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Professor James Ade Kayode MAKINDE A tenured Professor of Political Studies, Religion and Administration, the best of Makinde’s 36-year university career of which over twenty were in key management positions, were spent visioning, designing, building, and branding Nigeria’s pioneer private university and blazing the trail as a maverick Entrepreneur and disruptive innovator in the Knowledge sector of the global economy. The trademark insignia of his innovation was not just in disrupting the hitherto government preserve of Nigerian tertiary education with a globally accredited branded private university, but in rapidly vaulting over the existing dysfunctional federal and state universities system to transform the institution into a reputable and sustainable sector within the industry. His energy and refreshingly unique capacity for “boxless” creativity, counter-culture integrity, vision and purposeful leadership in corporate entrepreneurship are legendary.

Prof. Makinde’s strategic student recruitment strategy exploded a monolithic Seminary from 219 in June into a 1,006-student diversified university structure by September 1999, with student residential and instructional facilities expanded to 3,200 in 2006 and over 12,000 students by 2015. During the same period, academic programs spread went from 19 undergraduate degrees in three Schools, to 46 accredited academic and professional programs in nine Schools, from bachelors to doctorate in Accounting, Basic and Computer Sciences, Management, Law, Medicine and Mass Communication, etc... Financially his team increased the university balance sheet and assets base by over 850%, created work/study opportunities and provided scholarships for indigent students and the host community as well as expand the network of development partners beyond Africa to Europe and North America. Makinde’s forte indisputably lies in his contagious mission mindedness, team building and enabling, mentoring, motivation and mobilization of human and material resources. He almost effortlessly navigates between his multiple roles as teacher, leader, counselor and priest without offensively intruding into the personal space of clients, business partners or associates.

Prior to the Babcock University phase of his career, he was a Lecturer and Graduate students supervisor at the Department of Public Administration of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, during which time he was Lead Principal Investigator at the joint (OAU; NISER, ASCON) project: the Comprehensive Organizational and Manpower Audit of the Lagos State Civil Service between 1990-1991. His innumerable contributions to the development of education and to the African university and to entrepreneurship have been variously celebrated in a multiplicity of awards, recognitions and citations, including the prestigious “Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award”, and “Best African University Administrator Award” by the All Africa Students Union in 2011; the “Congressional Black Caucus Excellence in Leadership Award” in 2016 by the African Leadership Magazine and US State of Georgia Legislative Assembly. At his exit ceremony on November 30, 2015, he was jointly inducted into the newly inaugurated Babcock University Hall of Excellence in Service as Emeritus President/Vice Chancellor, by the Board of Trustees and Governing Council.

The 2016/2017 back to back 100% record induction of Babcock’s Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine's first two batches of doctors and 98% at the 2018 third batch, speak volumes as to the quality of professionals celebrated by the Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria itself. Babcock Law School 4-year award streak as Nigeria’s best Law Faculty in terms of consecutive Call to Bar exams celebrated by the Council on Legal Education only corroborate the excellence of products, not forgetting the spectacular B.Sc/AC program innovation that transforms Babcock Accounting students into zero-wait industry Chartered Accountants at graduation. Makinde's post-Babcock vision is clearly transparent through his new initiative, the Africa EDUCare Limited and the Maranatha Institutes of Science & Technology. He is fluent in French and has studied Arabic.

HE Emeritus Prof. Michael Abiola OMOLEWA, Presiding Chairman (PhD, OON., FCOL) His Excellency Prof. Michael A. Omolewa, during his eventful 10-year (2000-2009) tenure as Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Delegate to United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, made history between September 2003 - October 2005, when he was elected, beating popular world power candidates, to serve as President of the 32nd session of the General Conference of UNESCO. Through his skillful and inspirational leadership of the failing organization (He served two Nigerian Presidents: Obasanjo and Yar’Adua), he brought the United States back to the funding table and broached a “détente” to warm relationships between feuding nations to make landmark achievements on the United Nations world education body. While president also, Omolewa led UNESCO to adopt the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data and the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. He is a former deputy chair of the governing board of the Commonwealth of Learning in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Omolewa is also a member of the Commonwealth Advisory Council on Teacher Mobility, Recruitment and Migrations in London.

