The BMGA Leadership Speakers Series Podcast is hosted by Gbemisola (Gbemi) Abudu, the Founder and Managing Partner, BMGA Enterprise Limited, a finishing school for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
On this podcast, great leaders share their career path and leadership journey of triumphs and challenges with the intention of fostering and nurturing the leadership potential of the next generation of leaders.
From Moguls in the Entertainment Industry to Entrepreneurs, there’s a learning point for everyone.
S01 E13 - Osaretin Guobadia, Co-Author, In Pursuit: Journeys in African Entrepreneurship
Osaretin Guobadia is the co-author of In Pursuit: Journeys in African Entrepreneurship.
In addition to being an author, he serves as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Digital Transformation. He has over 20 years of experience in IT strategy development and project management.
S01 E12 - Toyin Odulate, Founder & CEO of Olori Cosmetics
Olutoyin Odulate is the Founder & CEO of Olori Cosmetics, an African multi-brand cosmetics producer based in Lagos, Nigeria.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Temple University and an MBA from INSEAD. She is a seasoned Consumer Goods and FMCG professional with over 16 years of corporate experience. Her company, Olori Cosmetics is one of the founders of organic beauty goods manufactured entirely from African ingredients in Nigeria.
S01 E011 - Olatowun Candide-Johnson, Founder of GAIA
Olatowun Candide-Johnson is the Founder of GAIA, a members-only business & social club for women whose goal is to encourage women in business to connect more deeply, gain each other’s trust and do more business together. She is a seasoned oil & gas professional, lawyer, and regulatory specialist who has become an entrepreneur.
S01 E10 - Kemi DaSilva-Ibru, Founder of Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF)
Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She is a Public Health physician and an academician who is currently undergoing a Ph.D. in Gender-based Violence, Public Health & Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom.
She is also the Founder of the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) a non-profit organization that successfully tackles the issues of gender-based violence rape and trafficking of young girls and women in communities throughout Lagos State and across Nigeria.
S01 E09 - Acha Leke, Chairman of McKinsey Africa and a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
Acha Leke is the Chairman of McKinsey Africa and a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. He established Mckinsey’s Nigeria office in 2010 and has been at the forefront of McKinsey's expansion across Africa, working in more than twenty countries. He is also the co-founder of the African Leadership Group, which includes the African Leadership Academy and the African Leadership Network.
S01 E08 - Ijeoma Ogbechie, Director for Capital Markets Technology, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ijeoma Ogbechie is the Director of Delivery Management at Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a depth of experience in financial technology sales, large strategic account management, relationship management, and large program management. She is also the founder of Avivere, an online edit of contemporary and luxury women's fashion from African owned and led designer brands.