Dr. Pavlos Pavlou, PhD.
Pavlos trained as an engineer and holds a PhD in management. He is an entrepreneur with a passion for projects towards turning ideas into jobs, leveraging on academic research for new developments and enhancing social value. He has been advising businesses and universities on how to be innovative and creative and to improve their leadership and decision making skills. He has more than twenty three years of experience in the areas of business development, performance management, organisational restructuring, quality management, and executive education.
He co-founded the “2Be Connected”, a European piloted platform for creating links between industry and academia for leveraging on academic innovations and addressing industry needs. This resulted into pivoting university research, the
creation of entrepreneurship and business start- ups, targeted investment into capacity building and the showcasing of national knowhow.
He started his career Waterhouse Advisory Services in the UK where he was responsible for organisational restructuring and Governance improvement projects. He was also the president of the UK’s Foundation for Quality Management. He later joined KPMG in Cyprus as the Head for Advisory and Internal Audit services. He led on projects relating to enterprise risk management, corporate governance services and strategy reorganisations. His portfolio of clients included multinational companies in the technology, IT, energy and retail sectors as well as fiduciary and insurance services. In 2005 he joined the University of Nicosia’s, Cyprus, Business School and was the University’s Research Director. He founded of the University’s Research Foundation, a non-profit organisation for the promotion of research and the coordinating of European research funding projects.
In 2008 he was appointed as the Vice president for Enrollment and Development where he was responsible for international collaborations and strategic expansion. He was a member of the Governing board of the University of Nicosia, a position he served for the maximum allowed eight years term until March 2016.
International Advisory Board Member
Carolann Alt brings 20+ years of Global Strategic Marketing, Business Development and Commercial Execution across several industries including life science, healthcare, sports management and consumer goods. Proven leader of transformational projects and driving direct value to Global Companies with strong interpersonal communication skills with C-Suite experience. Her company, Empower Management Company, offers clients a core competency in commercial strategy and evaluation of business opportunities for in/out licensing of technology as well as M&A. vSince 2003 Carolann has had a strong affinity to Nigeria and the positive development of the country.
She is currently on the board of Sustainable International Medical Missions, an NGO that provides sustainable healthcare solutions for the citizens of Nigeria. Specialties: Start Up Financing, New Product Commercialization, Biotechnology, Information Technology (process work flow) General Management, Collaboration and Global Strategy, Project Management, Sales and Marketing.
Dr. Olanrewaju Adebayo
Dr. Olanrewaju Adebayo, a former University Teacher, a Journalist, a former senior Federal Government Official, a policy expert, conflict analyst and a management Consultant. Dr. Adebayo was also Executive Director, Centre for Applied Policy and Social Advocacy (CAPSA) which undertook a post 2007 election survey of Kaduna State and Conflict Analysis of the North Eastern part of the Country in 2011.
Dr Adebayo is currently the Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Institute (PDI) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Governance and Leadership Studies in Africa (IGLSA). He was a consultant to the World Bank, the British Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and many other International Organisations. He attended the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, the College of Journalism, Fleet St, London, and the University of Keele, Keele, United Kingdom. He holds the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Public Administration of the University of Benin, Nigeria, specialising in Public Policy Analysis andComparative Government.
He is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants, the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.
As a founding member of a New AD Ltd, a pioneering company specializing in anaerobic direction technology based in the united Kingdom, Gregg was instrumental in the development of business strategy from a technical and analytical point of view. Gregg studied Electrical Engineering at University and has a relentless interest in statistical Analysis, Alternative & Renewable Energy Technologies and Cutting Edge Science.
He is currently active on a variety of projects providing an objective scientific and engineering perspective. His incessant desire for precision in everything he does with his keen sense of business strategy has had a significant influence on the progress of New AD Ltd.
Coach Samson Siasia, one of Africa’s leading coaches, once rated as the second best in the continent, and the 15th best coach in the world will be personally involved in driving this initiative to fruition. Using football as a “Preventive Tool” towards breaking the circle of Militancy in the Niger Delta region of the country.
Siaone sports Academy would be deploying its unrivaled skills, garnered over many years of playing, coaching and identifying talents, towards organizing this unique talent identification program, designed to train 1000 talented young people from the Niger Delta region of the country. Coach Siasia is looking to replicate the serial success recorded in his coaching career through this initiative.
Hon Mohammed Imbareck
Advisory Board Member
Honorable Mohammed Imbareck is the special adviser to the president of Niger Republic on Arab Relations. He server as a member of Parliament )Deputy National of Niger) February 2011 to March 2016. While in the parliament, he was the Chairman of the parliamentary group O C I, Vice president parliamentary committee on defense and security.
He presently chair’s a Special Council of the President of the Republic of Niger. Hon Imbareck is a passionate advocate for youth inclusiveness in governance in Africa. He has consistently led and promoted policies aimed at encouraging youth involvement in key decisions making processes in the country
Tahir Saleh Alhashimi
Tahir Saleh Alhashimi is an investment promotion expert based out of the Sultanate of Oman. Tahir has been driving Investors from Singapore, China and the GCC to emerging markets in Africa.
Some of the investment Companies he promotes include Augaust Investment Corporation Singapore, an infrastructure development investment and Hunan Gold International Investments Ltd China currently prospecting the African Market.
Tahir had previously facilitated a real estate development investment by Askan Oman Investment.