High profiled and high caliber persons have been carefully selected to provide strategic direction for the foundation. The Trustees of the foundation are
Prof. Henry Fadamiro
Prof. Henry Fadamiro is an Alumni Professor at Auburn University, Alabama, USA. In 1992, he was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University, England, where he received a Ph.D. degree in 1995. He has served as a USAID consultant in Africa. Fadamiro has received more than $20 million in grants and published more than 150 articles. He has trained over 30 postgraduate students and postdoctoral
Mr. Samuel Taiwo-Brown
Mr. Samuel Taiwo-Brown is an experienced teacher and was a school principal in Florida. He was a Project Director of Inspection in several primary and special needs schools of England. He was an Education Consultant for the Department of Education in the UK.
Prof. Adegbemi Onakoya
Professor Adegbemi Onakoya PhD FCA, is a Visiting Professor of Business and Applied Economics at Crescent University and an Associate Professor at Babcock University both in Ogun State, Nigeria. He is a chartered accountant and a member of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He was formerly Secretary to the government of Ogun State, Nigeria.
Justice Olanrewaju Onafowokan
Justice Onafowokan is a distinguished Judge in the Ogun state judiciary. He has a passion for education and reducing the out of school children.
Oluladun Adeagbo is a sociology graduate of Loughborough University, Leicester, UK. She is a Human Resources expert with a top international credit rating agency, Fitch. She has a passion for enabling students to excel in their education and achieving their potentials in life.
Taiwo Akinlami is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and arguably Africa’s foremost Legal and Child Rights/Protection and Family Strengthening Practitioner. He is the principal and founder of iProtect™ Academy, Africa’s pioneer Childhood Management and Child Development academy. He is an advocate for the protection of the African child. He is the principal of Taiwo Akinlami Academy for Legal Enlightenment and Social Development (LEAD™).
Opeyemi Grace Adedara
Miss Opeyemi Grace Adedara is a beneficiary of IA-Foundation. She graduated from Federal University Of Technology Akure. She studied food technology. She is passionate about supporting students experiencing hardships to get through their education effortlessly.
Mr Rufai Oseni is an ace broadcaster and passionate Nigerian who is so concerned at the increasing rate of out-of-school children in Nigeria.
Lande Abudu is the Component Lead for Standalone Solar Home Systems on the World Bank Nigeria Electrification Project being implemented by the Rural Electrification Agency. Her prior role was as the CEO of Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), Africa’s foremost association of renewable energy professionals, project developers and practitioners.
ADEUSI, SOLOMON OLORUNFUNMI, FCA
Solomon Adeusi is an experienced C Level expert in Financial Strategy and Business Transformation.A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), he has more than 25 years post – ACA experience in management in various sectors of the Sub Sahara African and European economies including Cyber Security, Aviation, Integrated Marketing Communications, Private Equity, FMCG, Oil & Gas, Electrical Power Engineering & Utilities, Transportation, Logistics & Heavy Plant Equipment, Contracting, Consulting, Manufacturing, Financial Services, and Telecommunications.
Dr. Tunji Olugbodi [frpa, fnim]
Dr. Tunji Olugbodi is a man that wears many hats. He serves as Chairman on the board of Background Check International, Epicentre Events and BT Bytols Travels & Tours. He is also the Executive Vice Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Verdant Zeal Group, Africa’s emerging multinational marketing communications group headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria with two international branches in Ghana and The Gambia.
His illustrious career spanning three decades in journalism, advertising and enterprise development has seen him pass through the walls of The Guardian Newspapers, SAAL Advertising, Promoserve-Grey and Prima Garnet before setting up Verdant Zeal in 2007.