Change of Baton as Endeavor Nigeria Appoints new Managing Director and CEO

Paschal Emeka, Abuja | February 7, 2023

Endeavor Nigeria, a leading global entrepreneurship network, has disclosed that its Nigeria Board of Directors has appointed one Ireayomide Oladunjoye as its Managing Director and CEO of the outfit, effective from 6th February 2023.

This was contained in a statement signed by Ms. Joy Mabia, from the Marketing and Communications, Endeavor Nigeria, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

Ireayomide takes over from Tosin Faniro-Dada, who led the organization’s operations for two years.

According to Faniro-Dada, “leading the Endeavor Nigeria team for the past two years has been one of the most incredible journeys of personal and professional growth, and it’s all thanks to Linda Rottenberg’s 25-year vision of transforming
economies, one entrepreneur at a time.

“I’m delighted that I had the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful team that supports 33 high-impact entrepreneurs leading 16 high-growth companies.

“I’m happy to hand the wheel to Ireayomide Oladunjoye, who is impact-driven and committed to the future of high-impact entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

“I’m grateful to the Board of Endeavor Nigeria, under the leadership of Atedo N.A. Peterside (CON), for their support and look forward to Endeavor Nigeria’s continued success,”
said the outgoing Managing Director and CEO, Tosin Faniro-Dada.

Before joining Endeavor, Ireayomide was Head, Startups at Lagos Innovates.

She was responsible for developing and implementing Government- programs to support an enabling environment for Tech Startups and Innovation Drven Enterprises to thrive in Lagos State.

“I’m excited to join the Endeavor Nigeria network as Managing Director and CEO.

“I have been a huge fan of Endeavor’s mission and team for many years; hopefully, together with the Endeavor team, mentors and
supporters, we can help uncover the next group of Nigerian unicorns, outliers, multipliers, and high-impact Endeavor Entrepreneurs!

“I’m looking forward to building on Endeavor’s great platform, selecting more
high-growth companies, supporting existing Endeavor Entrepreneurs and the next generation of founders and innovators,” said incoming Managing Director & CEO Ireayomide Oladunjoye.

“We are delighted to welcome Ireayomide as Managing Director.

“We believe her perspective and expertise will add immense value to Endeavor and the high-impact entrepreneurs we support as we continue to scale as an organization,” said Endeavor Nigeria Board Chairman Atedo N. A. Peterside (CON).

Established in 1997, Endeavors is mission-driven, a global organization leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement.

The endeavor was founded on the belief that job creation, innovation, and
overall prosperity flourishes where there is robust support for high-impact entrepreneurs.

To date, Endeavor has screened more than 60,000 individuals and selected more than 2,388 founders leading over 1,477+ scale-up companies.

With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, Endeavor Entrepreneurs
have created over 3.4 million jobs, generated more than $28 billion in revenue each year, and inspired future generations to innovate and take risks, building strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in growth markets.

Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in 41 growth markets throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.

Endeavor launched its Nigeria office in 2018 to select and support the best founders of companies at the scale-up and growth stage, who recognizes a responsibility to pay it forward and multiply their impact in
Nigeria’s entrepreneurship eco-system.

In Nigeria, they aim to select four-six companies a year, and today there are 33 Endeavor entrepreneurs leading 16 companies in the portfolio.

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