Our Team

FOUNDER’S WELCOME

Our Founder, Mrs. Nkoyo Rapu.

ARE YOU DRIVEN BY A PASSION TO SUCCEED IN IMPACTING SOCIETY BY CHANGING DESTINIES?

Our experiences whether negative or positive shape our characters and affect our responses to the challenges we subsequently face in life. The coalescing of small flames can bring about a positive explosion. One of our beneficiaries who joined the project as a refugee from Liberia is now in the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife.

He tells me he would someday be the President of Liberia. I believe him! He is a child of destiny and has come through a successful transformation of his mind. He is confident and sees himself now as I saw him when he joined us. A child in whom lay the seed of God’s greatness.

We are thankful to God and look forward to more. There is yet more territory to cover.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Founder, Mrs. Nkoyo Rapu, and the Board Chairperson, Mrs. Titilope Adewusi, work with a talented team of professionals to accomplish Bethesda’s goals and mission.

Titilope Adewusi

Chairperson

Ozim Obasi

Vice Chairperson

Iheanyi Iwuagwu

Media/Communication

Kola Fabiyi

Governance Committee

Margaret Akinsefunmi

Education Committee

Tayo Adeniji

Media/Communication

Bimbo Olu-Martins

Governance Committee

Nosa Afe

Governance Committee

Desmond Ovbiagele

Media/Communication

Babalola Oyeleye

Building Project

Marian Anazodo

Media/Communication

Afolabi Olorode

Fundraising and Finance

Tobe Rapu

Fundraising and Finance

Rolayo Akhigbe

Media/Communication

Yetty Williams

Media/Communication

Mr. Ladipo Lawani

Media/Communication

Bolanle Adekoya

Building Project

Ayo Aderibigbe

Fundraising and Finance

Titilope Adewusi

Position: Chairperson
Email: titi.a@bethesdaagency.org
Titi Adewusi is the Bethesda board Chairperson. She has over 18years working experience having acquired over 10 years consulting experience from one of the Big Four multinational consulting company (KPMG) where she worked in various industries – Financial Service, Oil and Gas, Telecom and Public Sector. Titi rose to Senior Manager before joining The Place Restaurant in 2011 as the General Manager. As General Manager of one of the fastest growing fast food restaurant in Lagos, she was responsible for making The Place a brand name in the Fast Food industry and outlet expansion from one outlet in 2011 to over 11 outlets by 2017 with revenues in billions of naira and staff strength of over 1,500.⠀ In 2017, Titi left The Place and started her edutech start up business that develops fun educational games and training programmes for children in the areas of academics, values and entrepreneurship focused on Nigerians in Nigeria and diaspora. 9ijakids’s vision is to equip children to be ready to take on tomorrow’s challenges through fun learning games.⠀ Titi is the Chairperson of Bethesda Support Agency, an NGO that provides free education to children in poor communities such as Ijaiye Ojokoro, Matogun, Ikota and Bariga⠀ Titi has a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Lagos State University and has attended various management and leadership trainings in Nigeria and abroad.

Ozim Obasi

Position: Vice Chairperson
Email: ozim.o@bethesdaagency.com
Ozim Ifeoma Obasi is a Bethesda board member, a lawyer with an MBA/LLM, and over eighteen years experience in Corporate Practice, Energy Industry and Regulatory Compliance. Engaging personality, highly focused and optimistic about all that life has to offer, believing that with the right attitude and good team work we will achieve set objectives and leave an outstanding legacy for future generations. ⠀ She is currently responsible for Post-merger Legal Integration for BHGE in Africa, Legal Advisory, Commercial Transactions, Regulatory, Localization, Business Development/Go-to-market strategy in East and Central Africa

