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Founder Institute Mentors

Lagos Spring 2023

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Lagos program below.

Mentors

Abayomi

Abayomi Ogunwo

CFO, Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc., Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc
Abisola

Abisola Longe

CEO, Productivity Plus
Abolore

Abolore Salami

Founder, Riby Finance
Abraham

Abraham Durosawo

Investment Banking Specialist , Unicorn Capital Limited
Abubakar

Abubakar Suleiman

FI Mentor
Adebola

Adebola Adeyemi

Partner, PAC Solicitors
Adeboye

Adeboye Idowu

Co-Founder , Arche Energy Development
Adekunle

Adekunle Tuyo

Partner, Adekunle Tuyo &Co.
Adekunle

Adekunle Ajiboye

CEO, Aajimatics
Adenike

Adenike Adeyemi

Executive Director, FATE Foundation
Adeniyi

Adeniyi Duale

Partner, Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe
Adeola

Adeola Kayode

Director, Strategy & Business., Isisu
Adeoye

Adeoye Abodurin

Director , Xpos Technologies
Adewale

Adewale Yusuf

Chief Executive Officer, TalentQL
Adeyemi

Adeyemi Ajayi

Partner, Exitum Consulting Limited
Adeyemi

Adeyemi Adegbayi

Venture Capital Analyst, TLcom Capital LLP
Adeyinka

Adeyinka Aderombi

Head, Digital Transformation, Leadway Assurance Company
Adora

Adora Ikwuemesi

Director, Kendor Consulting
Afolabi

Afolabi Abiodun

CEO , SB Telecoms and Devices
Afolabi

Afolabi Akinbo

MD, Proftouch Consulting, Proftouch Consulting
Aimua

Aimua Ogboghodor

Co-founder, Boosty
Aituaz

Aituaz Kola Oladejo

Executive Director , Financial Services Innovators
Ajuma

Ajuma Ataguba

Venture Partner, White Hibiscus Capital
Akintunde Johnson

Akintunde Johnson Bada

Country Manager, ViacomCBS Networks Africa
Akinyinka

Akinyinka David Akintunde

Vice President, AFEX Commodity Exchange., AFEX Commodity Exchange.
Albert

Albert Afolabi

Chief Operating Officer, TM30
Amobi

Amobi Okeke

Principal Strategist, Q Prime
Arinze

Arinze Anyaeche

CEO, Estendo Power Products Co.
Atul

Atul Kshetry

Managing Director, Hoesch Pipe Mills (Nig) Ltd.
Ayo

Ayo Animashaun

Founder/CEO, Smooth Promotions
Ayo

Ayo Adegboye

Chief Executive Officer , Arravo
Ayodeji

Ayodeji Balogun

CEO, AFEX Commodity Exchange, AFEX Commodity Exchange
Ayodeji

Ayodeji Fasore

Chief Operating Officer, , Appzone
Ayodeji

Ayodeji Agboola

CEO, Akowe
Ayotunde

Ayotunde Coker

Managing Director, Rack Centre
Babafemi

Babafemi Lawal

MD/CEO, Synergon Infrastructure Limited
Babajide

Babajide Ipaye

Founder, Project Keexs
Bade

Bade Aluko

Managing Partner, White Hibiscus Capital
Banji

Banji Olaokun

FI Mentor
Banke

Banke Alawaye

CTO, aCubed Limited
Barinaada

Barinaada Bema Alexander

Founder, Barinaada Legal
Bekeme

Bekeme Masade Olowola

Executive Director, CSR-In-Action
Bekeme

Bekeme Masade Olowola

CEO, CSR-in-Action., CSR-in-Action.
Beverley

Beverley Agbakoba Onyejianya

Partner, Olisa Agbakoba Legal
Bina

Bina Idonije

Senior Labour & Employment Legal Counsel, GE Africa
Binta

Binta Max Gbinije

CEO, Stanic IBTC Trustees
Biodun

Biodun Ogunlabi

Founder/CEO, 3 Way Communcations Limited
Biola

Biola Akinyemi

Cloud Devops Consultant, Wave5Wireless
Biyi

Biyi Oladipo

Treasurer, NIRA
Bode

Bode Abifarin

COO, Flutterwave
Bola

Bola Adeyinka

CEO, First Global Commerce
Bolanle

Bolanle Afuye

Head of Digital Services, TPAY MOBILE
Bunmi

Bunmi Teru

Principal Consultant, Alfred & Victoria Associates
Carla

