Lagos, Nigeria, March 2021 – Junior Achievement Nigeria is pleased to announce the appointment of Iyinoluwa Aboyeji to the board of the organisation. This brings the number of JA Nigeria board members to 11.
Iyinoluwa is the Founder & General Partner, Future Africa – a platform that connects mission-driven innovators and investors looking to turn Africa’s most difficult challenges into global business opportunities. He is also a Co-founder of Moove Africa, a car-ownership company. Before starting Future Africa, he was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Flutterwave and a Co-Founder and Director at Andela.
He is bringing on board years of experience in venture capital management, his passion for entrepreneurship which is one of JAN’s core pillars, and a proven track record of successfully nurturing start-ups to big corporations.
Iyinoluwa becomes the first JA Nigeria alum to sit on the board of the organization as he participated in our flagship JA Company Program which he acknowledged, gave him his first taste of entrepreneurship.
Commenting on his appointment, Iyin had this to say “Over fifteen years ago I had the benefit of participating in the JA Company Program and it changed my life and set me on an entrepreneurial path. Today, I’m excited to see my journey with JAN come full circle with this appointment. As a board member, I am super excited to help JAN leverage digital technology and media to scale their efforts to build the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurial talent.”.
JA Nigeria Board Chair, Niyi Yusuf said; “It is exciting to see Iyin’s JAN story come full circle. I am definite this appointment and his track record of success will continue to serve as an inspiration to us all. We are delighted to have him on board especially at such a time as this when the organization is determined to raise another million Digital Entrepreneurs in the next five years.”
About Junior Achievement Nigeria
Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization with a 120-country network. Since its inception in 1999, JAN has reached over one million students in over 20,000 classrooms in all the 36 states across the country and the FCT through over 5000 volunteers. As part of a global network, JAN can leverage resources and expertise to deliver localized cutting-edge experiential programs built on JAWW’s three pillars of work; Readiness, Entrepreneurship, and Financial literacy, to in- and out-of-school youths, ages 5 to 27, free of charge.