Iheanyi Iwuagwu

Position: Media/Communication
Email: Iheanyi.I@bethesdaagency.com
Iheanyichukwu Iwuagwu graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with a B.sc. in Philosophy. Started his working career with I-Maconi Nigeria Limited (Haulage Division), as Operations Director, a position held till 2006. In 2006, appointed the Managing Director of the ailing beverages division. In the last three years, he grew the product portfolio of this division to include packaging and sales of 50cl, 75cl and 19L water bottles and also introduced an aggressive marketing strategy that increased the division’s clients portfolio. Iheanyi Iwuagwu developed the water purification systems sales, services and consultancy arm of I-Maconi Nigeria Ltd which is charged with the responsibility of sales, installation & after sales service of water purification systems; as well as consulting services on water purification projects. In 2009, he left the day to day running of I-Maconi and founded Interacti Logic solutions Ltd, a software company specialized in building and managing ERP solutions for the health and general insurance industry; providers of Value Added Services for Telecom Operators and Mobile Financial Services. Interacti provides aggregation services for Mobile Money Operators. Iheanyi has returned to I-Maconi currently as the Chief Executive Officer driving the Water Doctor Service, among other products and services the company provides. With several business interests spanning across several sectors including but not limited to Real Estate, Manufacturing, & Technology, he sits on the board of Interacti-DTIN Solution Services Ltd, an Israeli-Nigerian subsidiary of Interacti Logic Solutions Ltd; OLXA LLC a U.S based real estate company; and SIL Design & Build Solutions Limited. Iheanyi is a graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and is an alumnus of the Fate Foundation’s Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme Class 26 and the Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme.

Kola Fabiyi

Position: Governance Committee
Email: kola.f@bethesdaagency.org

Margaret Akinsefunmi

Position: Education Committee
Email: margaret.a@bethesdaagency.org

Tayo Adeniji

Position: Media/Communication
Email: tayo.a@bethesdaagency.org
Dr. (Mrs) Omotayo Adeniji, graduated with a BDS, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, from the University of Lagos some 21 years ago. She has worked as a general practitioner with two of the earliest private dental surgeries in Lagos and continues to do so till date. However to satisfy her creative flair she is an entrepreneur, she is the CEO of Buttercupenterprises, a company she founded whilst still at medical school, helping to meet the dessert needs in Lagos and it environs. In fact her sugarcraft creations have been known to be shipped to far away lands including North America. She was featured on CNN inside Africa alongside her cake which she created for the Nigerian Lagos version of the Royal wedding. The company manufactures the best chinchin, a local snack, this side of the equator. She has been involved with Bethesda for about 16 years and a board member for about 10 years.

Bimbo Olu-Martins

Position: Governance Committee
Email: bimbo.o@bethesdaagency.org

Nosa Afe

Position: Governance Committee
Email: nosa.a@bethesdaagency.org
Nosa is an alumnus of the University of Benin and the prestigious Lagos Business School. With over 20 years management experience he has developed considerable expertise in Project & Contract Management, Service Delivery Management, Corporate Strategy and Customer Relationship Management. As Service Delivery Manager for Ameritel Communications, Nosa managed the successful concept design and roll out of over 100 low-cost Rural Telephone Exchanges in remote villages around Nigeria under the World Bank Sponsored NITEL’s ‘Celluphone’ Project. He also served as Project Manager and later Senior Contract Manager at British Telecom’s Syncordia Solutions (now BT Ignite) where he managed the the outsourced IT Services contract for NATWEST Bank and Halliburton/KBR for 6 Years. After leaving BT Ignite Slutions, he was retained as an independent consultant to BT Telconsult, the consulting arm of the British Telecom Group to support any BT opportunities in Africa. Nosa joined one of the foremost Logistics Companies in Nigeria’ (CGL) serving as Chief Operations Officer before joining the founding team of LogistiQ Xpeditors Limited (LXGlobal) as its pioneer Managing Director/CEO in 2006. Under his leadership, LXGlobal has seen phenomenal growth and now ranks among the top 5 global forwarding and logistics providers in Nigeria.

