Announcing New Endeavor Nigeria Mentors
We’re pleased to announce three (3) new mentors that have joined the Endeavor Nigeria network. They bring decades of experience across banking, consumer goods, technology, and the public sector.
Mentors are at the core of our service delivery. Mentors help us evaluate candidates to join our network. Once the entrepreneurs are selected to join Endeavor, mentors provide value by holding 1:1 mentoring sessions, sitting on Endeavor Endeavor Advisory Boards, and building lasting personal relationships with entrepreneurs through our “Strategic Advisor” program. Sometimes, we’ve seen even deeper partnerships between mentors and entrepreneurs.
We recruit mentors out of each of our 40 local offices and from our support offices in San Francisco, New York, and Singapore. Many of our mentors are entrepreneurs themselves, others bring with them decades of experience running and advising large corporate organizations.
Welcome: Kelechi Ohiri (Chief Executive Officer, Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation), Muyi Aina (Principal, Solina Group), and Oluwole Oyeniran (Partner, Enterprise Technology & Performance, Consulting, West Africa at Deloitte & Touche) to the Endeavor Network!
Kelechi Ohiri (Chief Executive Officer, Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation)
Dr. Kelechi Ohiri is the Chief Executive Officer of the HSDF, a Healthcare Advisory Firm and
a Visiting Scientist at Harvard University. He is also the Founder of the Healthcare Leadership Academy and Partner at Flint Atlantic — an Africa-focused Social Impact Investment Firm.
He previously served as the Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance as well as two Ministers of Health in Nigeria. Prior to this, he was an Engagement Manager with the London Office of McKinsey and Company, where he served clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also worked with the World Bank Group in Washington DC, having joined through the Young Professionals' Programme. His focus was on Social Protection and strengthening Health Systems in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Dr. Ohiri has written policy papers, peer-reviewed publications and co-authored books on Health systems. He has served on expert advisory committees for the Institute of Medicine, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Bank, the Global Fund and the World Health Organization. He served on the Board of the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and was an Adviser to AMREF’s Innovate for Life Initiative supporting healthcare innovators across Africa. He is currently a member of the Program and Policy Committee of the GAVI Board.
Dr. Ohiri earned a medical degree from the University of Lagos. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree and a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management, both from Harvard University. He is a Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Muyi Aina (Principal, Solina Group)
Muyi Aina is a seasoned management consultant and public health professional with several years of experience in healthcare and management consulting. He is principal at Solina Group and leads the development and management of the company’s global portfolio of projects and partnerships. He has led several projects in Solina including the development of an innovative & sustainable model of engaging private for-profit facilities in the delivery of HIV/AIDS services.
This PEPFAR funded initiative is currently being implemented in five Nigerian states to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Muyi has also worked on several projects aimed at improving immunization performance in Nigeria including the landmark study, landscape study of Routine Immunization in Nigeria (LARI) and transformation of the National and State Vaccine logistics and Supply Chain system.
He also runs non-healthcare projects including the Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN) program of the Federal Government of Nigeria. YouWiN is an annual business plan competition that culminates in the selection of 1200 award winners each year who receives up to 10 million Naira in a business startup or expansion grant funding from the government.
Prior to founding Solina Group, Muyi was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey and company, a leading global management consulting firm. In this capacity, he worked on a myriad of projects that spanned a variety of topics including strategy, organizational and operational performance transformations, mergers and acquisitions. He was on the faculty at the University Of Maryland School Of where he helped implement AIDS Relief, a multi-country anti-retroviral treatment program funded by PEPFAR. He was also a part of the panel of experts that developed WHO guidelines for clinical mentoring to support scale up of antiretroviral treatment in resource-limited settings.
Muyi received his medical degree from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria and holds an MPH in International Health from Harvard University and a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also earned a certificate in vaccine science and policy from Johns Hopkins University.
Oluwole Oyeniran (Partner, Enterprise Technology & Performance, Consulting, West Africa at Deloitte & Touche)
Wole is the Partner leading the Enterprise Technology & Performance offerings portfolio for Deloitte & Touche in West Africa. He also leads Systems and Cloud Engineering. In this role, he has responsibility for Technology & IoT Strategy, Vision and Architecture, Technology Transformation, Technology Agility, and Digital Services. He has oversight of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, application architecture, modernization, systems design, and engineering, integration services and service delivery optimization alongside data centre, cloud migration and strategy.
As a Senior Manager, he led the IT Advisory team at KPMG in Nigeria where he spent the first 15 years of his career, up until he transitioned to Deloitte in May 2015.
At Deloitte, his primary responsibility from when he joined the firm was to rebuild the then non-existent technology consulting practice and establish a market presence. He started out as the sole personnel and unit leader, and he has built a team of professionals who have supported him in making an impact in the technology space to date.
He is highly energetic and resourceful with advisory, facilitation and project management skills, having driven assessment/evaluation, business development including market analysis, proposal development and presentation, contracting, planning and execution of numerous engagements. He is an agile coach and a member of the Governing Council of the Fintech Association of Nigeria.
In Nigeria, Endeavor now works with more than thirty-three exceptional business leaders including ABUBAKAR SULEIMAN (CEO, Sterling Bank), ACHA LEKE (Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company), ADEBISI LAMIKANRA (Partner & Head of Advisory (Rtd.), KPMG), AKINTUNDE OYEBODE (Commissioner of Finance & Economic Development, Ekiti State Government), ANDERS EINARSSON (CEO, Promasidor), CHIDI IWUCHUKWU (Head Investment Banking-West Africa, RMB), DIMEJI SALAUDEEN (Partner & Head, Deal Advisory, KPMG), EYITOPE KOLA-OYENEYIN (Partner, McKinsey & Company), FAROUK GUMEL (Group Executive, TGI), FOLA LAOYE (Founder & CEO, Health Markets Africa), INI EBONG (Group Executive, Treasury and Financial Institutions), KAYODE AKINKUGBE (MD & CEO, FBN Quest), PROF. KONYIN AJAYI (SAN) (Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP), Dr. OMOBOLA JOHNSON (Partner, TLcom Capital), SEAN HSU (Group President & CEO, Netcom Africa), STEPHANE TIMPANO (Managing Partner, Bain & Company), TEMITOPE ODUKOYA (Partner, Deloitte), TOLUWALEKE ADENMOSUN (Partner, Verraki), YEMI OSINDERO (Partner, Uhuru Investments Partners), YINKA EDU (Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie), YINKA SANNI (Chief Executive, West Africa, Standard Bank Group), ADE BAJOMO (Executive Director, Access Bank Plc), ADEPEJU ADEBAJO (Chief Executive Officer, Lumos Nigeria), AKIN BANUSO (General Manager, Microsoft Nigeria), AMINU UMAR-SADIQ (Executive Director at Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority), ELOHO OMAME (Co-Founder, FirstCheck Africa), KARL TORIOLA (Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria), OYEYIMIKA ADEBOYE (Managing Director, Mondelēz International — West Africa), SENI ADETU (Former MD/CEO, Guinness Nigeria Plc), WELELA DAWIT (Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft), and ‘YEMISI AYENI (Chairperson, NASCON Allied Industries).