Carla De Calvo Dantas

CLV Founder and Lawyer, CLV Advogados
Charles

Charles Emembolu

CEO, Crestsage Limited
Charles

Charles Anudu

CEO, Swift Networks
Charles

Charles Isidi

Head of Growth Marketing and Communications, Africa Fintech Summit.
Chidi

Chidi Nwaogu

Co-Founder, Publiseer
Chidinma

Chidinma Onwubere

Associate, PAC Solicitors
Chika

Chika Nwobi

Founder/CEO, Decagon
Chika

Chika Oke

Associate, Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe
Chinedu

Chinedu Azodoh

Cofounder, Metro Africa Xpress
Chinenye

Chinenye Mba Uzoukwu

CEO, InfoGraphics Nigeria
Chintan

Chintan Oza

Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
Chinwike

Chinwike Ezebube

Lawyer, Tochukwu Onwugbufor& Co (SAN)
Chioma

Chioma Agwuegbo

Founder, TechHerNG
Christian

Christian Keller

CEO, African Founders
Clement

Clement Efanga

Founder/CEO, Clemas Garment Co. LTD
Collins

Collins Onuegbu

CEO, Signal Alliance
Damain

Damain Umeasala

Partnership Manager, HEART sectors, Sterling Bank Plc
Damola

Damola Solanke

Director, Microsoft
Dapo

Dapo Ogundeji

MD/CEO, Certfort Limited
Dare

Dare Ojo Bello

FI Mentor
Dave

Dave Emnett

Co-Founder, Ozé
David

David Olaniyan

Founder/CEO, Startup Builder
David

David Adebayo

FI Mentor
David

David Hundeyin

West Africa Correspondent, The Africa Correspondent
Davidson

Davidson Oturu

Partner, Aelex
Dayo

Dayo Adefila

Head, Digital Marketing Africa, PZ Cussons
Debbie

Debbie Akwara

Principal Customer Experience Consultant, Niche Customer Experience Consulting Firm
Debo

Debo Ogunrinde

CEO, Mediva Company Limited
Deepankar

Deepankar Rustagi

Founder, Omnibiz
Deji

Deji Macaulay

CO- Founder, Zoom Lifestyle
Deji

Deji Sarumi

Co-Founder, Tech Hive Advisory
Desiree

Desiree Craig

VP, Product & Technology, uLesson
Dimeji

Dimeji Olaniyan

Lead Partner/CEO , LastMile Advisory Limited
Dotun

Dotun Olowoporoku

Associate Director, Novastar Ventures Limited
Dr Amy

Dr Amy Jadesimi

Managing Director, LADOL
Dr. Debo

Dr. Debo Odulana

Founder/CEO, Doctoora
Dr.(H.C.) Peter Adewale

Dr.(H.C.) Peter Adewale Obadare

Founder/COO, Diital Encode Limited
Dr. Omobola

Dr. Omobola Johnson

Senior Partner, TLcom Capital LLP
Edward

Edward Popoola

Co-founder, CowryWise., CowryWise.
Edward

Edward Omiwale

Management Associate, Sterling Bank
Ehi

Ehi Braimah

CEO , Neo Media & Marketing
Ehia

Ehia Erhaboh

Chief Transformation Officer, Interswitch Group
Emeeyene

Emeeyene Henry

Senior Assistant Registrar, Trademarks, Patent & Designs Registry
Emilia

Emilia Asim Ita

Founder/Practice Director, AML
Emmanuel

Emmanuel Effiong Bright

Idea Strategist, Emmagination Consulting
Emmanuel

Emmanuel Oluwatosin

ED & Product Lead, Startupcourt
Emmanuel

Emmanuel Agherario

Associate II, Olisa Agbakoba Legal
Eni

Eni Abugo

Co- Founder, Automotive Consulting
Eromosele

Eromosele Omomhenle

Senior Manager, WW ISV Alliances and Partner Development , Microsoft
Eteobong

Eteobong Tom

Legal Associate, Benchmac & Ince
Etop

Etop Ikpe

CEO, Autochek Africa
Eyitayo

Eyitayo Ogunmola

CEO, Utiva
Fayo

Fayo Williams

Managing Consultant, Simply Exponential Consult Limited
Femi

Femi Awosika

CEO, Robert and John Ltd.
Fola

Fola Tanimola

Director, Jextost
Fola

Fola Olatunji

Founding Partner, Kickoff Africa
Frances

Frances Obiago

Senior Associate, Aelex
Francis

Francis Anatogu

Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the National Action Committee on AfCFTA
Gbemi

