Theodore Ogbonna C.
Theo was orphaned at seven, passed through traumatic times, occasioned by poverty, combating the odds that were stacked against him, inspired by his own circumstances and exposure to the misery and environmental degradation in the Niger Delta region. Theo elected to seek to correct societal ills through his exhibitions, works, human and environmental/youths rights activism. A published author via the British Council & YSF. He decided to create his own career/s-un-ltd by simply following his dreams.
VP Global Partnership
Jessica Bezolles is our VP of Global Partnership. She is also the CEO and Founder of AUGEO Africa, a social business specialized in development, implementation and funding of sustainable projects (mainly in agriculture, agroforestry, reforestation and renewable energy) tailored to the specific needs of African governments. Jessica is also a Youth Ambassador at One Campaign to advocate and fight against poverty in Africa. Previously, Jessica served as Investment Director in a start-up involved in development projects in Africa (mainly Congo-Brazaville).
Prior to her deep-rooted interest in sustainable projects, Ms Bezolles held a variety of finance positions, including Capital Market Specialist at KPMG, Investment Officer of Proparco (part of the French Development Agency) and Algorithmic Trader within BNPParibas.
Jessica Bezolles holds a Master's degree in finance from the Sorbonne University and has been enrolled in the HEC Social Business Program. She also spent a year at the University of La Pacifico (Peru) studying Latin American development theories.
Ambassador DANIEL, VERA
Managing Director - YTI West Africa.
Daniel is a self-motivated and energetic graduate of Statistics/Mathematics & Computer Science.
She has a certificate Diploma in Theology, A certificate from the young African Democratic Leadership Training for award winners (ALF), Currently running a Masters degree in Operations Strategy. She has worked extensively with the Justice Development and Peace Commission in all areas including training from DFID sponsored HIV/AIDS volunteers. She understands more than 10 Nigerian languages and has a very good interpersonal & communication skills, Hardworking & Result – oriented.
She is a UN delegate for YOUTH TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL and Curia GENERALIZIA AGOSTINIANA. A volunteer Project Coordinator with the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL). She has so many awards to show for her discipline and hard work including National Youth Service Corp award, NYSC State award, NYSC Local Government award, Imo state young voices award, Road Safety Merit Award, National Association of Catholic Corpers' merit award, Lagos Catholic Archdiocese merit award and so many others...... She has been presented with a certificate of Honour for working as an International Volunteer for FOWPAL to promote the movement of An Era of Conscience
Representative to the United Nations
Eric is a social-entrepreneur. He is YTI Representative to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. He is also the founder of Bukavu, a social media virtual reality platform (www.bukavuworld.com) . Eric comes from a modest Congolese (DRC) family. He was born and raised in Lausanne, Switzerland.
During his first family trip to Africa at age 11. He saw the world of poverty from his own eyes. He realized how fortunate he is to have access to basic rights like education and health care while children in developing countries didn't have access to basic needs like drinking water and food.
As our Representative at the UN, Eric's focus is on humanity and poverty. He is working on youth initiatives to mobilize young people all around the world and working on the creation of a "Global Homeless Day".
Eric believes that regardless of our race, it is our responsibility to make a better world for our kids and regardless of our religion, the scriptures says to care for the ones in need.
He is fluent in French, English, Spanish and German.
Victor is the Country Director and Chief Strategist of YouthBank Nigeria, a Youth for Transparency International (YTI) initiative.
Managing Director and Principle Partner of Conduit Communications Limited. He holds a degree in philosophy and is a certified Public Relations Practitioner. An Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He is a certified Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence and Fear Mastery Coach and Therapist. He is also the Managing Director of Crown Media Limited.
A visionary leader of a credible network of young African professionals, Mr. Gotevbe is the editor of Youthful Vibes, a Youth Column of the Vanguard Newspapers, serving as a platform for young Nigerians who are making a difference, and works with Vanguard Media Limited (publishers of the Vanguard newspapers) as the Administration/HR Manager. He is also a designated representative at the United Nations and works locally and internationally as a researcher, trainer and facilitator, consulting globally for some small and medium scale enterprises (SME’s), NGOs, CBO’s, coalitions and some individuals.
Mr. Gotevbe is a fellow of the African Institute of Governing with Integrity and Crans Montana Forum. He has received recognition from several organizations and received the African Achievers Award (United Kingdom) amongst several others. He is a very active member of Moral Rearmament/Initiatives of Change in Nigeria and participated most recently at the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) funded by the US State Department, with focus on American Youth: Inspiring Leadership and Civic Engagement.
Smith Omotayo Pascal
Director ICT programs and development
An entrepreneur, IT consultant and web developer. He has worked, Volunteered and partnered with UNICEF, VSO, Volunteer corps, Leap Africa, British Council, German cultural centre, junior achievement, Lagos digital village, Pro life League, Knowledge House Africa DFID, Heinrich Boll Foundation, john Hopkins school of public health, Action Aid, MTV Base staying alive on youth development and empowerment, capacity building, Hiv/Aids and ICT4D activities and projects.
Member of UNICEF Stakeholders committee on EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES WORKING GROUP NIGERIA, Human right information network, Takingitglobal, Nigeria net, African youth Alliance, OAYouth, Nigerian south-west youth coalition, Coordinator Nigerian youth manifesto youth forum, member WSIS youth caucus, cloud world forum, internet governance forum, global youth coalition on Hiv/Aids, MTV base staying Alive, Commission on Sustainable Development Youth Caucus, Development Partnership, Millennium Youth Forum. Pascal speaks English, Yoruba, French and Kwale.