HE Omolewa is currently Emeritus Professor of the History of Education at the University of Ibadan, Emeritus Professor of History and International Studies at Babcock University, Nigeria, Member of the Board of the International Research Centre in Beijing, China, and Faculty member at the Jerusalem Institute for Multicultural Studies in Bethlehem, Israel, and has served as Dean of the Faculty of Education, Head of the Department of Adult Education at the University of Ibadan, Chairman of the Committee of Deans of Faculties of Education of Nigerian Universities . He is Member of the Governing Council of Alex Ekwueme Federal University in Ebonyi State, and of the International African Institute in the UK. He was inducted in 2008 into the Hall of Fame of the leaders in Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma in the United States of America, and same year given the President's award for distinguished contribution to world peace and solidarity by Bulgaria's President Georgi Sedefchov Parvanov.

He is a board member of ILI: International Literacy Institute – within Graduate School of Education, established by UNESCO and the University of Pennsylvania: United States of America in 1994; plus Member, Board of Governors: Christ the Redeemer’s College, Sagamu; as well as Deputy chairman of the board of Governors: Christ the Redeemer's College, United Kingdom; including being Board of Trustees Member at Babcock University. Omolewa is also on the Editorial Boards of New York-based International Journal of Higher Education and Washington D.C. based ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History's Journal of African American History; including Journal of Research in International Education and International Journal of Lifelong Education. His immense contributions to the world of Education and Culture have been globally celebrated with awards too numerous to list, and he has been awarded the Nigerian National honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON. He is fluent in French, German and Spanish.

Prof. Kamar Tayo ADELEKE, Director (MD., F.A.C.C., NLI)

Adeleke was, for over ten years the State of Delaware's busiest Cardiologist, and veteran Chair of Division of Cardiology and Director of Intervention Cardiovascular Laboratory at the St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, and program leader in Intervention Cardiology at Christiana Care Hospital, Delaware. This mission-driven Core healthcare professional, a veteran of breaking invisible "glass ceilings" of clinical entrepreneurship practice in an exclusive industry after his Penn State degree and phenomenal residency training in Internal Medicine and Paediatrics at the Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, established the Tristate Cardiovascular Institute in Wilmington, Delaware and very soon had a year-long patients waiting list, which led to founding the First State Diagnostic Centre, Peninsula Medical Associates and Wilmington Cardiovascular Associates - all reputable industry brand leaders.

Veteran of several medical researches with outstanding publications and procedural invasive and non-invasive surgical innovations, and leading out in many successful and highly impacting medical missions in Africa, South America and the Caribbean, Adeleke was appointed to a professorial chair of Medicine and Cardiology and currently chairs the Division of Cardiology at the Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine, Babcock University in 2012. He is concurrently President/CEO of Tristate Healthcare Systems; Vice President, Healthcare for Africa EDUCare; Chief, Division of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Laboratory at University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria where he has also pioneered the Intervention Cardiology Fellowship program as a capacity-building process for Nigerian cardiologists. Adeleke chairs the Board of World Care Canada.

Mr. Felipe CAMPUSANO, Director (PharmD.)

Businessman, Entrepreneur and a Board-certified Pharmacist by Training, Felipe Campusano has academic and professional degrees, firstly from the reputable Queen's University and then from the University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy in 2006. Concurrent with the day he received his licence, Campusano purchased his first pharmacy in a remote location of Northern Ontario. He brings to the Board important insight and experience in successfully operating Canadian pharmacies as a natural entrepreneur, wealth engineer and industrial catalyst who has never taken a paid employment, but went on from starting a very small enterprise straight out of College to control a major interest in over 50 pharmacies across Canada as well as numerous other ventures within and related to the healthcare industry.

