A versatile combination of prestigious personalities with wide expertise across several sectors and continents make up our advisory board, in order to ensure ideal implementation of the Geared Up! Initiative to achieve set goals and objectives.
Emmy award-winning former CNN correspondent and anchor, Gina London is an internationally recognized communications expert, author and keynote speaker with a predominantly Fortune 500 client-base including SAP, McKesson, Heineken, Deloitte, Daimler and the US Department of State.
She has facilitated or compered hundreds of events with high profile speakers including Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Jr; Huffington Post CEO Jared Grusd and Nobel Peace Prize winners Oscar Arias and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In a more humanitarian role, Gina has also worked with the first Iraqi women running for Parliament, women’s civil rights leaders in the Persian Gulf, and issues activists in Ghana, Egypt, Tunisia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Macedonia and Romania.
Gina has extensive experience working with professionals in Nigeria. Over the past three years, she has traveled to Lagos, Abuja, Benin City and Port Harcourt to lead training sessions for hundreds of business professionals in a variety of industries such as human resources, sales and government affairs. She has facilitated and delivered key note addresses in conferences throughout the country as well.
Currently based in Ireland, Gina is a regular media analyst on Irish radio and TV as well as writes a weekly business column for the largest newspaper in the country, The Sunday Independent titled, “The Communicator”. She has also featured in a wide range of global media outlets including (Italy): Le Notizie; La Repubblica (Nigeria): The Nation, Your View, TVC, Channels TV; (Romania): In Business Today; (Egypt): The Rose; (UK); BBC; (US): CNN, Fox News, The Orlando Sentinel, The Denver Post, and Fast Company.
Barr. Mrs. Olangwa Ezekwu, Special Adviser to the Enugu State Governor on Diaspora and Special Projects is a distinguished lawyer with specialty in International Law (L.L.M) from Howard University Washington D.C United States of America.
A United States certified lawyer with practice expertise at law firms such as Arnold & Porter as well as Crowell & Moring, she is a Managing Partner at Ezekwu Law Firm alongside her consulting business – Olan Image LTD.
Passionate and committed to community development, Olangwa since her return to Nigeria has spear-headed and managed several socio-economic empowerment initiatives alongside several Non-Governmental Agencies to assist the underprivileged in Nigeria.
Combining her expertise and passion, she served as the Chief Executive Officer, Ovie Brume Foundation, a Non-Governmental Agency which catered to providing Free Educational Programmes to Children in Public Schools after School hours, where through her zeal successfully activated fund raising for key projects, as well as the establishment of an American Corner at the Ovie Brume Center in Lagos.
Dynamic, versatile and highly principled, Barr. Olangwa, via her current portfolio is focused on promoting the potentials of Enugu state and its people, while fostering socio-economic development opportunities via collaborations between Enugu state government and her indigenes in the Diaspora.
Mr. Kayode Olatuyi is the Lead Mentor at Career Mentors Nigeria and a Mentor on the YouWin! and Tony Elumelu Foundation for Entrepreneurship. He is a Mentor to many business start-ups in many African countries and in the UK.
Kayode is a master at bringing people to see the not so obvious reasons which could and always seem to galvanize them to do more, achieve more and be more. He creates the awareness necessary for people to recognize their talents and inspires them to take maximum benefits from their talents and experiences. While at it, he exposes them to what is possible; and beyond that, he Mentors them to find the motivation necessary for taking their chances.
Trained at the prestigious Coaching Academy, United Kingdom, he is the pioneer CEO of Motivation House (UK) Ltd and author of Career Planning Toolkit for Graduates (DVD) and a workbook – MARKET YOURSELF SHAMELESSLY! He is a regular contributor to many self-development and socio-political newsletters.
He is the founder of www.CareerMentorsng.com which is designed to deliver workplace and personal learning solutions that enhances individual and organizational performance, effectiveness and transformation.
Osayi Igharo is the managing partner at Ripple Venture Capital, which partners with early-stage founders to build enduring companies using artificial intelligence to transform industries and win future markets.
His operating background is in business development in technology and innovation from Canada, Nigeria, and the US, with a focus on strategy development and execution, customer acquisition and retention, and technology commercialization.
He was previously the startup director at GSVlabs, where he led the startup business unit and played a key role in reinventing the business model to the vertical-focused, corporate-sponsored accelerator Silicon Valley enjoys today.
Osayi holds an MBA in technology entrepreneurship from Kansas State University.