Akin Fadeyi

Akin Fadeyi is the founder and Executive Director of the Akin Fadeyi Foundation.

He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria. His professional skills cut across public relations, media relations, capacity development, leadership, strategic thinking and relationship management.

He has provided strategic direction on projects for clients including British Council, Airtel Nigeria (formerly Zain) Fhi/USAID, Cadbury Nigeria, Federal Road Maintenance Agency, amongst others. He is currently the Lead Consultant on some of National Health Insurance Scheme’s public communications projects.

He is also a member of the Nigerian Federal Government’s National Committee on the Control of LASSA Fever and the Rapid Results Initiative.

Akin holds a master’s degree holder in International Law and Diplomacy after a first degree in English Studies. With support from The MacArthur Foundation, he recently completed an Executive Education Programme in Behavioral Insights to Public Policy Design, at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Simon Kolawole

Simon Kolawole is the executive director of Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) and the founder/CEO of Cable Newspaper Ltd. He was editor of Nigeria’s influential newspaper, THISDAY, from 2007-2012. Kolawole earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos in 1992, and a Master’s degree in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, as a British Chevening Scholar in 2006.

Kolawole was named among Africa’s next generation of leaders by The Banker, a publication of Financial Times of London, in 2009. He was Mo Ibrahim Fellow on the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in 2010. In March 2012, he was named Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. As a YGL, he has attended courses on leadership at the Yale University (2013) and at the Kennedy School, Harvard University (2014).

In 2008, Kolawole did an extensive study of oil producing countries on a comparative basis with Nigeria in the management of the petroleum industry. The research covered governance, policy and political issues around management of the industry. It was published as a special 24-page section in THISDAY newspaper in March 2009.

Babatunde Adeoye

Babatunde Adeoye is a seasoned Legal Practitioner, whose practice covers all aspects of Commercial, Public, Private, Property, Insurance etc.

He is a registered Capital Market Consultant with extensive expertise in its legal workings. ‘Tunde has been Principal Partner, BABATUNDE ADEOYE & CO (Barristers and Solicitors) sine 1994.

He holds an LL.B (HONS) from the University of Ife and LL.M from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988.