Gbemi Akande

Managing Partner, Pacer Ventures
Gbenga

Gbenga Sogbaike

CEO, Plaqad
Gbenga

Gbenga Adebowale

Country Manager, Vertiv
Geoffrey

Geoffrey Weli Wosu

Co-Founder, Director Legal Compliance and Marketing, VoguePay
George

George Agu

Chief Executive Officer , ActivEdge Technologies Limited
Gordy

Gordy Oshoko

CEO, Treadgold Ltd.
Helen

Helen Anatogu

Senior Business Officer , Pegasystems
Helen

Helen Anaelo

Partnership Manager - HEART Sectors, Sterling Bank
Honey

Honey Ogundeyi

Country Director, , UK - Nigeria Tech hub
Ibitayo

Ibitayo Banigbe

Technology Leader, Invensys
Ibrahim

Ibrahim Salau

CEO , Environmental Accord
Idowu

Idowu Akinde

Founder, Boolean Labs
Idowu

Idowu Akinde

Founder, Boolean Labs
Ife

Ife Olatunji

Founder, Metamorph
Ifeanyi

Ifeanyi Akosionu

Business Director, Verraki Africa
Ifeyinwa

Ifeyinwa Ufondu

Senior Associate, Benchmac & Ince
Ifreke

Ifreke Brendan

Business Operation Manager, Worden HCD
Ifunanya

Ifunanya Chiegboka

Director, Strategy and Development, OPay
Ike

Ike Ibeku

Managing Partner , Benchmac & Ince
Ikechukwu

Ikechukwu Arisa

Agricultural Finance officer, Sterling Bank
Ikechulwu

Ikechulwu Kalu

Founder, Iyconsoft
Innocent

Innocent Chukwuma

Regional Director, West Africa at Ford Foundation
Isaiah

Isaiah Oreweme

Partner, PAC Solicitors
Iyinoluwa

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Co-founder, Future.africa
James

