Managing Director at Nitro 121
Lampe Omoyele is a widely respected business leader and mentor in the marketing and advertising industry of sub-Saharan Africa, with 30 years’ experience working with leading multinational companies and indigenous companies with global aspirations.
He is currently the Managing Director at Nitro 121, one of West Africa’s leading marketing communication and brand management companies, and Founding Partner, The Lucent Consulting Company, a business strategy and human capital development consultancy.
Possesses deep understanding of marketplace dynamics across industry sectors such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), retail and telecommunication in Africa, with strong commercial acumen and execution capability in commercial and general management roles and proven leadership track record of delivering business results in challenging and internationally diverse markets.
He has previously been Managing Director, Nielsen West Africa; Africa Marketing Director (Family Nutrition), GSK Consumer Healthcare; Marketing Director at Nutricima, a PZ Cussons company; Marketing Director, Airtel Nigeria; and Marketing Director, Cadbury East and Central Africa.
Lampe holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biochemistry, and is an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School. He is a Fellow, National Institute of Marketing in Nigeria (NIMN); Trustee of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN); Associate member, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON); and member of the Advisory Council for Advertising Week Africa.
He is a recipient of several awards including the Marketing Society of Kenya’s Warrior Award for significant contribution to the development of marketing in Kenya in 2008; Chartered Marketer (UK) status in 2009; and NIMN’s Achievers award (2011).
In 2018, he was listed among the ‘50 most influential marketing communication practitioners in Nigeria’ by Brand Campaign magazine, and ‘100 most influential global marketing leaders’ by the World Marketing Congress.
Lampe serves on the board of several companies and not-for-profit organizations, and is an adjunct faculty member of the Orange Academy and Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria where he teaches marketing strategy. He is also a council member of the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), a leading global expert network that provides independent consulting services to business professionals worldwide.
Partner and CEO of HYBR
Charles Ojei is Partner and CEO of HYBR, a Pan-African Innovation Advisory firm and growth platform for impact scale-ups. They work with entrepreneurs, multinational corporations, governments, non-profits, academia and investors to scale social impact solutions in Africa.
Prior to HYBR, Charles was Director, Enterprise Business at Samsung Electronics West Africa where he led and built Samsung Electronics business-to-business, business-to-government and enterprise solutions organization in West Africa. Focusing on high-impact technology projects in education, healthcare, financial services, transportation, hospitality and retail.
With a unique cross-disciplinary background, Charles has created innovative business models to help drive economic and social impact in emerging markets. Alongside almost 20 years of multi-industry experience with Samsung Electronics, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, and DuPont, Charles has delivered significant value by conceptualizing and leading high impact projects in diverse sectors and markets. He consistently delivers results with an impressive track record in managing business and organizational growth, either from Products to Solutions, Loss to Profit or from Bookings to Revenue. His ability to innovate, collaborate and co-create has led to several commercial breakthroughs. Charles is a winner of the HULT Prize regionals in San Francisco and global finalist at the 2013 Hult Prize in New York. Charles is a faculty member in the Enterprise Development Centre at the Pan African University. He lectures on technology in business, innovation, sales and marketing.
Founder and Executive Chair of the Gina Din Group (GDG)
Gina Din-Kariuki is a mentor, respected businesswoman, philanthropist and the Founder and Executive Chair of the Gina Din Group (GDG), the most awarded communications agency in the region. With over 30 years of management service and experience providing state of the art media and communication strategy to corporates, governments and NGOs both in Africa and abroad. Gina has built a reputation as a leading authority in the communications field in Africa and has been named one of Africa’s 100 most influential people by New African magazine. She will receive an Outstanding Individual Achievement SABRE award in 2019.
In addition to her role at GDG, Gina served as a director of Erin Energy Corporation in Kenya. Erin Energy Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with energy interests in Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, and Kenya.
As a philanthropist, Gina serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Kenya Red Cross and runs her foundation, the Gina Din Foundation. The Foundation was established to empower youth and women with high potential by connecting them to global resources and mentors. In 2016 Gina was appointed honorary ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with a specific mandate for women issues and a focus on lending her voice to the gender agenda of the United Nations.
Gina is married to Chris Kariuki, a Captain at Kenya Airways. They have 2 Children: Dr. Natalya Din-Kariuki and Mr. Naythan Din-Kariuki.
Internationally Recognized Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Leader
Maria is an internationally recognized corporate responsibility and sustainability leader. She has worked exclusively in this field for over a quarter of a century, helping diverse organizations with their sustainability journeys. Prior to founding Sustainability Advisory, Maria held pivotal roles at The body Shop International, KPMG and AccountAbility.
Maria’s clients work focusses mainly on strategy development, stakeholder engagement, supply chain management and reporting. She is especially passionate about helping clients find an authentic and compelling link between their business and their sustainability drivers.
Based in Dubai since 2007, Maria works with clients in the Middle East as well as internationally. She hails from Finland, has lived in five countries along the way, and worked with clients in some 30 countries across all continents. Maria has project experience from diverse sectors, including FMCG and Retail, Food and Drink, Energy and Utilities, Professional Services, Finance, Property and Construction, and so on.
Maria has made instrumental contributions to various sustainability standards and initiatives – notable AccountAbility and its AA1000 series of standards. She sat on the founding board of Ethical Trading Initiative and was a founding member of GRI’s Technical Advisory Committee.
Her publications include The Stakeholder Corporation – A Blueprint for Maximizing Stakeholder Value, endorsed by global leaders as a seminal text.