He is one of the founding Partners and current President and CEO of Liver Care, Canada and is current President and CEO of World Care Canada, a multidisciplinary network of leading healthcare specialists dedicated to the highest levels of care for patients with liver diseases. He sits as an Independent Director on the Board of EVIO, Inc., National Access Cannabis Corp., and a string of other medium scale business initiatives creating employment for many and contributing to the national GDP. Welcoming him on the Board, EVIO, Inc., CEO William Waldop said of Felipe: “He’s been very successful operating Canadian pharmacies and his ... expertise in pharmaceutical business management will strengthen EVIO’s ability to generate partnerships with medical and healthcare providers. He has disrupted the pharmaceutical industry with major expansions and with his guidance we look to rapidly grow our presence in Canada”. Felipe is a natural leader, mobilizer and mentor whose passion for personal and global development runs deep in his Family DNA. He will be an invaluable asset to MiST Global.

Prof. Paul K. DAVIS, Director (MD.)

Prof. Davis was previously Chief of Cardiac Surgery at St. Francis Hospital for 10 years prior to his arrival at Christiana Care, where over time he has pointedly honed his 30 years of experienced care in cardiothoracic surgery to a mature master state of the art. He has maintained current board certifications in general and cardiothoracic surgery since 1988 and 1991 respectively. His extensive high tech experience and dexterity with minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery, especially mini-mitral repair have near-perfected his success rate even in high risk procedures to the upper ninetieth percentile. Prof. Davis has consecrated quality time of the last decade pioneering difficult open heart aando ther cardiothoracic procédures as well as perfecting surgical skills transfer fellowships to trainees in various parts of Nigeria.

He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1983, followed by a General Surgery residency at the Penn State University Medical Center in Hershey. He then stayed on at Hershey for several more years, performing fellowships in artificial organs and cardiothoracic surgery. Prof. Davis is an avid martial artist and holds a third-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. He is married to Caroline K. Davis, M.D., an anesthesiologist with United Anesthesia Services in Bryn Mawr. They have three children.

Prof. Attahiru M. JEGA, Director (B.Sc., MSc., Ph.D., FAAAS., OFR.)

Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega was Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the most critical years of Nigeria’s democratic experience on which Chair he organized and conducted the 2011 general election, which marked a positive turning point from the historical rot in the electoral process, and the 2015 globally celebrated general election which resulted in Nigeria’s first peaceful democratic transition in which a contesting incumbent President was defeated by an opposition candidate. His Commission holds the exclusive record of conducting two consecutive general elections in Nigeria’s political history. He also served a full five-year term as Vice Chancellor and CEO of Bayero University, Kano.

Attahiru M. Jega holds a BSc. Honors degree from Bayero University College, an M.Sc. and a PhD from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, all in Political Science with a specialization in Political Economy. Professor Jega’s rich academic career saw him serve at various times as Visiting Research Fellow, University of Stockholm, Sweden (Swedish Institute Fellowship), 1994; Visiting Research Fellow, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, 1996; Visiting Fellow, George Mason University, Virginia, USA (2016); and Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Visiting Fellow of Practice, at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford (2016/2017).

Outside university teaching, service positions held by Jega include: Chairman, Education Trust Fund Expert Committee on Research Grants; Member, National Honours Award Committee; Member, Vision 20-20-20 Committee, National Working Group on Niger Delta and Regional Development; Member, Electoral Reform Committee; Chairman, Visitation Panel to the University of Lagos; Member, Presidential Technical Committee on the Consolidation of the Tertiary Education sector; Chairman, Governing Board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC); Member, Governing Board, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru; Member, Presidential Advisory Council on Youth Affairs; Member, Presidential Panel on Review and Harmonization and Rationalization of Federal Government Parastatals, Institutions and Agencies, 1999-2000; Member, Governing Council, the African Centre for Democratic Governance (AFRIGOV), Research Think Tank; Director of Research, Nigerian Political Science Association; President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU); etc..

He is currently a professor of Political science, Bayero University, Kano, and Pro-Chancellor / Chairman, Governing Council, Plateau State University, Bokkos.. Professor Attahiru Jega, whose hobbies include Reading, Walking and Swimming and listening to classical Hausa music/songs, is married with children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Igbeaku EVULUKWU – Director LL.M., B.L., CArb

Igbeaku Evulukwu is a pragmatic legal practitioner whose core is immigration practice. Her main Clients are foreign legations and consular offices. Igbeaku is widely regarded in Nigeria as the preferred lawyer for foreign embassies in Nigeria in matters pertaining to legalization of documents, investigation of asylum claims, international adoption and foreign direct investment in Nigeria. Igbeaku is among the team heads in arbitration matters for our organization which makes her position a very essential one.
Her multi-versatility makes her one of a kind whose acquaintances never forget in a hurry. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); Nigerian Bar Association; Lagos Court of Arbitration; Chattered Mediator and Conciliator; Secretary, Maritime Association of Nigeria; Nigerian Shippers Council; MT (ASCP) USA. A Fellow, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria; Etc. Aside her legal background, Igbeaku holds USA degrees in Biology and Medical Laboratory Technology.

