Olatokunbo “Toks” Olawale Onabanjo is a seasoned project manager and educator with over 19 years [two decades] of experience in developing and implementing strategic outsourcing solutions using information technology. He holds a Master of Education degree from Georgia State University, a Master of Business System Analysis and Design from City University, and a Master of National Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP), and a Fellow of the American Association of Project Managers (FAAPM). Throughout his career, Onabanjo has demonstrated expertise in project management, agile methodologies, and database administration. He has managed projects worth over $270 million and has experience working with top-tier clients to meet their business needs through innovative agile solutions. He is a trusted advisor and has helped clients make better, informed decisions. Onabanjo has held various leadership positions, including Director of Computer Services and Project Manager at Duppies Inc. He has also served as a member and held various positions in professional organizations such as the Project Management Institute, Computer Professional Registration of Nigeria, and the American Association of Project Managers. With his extensive experience and certifications, Onabanjo is a highly skilled and knowledgeable professional in the field of project management and information technology. He is also certified in solar technology by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners as well as member of SOCRA - Society of Clinical Research Associate and a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) etc. He is currently the president of International Institute of Technology and Application (IITAEDU) in Atlanta and also the chairman; Board of Directors of Pan African American Chamber of commerce
Dr. Mark G. Darko is an esteemed leader in the realms of international finance and investment banking, currently serving as the Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer at Afrostar Digital Currency Ltd, a financial institution headquartered in Nairobi kenya dedicated to creating the standard pan African Central Bank Charter and to establish a common universal currency for Africa (SUDACC currency) to facilitate inter-continental trade and payments in collaboration with the AFCFTA. Dr Mark also serves as the Global President of the Africa International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AICCI). This prestigious pan-African chamber, headquartered in Accra, Ghana, boasts chapter offices across numerous African countries, spanning North, South, East, West, and Central Africa. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Darko served as the Chapter President of the Asian African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ghana) demonstrating his leadership for four years. His tenure in this position highlighted his adeptness in fostering international trade and investment relations between Asia and Africa, solidifying his commitment to facilitating global economic collaboration. In addition to his leadership roles, Dr. Darko is a multifaceted entrepreneur and holds board positions in various industries. He is a member of several esteemed boards, including Starch Industries in Ghana, Canna Green Ltd in Ghana, and Pink Jaguars Entertainment in Los Angeles, California, Ecophilic-USA, where his strategic guidance shapes industry landscapes. Moreover, Dr. Darko is recognized as the founder of the Chamber of Cannabis Industry in Ghana, where his pioneering efforts contribute to the development and advancement of the cannabis sector in the country. His dedication to promoting trade and investment within Africa exemplifies his commitment to fostering fruitful collaborations across the continent. Additionally, he holds the esteemed position of Senator at the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), where he represents Ghana at the Grand Assembly, showcasing his active involvement in global economic affairs and advocacy for Ghana's interests on an international platform. His influence extends further as a Governing Council Member and Vice Chairman of the board at The Private Office of H.E Edward Agyekum Kufuor. This role within the family office of the son of H.E President John Agyekum Kufuor of Ghana underscores Dr. Darko's expertise in high-level governance and strategic decision-making. Furthermore, Dr. Darko holds executive roles in key financial institutions. He serves as an Executive Director of the African Rating Agency, a renowned credit rating agency, and also holds the position of Executive Director at Heritage Capital Management Ltd, a prominent investment facilitation company based in Ghana. Dr. Darko's dedication to advancing international business, coupled with his extensive experience in finance and management, makes him a highly respected figure in the global business landscape. His profound insights, strategic acumen, and ability to foster meaningful partnerships have been instrumental in promoting economic growth and development across Africa and beyond. An avid writer and columnist in Newspot Media House, Nigeria, Dr. Darko has penned over 100 articles covering various subjects in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, finance, economics, international trade, and diplomacy. His