Patrick Okedinachi Utomi (born February 6, 1956) is a Nigerian professor of political economy and management expert. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria and a former presidential candidate. He is the founder of Centre for Value in Leadership (CVL) and the African Democratic Congress. He is a professor at Lagos Business School, and has served in senior positions in government, as an adviser to the president of Nigeria, the private sector, as Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen Nigeria.

Prof. Ayodele Francis Ogunye was born on July 31, 1942. He attended Molusi College, Ijebu-Igbo between 1956 and 1960 and Government College Ibadan on Ijebu-Igbo Local Government Scholarship to read for the HSC in 1961.He taught briefly at Molusi College, Ijebu-Igbo from December 1962 after the HSC and was admitted to Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology, University of London, London, England on the Federal Government Scholarship in September 1963 to read for a degree course in Chemical Engineering, which he completed in June 1966.

Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe (born 31 May 1960) is a Nigerian academic, author and a Professor of botany. He is the 12th substantive Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos.He was Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies from August 2007 to July 2011 and Director, Academic Planning Unit from April 2012 to April 2016.

He was appointed as the vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos in November 2017 having emerged highest in the interview conducted, beating Professor Olukayode Amund, and Professor Ayodeji Olukoju to the post.

Ajoritsedere (Dere) Josephine Awosika (born c. 1953) is a Nigerian businesswoman who is chairwoman of Access Bank plc. Prior to this appointment, she was Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministries of Internal Affairs, Science & Technology and Power at different periods. She has been accused of insider trading.She is a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacy. She is an alumna of the University of Bradford, where she holds a Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Technology.

John Momoh (born 1 July 1957) is a Nigerian broadcast journalist and the Chairman and CEO of Channels TV, an independent and multiple award-winning 24-hour news and media television channel based in Lagos. He is widely recognized in Nigeria as a transformative industry pioneer with the 37-year-long career in news television broadcasting.

He delivered the maiden edition of Distinguished Lecture Series of the University of Lagos Mass Communication Alumni Association entitled “The Mass Media: Setting the Nigerian Agenda.” He was appointed as the acting chairman of UNILAG Governing Council by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on 21 August 2020. he was proclaimed “Officer of the Order of the Niger” by the Nigerian Government.

In 2006, he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Nigerian Information Society and, two years later, he was nominated as Nigeria’s Entrepreneur of the Year by the Fate Foundation.

Ade Buraimoh holds a BSc. Banking & Finance from the Ogun State University, and a Masters in Banking & Finance from the University of Lagos (1996). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, FCIB (2010), an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (ACSI) UK, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS) and a Non-Executive member of the Fund Managers Association of Nigeria. He is the Chairman, Ethics, Standards and Regulations of the Fund Managers Association of Nigeria (FMAN), and was the first Vice President of the National Advisory Council (NAC) Nigeria, of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), UK.

Bilkisu Abiodun Motunrayo Omobolanle Adekola is a Nigerian business woman, motivational speaker, and an author. She was former Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria.A fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and Aspen Global Leadership Network, Ibukun Awosika is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, member of the board of Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund and former Chairperson, Board of Trustees of Women in Management, Business and Public Service. In 2011, she co-founded the Afterschool Graduate Development Centre, a career centre established in order to checkmate the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria.

On September 7, 2015, Ibukun became the first woman to be appointed Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria following the resignation of Prince Ajibola Afonja.

Ibukun Awosika is member of IESE’s International Advisory Board (IAB). She also sits on the board of Digital Jewel Limited and Cadbury Nig Plc.


Dr. Segun Aina is the new Chairman of Odu’a Investment Company Limited. He is a global professional banking leader, internationally rated fintech ecosystem enabler and thought leader, transformation expert, chartered arbitrator, respected futurist and a philanthropist.

A banker by profession, Dr Aina is a graduate of Accounting from the University of Lagos, with a Master’s degree of Science in Banking and Finance from the University of Ibadan.

Dr. Akindele is an astute investment professional with over 25 years in banking, private equity, and corporate finance. He has managed, raised and advised transactions in excess of $5 billion. Prior to joining the board of Koniku, Dr. Akintoye Akindele was on the boards of companies across multiple industries. Dr. Akintoye Akindele, DBA, CFA is the Chairman of Platform Capital; Chairman of Unicorn; CEO & Chairman of Diatom Impact; and is the founder of Synergy Capital; where he was Managing Partner till November 2019. Dr. Akindele is also a faculty member at the University of Lagos Business School where he lectures on entrepreneurship and finance.

Hajara Adeola FOUNDER and CHAIRPERSON of LOTUS Bank Limited. She is also the founder and Managing Director of Lotus Capital Limited, a Nigerian pioneer in Shari’ah compliant Asset Management, Private Wealth Management Advisory Services and Financial Advisory Services.

Prior to founding Lotus Capital, she was the Director, CCT Islamic Finance at UBS Warburg heading their London Islamic Finance Desk. Prior to joining UBS, she was a Convertible Bond Research Analyst at BNP Paribas, London.

MR AKEEM OYEWALE. Currently a General Manager in StanbicIBTC Group and Chief Ex By the time he celebrated his 21 Birthday in 1998, he was not only a graduate but a Chartered Accountant. He was one of the youngest persons to qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Nigeria. Ecutive Officer of StanbicIBTC Nominees Limited, He has one of the fastest career rise in Nigeria’s financial services industry.

Anthony Abiola Allen (Prof. of Security Risk Management). A Chartered Accountant, A Certified Fraud Examiner, Member of International Association of Crime Analysts, Member of Society of Crime Prevention Professionals, A Cisco Certified Network Professional, an Oracle Certified Database Administrator and an Assistant Commissioner of Police with the Nigerian Police Force.

Dr. César Baena, Professor of Strategic Management in Kedge Business School, France, visited HELBUS for the first time this spring, delivering the unit Business Strategy.