MENTOR

Debola Ajayi

Debola Ajayi is a writer, expert Business analyst, Strategist, seasoned Public Speaker, and the Founding Partner of Business Alliances Ltd. where he serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Consultant.

He is certified in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School and an associate consultant with The Jimi Tewe Company. He has served as an associate trainer at the Business Lab Africa Online Business School, where he trained business owners on business structuring.

He is the Co-founder of Kuwaza Africa, a nonprofit organization focused on connecting young Africans between the ages of 18 and 35 with local and international opportunities, and to also empower them with employability skills. It also focuses on providing solutions to social initiatives along several lines, key amongst which are proposal writing, fund raising, team building amongst several others. The organization as so far connected several young Nigerians with opportunities like Acumen West Africa fellowship, African Change Makers Fellowship, D-prize international, amongst several others.

He has served as a Tier 2 super mentor with the She-Ventures mentorship program powered by First City Monument Bank [FCMB]; where he mentored and trained 80 women with entrepreneurial and technical tools.

He is the Manager of The Cuppy Foundation, founded by Miss Florence Otedola; and also a Director of the Creative Enterprise Hub, established by Dr. Kennedy Okonkwo a Tech incubator designed to incubate businesses all across Africa. 

He is an Advocate with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network [SDSN] in support of UNESCO’s Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development with a unique focus on the S.D.G’s and the Paris Climate Change. 

He is also a fellow with The Inspire Africa Entrepreneurship Institute; a joint program by the U.S Consulate, Lagos and the Dickey Center, U.S.A. He is a certified Leadership Expert from The Wharton School Pennsylvania, a certified Business Strategist from Darden Business School, Virginia, and a certified trainer in design thinking by the U.S Consulate, Lagos and the inspire Africa Entrepreneurship Institute. 

He is also a fellow with the Young Stars Development initiative, which has consultative status with the U.N Economic and Social Council [ECOSOC] and is in partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy [NED] Washington, DC.

He is a certified fund raising and proposal writing for grants expert by Sozo Networks in partnership with Mandela Washington fellowship, the U.S department of State, the U.S Mission to Nigeria and Appalachian State University North Carolina.

He has served as the Head of Business development at Ultimus Holdings, a next generation company with focused operations in Private Equity, Construction, Property Development, Interior Design and Architecture, Facility management, Entertainment, Technology, Manufacturing, Agriculture and the Hospitality industry.

He has worked with other top For-profit and Non-profit initiatives such as Ultimus Holdings, The WellRose pharmacy Group, The Cuppy Foundation, The Nigerian-American Chamber of commerce, bringing in his expertise and unique combination of strategy for Profitability and sustainability for these initiatives.

From a pool of 5655 applicants, he was selected as a delegate for the Asia World Model United Nations in South Korea.

He also supports not-for-profits such as the Engraced Lifestyle NGO where he sits on the Board of Trustees to advice on strategic execution of the NGO’s pro