Mr. Alinoor (Al) HASHAM, Director (B.Sc., MCPM., CPF., PMP.)

An Entrepreneur par excellence, Al Hasham possesses over 30 years of professional experience in leadership, strategic portfolio, program and project management, systems and business analysis, and systems development life cycles including Agile and Rapid Results frameworks. Al’s extensive background in Industry has included clients with Canadian Federal & Provincial ministries & agencies and various private organizations in the fields of education, pharmaceuticals and insurance. He has also been an instructor with the Schulich’s Masters Certification Programs in Project Management & Business Analysis while his entrepreneurial endeavours have included start-ups in private school education, software consulting, project management, healthcare services including retail pharmacy.

With his B.Sc in Computer Science and Mathematics from Canada’s Western University, a Summa Cum Laude distinction Masters Certification in Project Management (MCPM), his chartered designation as Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2005, Al bring on the Board of MiST a combination of analytical skills sets and empirical knowledge base that pack quite a punch. His personal interests include community service where he has served as a Lay-Minister for a 1500-member congregation, Director of Sunday School Management Portfolio and Project Manager for a Youth Sports Centre Fundraising Initiative.

Mr. Adedayo K. MAKINDE, Director (BSc. Hons; MS, Software Eng)

A Business Analyst, Entrepreneur and Chief Executive of his own IT company, Adedayo brings to the governance team an impeccable profile as a core technology professional with over ten years of industry experience, and a track record in direct requirements gathering, development and testing in multiple full cycles of software development as Consultant or sub-Contractor. His firm has successfully handled several medium level IT contracts with both private and government clienteles in design and customization of customer relationship management software using the Oracle Siebel application. His territorial coverage from Maryland/Washington area, New York, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, to Boston, etc.., includes organizations and bodies such as the US Government (TSA), Telecommunications (Disney Mobile, etc..), Healthcare (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Presbyterian Hospital New Mexico), Insurance (Farmers' Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield), Oil & Gas (Schlumberger, etc..), Security (Iron Mountain), etc.

Mr. Makinde as a member of Babcock University’s Alpha Class of 2003, earned an honors degree in Computer Engineering Technology from Nigeria's flagship private university, and a Masters in Software Engineering from the Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. Adedayo has to his credit a multiplicity of core professional in-house skilled training that send the IT guru's industry value up the roof.

Prof. Israel B. OLAORE, Director (PhD, M.A.)

An intuitive didactic mentor par excellence, Olaore is a creative achiever whose track record in educational systems management spans basic to tertiary levels, and for Africa EDUCare Group, has responsibility to the President/CEO for management of educational planning, programs, and institutions. Dr. Olaore carved a niche for himself as Chief of Staff to the President/Vice Chancellor and Head of the Presidency of Babcock University between January 2010 to June 2013. He provided supervisory leadership during the explosive years of the university's phenomenal development, for the ten nerve-center administrative departments of the university including: Human Resources, Campus Security, Logistics and Protocol, ICT, Legal Services and Internal Audit among others. Before that, he was actually called from active ministry in Tucson, Arizona to head the Spiritual Life Division of the university with responsibilities directly to the Chief Executive Officer, for Institutional Mission and Purpose, Chaplaincy, Corporate Social Responsibility. A fail safe Educational Solutions Executive, Dr. Olaore’s global currency on the educational leadership trail is amply demonstrated by his ongoing headhunted Call to serve as Principal of the century-old Glendale Academy in Los Angeles, California, in a desperate turn around effort by the Management Board, to reposition institution and restore its historic pacific coast glory.

