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The Executive Team

Nigerian Young Professionals Forum boasts a highly experienced and knowledgeable executive team. They develop and delivers the organization’s strategy as approved by the trustees. The team is also responsible for identifying and recommending new opportunities; developing and implementing ideas; monitoring performance; allocating resources; and forging partnerships.

Moses Siloko Siasia

Chairman & Founder

Moses Siasia has distinguished himself as a leader of repute in Africa and particularly in Nigeria. He has worked closely with several notable personalities and has provided much needed experience and skill-sets to take on complex leadership roles in the society. He is the Chairman of Mosilo Group, a wholly owned indigenous conglomerate with huge investments in Oil & Gas, Agribusiness, Real Estate, and Renewable Energy. He has developed and deployed several social enterprise ideas targeted towards developing the capacities of Young Nigerians all over the world.

Alkasim Zangina

Vice Chairman

Alkasim works with Growth and Employment in States (GEMS 1) Department for International Development (DFID) funded program in Kano State. He has trained over a hundred Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) in advocacy, planning and organizational management across the country. He is the founder/chairman of Arewa Youth Peace Ambassadors, Youth Movement for Better Nigeria, Northern Nigeria Youth Leadership Forum (NNYLF), Northern Nigerians in Diaspora Youth Coalition (ZUMUNTA), World Youth Movement for Democracy. 

Alkasim is the President of Akazio Investment and Consult Limited. He is a member of the Nigeria Youth Council; National Association of Nigerian Small Industries, Kano State; Kano State Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines & Agriculture (KACCIMA). He holds Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Bayero University Kano; Master in International relation and Diplomacy, Ahmadu Bello university Zaria; and Certificate in Management in Public Sector from Ecole National D’Administration, Paris, France.

Tobi Adegbogega

Advisory

Tobi Adegboyega leads a vibrant group of young people, thousands of them gather weekly for vibrant, charismatic and revolutionary meetings. BBC have a reported over 5 documentaries on his work.

An investor into human capital, Tobi has helped start over 40 young people led businesses within the community. He has raised millions of pounds to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  He speaks to over 10,000 young people monthly and works with top FTSE companies such as AON, HSBC, Goldman Sachs etc and various government institution’s across the UK consulting with them on matters pertaining to young people via platforms founded by Tobi.

When asked by various news media such as Financial Times, BBC, Daily Mail and many more why spacnation does this kind of work in London and globally, Tobi said “We are going to build sustainable philanthropy, we will no longer ask for aid from government we will build our businesses that gives back to build a community”. Tobi is a community leader and a philanthropist with passion for young people and has demonstrated this throughout the years.

 

Wandie Kazeem

Media & Communications

Wandie Kazeem is the head of Wandieville Media. A graduate of University of Oklahoma, United States, Wandie has worked with Dangote Farms and closely with Central Bank of Nigeria (NIRSAL), Bank of Industry, World Bank and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC).

Wandie has been involved in a lot of policy level writings and discussion on behalf of Private Sectors with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Trade & Investment and Central Bank of Nigeria dealing with policy issues, tariffs, import duties, writing proposal to government, empowering farmers, farming challenges within the community, private sector investment challenges etc. She received the 2018 Nigerian Agriculture Journalist Award and she is a Cornell -Alliance of Science, 2018 Global Leadership Fellow.

Damy Balogun

Coordinator, United Kingdom

Damy Balogun is the NYPF UK Co-Ordinator and a leader in SPAC Nation, one of the fastest growing movements in Europe, comprising thousands of young and progressive change agents interfacing in community initiatives and every sphere of industry.

A First Class graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Greenwich, London, and at 24 was the youngest to be approved by the Engineering Council UK as a Chartered Engineer.

He has over 10 years of experience in the design, build, operation, asset management and project development of major railway projects including High Speed 1, Crossrail, The Great Western Electrification Project, Midland Mainline Electrification and the East Coast Mainline Power Supply Upgrade projects.

Okenfe Lebarty

Coordinator, United State of America

Okenfe Lebarty is founder of Liberty Leadership Foundation, a non profit that supports the much needed work of bringing about changes within the Nigerian Socio-political landscape. Its mandate it’s carried out in partnership with Liberty Leadership Academy, a bold new middle and high school that is set to take on the leadership vacuum. Currently, he directs the community engagement outreach for a major New York City Hospital. Okenfe was previously a Senior Associate at Families USA Foundation in Washington DC, working to advance healthcare justice. He is the Senior Community Engagement Specialist at Maimonides Medical Center Depart

Seun Ben–Omotehinse

Legal

Seun Ben–Omotehinse who will serve as in house counsel to the organisation was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in December 2010. Since then, he has been actively engaged in the practice of law in expansive areas of law ranging from legal and transactional advisory, dispute resolution, compliance, maritime, energy etc. He has worked on wide spectrum of commercial legal transactions, interface with government departments and other regulatory bodies.

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