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Managing Director & CEO

Odinaka Iloh

Odinaka Iloh is an entrepreneur who trades on ideas, innovation, strategy and technology. And as such, he has founded and created a number of organisations and worthwhile initiatives. He is the founder of Africa Speakers Bureau Ltd. (and, Sojourn Global Services Ltd. and the Centre for Higher Education, Innovation and Development, a multi-sectoral, non-partisan, non-profit organisation that serves as a nexus for academia, government and industry knowledge exchange. He is the convener of the National Higher Education Forum, an annual thought leadership conference that enables decision makers and researchers in academia to extensively engage with industry leaders, innovators and government policy makers, etc, to facilitate and advance the growth of Nigeria’s knowledge economy through a competitive higher education system.

Odinaka’s experience traverses engineering, technology, ideas, innovation and strategy consulting, media and communications spheres, having interned and worked at different times at Shell Gas and Power, NETCO-NNPC, Enikkom Construction Nigeria Ltd, BusinessPost Media Ltd. He is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Sojourn Global Services Ltd and its affiliates. He coordinated the secretariat for Nigeria Economic Outlook Conference (NEOC) 2017 and 2019.

Odinaka holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has published a number of articles in national dailies, and has also made multiple radio appearances in Nigeria. Odinaka is a student of leadership.

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