Israel Olaore earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) from the prestigious Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona, under the mentorship of Distinguished Professor of Higher Education Policy, Gary Rhodes in 2007, specializing in the Organization and Administration/Leadership of Higher Education.

Mr. Oladapo (Dapo) ORIOLA, Director (M.S.,B.A.)

Born and raised in Nigeria but indeed a citizen of many worlds, careers and interests, Dapo Oriola is the poster child of the rugged entrepreneur, a free spirit like the pilgrims or rangers who transform hardship into lordship of their natural habitat and beyond. He has served in a variety of capacities and functions over the years, including non-profit, healthcare management, education, active ministry, journalism and the private sector. Dapo is one of those rare beings who has never been contented with “thinking of the box”. He is a “zero wait state solutions person” who simply gets rid of the box in terms of process innovation, ethnicity, race, handicaps, and all. He has translated his energy burst in an incredible amount of investment in rural agriculture, which multiple goals zero in on wealth creation and community development, reducing youth unemployment and building capacity for self-empowerment.

He is a passionate and effective philanthropist and business man with well over 20 years of executive leadership and experience. Mr. Oriola is co-founder and a partner with Axxess, one of the most innovative leading healthcare technology companies, based in Dallas, Texas. He is also Founder and Board Chair of Grace for Impact, an American based International non-profit organization advocating and bridging the healthcare gap for numerous communities in developing countries as well as inner city and urban communities of industrialized nations.

Mr. Oriola holds multiple qualifications - degree and certificates in Theology, Journalism and Philanthropy. A committed life learner, he also earned a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Management. Mr. Oriola resides in Loma Linda, California, USA with his family.

Mr. Francesco (Frank) SURACI, Director (MBA. B.S.)

Frank Suraci has over 35 years of experience in senior leadership and executive roles within corporate and entrepreneurial environments, especially in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors. His wealth of experience in different sectors of industry brings needed diversity to the MiST Board moreso that for the last 15 years more specifically, his corporate interests have zeroed in on healthcare and education. The effectiveness of his leadership role as a registered lobbyist representing energy and healthcare interests for a major international corporation was a natural path to increased responsibilities as a director for the company’s Health Care division, focusing in creating healthcare business models and capacity development for target population groups in Canada and the U.S.

Mr. Suraci has profitably operated his own consulting firm for the past ten years and developed self-directed healthcare systems in rural areas of Canada for his clients with an emphasis on developing sustainable capacity training for professional healthcare providers in their projects. Key focus areas of interest included Pharmacy and Physician development, and nurse resources in rural communities and bridging major educational institutions’ initiatives to provide educational training in all healthcare disciplines. Frank is a graduate of Canadore College with a background in Science, Healthcare and Technology. He also holds a certification in Project Management and was nominated in 2017 for the Premiers Award for outstanding Ontario College Graduates. In 2000, he earned his Masters of Business Administration from Royal Roads University (RRU) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, added to which was the prestigious Founders Award which recognizes a student’s demonstration of the exemplary qualities in leadership, enterprise sustainability and personal development. Outside of his work commitments, Frank continually mentors his community in developing a strong economic development presence in Canada by attracting businesses and increasing educational capacity.

Ms. Amanda J. CHILDRESS, Director (MPA)

Ms. Childress is an international development and public administration professional with US, international, non-profit and institutional experience and over 15 years of senior leadership experience in the field managing large, complex multi-sectorial portfolio’s and development programs in sub-Saharan Africa. She has served as Country Director, Country Representative, Regional Director, Senior Advisor and in other positions with the Netherlands Development Organization, the United States Agency for International Development, United Nations Development Program, Africare, Pact and the University of Illinois based in Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Angola, Tanzania, Madagascar and others in a regional capacity. Amanda specializes in organizational leadership and development, resource mobilization and managing high-profile and complex programs in difficult contexts.

Ms. Childress holds a Masters of Public Administration and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership which is in progress. She holds several professional certifications and is fluent in French.

