Pastor ‘Poju Oyemade

Visionary, The Platform Nigeria


‘Poju Oyemade is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos. The church is located at 400 Herbert Macaulay Way – Yaba, Lagos. This fast growing church holds 4 services every Sunday morning, with two taking place at The Covenant Place Iganmu, another at the Yaba Centre and the Family Service taking place at the Covenant Chapel, Lekki. Midweek service takes place every Wednesday at the Yaba Centre. Essentially, Covenant Christian Centre is one church with three centres.

His Excellency,

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Governor, Lagos State, Nigeria


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is the current Governor of Lagos State. 

He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, as well as the London Business School, Lagos Business School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Bismarck Rewane


Bismarck J. Rewane is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Company Limited in Lagos.

 He has more than forty years experience in the financial services industry as an Economist, Banker & Financial Analyst. He is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers of England and Wales and a Fellow of The Nigerian Institute of Bankers.

HIS EXCELLENCY,

Peter Obi


His Excellency, Peter Gregory Obi is the recent past Governor of Anambra State. While in office, he was appointed by the then administration as a Chairman Board of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and former finance special adviser to the president.

Dr. Anil Gupta


Leading expert on Strategy, Globalization and Emerging MarketsAnil K. Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and emerging markets.Gupta is ranked as number 28 on the Thinkers50 list of the world’s “most influential management thinkers.

Dr. Charles Soludo , CFR


Dr. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR is an Economics Professor and a

former Governor and chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). 

Dr. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, had cumulative four years of post-doctoral training in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, including: The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; University of Cambridge, UK, as Smuts Research Fellow and Fellow of the Wolfson College; the UN Economic Commission for Africa as a Post-Doctoral Fellow; University of Warwick as a Visiting scholar and Visiting Research Scholar at Center for African Economies, University of Oxford.

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‘Poju Oyemade is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos. The church is located at 400 Herbert Macaulay Way – Yaba, Lagos. This fast growing church holds 4 services every Sunday morning, with two taking place at The Covenant Place Iganmu, another at the Yaba Centre and the Family Service taking place at the Covenant Chapel, Lekki. The Church Midweek services takes place every Wednesday and Thursday at the Yaba Centre and The Covenant Chapel, Lekki respectively. Essentially, Covenant Christian Centre is one church with three centres.

He was called to ministry whilst he was still an undergraduate at the University of Lagos. He was ordained into ministry by Bishop David Oyedepo, the presiding bishop of Living Faith Ministries Worldwide (a.k.a Winner’s Chapel).

Pastor ‘Poju is a teacher of the Word of faith with insight into how believers can apply biblical principles in a pragmatic and practical way in their daily lives. This dynamic pastor hosts regular Faith Seminars, Singles’ Summits, Financial and Business Seminars where believers are taught the undiluted Word and how it can be applied directly in their situations to produce results, God’s way.

The Platform Nigeria – Worker’s Fair and National Development Fair are also outreaches of his ministry where prominent business men and women (that are believers) share how they thrive in their industries using and applying principles founded in the Bible.

He is also the host of the regular television programmes, Insights for Living & Quantum Leap which air on;

Insights for Living TV Schedule

» Silverbird Television: Monday – Friday (6:30am – 7:00am) & Sundays (7:00am )

» Channels Television Sundays (4:30pm – 5:00pm)

» Revelation Channel (UK) on Thursday (8:00pm) respectively.

The Quantum Leap TV Schedule

» Silverbird Television: Sundays (3:00pm – 3:30pm)

‘Poju Oyemade

Visionary, The Platform Nigeria

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is the current Governor of Lagos State. 

He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, as well as the London Business School, Lagos Business School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.  

His foray into public service started after decades of accomplishments in the private sector, especially the Nigerian banking sector. One of his first appointments in public service can be dated to 2003 with his appointment as Special Adviser to the Deputy Governor on Corporate Matters; and later as Special Adviser to the Executive Governor on Corporate Matters in 2004. 

From then on His Excellency went on to stamp his managerial imprint with several other State appointments until his gubernatorial ambition. Prior to which he

was the Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Property Development

Corporation (LSPDC) 

HIS EXCELLENCY,

GOVERNOR BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU

The Governor, Lagos State

Bismarck J. Rewane is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Company Limited in Lagos. 

He has more than forty years experience in the financial services industry as an Economist, Banker & Financial Analyst. He is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers of England and Wales and a Fellow of The Nigerian Institute of Bankers. 

Mr. Bismarck Rewane graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Bachelors and Honours degree in Economics in 1972.

He worked at several blue-chip financial institutions within Nigeria and abroad holding various senior management positions. Mr Rewane has served on the board of several organisations, including NLNG Prize Award Foundation, UNIC Insurance Plc, Nigeria Economic Summit Group, UBA Custodian Limited, Virgin

Nigeria Airways Limited, Fidelity Bank Plc, First City Monument Bank Plc and Guinness Nigeria Plc to mention a few.