contributions have earned international recognition, featured in esteemed publications worldwide. Beyond his leadership and entrepreneurial endeavors, Dr. Darko is a highly sought-after international speaker. He has delivered keynote speeches and participated as a panelist in numerous prestigious events and trade missions across various continents, including the United States, Canada, Europe, multiple Asian countries, and several African nations. His insights on international trade, finance, entrepreneurship, and economic development have garnered acclaim and contributed to shaping global discourse. Acknowledged for his outstanding achievements, Dr. Darko has received numerous prestigious global awards in international trade, entrepreneurship, governance, and leadership. He was recently inducted into the Leadership Hall of Fame at the distinguished New Africa Leaders Summit and Honors, honored to feature in Passion Vista Magazine-A global lifestyle and luxury magazine based in India. Other magazines that have featured him include; The New Africa Magazine, Hoinser Magazine, 28COE magazine Malaysia, and Fashion Luxury Magazine, Dubai and has received several prestigious global awards in entrepreneurship, governance and leadership, including; The Global 28COE Awards 2022- Best Entrepreneur Award in International Trade and Finance, Ghana, Certificate of Fellowship from the esteemed Mentorship and Business Institute, World Economic Magazine Awards 2021, USA-Emerging Leader of the year, Ghana. Africa Skills Centre Awards, Kigali Rwanda-Outstanding Young African Leader Award 2021. Icons Awards 2021, Accra Ghana-Award for Global Excellence in Business and Humanitarian Services in Africa. Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qassimi’s Private Office prestigious award 2020- Dubai, UAE. Dr. Mark Darko's unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for driving positive change continues to inspire aspiring professionals and entrepreneurs worldwide. Through his contributions to academia, business publications, and prestigious global platforms, Dr. Mark Darko remains a driving force in advancing knowledge, innovation, and sustainable economic practices
Omolabake Omotayo Daranijo is a multifaceted professional with a distinguished career spanning numerous years. As a midwife, entrepreneur, youth and women's advocate, journalist with Trumpet Magazine, and author of the acclaimed book "Telling Your Child About Sex", she has made a profound impact in both the public and private sectors. Her book has positively influenced the lives of numerous women and children, promoting essential understanding of sex education. The proceeds from the sale of the first 1000 copies in 2017 enabled her to initiate a free skill acquisition program for vulnerable girls in South-West, Nigeria. This program empowers them with valuable soft and practical skills, fostering financial independence. Additionally, Omolabake is an ordained minister of God and an active member of the Rotary Club, Pretoria West District 9400, further demonstrating her commitment to serving humanity.
Bola Babarinde is a seasoned business development consultant, training and tourism facilitator and political activist in Nigeria and South Africa. He is a graduate of Civil Engineering from University of Lagos (UNILAG), Nigeria, with certification in Project Manager from University of South Africa (UNISA). Worked with oil and gas companies and educational institution in areas of procurement, maintenance and construction for two decades and while in South Africa he garnered more experience in international trade and investment, he is versatile in renewable energy with focus on Solar system. Engr. Bola Babarinde has a wide range of experience in business development, direct investment to Africa, procurement and revenue generation for local and state governments. Highly innovative individual with ability to mentor youths in start up business and information communication technology. Bola Babarinde derives joy in helping people which made his membership of Rotary International an effective one, he rose to the position of Assistant Governor after he served as President of the Rotary club of Pretoria West, District 9400. He is a very active political person, he was Chairman of All Progress Party, South Africa Chapter for six (6) years and currently the General Secretary of Committee of Diaspora Chairmen of ruling party in Nigeria. He proffered solutions to states and federal government on good governance, with his current push for 20millions jobs for Nigerian youths before Middle of 2026. Active member of campaign committees that helped All Progress Congress electoral success in 2023 general elections. Bola Babarinde is a writer and public opinion analyst with many publications to his credit, he is the publisher of Parrot Reporter an online publication. Currently busy working with Insidesuccess margazine inroad to Nigeria market where their services in youth training/development is most needed after it successes in united Kingdom. Engr. Bola Babarinde is the Ambassador/Champion in Nigeria for Pan African American Chamber of commerce Trade Investment Conference/Summit and Exhibition (PAACC-TICSED) which promised to be the best investment submit in recent times. His hobbies are soccer, table tennis and music.