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The 2018 Nigerian American Business Forum Inaugural Conference

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NABF 2018


The Nigerian American Business Forum (NABF)


Who We Are.

NABF is a business forum that constitutes the very best of Nigerian professional and entrepreneurial minds in America.

Our Objective.

The primary objective of the group is to serve as a major conduit, inter-phasing both the Nigerian private and public sector on the home front.

What We Do.

The Forum provides a platform where American based Nigerian professionals and business owners can effectively interact with each other in a way and manner that would continue to help enhance economic activity within their respective regions.

Expectations.

This relationships built within this forum is expected to translate to an inward investment drive into Nigeria as members rally their expertise and resources to invest in sectors with high yield returns.



Conference Theme:

Investing in Nigeria from the Diaspora: Challenges and Opportunities




Conference Speakers:

President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCON

President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCON is a former Nigerian Army general who was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Under his leadership, Obasanjo also won international praise for Nigeria's role in crucial regional peacekeeping missions in Sierra Leone and Liberia as well as becoming one of the world's 10 biggest oil exporters. With the oil revenue, Obasanjo created the Niger Delta Development Commission and implemented the Universal Basic Education Program to enhance the literacy level of Nigerians.
Abimbola Ogunbanjo

Mr. Abimbola Ogunbanjo currently serves as the President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, which was viewed as a vote of confidence from his rich background as a legal practitioner and successful corporate player. Bimbo, who joined the council in 2011 had been the First Vice President since 2014 and served as Chairman of the Exchange’s demutualisation Advisory Committee. His colleagues on the Council believe his years of meritorious service as a council member had equipped him with the knowledge and experience required to take the Exchange to higher levels of performance and development.

Biodun Shobanjo
Mr. Biodun Shobanjo was the CEO of the reality TV series The Apprentice Africa as well as the chairman of Nigeria’s larg­est marketing communication con­glomerate, the Troyka Group – the holding company for Insight Communica­tions, Azzagai, Optimum Exposure, Media Perspective, MediaCom, The Quadrant Company and Halogen Security amongst others employing over seven thousand Ni­gerian men and women. Biodun Shobanjo brings to the Apprentice Africa almost forty years of top-notch corporate experience, entrepreneurial savvy, multi-disciplinary industry experience and a business maxim founded squarely on the belief that success is not negotiable.

Ben Murray-Bruce
Ben Murray-Bruce, is a Nigerian business magnate and founder of Silverbird Group. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Silverbird Group which spans across radio, TV, Cinema, Shopping mall, and a record label. He served as a Director at Secure Electronic Technology Plc .He serves as a Director of National Sports Lottery Plc. He served in various public positions including; Director General of Nigerian Television Authority from 1999 to 2003; Member of the Board of National Arts Theatre, Nigerian Film Corporation, Federal Films Censors Board, National Film Distribution Company and Nigerian Anti- Piracy Action Committee. He is currently the Senator for Baylesa State, Nigeria.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa
Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa currently serves as the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora. Dabiri-Erewa worked for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for fifteen years, anchoring the weekly NTA Newsline programme and taking a particular interest in poverty and social justice issues. She is also a three time member of the Nigerian House of Representatives. Elected in 2003 to represent the Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Lagos.

Chief Peter Obi

Chief Peter Obi is the former governor native of Anambra State. Peter Obi is a business man to the core, he has held several managerial positions in different firms and companies. Amongst these companies are Next International Nigeria Limited, Guardian Express Bank Plc, Future View Securities etc. and he was notably the youngest Chairman of Fidelity Bank. Peter Obi operated a very meticulous financial regime in Anambra state that includes cutting of unnecessary spending, and ploughing of revenue wastage, among others.

Guest Attendee:

Henry Odein Ajumogobia

Mr Henry Odein Ajumogobia

Mr Henry Odein Ajumogobia is a distinguished attorney, former Attorney General of Rivers State minister of State Petroleum Resources between 2007 and 2009, and minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2010 to July 2011. He was also Head of Nigeria's delegation to OPEC from July 2007 to December 2008.




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