Bismarck Rewane

His Excellency, Peter Gregory Obi is the recent past Governor of Anambra State. While in office, he was appointed by the then administration as a Chairman Board of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and former finance special adviser to the president.


Upon his graduation from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Peter Obi sought to hone his entrepreneurial and managerial competencies by being a graduate of distinguished institutions such as Harvard

Business School, Kellogg School of Management, London School of Economics, Columbia, Oxford, and Cambridge University.

Before Peter Obi’s entrance into politics, he was notably the

Chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc. He also held other Executive positions in Chams Nigeria, Card centre, Guardian Express Bank Plc, Future View Securities to name a few.

His Excellency,

Peter Obi

Anil K. Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and emerging markets.

Gupta is ranked as number 28 on the Thinkers50 list of the world’s “most influential management thinkers,” he has been named by The Economist as one of the world’s “superstars” for research on emerging markets in a cover story on “Innovation in Emerging Economies.”

Dr. Anil is one of only 3 professors in the world to have been elected by his peers as a Lifetime Fellow of the three most prestigious bodies in the field—Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of International Business, with a combined membership of over 25,000 scholars worldwide. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Educator Award from the Academy of Management for worldwide contribution to research, practice, and teaching on the topic of globalization.

Anil is the author, co-author of several highly acclaimed books as well as over 70 papers in leading academic journals.  Gupta serves as consultant, adviser, keynote speaker, board member, and chair with some of the largest corporations in the world including IBM, Astra Zeneca, National Semiconductor, Marriott, First Data, Jacobs Engineering, Monsanto, ABB, Lockheed Martin, McGraw-Hill, Indian Oil, Huawei Technologies, etc.

Dr. Anil Gupta

Leading expert on Strategy, Globalization and Emerging Markets

B.Sc (First Class Hons); M.Sc; PhD Economics (University of Nigeria, Nsukka); D.Sc (Honoris Causa) from three universities. Had over four cumulative years of post-doctoral training and research experience at the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Warwick; IMF Research Department; UN-Economic Commission for Africa; etc. Fellowships of several professional bodies including Chartered Institute of Bankers, and Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. 

      

Research and consultancy career covered several areas of applied economics, including: open economy macroeconomics; econometrics and multi-country macroeconometric modelling; monetary and fiscal policy; international trade and finance; development economics; and corporate finance and governance. 

Published hundreds of scholarly articles, conference papers and technical reports; and authored, co-authored or edited 12 books.

Formerly:        

Chief Economic Adviser to President Obasanjo and CEO, National Planning Commission of Nigeria;   

   

Governor/Chairman; Central Bank of Nigeria·        

Founding chairman, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) ·        

Professor of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and

Swarthmore College, PA; USA

        

Lived in USA, UK, and Ethiopia and travelled to 43 other countries as itinerant scholar and consultant to 19 international organizations before joining government in 2003— including: The World Bank, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, UNDP, ADB; European Union, UN-ECA, AU, UK-DFID, USAID, IBM Consulting, USA; UNIDO; Chemonics International, USA; IDRC, Canada; COMESA; CODESRIA, Senegal; AERC Nairobi, etc.    

Member of the UK-DFID External Advisory Group, 2005-7      

In 2008, he was the African member in the 10-member technical committee (Joseph Stiglitz Committee) set up by the United Nations to design the Agenda for Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System.

       

Served as Member of the Chief Economist Advisory Council (CEAC) of the World Bank, 2005- 2012· 

       

Served as Member of the IMF External Advisory Group for the Triennial Surveillance Review, IMF, 2011.  

 Currently:       

Chairman or member of Board of Directors of 8 corporations, including: Chairman of Paragon Mining Group       

Member of the Board of the South Centre,Geneva (Chair of Finance Committee)      

Chairman, African Heritage Institution

Awards and Honours:       

Has received over 100 awards and honors in Nigeria and around the world in recognition of his contributions to Nigerian/African

economy and the transformation of its financial system, including:

       

The third highest national honour in Nigeria (Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, CFR),

Global and African Central Bank Governor of the Year, 2005, 2006, and 2007 (by Financial Times of London, Euromoney; and The Annual Meetings Daily)

The Financial Times of London in 2007 described him as “a great reformer”!

African Bank Regulator of the Year, 2007 by African Investor

In 2006, Six Nigerian newspapers and magazines variously honoured him as Nigeria’s “Man of the Year” on account of the transformation of the financial system as well as sound monetary/exchange rate policies.

New African Magazine, London, in 2012 featured him as one of the 100 most influential Africans Kwame Nkrumah African Leadership Award, 2004.

Dr. Charles Soludo, CFR