Desmond Ovbiagele

Position: Media/Communication
Email: desmond.o@bethesdaagency.org
Desmond Ovbiagele, a former investment banker with Citigroup and Standard. Chartered Bank exited the banking industry to pursue an abiding passion for movie. production. He wrote, produced and directed his debut feature film, Render to Caesar, a crime drama which was selected to compete for the Etalon de Yennenga.

Babalola Oyeleye

Position: Building Project
Email: babalola.o@bethesdaagency.org
Desmond Ovbiagele, a former investment banker with Citigroup and Standard. Chartered Bank exited the banking industry to pursue an abiding passion for movie. production. He wrote, produced and directed his debut feature film, Render to Caesar, a crime drama which was selected to compete for the Etalon de Yennenga.

Marian Anazodo

Position: Media/Communication
Email: marian.a@bethesdaagency.org
Marian Anazodo is a Television hostess and producer. She has hosted and co-produced a number of shows including Music, Movies and More – an entertainment show with interviews with the most influential Nigerian personalities, Thinkin Out Loud – a show that talks about various issues that affect us, experiences that mould us as individuals. She manages, develops and scheduls content for a television channel. She also edits news content, and does voice overs. Marian Anazodo is a household name in television, starting her career as far back as 1999 when she hosted – Night Shift on DBN.

Afolabi Olorode

Position: Fundraising and Finance
Email: afolabi.o@bethesdaagency.org
Afolabi Olorode is a consummate finance professional with 15+ years experience in corporate finance, investment banking and private equity. He has proven leadership capabilities with key strengths in corporate strategy and developing brownfield businesses. He has advised on several high-value and complex deals involving Nigerian and international clients in corporate finance, M&A advisory and equity capital raising. He has an extensive Sub-Saharan Africa coverage having led a number of cross-border deals involving South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, The Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Senegal.

Tobe Rapu

Position: Fundraising and Finance
Email: lola.o@bethesdaagency.org
Tobe Rapu recently Graduated from Loughborough University with a Degree in Politics. He is an NYSC intern at PwC Lagos, Nigeria. He is the co-founder of the Vision group, an interactive group aimed at empowering young men and women with career and entrepreneurial aspirations. Tobe is a member of the Stone-creek group, and works as a property manager part-time. He enjoys keeping fit and is currently studying to complete his level 3 fitness and personal training exams.

Rolayo Akhigbe

Position: Media/Communication
Email: rolayo.a@bethesdaagency.org
Rolayo Akhigbe is a Bethesda board member, senior executive in a financial institution with substantial experience in managing cross-functional teams across the nation as well as the development, sale and implementation of solutions for SMEs, Corporate and Public Sector institutions.⠀ She is a graduate of the University of Hull with a B.Sc in Economics and an MBA. Following the completion of her MBA in the United Kingdom, she was one of a handful of international candidates selected by Citibank to work in her home country as part of a keenly contested global Graduate Management Program. During her career she has worked in different areas in banking, giving her the opportunity to interface directly with organisations across all industries She has also successfully concluded Sub-Saharan Africa assignments in Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, South Africa. She joined FCMB as part of the team of experts responsible for creating the Transaction Banking business.⠀ ⠀ As the founder of the High Impact Program, she acts as a mentor to several young female professionals seeking to enhance their business, financial and personal skills to equip them to become major players in their respective fields.⠀ ⠀ Rolayo is passionate about financial empowerment for women and strongly believes that empowering women has a direct positive impact on society. She is also passionate about helping people invest wisely in their emotional, physical and financial health as that to her, is the true definition of Wealth.⠀ A prolific speaker on personal and business finance she has collaborated with several organisations on diverse platforms.⠀ She is married to Ikhane and they have two sons

