged Investment Banking franchises including BGL, Investment One Financial Services and FCMB(CSL) to mention a few. He rose to become the Managing Director/CEO of Aquila Asset Management before co-founding Hamilton and George Limited, a nitch Financial and Investment Advisory firm with very strong clientele spanning Oil and Gas, Real estate, Power and Media. Hamilton and George recently partnered with FCMB Capital Markets on the N10b Orangestone Bank Guaranteed Private Note which was appreciably received by the markets.

Being the eccentric and restless bohemian, Joseph is today the most prolific theatre producer in the country with a rich portfolio of productions that have crossed the N1b Mark. His last production of Awo pulled in the Vice President Prof Yemi Osibajo SAN, His Excellency Hon. Femi Gbajabimialla The Hon Speaker of the Federal House of Representative, His Excellency The Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu amongst other top dignitaires.

Over 100,000 people have seen his productions and millions more in the diaspora. He is presently working on two major productions that are expected to have the President Mohammadu Buhari in attendance in 2022- Emir Sanusi and Sarduana.

Edgar is a prolific author who has written about 6 books with the last being Anonymous Nipples which was sold out. His compilation of his articles and commentaries -Loudwhispers has also been very influential.

He writes one of the most popular columns on any National Newspaper – Loudwhispers in Thisday. He also writes for the Cable and RipplesNigeria.

FCMB Top5 Olori Boye-Ajayi Unlocking international market opportunities

Olori Boye-Ajayi

Known for pioneering impactful projects, Dr. Olori Boye-Ajayi serves as President, Borderless Trade Network; a gender and trade advocacy network that collaborates with key players in the international trade space to boost the participation of women in trade and investment. With offices in Lagos, Accra, Monrovia, and the United Kingdom, BTN is an official partner of the prestigious White House initiative – Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Lagos.

As an advocate for women entrepreneurs and a driver for economic change in Africa, Olori has received numerous award and recognitions. She was listed as one of the ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women in Africa’ in 2021 by Leading Ladies Africa. In 2020, she won the Entrepreneur Africa Awards for the ‘Outstanding Female Entrepreneur of the Year’, and ‘Leader and Mentor’; recognition by the US Consulate General Public Affairs office, Lagos, for her role in the successful leadership and mentoring programs in Lagos state public schools for girls.

In 2019, Olori was honored by Ideation Hub Africa at the annual Women in Development Summit for her contribution to driving social change and nation-building in Africa through business. By 2018, she was internationally recognized and nominated for the international fellowship program – the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), an exchange program by the U.S State Department for the Women in Business.

FCMB Top5 Steve Harris How To Get Customers and make More Money

Steve Harris

Steve Harris is one of Africa’s leading high-performance coaches and Business Strategists. He is also one of the most-watched, most downloaded, quoted and followed personal development trainers in Nigeria.

Steve is also sought after by many organizations as a turn-around expert, inspirational speaker and corporate activator that has added incredible value to not only the effectiveness and corporate productivity of his clients, but also to their organization’s bottom line.

His podcast has been rated among the Top 15 in the Training category in iTunes and has been downloaded over 420,000 times. His online courses have been taken by over 2600 students and his weekly emails reach well over 32000 people. A sought-after conference speaker, Steve Harris is passionate about helping people chase their greatness with ruthless execution.

FCMB Top5 Mitchell Elegbe How to grow a local startup with global appeal

Mitchell Elegbe

Mitchell Elegbe is a renowned business leader in the Information Technology and Financial Services industry, recognised for driving revolutionary payment innovation in Africa. A people-centric leader skilled in Business Development and Strategy, Transformational Leadership, and Team Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Benin, Nigeria and is an alumnus of the Global CEO Programme from IESE/ Wharton /CEIBS.

He was formerly with Schlumberger Wireline and Testing, and Telnet, an ICT engineering and consulting company until 2002, when he started Interswitch Group where he is currently the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. In 2012, he was awarded the West Africa Business Leader Award at the All African Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) organized by CNBC Africa. He is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient and he won the Harvard Business School Association (Nigeria) Leadership Award in the General Management Category in 2015. He is a Bishop Desmond Tutu fellow of the African Leadership Institute

FCMB Top5 Steve Babaeko Building Top of Mind Awareness on a Budget

Steve Babaeko

Steve Babaeko founded the X3M Ideas Group in 2012 and it has become the yardstick for a new generation of Nigerian creative entrepreneurs. His unyielding belief in looking challenges in the eye and staring them down has attracted the best talents to his firm and pulled in clients from around the world. His next stop? South-Central Africa, via Lusaka and Johannesburg, where he recently opened independent offices for X3M Ideas.

Before starting X3M, which has now grown to include X3M Music, and Zero Degrees Productions, Mr. Babaeko was the creative director at 141 Worldwide. About 23 years ago, he began his advertising career about 23 years ago at Mc&A Saatchi & Saatchi and later moved to Prima Garnet Ogilvy. He continues to represent Africa on the global stage, having been a member of the jury at the New York Advertising Festival, the Loeries, and African Cristal Awards. He has also been a speaker at the Cannes Lions Festival and also one of Adweek’s Top 100 Creatives in the world 2019. He was also conferred a “Visiting Fellow” of Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom.

Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the esteemed Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is currently the President of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) and member of the board of International Advertising Association (I.A.A), Nigeria. Outside advertising, he was the former Chairman, Public Relations Committee of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce. He attended several international Leadership training, including some in Harvard Business School, Columbia University, New York and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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