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Akin Fadeyi Foundation announces new appointments

Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF), a non-profit organisation, has appointed Oluwatomi Okeowo and Sinmi Akinsanmi as program manager, and vice-president, strategy and growth respectively.

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AFF, conveners of the Corruption Not In My Country Project and the FlagIt Report Corruption App, said the new appointments would sustain growth and aid the organisation’s anti-corruption fight.

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Announcing Okeowo’s appointment, Sola Akinrinade, member of the board of trustees, said: “We are excited to have Okeowo in our team, as she possesses a depth of experience, core competence and the mental energy that will complement AFF’s team of seasoned professionals to consolidate on its gained traction in the fight against corruption and the strengthening of institutional capacities.”

Okeowo holds a B.Sc. in international relations from Covenant University, Nigeria; an M.A in international development: Development Management from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and an M.Phil. in sexual and reproductive rights in Africa from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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She has vast experience in the development sector including the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, Centre for Human Rights, Pretoria, South Africa; and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

According to the AFF, “Okeowo will be tasked with coordinating and managing the foundation’s strategic initiatives and goals, including cementing our relationship with strategic partners and managing AFF’s various project cycles.

Similarly, Akinsanmi is a highly accomplished strategic thinker with sterling accomplishments. He has built expertise around project management, product management, operations management, strategy, and business development.

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He is a member of The Association of International Product Marketing & Management (USA), a certified project manager and most recently completed training on sustainable business strategy from the Harvard Business School.

Akinrinade said: “Sinmi will bring his innovative expertise to bear in our organization’s scale-up strategy for sustainable growth plans.”

“He will be saddled with the task of unlocking our organization’s potentials to transform opportunities into actionable projects and incubated ideas into filling social enterprise gaps,” he said.

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“We are particularly excited to have Akinsanmi in the team as he has committed to offering his services in social responsibility capacity. This is most commendable as the development sector grapples with the post Covid-19 era and requiring all hands-on deck to heal and reposition the world.”

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