James Miller

Senior Consultant, Ex Oracle, Gartner, IBM, Infosys, Wipro
Jane

Jane Egerton Idehen

Head of Sales | Middle East & Africa , Facebook
Jatin

Jatin Kataria

Founder & CEO, InMeSta
Jean Marc

Jean Marc Ricca

Managing Director , BASF West Africa
Jo

Jo Eyre

Marketing & Communications, Epic Games
Joel

Joel Omeike

Founder CEO, P4PE Institute
Jonathan

Jonathan Okanlawon

Co-Founder/Board Executive , Global Croft Ltd
Juliet

Juliet Ehimuan

Director, West Africa, Google Austria
Kaffy

Kaffy Shafau Ameh

CEO, IMAGNETO DANCE COMPANY
Kamal

Kamal Hassan

Founding Partner, Loyal VC
Kate

Kate Henshaw

Actress, Nollywood
Katie

Katie Mapondera

Founder and Managing Partner, Q L and D, LLC
Katie

Katie Mapondera

Founder and Managing Partner, Q L and D LLC
Kayode

Kayode Aladesuyi

CEO, AdsMyWay
Kazeem

Kazeem Sanni

Product Manager, Correspondent Banking Products , StanbicIbtc
Kelechi

Kelechi Nwosu

Managing Director, TBWA\CONCEPT
Kenneth

Kenneth Okolie

CEO, SYNLAB
Keshni

Keshni Morar

Managing Director, Founder Institute and InvestABLE
Keshni

Keshni Morar

Director, Founder Institute and InvestABLE
Kitawa

Kitawa Wemo

Founder & CEO, MAMA Social Ventures
Kola

Kola Aina

Founder, Ventures Platform Hub
Kola

Kola Aina

Founding Partner, Ventures Platform
Lanre

Lanre Ore

Founder, Kkon Technologies
Lanre Adelanwa

Lanre Adelanwa Basamta

Group Head, Mobile Financial Services, Interswitch Group
Lateef

Lateef Ashekun

Deputy Chief Information Officer, Fulton County Government
Lavina

Lavina Ramkissoon

FI Mentor
Lekan

Lekan Agbaje

Head, Self Service Channels , StanbicIbtc
Lino

Lino Velev

Founder/CEO , Worldwide TechServices
Linus

Linus Wahome

CEO, ManPro
Lola

Lola Esan

Workforce Advisory Service Leader (West Africa), Ernst & Young
Lola

Lola Eniolorunda

Partner (Advisory, Scaling & Operations), Seedle Partners
Manny

Manny Asika

MD, HP Nigeria
Mark

Mark Kleyner

Co-Founder, Dream VC
Maxwell

Maxwell Ampong

CEO, Maxwell Investment Group
Michael

Michael Oluo

Co-Founder/CEO, Signaleats
Michael

Michael Olafusi

FI Mentor
Mitchell

Mitchell Elegbe

MD/CEO, InterSwitch Limited
Modupe

Modupe Marc Dawodu

Managing Consultant, Marcforte Business Consulting
Mohammed

Mohammed Aliyu

Founder & Mentor, Transform Africa
Monique

Monique Morrow

Senior Distinguished Architect Emerging Technologies, Syniverse
Morakinyo

Morakinyo Animasaun

CEO, Netplus Limited
More

More Argwings Kodhek

Director of Marketing, Made by People
Naadiya

Naadiya Moosajee

Co-Founder, WomHub
Nkem

Nkem Nweke

PM Engineering Innovation, Microsoft
Nkemdilim

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

Owner, Future Software Resources Ltd.
Nkiru

Nkiru Balonwu

Managing Partner, RDF
Nnamdi

Nnamdi Ezeigbo

Founder, SLOT Systems Limited
Nosa

Nosa John Garrick

Senior Associate, Olisa Agbakoba Legal
Oare

Oare Ehiemua

CEO, Laborhack
Obi

Obi Asika

Chairman, Social Media Week Lagos
Obi

Obi Ozor

CEO, Kobo360
Obi

Obi Anusiem

Co-founder & CEO, NGEX, LLC
Obinna

Obinna Ukachukwu

Divisional head, Business Growth and Transaction Banking, Sterling Bank Plc
Obinna

Obinna Onwuelingo

Partnership Manager - HEART Sectors, Sterling Bank
Odiong

Odiong Akpan

Digital Business Advisor, Caspania
Odunoluwa

Odunoluwa Longe

Cofounder/ Director, DIYlawNG
Ogechi

Ogechi Adeola

Founder/CEO, Digital Business Tutelage
Ogochukwu Francis

Ogochukwu Francis Osifo

Co-Founder/VP, Engineering, 54gene
Okang

Okang Ashiwel Ochui

Head of Marketing, Smile Identity
Ola

Ola Oyetayo

Co-founder, VertoFX
Olajide

Olajide Ola

Head, Ecosystem, Business Banking, StanbicIbtc
Olalekan

Olalekan Akinyele

Deputy Creative Director , Dare Create
Olamide

Olamide Afolabi

Managing Director , Touch and Pay Technologies Limited
Olasunkanmi

Olasunkanmi Abioye

Team Lead, Project Finance and Credits, Sterling Bank
Olatayo

Olatayo Elegbede

Executive Director , Enterprise Ecosystem Support
Olayinka

Olayinka James

President/CEO, AKEA Services Inc
Olubukunola

Olubukunola Asehinde

FI Mentor
Olumide

Olumide Sholanke

Human Resources Director, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
Olusegun

Olusegun Olukoya

COO, Nextzon Business Services
Olusegun

Olusegun Adeniji

Co-Founder, Alusoft Technologies ltd. ( AlutaMart )
Oluwatomi

Oluwatomi Solanke

CEO, Trove Finance
Oluyomi

Oluyomi Ojo

Founder, Cova
Ommo

Ommo Clark

Founder, iBez
Omobola

Omobola Omofaiye

Chief Commercial Officer, Arnegy
Onyeka

Onyeka Akumah

Founder, Farm Crowdy
Ore

Ore Somolu

Founer/ Executive Director, Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC).
Oreoluwa

