WACSI’s First Female Chairperson Begins Her Term of Office

WACSI’s First Female Chairperson Begins Her Term of Office

Mrs. Ayodeji Fajemirokun, a technology consultant chaired her first board meeting at WACSI in her capacity as the board chairperson. Mrs. Fajemirokun becomes the first female board chair to lead the Institute’s supreme governance structure.

Mrs. Fajemirokun joined the board in April 2016. She was voted by board members as the board’s chairperson in December 2019. She took over from Professor John Igue who joined the board in October 2012 and was voted board chair in April 2013. Professor Igue served for six years at the helm of the Institute’s board for two terms between April 2013 to April 2019. Prior to Professor Igue was Professor Adebayo Olukoshi who was the Institute’s first board chair from 2007 to 2013.

Mrs. Fajemirokun brings a wealth of experience into the Institute’s board. She is an electrical engineer who has served as a technology consultant to donor agencies and government parastatals across West Africa. She is the director-general of the Easyduzit Group, an information, communication and technology firm with operations in Benin and Nigeria.

She is a prominent advocate for regional integration and development especially for women entrepreneurs. She has been illustrious in initiating various programmes across the ECOWAS countries with the aim of facilitating women’s access to business opportunities in the region. She pioneered and organised the ECOWAS Trade fair on Information Technology (ECOTIC Fair). She also organised the West Africa Female Entrepreneur Forum and Trade Fair (OAWEF) with the support of the ECOWAS Commission.

Mrs. Ayodeji Fajemirokun is the Executive Director of OAK Centre, Benin where she dedicates her time to promoting family values, unity and core purpose through education, entertainment and recreation. Challenged by the unpleasant and declining health system in the region, she established the ‘Pamilerin Foundation (PF)’ to contribute to the reduction of infant mortality, better health care and children education. She is the president of the Foundation. She is also the founder of OAK International School, Benin.

She brings to the WACSI board extensive experience in shared governance, grants development, fundraising, strategic planning, outcomes assessment and resources allocation for social good.

Mrs. Fajemirokun is happy to take up this role in leading the team of West African experts who are providing oversight guidance to WACSI. She expressed the board’s satisfaction on the work WACSI is doing as she chaired the first board meeting of 2020 on Thursday 28, 2020.

“Big well done to the WACSI team for the good job done,” she said.

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