Dr. Lanre Phillips is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in the FMCG, Banking, and Telecommunications industry. He has worked with several business hubs, incubators and accelerators in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. He is on the faculty of several training organisations and has trained on Business Strategy, Storytelling, Organisational Behaviour, Business Branding, Customer Service, Leadership, amongst others.

A member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network who has worked on projects such as You WIN, World Bank’s Women X Programme and the Road to Growth by the Cherie Blaire Foundation. He is a member of the board of several organisations.

Lanre bagged a B.Sc, M.Sc in Economics, MBA and Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the Swiss Management Centre.




A seasoned entrepreneur who had played a top management roles in diverse industries like oil and gas, financial services and ICT. He had been educated at various topnotch institutions spanning Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School, HBS Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, Scotland, Pan-Atlantic University, University Of Benin and Lagos State University. He is a Co-Author of “Success in the New Economy” with Brian Tracy et-al, and sits on the board of about 8 companies.



Victor Gbenga Afolabi is a passionate and visionary leader who has in the last 20 years not only displayed and demonstrated an exceptional knack for turning businesses around, but has also sustainably birthed several business ventures. A consummate venture capitalist, Victor has the innate ability to create energised and consumer-centric culture of continuous improvement, innovation and creative but tailored strategies to ultimately position companies to hit the competitive landscape running.

Victor Gbenga Afolabi is the Chief Executive Officer of Hazon Holdings, a diversified business Holding Company and the founder of Eko Innovation Center, an enterprise development Centre for startup and MSMEs, who deploy technology and innovation in the area of Agriculture, Health Care, Market access, Renewable energy and Fintech.

V’GA holds a bachelor of Pharmacy degree from ABU, Zaria, Master’s degree in Managerial Psychology from the University of Ibadan, an MBA from Alliance Business School, Manchester University, UK, and an alumina of the Lagos Business School. He is an Acumen Partner and also a member of several Professional bodies and recipient of many awards.



Wale Ajiboye is a currently the Associate Director, West Africa Fellows Program at Acumen. He has a degree from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, an MBA in Strategy & Innovation from Hult International Business School, and Masters Certificate on Innovation Strategy from Centre for Innovation, Excellence and Leadership, Boston.



Afolabi, Adetutu Ibironke is currently the Executive Director of Wellness Healthcare Ltd. The pharmacist par excellence obtained her B.Pharm degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State in 2002, and has well over 10 years of pharmaceutical experience. Also an alumnus of Lagos Business School, Afolabi Adetutu has over the years served in various professional capacities.

Her training and personal abilities helps her in people management and harnessing individuals’ best abilities into workable partnerships that bring forth hidden capacities.

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