Our Team


Otto Orondaam

Disturbed by the increasing number of Out-of-School children in the slums and on the streets, Otto Orondaam resigned from his job in the bank in 2012 and founded Slum2School Africa, which has grown to become one of Africa's leading volunteer driven developmental organizations, providing education and health support for underserved children in slums and remote communities.
In 6 years Otto has worked with over 8000 volunteers across 31 countries to provide educational scholarships and series of support to over 32,000 children from 18 communities across Nigeria, built various early childhood development centers, e-library, health center and technology labs serving thousands of children.

He is a community organizer and a development consultant, passionate about social reforms, nation building and community development. He also consults for corporate organizations, social enterprises, NGOs, and governmental institutions, helping develop sustainable solution-based social interventions.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Health science from the University of Port Harcourt, an executive master’s in Project Management from CUPE, UK, a certificate in Social Change, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship from the United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica and various development based courses from Henley Business School, Havard University and MIT.
He is a founding member of the Commonwealth Alliance for Young Entrepreneurs - West Africa, a member of the Human Capital Development commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, the Education Reform Team and an Ambassador for Junior Achievement Nigeria.
He is a LEAP Social Innovator Fellow, a Mandela Washington Fellow and he serves as the Chair of the West and Central African Regional Advisory Board for Presidents Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative and also a Trustee and Board member for the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund.


Alero Otobo

Passionate about collaborating with other platforms to raise an army of social reformers to transform organizations and nations. My goal is to establish Education Hubs across the continent of Africa from which Reform Teams in Education, Health, Government and Media are trained and supported to act as specialized change agents in their sphere of Influence. These Education Hubs act as a place of convergence of like-minded people, and their empowerment for effective implementation of change projects


Tayo Olosunde

A Social Entrepreneur Per Excellence, in the last 6 years, Tayo has been at the vanguard of institutionalizing Social Entrepreneurship as the KEY to massive JOB CREATION for Nigeria Youth, through the identification and leveraging the intercession between Public-Private-Social Sectors for the effective mainstreaming and implementation of Global and National Development Agenda.

He has served as Special Assistant to the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Youth Development and has been the Team Lead for; the National Accelerated Youth Development Programme, Review of the National Youth Policy, UNDP-DGD Effective Participation of Youth in 2015 General Election, MDG's ICT-Education Policy Revitalization Programme (AccessDrive), Professionalizing Youth Work, and many more. 


Emrys Ijaola

Over 7 years experience in Credit Risk Management, spanning various sectors of the Nigerian economy, with proficiency in Risk Analysis and Assessment, Risk Administration and Control.
Over 7 years of experience in Business Strategy and Development, Crude oil Marketing and Brokerage, Agricultural Development Planning in grassroots, with extensive hands-on experience in project delivery, product development and marketing, team building and leadership, and business risk/opportunity assessment.
Extensive experience in Electronic Banking, including alternate banking channels development and deployment, internal process management and troubleshooting, transaction and process audit, as well as Operational Risk Management.


Tonye Cole

As an Executive Director of the Sahara Group, Tonye Cole is responsible for the new ventures and business development as well as enforcing corporate ethics and compliance. He also manages and spearheads the Group’s upstream exploration and production activities in West Africa.
He is an alumnus of the University of Lagos and Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil. A merit honours graduate of architecture, Tonye Cole worked as an architect for frontline Brazilian architectural firm Grupo Quartro SA in Goiania Brazil (‘90-‘92) where he was involved in the design and implementation of the urban planning and city development of Palmas, the capital city of the newly created state of Tocantins.
He is happily married to Dr. Sylvia Cole with three children.
His hobbies include riding power bikes and dedicating his life to the service of humanity.


Modupe Adefeso-Olateju

Modupe (Mo) Adefeso-Olateju is Managing Director of The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and an education policy expert with several years of research experience spanning academia and the private sector. She has led workstreams on a range of education sector support initiatives funded or assisted by international donors and funding agencies such as the UK Department for International Development (DfID), World Bank, Open Society Institute (OSI) and MacArthur Foundation. As a member of the technical team assembled by the Honourable Minister of Education, she wrote a section of the Federal Ministry of Education’s current Strategic Plan for Education (2011-2015). 


Olatilewa Babalogbon

Mrs Olatilewa E. Babalogbon (MBA, Marketing) – She is a seasoned banker who has varied experience in various sector of the economy, having worked in different departments of several banks and corporate organizations spanning almost two decades she has risen to top management positions and built growth .
She started her working career with Adland Limited, an advertising agency and worked briefly at the Hole 19 Investments Limited as a manager. She held various leadership roles in UBA and the defunct New Nigeria Bank Plc from 2000-2002. In 2002, she started working in Zenith Bank Plc and has touched various departments and units and rising to the position of a Deputy General Manager.
Mrs Olatilewa Babalogbon is God-fearing, compassionate, with a strong determination to excel and a great passion to help humanity. She has been recognized and awarded at several levels for her impeccable contributions. She is married with children.


Ferdinand Adimefe

Ferdinand Adimefe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the University of Port Harcourt and has always been committed to social development. His passion for creativity, ideas and strategy led him to study for a Master’s degree at the School of Media and Communication, Pan African University, Lagos. He is currently the CEO of the Creative Nigeria Project and a stunning advocate for innovation and creative change.

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