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 Jide Olagundoye

Mr Jide Olagundoye

Chairman

BabaJide Olagundoye is an experienced Project manager and organizational Transformation Expert. He has Engineering and Accounting qualifications and specialises in the delivery of business value through improved IT. He was a director of British Safety Council. Babajide is also a member of the Operations, Fundraising, Compliance and ICT committees.
Mrs Ibironke Adeagbo FCCA FCA CPFA

Mrs Ibironke Adeagbo FCCA FCA CPFA

Founder/CEO

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. Recently she was appointed to the board of StreetInvest where she serves as the Treasurer.
Mrs Yetunde Raimi-Odimayo FCA CPFA

Mrs Yetunde Raimi-Odimayo FCA CPFA

Treasurer

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 the Chair of the Finance and Operations sub-committee.

Ms  Abimbola Tytler - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Abimbola Tytler - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Board Member

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 childrens. Abimbola is the Chair of the Programme and Bursary sub committee.

Mr Diran Famakinwa FCA FCCA MBA

Mr Diran Famakinwa FCA FCCA MBA

Vice Chairman

Diran was 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 Finance and Operations committee.

Ms Julie Benson

Ms Julie Benson

Board Member

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 Tokunbo Okeowo

Board Member

Mrs Tokunboh Okeowo is a Consultant Pharmacist and Clinical Oncologist in the NHS. Tokunbo is a member of the Foundation’s Fundraising Committees.

Mr Deji Ishmael

Mr Deji Ishmael

Board Secretary

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.

Mr Olubowale Oluwasanya

Mr Olubowale Oluwasanya

Board Member

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 the Chair of the Foundation’s IT and Compliance sub committee.

Our Ambassadors

 

Prof. Henry Fadamiro

Prof. Henry Fadamiro

Ambassador

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

Ambassador

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

Prof. Adegbemi Onakoya

Ambassador

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 Olanrewaju Onafowokan

Ambassador

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

Oluladun Adeagbo

Ambassador

Oluladun Adeagbo is a sociology graduate of Loughborough University, Leicester, UK. She is a Human Resources expert with a top American law firm – Paul Hastings. She has a passion for enabling students excel in their education and achieving their potentials in life.

Taiwo Akinlami

Taiwo Akinlami

Ambassador

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

Opeyemi Grace Adedara

Ambassador

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.
Rufai Oseni

Rufai Oseni

Brand Ambassador

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.