Board of Trustees

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 President  Vice President            
Prof. Yemi Badejoko Engr. Bola Olowe  Mrs Olukemi Olowe Prof. Foluso Okunmadewa Prof. Olusegun Atanda  Engr Ade Adewole  Mrs Ibiyemi Ilesanmi Barrister Tokunbo Bamgbose Dr.Adesina Adegunle  
Chairman President   Vice President 
Vice Chairman             



Engr. Bola Olowe - President

PresidentEngr. Bola Olowe is currently the Managing Director of Konsadem Associates Ltd., a firm of Engineers and Consultants based in Ibadan. Engr. Olowe has had about 29 years continuous experience as a consulting civil engineer in the Water, Sanitation and infrastructure development sector. In the last 16 years he has worked as Project Engineer/Director and Team Leader on various projects ranging from preparation of structure and master plan, water supply schemes, water resources management and flood control, irrigation and drainage, roads/highways and drainage, sewage and sewerage, solid waste management, power supply development, institutional development, community management and development all over Nigeria. In particular, he recently concluded work on the Osun State Structure Plan Project for both the government of the State of Osun and the UN Habitat. He has also carried out extensive survey and work in many states of Nigeria for The World Bank. He has a good working knowledge of World Bank procurement process.

Mrs Olukemi Olowe - Vice President

Icon 02Mrs Olukemi Olowe is the Programme Manager of Grace Leadership Foundation. She began her carrier as an Agriculturist in 1988 as Supervisor at Dairy Farm Complex, Ministry of Agriculture, Oyo State. She worked several years with Oyo and Osun States. A lecturer and writer, she is Co-Author of Agriculture for Primary Schools UBE Edition, Books 1 – 6, University Press PLC, Ibadan. She is a Volunteer with Oyo State Society for Women and AIDS in Africa, Nigeria (SWAN) in advocacy on HIV/AIDS issues among school children, artisans and sex workers in Ibadan, Oyo State and advocacy on HIV/AIDS for vulnerable rural communities in Akinyele and Ido Local Government Areas of Oyo State.

Prof. Yemi Badejoko - Chairman

Chairman Prof. Yemi Badejoko is a Professor of geology, he is specialized in Structural disposition and compositional investigation of sediment of the sedimentary basins of Nigeria. Environmental impact assessment of exploration, exploitations and utilization of oil and gas in Nigeriq. Designing geophysical exploration and exploitation techniques for environmental impact assessment and petroleum exploration. Groundwater resources evaluation and management.

Prof. Foluso Okunmadewa - Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman

Prof. Foluso Okunmadewa is a Professor of Agricultural Economics with considerable skills and knowledge in Welfare Economics, Development Planning and Analysis, Ph.D. Agricultural Economist (1990) University of Ibadan . He is Lead Social Protection Specialist (World Bank) July 2005– to date, Working on Human Development Projects with special attention to Community-driven Development Projects, Social Protection, Poverty , Risk and Vulnerability Assessments, Rural and Microfinance and Poverty Monitoring. Task Team Leaders of two major World Bank assisted projects. 
He is member of several learned Societies. - including International Agricultural Economic Association, Society for International Development (SID), Farm Management Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Statistical Association, and  Nigerian Agricultural Economics Association.
His Skills and expertise is basically in action oriented Research and Programme Planning for Community level focus, and Economic and Social Sector Intervention. Also skillful in Economic and Social Sector Policy Analysis and Dialogue. Considerable experience in development projects management and administration.

Prof. Olusegun Atanda

Prof. Olusegun Atanda, the “First Indigenous Professor” McPherson University, Seriki-Sotayo, Ogun State is a Professor of Food Microbiology/Safety and consultant, Mycotoxins and Oenology. He is the Dean, College of Natural & Applied Sciences and Ag. Director, Academic Planning. He was also the Immediate Past President of the Mycotoxicology Society of Nigeria. 


Engr. Ade Adewole

Engr. Ade Adewole is the Principal partner at Ade Adewole Associates. He is a civil engineer, member of Nigerian Society of Engineers, member of Association of consulting Engineers of Nigeria. Engr. Adewole is Pastor at New Covenant Church, he has empowered and trained many young Nigerians through sponsorship in education, counselling and mentorship. He is a mentor and discipler. He is a writer, his hobbies are playing table tennis and meeting people. He is happily married with 3 children.

Mrs Ibiyemi Ilesanmi

PresidentMrs Ibiyemi holds a bachelor's degree in Education/English from the University of Ife in 1981.  She is currently a Director in the State of Osun Ministry of Human Resources & Capacity Building. She is head of the State's Staff Development Centre (SDC). Prior to her present assignment as Director (SDC), she has had the priviledge of working as a teacher of English Language in Abeokuta Grammar School, Government College, Ibadan, Government Technical College, Osogbo, under the Ministry of Education in the old Oyo State.
She held other positions in the civil service: Education Officer in charge of Women's Education and Schedule Officer for Nursery and Primary Education in Osun state, Education Inspector in Ife North Local Education Office, Olorunda Local Education Office and Inspectorate Services Department, Ministry of Education at different times. Between  2005 & 2007, she served as the Director, Schools Services in the State Universal Basic education Board. She made useful contributions to the activities of the various state committees where she served as member.
Mrs Ilesanmi is deeply and passionately committed to the development of women and youth. She is Matron to the Association of Education/English Students, Obafemi Awolowo University, ?Ile-Ife. as a devout Chrictian and committed Nigerian, she believes in the transformation of our society and Nigeria at large. These attributes and experiences make her an invaluable member of the Board of Trustees (Directors), Grace Leadership Foundation.

Barrister Tokunbo Bamgbose

Barrister Tokunbo Bamgbose

Dr. Adesina Adegunle

Dr Adegunle is a chartered tax practitioner Accountant. He is member of several professional bodies: Fellow of the chartered institute of taxation, Nigeria, Member, Nigeria Institute of Management, Member, Institute of Personal Management of Nigeria, Member, American Management Association.
His first employer is the Nigeria Eagle Flour Mills, thereafter he joined Spectrum books limited, Ibadan in 1988, and later joined Paragon Investment Limited, Ibadan 1992 and in the year 1994, he joined the United Nation (UN) working for the United Nations Children’s fund (UNICEF). He served honorably without blemish until the year 2006 when he left to manage his blossoming companies.
He is presently the: Executive Director-Princeton Health Limited (HMO) Ibadan, Managing Partner-Errands Associates (Audit and taxes), Ibadan, Chairman-Drivers plus services, Chairman –call-a-Cab services, Vice Chairman-Tour ways Tours and travels services international, Lagos, Vice-Chairman –General Data Engineering Services PLC, Ibadan, Director-Deguards Security Service, Director –Safari Books Limited, Ibadan, Director-EAC Limited, Ibadan, founder Next Generation Foundation, Ibadan, Trustee-Just Praise Ministry
He is former President of Ibadan Junior Chamber and distinguished Senator of Junior Chambers International. His immense contributions to the ideals of the organization made a unit of the organization, Oluyole Junior Chambers to add his birthday for the past two years as part of their yearly activities. He is also a member of Ibadan Polo Club. He was former Treasurer and Vice-President of Ibadan Polo Club.
Dr Adegunle is the brain behind many successful businesses that have surfaced in the city of Ibadan in the recent time. He does not only do business but adds value and create a positive change in his environment. He is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a church worker, a socialite and responsible family man. He is kind hearted, generous, disciplined, well dressed and importantly has the fear of God at heart.