Naomi has spent the last 12 years working within the British and Nigerian Financial sector. In that period, she exhibited strong skills across different functions including Management, Business Development, Relationship Management and Operations functions. In her last role, Naomi was elevated to the position of Head, Client Services for Guaranty Trust Bank (UK) Limited, United Kingdom a role based in the heart of the London business district.
Naomi is an avid gym goer, participates in several charity runs/walks, is passionate about health and fitness and is an ardent follower of several sports (football, tennis, basketball, golf and athletics).
Naomi has always held a keen interest in the ‘third sector’ (she regularly contributes financially to children focused charities) her time in England helped foster this interest by availing her with openings to work with organizations like the UK based Children’s Trust charity. When the chance to work with Special Olympics came up, the opportunity of combining her innate skills in fundraising, relationship management and managing corporate structures with her passion for children, charities and fitness based activities proved irresistible.
Naomi holds an MSc. Management degree from Birkbeck University (University of London), and an honours degree in Zoology from the University Of Lagos, Nigeria.
Adeola is a member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE). He holds an HND Civil Engineering from Yaba College of Technology Yaba, Lagos.
He had worked as Project Engineer for Shell Petroleum, Penos Construction Company as Site Engineer and Abezl Nig LTD as Event Manager.
He is currently responsible for the recruitment of athletes, coaches, family members and volunteers. He also coordinates projects and SO Nigeria initiatives.
Adesoye has over 10 years Finance and Accounting experience spanning various industries within the county. Prior to his appointment as Finance Coordinator of Special Olympics Nigeria in January 2014, he was an Account Officer, at Mind Builders School.
His experience in the education sector exposed him to the various challenges faced by students with special needs which ignited his interest in humanitarian services.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Lagos and is a member of Institute of Information Management. He is married with children and loves sports, travelling and music
Adetayo is a commercially driven Chartered MCIPD HR professional with years of strategic and operational generalist experience. She has a proven track record of delivering business focused initiatives and expertise across a variety of industry sectors and organisational settings.
Adetayo holds an MSc. in Human Resource Management from Cardiff Business School, Wales and a BSc. in Sociology from the University of Lagos.
Her keen interest in people and her experience in one of the top global consulting firms have further driven her passion for transforming organisations.
She enjoys contributing towards social development through participation in various charity-driven initiatives. Her pastime activities include swimming, travelling and reading novels.
Obianuju has a wide range of business and people skills gleaned from her background and experience in Economics, Project Management, Community based Volunteering and Management Consulting.
However, the biggest quality she brings to us at Special Olympics Nigeria is passion. Obianuju has a passion for Sports and was a decorated athlete at every level of her education. In addition, she has always been passionate about health and wanted to be a medical doctor as a child.
Her role as Health coordinator, provides her with the perfect platform to fuse her skill set and her passions to advocate for inclusion and create healthy communities for one of the world’s most vulnerable populations i.e. People with Intellectual Disabilities (PWIDs). Obianuju is responsible for the successful planning, delivery and synergy of all SO Nigeria health programmes.
She enjoys travelling, reading books and trying out new recipes.
Ibiyemi’s educational and professional experience in Nigeria and the United States of America, has centred on Project management and Accounting, with proficiency in project planning , process improvement, and performance management.
She has always had a passion for social causes. During her National Youth Service Corps, she planned and coordinated an empowerment program for the women of Ilara-Mokin, Ondo state. This guided her decision to build a career in Social Good and empowerment. She worked with Bridge International Academies as the Operations Programme Manager, prior to joining Special Olympics Nigeria.
Ibiyemi enjoys travelling, reading novels and listening to music
Tomiwa is a member of the Athletes’ Input Council (AIC) of the Special Olympics Africa.
He is a key player at SO Nigeria’s leadership programs and also an active speaker for intellectual disability causes.
Tomiwa participated at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria winning a Gold medal in Floor Hockey with Team Nigeria.
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