Our Board of Trustees
High profiled and high caliber persons have been carefully selected to provide strategic direction for the foundation. The Trustees of the foundation are
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. Taiwo is a member of the Foundation’s operations committee.
Ibironke Adeagbo FCCA FCA CPFA
Ibironke Adeagbo is the founder of IA- Foundation. She is a chartered accountant. She was a director of British Safety council and has been a trustee/director of many charities in the UK. She has worked as Assistant principal/Director of Corporate services in the education sector in the UK. She was formally the chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN UK) district and a member of the Probity and Conduct panel of Royal Borough of Greenwich.
BabaJide Olagundoye is an experienced Project manager and organizational transformation expert. He an engineering and accounting qualification. He specialises in the delivery of business value through improved IT. He was a director of British Safety Council. Babajide also a member of the Operations, Fundraising, Compliance and ICT committees.
Yetunde Raimi-Odimayo FCA CPFA
Trained with Ernst and Young, has extensive experience in the area of Assurance and Advisory services as well as Charity Accounting. Has 13 years experience as an educator specialising in professional accounting qualifications as well as accounting and auditing software. Yetunde is a member of the Foundation’s compliance and ICT committee.
Ms Abimbola Tyler
Ms Tyler is a qualified social worker since 2004. She has worked in several local authorities both in London, Kent and Essex. Her core experience has been in children and families safeguarding which included Child in Need to Child Protection, which included years of court work securing permanence for children. Abimbola is a member of the Foundation’s Operations and Fundraising committees.
Diran Famakinwa FCA FCCA MBA
A member of the Executive team of St. Nicholas Hospital Lagos. Mr Famakinwa was a Trustee of TradeRelief UK, a charity enabling local entrepreneurs in developing countries to grow self-sustaining businesses. Diran is a member of the Foundation’s operations committee.
Julie Benson is the founder and Managing Director of J Benson Solicitors Ltd. The firm was established in August 2008. She previously worked in the Criminal Justice and Policy Department for the Ministry of Justice for 12 years and was responsible for developing the use of Video Links for vulnerable witnesses in England and Wales and also wrote the Legal Aid Best Practice Workbook Manual for Her Majesty’s Court Services. She is also the CEO of Arlington International Consultancy, a cross border organisation consulting on legal issues in the UK and in Nigeria. Julie is a member of the Foundation fundraising committee.
Mrs Tokunbo Okeowo
Mrs Tokunboh Okeowo is a Consultant Pharmacist and Clinical Oncologist in the NHS. Tokunbo is a member of the Foundation’s Operations and Fundraising Committees.
Mr Deji Ishmael
Deji Ishmael is an experienced facilitator and consultant working with teams to build cohesion, create healthy organisations, develop and implement strategy. He has experience across multiple sectors including telecommunications, technology, financial service and not-for-profits.
He sits on the board of the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) and continues to look for ways to make education count.
Alhaja S.O Ogunwoolu
Alhaja S.O Ogunwoolu is a seasoned professional with a life time of experience in education and educational administration. Her 35 years of experience spans across service in different capacities including Classroom Teacher, Registrar, Vice Principal, Principal and now Principal General. Her dedication is to the empowerment of children and creation of leaders through impactful and nurturing education; A cause to which she has dedicated her professional career and continues to do so.
Olubowale Oluwasanya is a Cybersecurity Architect and Risk management consultant, (Automation & control Systems) with over 20 years’ experience, building and delivering technical solution in several multi-jurisdictional organisations. With extensive experience within Information Technology, Telecommunication and Oil & Gas industries, and has for over eight years successfully delivered information security related multi-vendor integrated solutions. Due to this passion for humanity, his spare time is spent with a number of charities both in Nigeria and UK, with primary focus on mentoring. Olubowale is a member of the Foundation’s compliance and ICT committee
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
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.