BUNMI OTEGBADE: THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Bunmi Otegbade is an entrepreneurial strategy consultant and social investor.
He co-founded Strategy Q, an SME advisory company to stabilize and deepen the roots of African businesses. Strategy Q developed 1-pageplan.com, a venture-financing site designed to significantly improve access to finance for 2,500 SME businesses.
A firm believer in enterprise solutions to poverty, Bunmi launches youth-run businesses in ‘bottom-of-pyramid’ markets to create sustainable social transformation in Africa through his non-profit, Generation Enterprise.
By adapting Silicon Valley startup concepts, poor uneducated youth in Nigeria establish innovative businesses that create wealth and jobs for themselves and their communities.
Generation Enterprise has now co-created over 40 businesses and plugs them into local supply chains, moving the otherwise precarious youth from the informal sector to formal business.
Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Bunmi was a consultant with KPMG where he advised 3 of Africa’s biggest companies in cement manufacturing, telecoms and banking across Nigeria, Cote d’lvoire , Ghana, Togo, South Africa.
He is a strong advocate for improving access to finance for Africa’s youth. He has spoken at the Harvard Business Conference, lnternational Labor Organization, Work4Youth Conference. TEDxLagos, TV stations and has received the KPMG Africa Chairman’s Social lnnovation Award amongst others.
He co-founded and sits on the board of several non-profit ventures including GenVoices.org, Unveiling Africa Foundation, Engineers with a Mission and Kinnect.
(NYU African Economic forum)