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Uwa Osa-Oboh

HEAD CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT,
AFRICAN CAPITAL ALLIANCE

Mrs. Uwa Osa-Oboh attended the University of Benin, she graduated among the top of her class and subsequently graduated best lawyer in her set at the Nigerian Law School in 1988.

She was a University Scholar and a National Youth Service Merit Awardee. She also has an MBA from University of Benin and a Post graduate diploma in Economics from the University of London.

In the course of her career, she has practiced with the law firms of Dotun Akinkugbe & Co; Osaheni Uzamere & Co. and Steven Adzenge & Co. She also spent six years in the banking world in the Corporate Finance Department of Crown Merchant Bank working on Leasing & Loan Syndications.

Mrs Osa-Oboh spent 16 years with ReStraL, a management consulting firm; where she served for eight years as the Chief Responsibility Officer/ CEO .  ReStraL Limited, is a leadership and management solutions consulting firm delivering a range of solutions to clients in Nigeria, across the region, and internationally. ReStraL's solutions range from strategy and process consulting to leadership development. A critical aspect of its leadership service thrust is its FranklinCovey portfolio of services. The firm owns the franchise for FranklinCovey West Africa and has managed this business since 1996.

A highly regarded speaker and consultant in Nigeria and beyond, known for her engaging and knowledgeable facilitation style, Mrs Osa-Oboh is  committed to the enduring principles of individual and organizational effectiveness and how to transform society through them. She is a specialist in strategy, Governance; Organisation Development; Human Resources and Culture and Change Management. She has worked with Boards; CEOs and top management teams in various multinationals, corporate organisations and government agencies.

Today, Mrs. Osa Oboh heads the Corporate Development function, at African Capital Alliance (ACA), Nigeria’s pioneering private equity firm. In this role, she is responsible for facilitating both the definition and implementation of the firm’s business strategy; its human resources development and all external relations commitments. She is on the board of two nonprofit organizations that serve underprivileged youth and other populations – and is also active with fellowships such as the African Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA) and her own project, the Bloom Initiative for Empowering Youth (Bloom).

She is married with two lovely sons.

Ndidi Nwuneli

FOUNDER,
LEAP AFRICA

Ndidi Nwuneli is the the Co-Founder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution, an indigenous agroprocessing company and a partner at Sahel Capital, an advisory and private equity firm focused on the agribusiness landscape. She has 19 years of experience in international development and has led a range of initiatives in Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal.

Ndidi started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in their Chicago, New York and Johannesburg Offices. She returned to Nigeria to serve as the pioneer executive director of the FATE Foundation, a leading entrepreneurship development organization in 2000. She established LEAP Africa and NIA in 2002 and 2003 respectively. LEAP is a leading leadership development organization that has worked in 26 states across Nigeria providing leadership training, and coaching to over 30,000 entrepreneurs, youth, teachers and the public sector. LEAP has also pioneered curriculum and published ten books on succession, ethics, governance and management. NIA empowers female university students in the Southeastern Nigeria to achieve their highest potential.

Ndidi holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree with honors in Multinational and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ndidi was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honor – Member of the Federal Republic from the Nigerian Government. In 2011, she was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes. In 2013, she was honored by the Global Fund for Women during their 25th Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco. She serves on numerous international boards including USAID's Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership.

Ted Theodore

MANAGING PARTNER,
ISCHUS CONSULTING

Ted is currently the lead partner for ISCHUS, a management consultancy firm. He worked with Shell for two decades in diverse HR and business roles; with his last two roles as Special Projects Manager, leading the people and services aspects of a major divestment ($2bn+) and the post-divestment business integration in Nigeria; and Manager HR Strategy, Shell International, Netherlands. Prior to those roles, he was the pioneer HR Director for Shell’s offshore business in Nigeria. He spent a third of his career working at the Shell International Head Office in Netherlands, supporting Shell businesses in 5 continents. His professional experience spans HR Strategy, Shared Services, Business Partnering, Outsourcing, Acquisitions and Divestments, Learning, OE/OD, Talent, Business & Personal Transformation (Change Management), Process Redesign, Corporate Development, Corporate Services, and Business Management 

Ted holds a degree in Political Science and an MBA; he is an alumni of IMD Switzerland. He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD, UK and is GPHR certified. He is a columnist for both the Business Day and Business Financial Times newspapers in Nigeria and Ghana respectively and speaks at local and international conferences. His passion is to enable people/organizations achieve personal purpose and business success.

Segun Olujobi

CEO,
VERTEX ENERGY

Mr Segun Olujobi was born on 4 July 1965. He attended Christ School Ado-Ekiti from 1976 to 1981. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lagos graduating in 1986.  At the University of Lagos, he was a Gulf (now Chevron) Scholar and graduated among the top of his class.

Mr Olujobi joined Arthur Andersen’s consulting practice in 1987 and had a twenty (20) year career, working in a variety of roles and across various industries and geographies. He spent his last ten years leading large scale transformation advisory projects for clients in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. His last role at Accenture was as Executive Partner responsible for The Oil, Gas and Utilities Practice in Nigeria.

Mr Olujobi worked with Capital Alliance between 2008 and 2010 and since 2010 has been CEO of Vertex Energy Limited, an upstream oil and gas business. In this role, Segun is responsible for working with the board to set broad direction for the business, implementing the strategy, fund raising and managing other key eternal relationships.

Mr Olujobi’s other interests include education reform and the role of independent energy companies can play in promoting sustainable development in host communities. Mr Olujobi is a co-founder of the Apostles in the Market Place Network. He is also Chairman of the Board of LivingSprings Schools and The 360 Degree Foundation. He is Secretary of the board of The Scripture Grace Foundation and a former Chairman of the board of LEAP Africa. Mr Olujobi is also a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA).

Uzoma Nwagba

SPECIAL ADVISER,
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND INVESTMENT

Uzoma joined ACA following a successful MBA internship with the firm.

Uzoma started his career in the summer of 2007 at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he was responsible for strategic analyses and financial modeling of proprietary acquisition targets for the firm's global technology team. He also spent two years with Microsoft Corporation as a Program Manager in the Telecommunications/ Mobile Team.

Uzoma holds a bachelor's degree (First Class Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Howard University, Washington DC, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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