The 4th Annual Nigerian Leadership Summit 2013 Speakers Announced

Dear Friends,

This morning, we would like to present to you our speakers for the 4th Annual Nigerian Leadership Summit 2013 programs to be held at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York on August 16-17, 2013. These wonderful individuals are professionals with years of experience in their various field currently working and leading innovative projects, programs and campaigns focused on empowering and promoting Diaspora Africans participation in the overall development of their home land.

Our 2013 speakers are indeed unique because they represent all facets of the Diaspora, drawn from government, diplomatic service, academia, business, nonprofits, engineering, health care , IT and the international community, each of them has a great understanding of the program, what it takes to truly continue on a path of progress towards addressing issues threatening the survival and development of the Nigerian democracy, and a remarkable vision for the future in “Developing a road map for engaging the Nigerian Diaspora in Development”.

Some of the speakers includes:

  • Ngozi Egwuonwu – Founder, Burn bright Lifeworks
  • Bobby Digi – Founder, Island Voice Inc.
  • Ernesto Malave Jr. Associate Director, ETR program on government and Public Affairs
  • Solomon Bakare,President, Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians
  • Titus Olowokere,Executive Vice President/ CEO, US Nigeria Trade Council
  • Reginald Bassey,Chief of Staff, National Assembly, Abuja
  • Hon. Habib Habu,Consular General, Nigerian House New York
  • Rex Iyobosa,Director of Editorial Business, Leadership Newspaper Group Nigeria
  • Lanre Jacobs,Universe Super Lux Entertainment
  • Divine Muragijimana,President, Council of Young African Leaders
  • Kunle Ayodeji,Co-host, Culture shock ,Nigerians in America Radio
  • Cos Canino,Founder,UnderDRock Radio and Entertainment
  • Bar. Oladipo Okpeseyi Esq. SAN,Principal Counsel Dipo Okpeseyi & Co
  • Hon. Chudi Uwazurike,Member federal house of representatives, National Assembly, Abuja
  • Japheth Omojuwa, Editor , African
  • Ambassador Ade Adefuye,Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America
  • Prof. Illesanmi Adesida,Vice President and Provost, the University of illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • Okenfe Lebarty,President AfriMetro
  • Ifeanyi Obinali,Founder & Executive Director, LEAD Nigeria
  • Joanne Mapis,Programs Director, LEAD Nigeria and a host of others.

For more on speaker information’s and bio’s, visit or click this link


We look forward to having you join us on August 16-17, 2013 for this all important discussion on Nigeria’s future, it’s economic and political landscape, the issues of youth underdevelopment and empowerment, leadership and good governance and the ever more important role of Diaspora Nigerians in promoting and providing opportunities and resources for Nigerian development.

The LEAD Nigeria Team

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