Thursday, 12 March 2015

Africas leaders breakfast with Dr Nkem Okeke Richard Taylor, Boma Ozobia and Dayo Israel

GLEEHD Foundation cordially invites you to

Leaders Breakfast with

Dr. Nkem Okeke PhD - Deputy Governor Anambra State, Nigeria
Richard Taylor OBE – Founder Damilola Taylor Trust
Boma Ozobia OON – Former President, Commonwealth Lawyers Association
Dayo Israel – Former Special Representative to the United Nations

Date: 13th March 2015
Time: Networking 8.00am - Breakfast and program 8.15am
Place: The Graduate Center, London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road, London N7 8DB

Ticket cost £15 (£5 for student; and 10 FREE seats available on Eventsbrite for NGO/CSO representatives) online or at door. Register here and get priority seating

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Dr. Nkem Okeke PhD: is the Deputy Governor of Anambra State. He first served as Commissioner for Economic Planning, and again as Commissioner for Works and Transport under Governor Peter Obi and later went back to immerse himself in the academia as lecturer and head of department of economics at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. Okeke holds a Ph.D in monetary Economics. He attended Dennis Memorial Grammar School Onitsha and Universities in United States of America. He was until recently Head of Department of Economics Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Boma Ozobia OON: is the founding Partner of Sterling Partnership, Nigeria. She led the SADC Lawyers Association (SADCLA) election observation team, comprised of lawyers from the 15 Countries of the SADC region to the South African National Elections in May 2014. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Royal Commonwealth Society and as President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association 2011-2013 - the first woman President in the over 50 year history of this association of lawyers from 54 countries. She also served as the Chairwoman of the Association of Women Solicitors of England and Wales between 2005/2006. She is an experienced Arbitrator and an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator. She was educated in England at Kings College, University of London where she obtained an LL.M in Maritime Law, and in Nigeria where she obtained an LL.B from Rivers State University of Science and Technology. She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in England & Wales.
Richard Taylor OBE is the Founder of the Damilola Taylor Trust. Richard set up the Trust to bring positive change to inner city communities and increase the options and opportunities available to youngsters in those areas. The Trust has also organised the Spirit of London Awards for the last two years, recognising the achievements of the capital’s youngsters. Richard also works as a New Business Consultant at Working Links and as an official adviser to the UK Government on Youth Crime.
A winner of the Pride of Britain Awards, a prestigious award event organised by the Daily Mirror Newspaper of the UK in total Special Recognition of the positive contributions towards solving youth crime in the UK, He was in 2008 appointed by the then Prime Minister, Mr Gordon Brown as his official Government Envoy and Adviser on youths Crime for UK. Her Royal Majesty the Queen, conferred on Richard the Award of The Officer of the Most Excellent  Order Of The British Empire (OBE) in her end of year Honours Roles for 2010.

Dayo Israel (LLB (Hons), MA International Relations) is a renowned polymath; A season diplomat, social entrepreneur, in demand evangelist, TV personality, astute motivational speaker, advocate, Conference facilitator, High Performance Coach, young thought leader and an advisor to many world leaders, business executive, politicians, young entrepreneur and sports professionals. He is also an internationally recognized personality with over 15years of professional experience in international development having worked with organisations such as The United Nations, British Council, Save the Children UK, UNICEF, in various capacities and has appeared on countless television interviews, commercials, talk shows, radio programs, and was even selected by the United Nations to represent all the young delegates to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children on a special CNN Live Interview. Recently, He was specially invited by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to a private reception at Buckingham palace. He was also invited by the Obama Administration to the White House President’s Forum for Young African Leaders in Washington DC and an Alumnus of the US State Department International Visitors Leadership Program that has produced over 400 Heads of Government globally. He currently serves as Director for Africa at GLEEHD Foundation.

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