Yetty Williams

Position: Media/Communication
Email: yetty.w@bethesdaagency.org
Mrs. Yetty Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA strategy and finance from the Yale School of Management, USA. She has an executive degree in Digital Media Marketing from the University of Cambridge. She is a social entrepreneur and has over 20 years working experience which spans financial services, real estate consulting. She started her career in Bloomberg Financial Markets and has also worked at Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo), Shell, Persianas, Lafarge, and Union Bank. She is the founder of LagosMums, the first Nigerian blog dedicated to Mums, parents, and caregivers. She believes that parenting should be a mindful and collaborative process. LagosMums mission is to be a family life and parenting resource for mums, parents, and caregivers, it takes an e-village to raise a child in the 21st Century. As the lead consultant at Slay with Digital, she consults on Digital transformation and Digital media marketing strategic planning for Business owners and Companies. Some of her clients include P&G, Kimberly Clark, Nivea, AXA Mansard, several SME’s and Schools. Yetty is a certified Life Coach and Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner. As a speaker, she has been invited to speak several times on Parenting, work-life balance, digital media, and entrepreneurship at various companies, schools, company retreats and many more platforms locally and globally. She is a guest on the Parenting Today show on LagosTalks 91.3 FM on Thursdays at 12.30 pm where she delves into various parenting topics.

Mr. Ladipo Lawani

Position: Media/Communication
Email: ladipo.l@bethesdaagency.org
Mr. Ladipo Lawani is a member of the Bethesda board, finance professional and Head of Energy at FBNQuest Merchant Bank, BBC global newspaper guest reviewer, speaker and pianist who is passionate about social impact and has run several empowerment workshops with Bethesda schools alumni groups.

Bolanle Adekoya

Position: Building Project
Email: bolanle.a@bethesdaagency.org
Bolanle Adekoya is a Bethesda board member, a Partner at PwC with many years experience in accounting, capital markets and people management. She is a member of the PwC West African Management Board and leads the West African Capital Markets Accounting Advisory Services Group of PwC. Bolanle leads the People and Transformation effort of PwC among other roles held Globally, She has worked across Africa, Europe and the Americas. She is an entrepreneur and believes doing her best for the Kingdom. She is married and blessed with 3 children.

Ayo Aderibigbe

Position: Fundraising and Finance
Email: ayo.a@bethesdaagency.org
Ayo Aderibigbe is one of the founding Directors of Bell Oil & Gas and has held the position of Chief Operating Officer since the foundation of the company. As Chief Operating Officer, Ayo is responsible for ensuring that the company’s infrastructure, in particular, the business processes and systems, operational methodologies and technology, are in place to ensure the delivery of end to end solutions to meet the clients’ needs. To achieve this, Ayo has implemented the following: ISO 9001:2008, which has placed quality as an integral part of the business; An Enterprise Resource Planning tool (SAP), which has not only ensured speed of delivery, but has resulted in signature processes and best practice methodologies which have become industry benchmarks; Quality, Health and safety department, to reposition health and safety at the heart of business operations – in an integrated and systemic way rather than as an isolated set of activities. Ayo is also responsible for the business development function, thriving on the challenge of delivering the very demanding sales targets set by the board year on year. Above all else, Ayo is committed to the growth and development of his people and dedicates a high proportion of his time to training, teaching, coaching and mentoring them with emphasis on the whole person, rather than just on increasing technical proficiency. Prior to joining Bell Oil & Gas, Ayo was a Management Consultant for a Technology and Design consultancy company in the UK. In that role, Ayo worked on challenging, multi-million pound projects ranging from Business Processes Re-engineering, Installation and Integration of turnkey solutions, to Refurbishment of legacy infrastructure and organizational assets, as well as leading complex change management programmes such as the merger that created the largest pharmaceutical company in the UK. Specialties: Ayo volunteers his time in coaching and advising young Entrepreneurs, and he serves as Non-Executive Director in the boards of several budding organisations, giving strategic steer as appropriate. In addition to reading widely, Ayo has recently picked up Golf as a hobby and has a strong Christian faith that informs his moral compass.Ayo is married to Patricia, and both have been blessed with three lovely children: Tayo, Ivie and Tobi.
 

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