Oreoluwa Shomolu Lesi

Founder, Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC)
Osibo

Osibo Imhoitsike

Executive Director, TBWA\CONCEPT
Ovie

Ovie Adasen

Head Innovation, Digital Enablement & Analytics (IDEAs), StanbicIbtc
Oyeniyi

Oyeniyi Faleye

Co Managing Director, True Value Marketing Solutions
Pius

Pius Okigbo

CEO, InfoSoft Nigeria Limited
Pius

Pius Okigbo

CEO, InfoSoft Nigeria Limited
Rapulu

Rapulu Nduka

Legal Practitioner, The Rock Chambers
Ray

Ray Sharma

FI Mentor
Rebecca

Rebecca Enonchong

Founder & CEO, AppsTech & Board Chair Afrilabs.
Richard

Richard Ojo

CEO/Founder, Taxmingo
Saidu

Saidu Abdullahi

President/CEO, Procentric IQ
Sam

Sam Ohuabunwa

FI Mentor
Sandra

Sandra Oyewole

Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP
Satoshi

Satoshi Shinada

GP, Kepple Africa Ventures
Sean

Sean Burrows

C0-founder, Ingressive For Good
Segun

Segun Adeyemi

Manager, Jumo World
Seun

Seun Abimbola

FI Mentor
Shalom

Shalom Dickson

FI Mentor
Shehu

Shehu Umar

Director, WattlinQ
Sheilah

Sheilah Birgen

CEO, The CoRD
Simeon

Simeon Ononobi

CEO, Connected Analytics
Simon

Simon Turner

Founding Partner, Groundbreaking, Managing Director, FI Ghana
Solabomi

Solabomi Adedeji

Partner, Platform Capital Investment Partners
Stephanie

Stephanie Ede

Founder, ReHBoX
Stephanie

Stephanie Mills

Growth Manager, AFEX
Sunny

Sunny Ameh

Country/Commercial Unit Head; Nigeria, Syngenta
Suzan

Suzan Fasipe

Head, Retail Payment , Interswitch
Temple

Temple Ezebuike

Associate Company, Benchmac & Ince
Theo

Theo Lawson

CEO, Total Consut
Theophilus

Theophilus Emuwa

Managing Partner, Aelex
Tijana

Tijana Momirov

Startup Consultant - Product Management, StartupSetup
Timi

Timi Olagunju

Senior Consultant , Grounds Consulting
Timothy

Timothy Adeleye

CEO, Optiweb Communication
Timothy

Timothy Nunu

CEO, TIMPROXY
Tobenna

Tobenna Okoli

FMCGnaija, Creator/Founder
Toki

Toki Mabogunje

FI Mentor
Tola

Tola Alabi

Founder, TA Consulting
Tolulope

Tolulope Olukokun

CEO, Thinkbikes Limited
Toluwase

Toluwase Olaniyan

Executive Director, EGO Foundation
Tomi

Tomi Davies

Collaborator-in-Chief, TVC Labs
Tomilola

Tomilola Majekodunmi

Co Founder/CEO , Bankly
Tomiwa

Tomiwa Aladekomo

CEO, Big Cabal Media
Tony

Tony Omachonu

ICT Business Analyst, J. D. Irving Ltd
Tope Bukola

Tope Bukola Ojo

CEO, Autogig International
Tosin

Tosin Faniro Dada

Head, Lagos Innovates, LSETF
Tunde

Tunde Adeoti

CEO, MEGAWATTS
Tunde

Tunde Bello

CEO, Alexander Stephen IQ
Tunji

Tunji Abioye

Founder/CEO, Fuel Communication Limited
Tunji

Tunji Adegbesan

Founder/CEO, Gidi Mobile
Uche

Uche Aniche

Director, Rebel Seed Capital
Udo

Udo Okonjo

CEO, Fine & Country
Uzo

Uzo Anekwe

Head Business Development, Connect Nigeria
Victor

Victor Adewusi

FI Mentor
Victor

Victor Mamora

CEO, Appiibox Limited
Victoria

Victoria Ekhomu

Managing Director, Trans-World Security Systems Limited
Victoria

Victoria Madedor

Co-Founder, AgroVerified
Weyinmi

Weyinmi Egbe

Alliances & Channel Leader Africa, Technology, Cloud & Systems, Oracle
Wilfred

Wilfred Mamah

Head, Digital Strategy, Standard Bank Group
Yemi

Yemi Keri

Member, Board of Directors, Nigerian-German Chamber of Commerce
Yemisi

Yemisi Isidi

CEO, Triift Africa
Yinka

Yinka Banjo

CEO, WestField Consulting
Yusuf

Yusuf Ogunbiyi

Head Product Structuring and Origination , AFEX

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