Igazeuma Okoroba, PhD.
Sociologist and Media Practitioner
Igazeuma Okoroba, PhD is a Sociologist and Media Practitioner with over 15 years of experience in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in the private sector and civil society. She is a mother of four who works tirelessly in promoting active citizenship through her writing and podcasts centered on giving back to society.
She is presently the Principal Consultant of Proleap Consulting Nigeria, a business and sustainability firm in Lagos. Dr. Igazeuma is also the Founder of Afrifeature Media_ a documentary storytelling firm that seeks to amplify underreported narratives to promote social good in African societies.
She sits on the Board of various Non-Profit organizations and engages actively in professional bodies such as the Institute of Corporate Governance Nigeria (ICGN), Association of Sustainability Practitioners (ASPN), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASOW).
Nnenna Fakoya-Smith is a Tourism Promoter and Visibility Coach. She is the founder of Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd, a tourism company that promotes tourist destinations in Africa and sustainability for Tourism Entrepreneurs through digital strategies. As a Visibility Coach, she helps small business owners build a visible and sustainable brand through her Audience Builder Program™.
Nnenna has been recognized as one of the "Young Tourism Personalities of the Year" by the Nigeria Tourism Awards for hosting the first-ever Tourism Virtual Summit. She was nominated for the "Rising Star of the Year (Tourism)" and "Best Tourism Innovation Through Technology (Tourism Virtual Summit)" by the Pyne Awards. In 2020 she was recognized as the "Top 30 Tourism and Hospitality Influencers in Nigeria".
She enjoys collecting postcards, stamps, coins, and banknotes, which got her featured on Forbes Africa as one of Africa's Aficionado Collectors.
Tonye Membere-Otaji is the founder and CEO of MVX. A startup that’s changing the freight forwarding and trade finance space with the help of technology.
Before MVX, he led the Strategy and Commercial divisions of Elshcon, a maritime logistics and engineering company. Prior to that, Tonye was Co-founder & Creative Director of Membere and Longe, a design and technology agency.
His passion for the blue economy and the role it plays in economic development is the inspiration behind MVX. And the goal is to drive the seamless movement of maritime trade logistics on the African continent.
Tonye enjoys DJing and unsurprisingly is the founder of KrosFade, a curated DJ mix booking platform.