Dr Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien
A Synergist and Angel Investor passionate about Africa, she is a member of the Lagos Angels Network and Global Committee of Next Wave, co-founding the Rising Tide Africa Initiative in 2016. She represents the IFC/World Bank as a Board Director of ABN Microfinance Bank and serves on the Boards of Interswitch Financial Inclusion, Sahara Foundation, ICT for Youth and ANAP Foundation. Since 1999, she has been instrumental to developing corporate sustainability initiatives at the Bottom of the Pyramid through GBF, investing in rural women and farmers, and nurturing early stage Microfinance Institutions across Nigeria who today lead the ecosystem, including SEAP and LAPO. As GBF, she co-hosted the Annual Microfinance Awards with Central Bank of Nigeria and Citi from 2007 till 2015. Ndidi started her career at First Securities Discount House (FSDH), transitioning to the role of Vice President SecTrust Asset Management (now Afrinvest) and then Director, Strategy & Monitoring/Head of the CEO’s Office at the Nigerian Communications Commission.
An alumna of the London School of Economics with executive education from INSEAD and Wharton, she holds a PhD focused on corporate governance and sustainability in traditional African businesses from Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt, Germany. Prior to her PhD, she served as Senior Lecturer of Business Ethics at the Lagos Business School and authored several articles and books including “Ownership and management structures in the economy”.
Ten years experience in Green field project development of Renewable Energy projects (Photovoltaic, Geothermal Biomass and Heat pump technology on free field or building integrated).
She previously worked with Access Bank Plc, from 2007-2014 in various capacities and later as the team lead, corporate communications and Sustainability at the Access Bank Plc, She worked with others towards the Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Strategies to enable the Bank deliver positive change and collaborating with relevant units within the organization to integrate sustainability initiatives, specifically E& S, into its operations.
She is presently the Head of CSR and Sustainability at First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB).
She He hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Paris Graduate School of Management, and Certificate is Sustainability Strategy from Lagos Business School (LBS)
Michael Olugbenga George
He leads the CSR/Sustainability team and department in the FrieslandCampina WAMCO, with the responsibility of Initiating and driving corporate citizen projects for the company by developing, managing and executing socially responsible initiatives. Such as Home-grown School Feeding Programme partnership, Surveillance and upkeep of over 43 community safe water projects, across Nigeria, Dairy Farming & local milk sourcing sustainability Project, Cash and Nutrition Support for over 30 charity hospices (or orphanages) nationwide etc.
He was a brand officer at FCMB in 2013, and also a Principal Consultant at Advoco Digital LLC
He hold a Master’s degree in Media & Communication, from the Pan Atlantic University, and holds a B.A in Philosophy at the Ambrose Ali University.
ESSIEN MFON CHUKWUNOMSO
He is motivated with strong ability to develop sustainability strategies, implement policies and procedures, and build positive relationships to achieve best results for all stakeholders within mandatory legislative and voluntary best practice requirements. He is passionate about sustainable solutions for the environment, buildings and communities.
He is Member, Nigerian Environmental Society,
Associate Member, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment,
Graduate Member, Energy Institute,
Auditor, ISO 14001:2015,
He has Master of Science (MSc) in Energy from Heriot-Watt University
And also Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Protection and Resource Management from University of Calabar