Over Three Decades of Working in Social Enterprise
Nyasha Gwatidzo boasts of over three decades of working in social enterprise where she launched and built successful multi-million-pound social enterprises in the UK, generating a cumulative $130 million turnover and over $25 million EBIT since 1992. Her pioneering fostering social enterprise, Banya Family Placement Agency, has place 4,000 children with UK foster parents since 1997 – which she kick-started with a £800 redundancy cheques!
She has won global recognition with numerous prestigious business awards, including:
- European Federation Black Women Business Leader
- Best Social Enterprise Of The Year, Lambeth Council
- Winner – Community Champion, Zimbabwe Achievers Award
- Business Woman Of The Year, Ryder Trust
- Top 100 Influential Women In London, The Guardian
- Business & Community Award, South African Chamber Of Commerce
Nyasha’s life is centered on promoting social enterprise in Africa, and helping women, girls and youth in Africa find their voice and purpose.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Communication and Public Relations Expert
Amjed Achour is a Moroccan and French citizen and a corporate social responsibility and Corporate Communication and Public Relations expert with over 17 years’ experience. In depth expertise in the food industry (Danone’s former CSR Director in Morocco). LUCIE qualified (French Label – CSR progress approach).
His roles over the years includes:
- Advising and accompanying companies to articulate their sustainability and corporate story (credible, compelling & aligned with global standards and practices).
- Assisting companies to implement and improve their social and environmental practices and to put the light on CSR and put it at the heart of their corporate culture.
- Managing sustainability initiatives and support companies to understand and engage with their stakeholders. Creating & implementing community development initiatives.
- Deep knowledge of the Moroccan and French Financial market ESG compliance requirements.
- Writing and editing communication tools: Annual Reports, Sustainability & ESG reports.
- Set up of innovative digital tools to maximize communication impact
- Building Communication strategy.
Director of Synergy Global Consulting
Paul kapelus has 25 years’ experience working at the intersection of business and society. As a Director of Synergy Global Consulting he is responsible for business development, network activation and project delivery. He works with strategic decision makers through to programme implementers, in business, civil society and government sectors and is often in socially complex situations with the mandate to diagnose situation that might become a risk for companies and provide value adding mitigation strategies. He is a qualified mediator and specializes in company-community conflict.
More recently he has been working on building Social Compacts for companies and communities, undertaking human rights due diligence, designing and implementing public private partnerships and collaboration platforms. Paul is currently a Director of Synergy Global Consulting, a member of the board of Global Compact South Africa, and a Trustee of two education trusts. He was elected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2008 awarded the Desmond TUTU Leadership Fellowship in 2009. He has published papers in various learning journals and has presented at numerous international conferences.
Founding Director Of The PR Training Academy
Ellen Gunning is the founding director of the PR Training Academy, a global online resource for PR professionals. The platform provides bite-sized communications training, for commuter-style learning, which is “Just in Time, Just Enough and Just for Me”. It is an annual subscription model guaranteeing 24 new courses each year. She is also the founding director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations, the largest private provider of online public relations, journalism and event management education in Ireland. She is also a broadcast media journalist, author and accomplished speaker.
She has authored three books. One of which is – Public Relations: A Practical Approach, which is the core text for all courses in PR throughout Ireland. The 3rd edition, now international PR, was published by Macmillan Higher Education in November 2018. She is also a regular media commentator in Making the News on Ireland AM show on Virgin Media One (previously known as TV3) and guest blogger for Microsoft’s SME website.
She has been a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) since the mid-1980s, and the Chairman of the Board of Dublin City FM radio station where she present a weekly programme – Mediascope. Her specialty includes – crisis management, crisis preparation and advice, effective media communications.
She has several affiliations, accreditations and awards to her name, a few of which include – Microsoft, European Association for distance Learning, European Parliament, Public Relations, Society of America, International Public Relations Association, Association of European Journalist, World Trade Center Dublin, Public Relations Institute of Ireland, Chambers Ireland. She currently also serve on the Ireland CSR Awards as a juror.
Over Twenty (20) Years Global Consulting Experience
Scott Walker has over twenty years global consulting experience advising on public/government affairs, innovation/design/systems thinking, strategy, corporate sustainability, research, and strategic communications related projects for corporates, consultancies, NGOs, Governments, think-tank/academia. Multiple concurrent Directorship positions, working with project partners.
Holds two degrees (politics/law), two Master’s degrees (International affairs/public administration), a post-graduate qualification in PR, and a former participant at the THNK School of creative leadership (Amsterdam). Previously taught courses at Columbia University, NYC.
Adesuwa Onyenokwe is a successful broadcaster who has spent the last 35 years in the industry promoting the right of girls, women and children. It was this passion for issues limiting the advancement of women that led her to found Today’s Woman magazine, which she has used as a voice for her cause-women’s right, and also shedding light to several issues facing the gender in Africa.
She ranks highly on the list of Nigeria’s most famous, respected, and influential persons. To date, she continues to use the power of television to draw attention to not only the plight of women, but also how to engender sustainable development in Nigeria and Africa.
Director at Kaleidoscope Futures, Founder of Sustainability Leadership Kosova
Indira is a director at Kaleidoscope Futures, founder of Sustainability Leadership Kosova. Her area of expertise includes sustainability, social enterprise, human rights, and transformative leadership. Her Professional sojourn has taken her to countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. She serves as an independent assessor for online programs of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She is a member of the Global Advisory Board and network of IMPACTO, a boutique sustainability clinic headquartered in Malaysia, and contributes to the work of Women for Peace and Participation (WPP) – a non-profit organization promoting social and political inclusion of women; GERMIN, a diaspora engagement initiative where she serves as an advisory board; and ‘Mentoring Our Future’, a Kosovo based mentoring Start-Up.