Our Board

Meet our Board members

Adeyinka Ige-Onabolu

Serves on the Program & Strategy Development & External Affairs Committees

Adeyinka Ige-Onabolu has experience in advocacy, litigation, research and project implementation to enhance and strengthen the protection of rights of women, children, persons with disabilities and refugees with a special focus on gender based violence and sexual and reproductive rights.

She has previously served with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights based in Banjul,The Gambia supporting the special mechanism on refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers/older persons and persons with disabilities.

She has an LLB in Law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and completed an LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex, United Kingdom in 2012. Her research has focused on women’s rights, disability rights, economic and social rights in armed conflicts & the African Human Rights System

Jennesse Haruna

Serves on the Internal Affairs Committee and the Programme & Strategy Development Committee

Jennesse is a dynamic entrepreneur and business consultant. She is MD of Spytech Security and Guards Ltd a leading private security solutions company in Nigeria. Spytech is a consortium of Nigerian’s leading security experts and practitioners working together to ensure proactive security solutions in its clients’ interest.

Since 2011, Jennesse, has built and developed the company’s business to three successful units; Professional Services, Technology Service and Personnel Service with over 500 professionals. She has developed and delivered client solutions in Health & Safety, Risk Management, Security Consultancy & Advisory, Security Assessment & Audit, Control Room and Technology support. Providing security solutions to Government, Embassies, NGO’s, Housing Estates, Offices, Shopping Malls, and Local and International high-risk clients/VIPs.

She is also managing partner of a pace setting alternative energy company; Conical Energy. Conical Energy is leading the way as a vibrant, innovative renewable energy company in Nigeria operating schemes that allows homeowners and businesses access quality, reliable and stable electricity effortlessly.

She attended Queens College Yaba, Lagos for secondary education; then went on to study Law at the University of Surrey UK, Later furthered her education with a MBA in Entrepreneurship at University of Wales (Lampeter). She has taken a Post-Graduate Course in Terrorism Studies at University of St Andrews UK and is enrolled on a world renowned Security & Risk Management Consultancy course in Bristol UK.

Jennesse is an active member of the ASIS International, and the youngest, National Executive Member (National Treasurer) of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN). She is committed to developing and supporting capacity building initiatives for young adults and SMEs with the aim of fostering economic/social empowerment and nurture future change agents and leaders.

Mobolaji Alabi

Serves on the Audit Committee and the External Affairs Committee

Mobolaji Alabi is an accounting and auditing professional who has experience in financial service, aviation, public and non-governmental sectors. Prior to his current role as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he was the acting senior accountant at Izy Air Limited. Also, he was the Head of Finance at Living Word Liberation Centre Charity, Southampton (UK).

He is a graduate of Covenant University and University of Southampton where he obtained BSc in Accounting and MSc in Accounting and Finance (Distinction) respectively; he also holds a certificate in Financial Modelling and Management from Kaplan Financial (UK).

Olugbenro Ogundipe

Serves on the Audit Committee and the Programme & Strategy Development Committee

Olugbenro is the Regional Information Systems Advisor (RISA) for Central Africa Regional Office (CARO) providing IT Leadership in one of the World’s Leading NGOs, Catholic Relief Services.

He provides leadership, direction, and support to Central African Project offices in Development, experience and continuing support in Burundi, Rwanda, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Nigeria, Togo and Benin.

He considers himself simply as a Christian Nigerian IT Person, working in development in African countries, specifically using a regional focus with project management skills.

Simi Olusola

Simi Olusola

Serves as the board secretary and has input in all the committees as required by the board

Simi Olusola is a multipotentialite, development sector expert and entrepreneur who is passionate about the growth and development of Nigeria and Africa. She works with various organisations and the government to ensure economic growth and improve governance in the country.

She has been working in the not for profit sector for over 9 years with a focus on poverty reduction via the pathways of economic empowerment and good governance. Along with her co-director, Simi runs Nuach Consulting, a small & niche consulting firm
that helps start-ups become a going concern and works with international organisations to implement programmes. Nuach Consulting provides high level solutions in the areas of Strategy, Operations, IT, Human Capital Development and Project Management. The team has a cumulative experience of over 13 years in these areas and has deployed solutions for clients in the technology, development, transport and agric sectors. They have worked with large enterprises as well as MSMEs and local as well as international organisations. She is a lifelong volunteer with a passion for societal development. She has a B.Sc in Physiology from the University of Ibadan, a certificate in Social Sector Management from the Pan Atlantic University and has a master’s degree in Data, Economics and Development policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in view.

She is a 2020 Acumen West Africa Fellow, a Strategy Advisor for TechHer NG, a 2019 fellow of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative, a 2016 LEAP Africa Social Innovators Program fellow, a 2017 member of the Young African Leadership Initiative RLC West Africa and an International Citizen Service volunteer. Simi is an ex-basketball player, having been part of the University of Ibadan basketball team, a librocubicularist who enjoys writing, is always, on and off, on one healthy living diet or the other, never backs down from a challenge, loves people and loves to mentor younger ladies.

Taiye Fatoki

Serves as the Board Chair and on the Internal Affairs Committee as well as the Programme & Strategy Development Committee

Fatoki Taiye Timmy is a graduate of Education from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where He was a Student union leader, advocating for better welfare and collaborative relationship for Nigerian students. As a young Pan Africanist, he seeks a brighter future for the African continent through hope enkindled in her young population.He has been working with youth-led and youth focused organizations focusing on sexuality health, child rights [especially the girl and the differently abled child] and youth development in Nigeria, using rights based approaches through advocacy, sensitization, training and policy participation and related integrated approaches.

Fatoki Taiye Timmy is a member of various youth coalitions and network at the national, regional and global level. Based on his experience and good knowledge of the issues affecting the African child, He has presented papers on the challenges face by children in the third world countries and the influence of global politics at both national [at various youth fora and higher institutions of learning] and international fora, most notably at the Voices of Africa-Voices of Resistance international conference at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and the G8 ALTERNATIVES summit held at the University of Aberdeen, also in the United Kingdom in the year 2005 and Upper West region of Ghana in 2014.

As an experienced Programme Officer, he has worked on various community interventions ranging from education, health, women empowerment, poverty eradication, youth development, child rights, education and gender issues. Fatoki Taiye Timmy holds a PGD in social work (health option) and a Masters in Social work (Community Development) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho. He is currently pursuing his Post Graduate studies in Gender and Social Policy Development at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. To Fatoki Taiye, his only assignment in the world is to make lives better.

Fatoki Taiye Timmy was a Project Supervisor for the first International Youth exchange between Nigeria and the United Kingdom known as the Global Xchange, supported by the British Council, Voluntary Service Overseas. He is an Alumnus of the Africa Leadership forum Otta, and was also a Development Analyst for the African Regional Youth Initiative (ARYI), Tanzania for two years. He served as one of the Organisation Development and Management specialists for a UKaid education project in Nigeria (Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria). A Co- author of the United Nation’s 2008 National Youth Shadow Report on the 2001 UNGASS Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. He is the Co-founder and the International Programme Director Youth Vanguards Ghana and The Survivors Foundation Nigeria.