Mr. Donell AGARD, Director

Donell Agard, a seasoned Ontario-based Respiratory Therapy professional with over 16 years of Clinical experience in the field, is equally a passionate advocate for healthcare education. A Graduate of the School of Respiratory Therapy at Algonquin College, and with his Biochemistry background from the Queens University and Health and Human Sciences at Athabasca University before getting into healthcare business management and medical entrepreneurship, Donell has achieved a veritable leadership track record in Healthcare delivery in the field of Respiratory and Sleep Diagnostics and Therapy, and has for the past 14 years, played a mentoring and teaching role to students in clinical rotations. Donell’s clinical expertise has been honed over the years through his many productive and resourceful hours logged in the Trauma/Cardiac ICU as well as the Emergency departments at a number of Trauma Centres in Calgary AB Canada.

Donell Agard was National Director for the Respiratory Division of Motion Specialties, managing over 200 employees and 27 locations across Canada. Donell is a strong believer in team work and team success. He is a visionary and entrepreneur who also enjoys charity work as a member of Hands International. Donell is currently the Vice President of Rideau Friel Medical, President of 2Care4 Medical, President of Premier Respiratory and Critical Care and Vice President of World Care Canada.

Mrs. Olufunmilayo Ajike (Funmi) ROBERTS, Company Secretary

An astute leader, excellent communicator, corporate and interpersonal guru, Funmi Roberts has the profound ability to utilise her excellent analytical skills to achieve defined objectives and develop novel strategically designed solutions to challenges. She graduated top of her Law Class of 1981 at the University of Ife, going on to become a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, having earned a Masters of Laws degree on University Fellowship. Funmi’s tenacity in defying the limitations of local environmental definitions is the bedrock of her leading value-driven legal practice and ADR law firm, Funmi Roberts & Co, registered in Nigeria in 1989. Tandem, Funmi Roberts & Co. Nominees Limited, a limited liability company providing cutting edge company secretarial services to several blue chip companies in Nigeria. The two firms operate from Ibadan, Oyo State and Lagos State, with a focal point at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Never a passive backbencher, Funmi Roberts is a mover for several professional organizations such as the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) of which she currently is a member of the National Executive Council; former chairperson of Oyo State Chapter of the Federacion Internacional de Abogadas (FIDA, or International Federation of Women Lawyers); the International Bar Association; Business Recovery Practitioners Association of Nigeria; Society for Corporate Governance; etc.. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K); Member of the Global Panel of Mediators of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR, (U.K); Tutor and Assessor of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR, (U.K) and recently appointed to the Dispute Resolution Panel of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Funmi Roberts, Member and Tutor of the Institute of Directors (Nigeria); Chairperson, Board of Trustees of Women in Management Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and Director of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), a not-for-profit organisation. She seats on the board of several corporate bodies, including Liberia’s largest bank - Ecobank, Liberia. She is a Director in Agile Communications Limited, FBN Mortgages Limited, Lagos Court of Arbitration, Qvate Solutions Ltd, Etc.

Dr. Ogeri Fidelia Azuogu mni - Head of Operations

DR AZUOGU, OGERI F. holds a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a Master’s Degree (MA) in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos. She is a Member of the Nigerian Institute (mni) being an alumnus of the great Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) a course reserved for the top echelon of Administrative cadre of the Nigeria Public Service officials. Specialized in K9 Training and providing K9 Services for Drug tracking and Counterterrorism, having spent over 15 years in the Canine Section of the Police Force Animal Branch in support of the Counter-Terrorism section of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Retired as Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) after 32 years of service contributed to and supported the Operations Department of the Nigeria Police Force. Attended and participated in various trainings on Internal Security and Counter-Insurgency at the Police Staff College, Kuru, Jos, and at the Nigeria Defense Academy Jaji, and other Internationally Organized Policing Programs. Active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police for over 15 years. Became a fellow of the College of Veterinary Medicine of Nigeria in 2003.

Has a Master’s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) from the University of Lagos 1996 to enhance her acceptance in the Diplomatic Corps of the Police Force. Obtained a Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) degree from Babcock University. This was needed for retirement plan to operate wellness center and hospice facility. Took and passed the Nursing Board Certification of the Region of Ontario, Canada, in 2010.

Has been working part-time over the past eight years with St Claire’s Specialist Hospital, a private hospital in Lagos alongside running the security company.
Hobbies include reading, baking, physical fitness training, watching medical documentaries.