Olusola Obabori is the Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of Red Star Express PLC, a world leading courier and package delivery company in Nigeria.

Shola has previously served as the Group Deputy Managing Director and Executive Director at Red Star Express Plc and Executive Director before his appointment as the GMD/CEO. An astute management professional with outstanding Sales and Marketing career with an accounting and finance background, making landmark contributions in the areas of Customer Service and Business Development, Logistics, Warehousing and Freight.

Previously, he served as General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Red Star Logistics Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Red Star Express Plc. He joined the services of Red Star in 1999. At various times, he served as the Red Star group’s Assistant General Manager in charge of Strategy and Business Development for over five years and later as Deputy General Manager Sales with responsibility for the national sales management.

Shola holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons) degree in Accounting, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is an alumnus of several advanced management and leadership programmes from world class institutions including -The School of Business Leadership of the University of South Africa, McGill Executive Institute, Canada; Lagos Business School, Nigeria; Harvard Business School, USA; Haas Business School of the University of California, Berkeley, USA; The University of Westminster, United Kingdom and FedEx Purple Academy, Belgium where he excelled as the Purple Star Award Winner in 2006. He is an Associate member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (Chartered) and a Fellow of the Institute of Business Development.

WALE EKUNDAYO is the Founder and Vice President of Cerebre Digital strategically located in three African countries with headquarters in Lagos Nigeria.

Wale is a seasoned marketing and communication expert with over 18 years experiences in the industry, he has amassed vast knowledge and insight in marketing and communication. Wale works with leading global and continental brands looking to reach the continent of Africa.

As a graduate of Microbiology, his found love for marketing and communication motivated him to start a career in communication and marketing twelve years ago, when he worked for Lowe Lintas, the first advertising agency in Nigeria. He later worked with other prestigious marketing agencies, serving in different positions including Managing Director. The core of his career has always hinged on delivering original ideas that add significant value to clients’ brands.

Wale works with notable brands, which include Microsoft Nigeria, First Bank Nigeria, Wema Bank, Hygeia HMO, Vilisco, House of Chic, Dabur, Pepsi, Nigeria Breweries and many more top brands. One of Wale’s notable achievement was running an activation for Unilever Nigeria Lifebuoy brand, which got into the Guinness Book of World record as the largest number of children washing their hands at the same time for Global Hand Washing Day.

Prince Nnamdi Ekeh, is the Founder & Vice President of Yudala Online the premier composite online and retail chain, with the concrete ambition of becoming the market leader in trade and commerce on the continent. Today, what started as a dream in the mind of a teenager, Yudala has blossomed into a major employer of labour with staff strength of over 300 and over 20 network of Experience Stores all over the country.

He is an unrepentant apostle of innovation as the best strategy to outsmart the competition and he brought that to bear on the operations of Yudala Online. He is also A savvy entrepreneur and online enthusiast.

Prince was a resource person (the youngest) at the 2015 Access Bank Leadership conference where he performed with brilliance and demonstrated his knowledge of the dynamics of global economics. He co-starred with global icons like Ben Bernanke (former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Central Bank of the USA), Hans Rosling (Professor of Global Health, Sweden’s Karolinka Institute), Mariana Mazzucato (Professor in Economics, University of Sussex), Chinedu Echeruo (Founder and CEO, Narayana Murthy (Founder of Infosys) and many more.

He is an Economics graduate of the University of Lancaster. He also holds a certificate in International Business and Economics from Harvard and an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS)

JOSEPH EBATA is the President/CEO of Bervidson Retail Group, Nigeria’s premier Retail consulting, training and development Group that includes Bervidson Consulting, DMSRetail West Africa, Retail Academy (a retail development institution) and Retail Info ( – an online retail news & information portal).
Joseph consult, train and provide support to leading organizations and businesses in Nigeria in key focus areas of retail: sales growth, service excellence, effective leadership, operations and strategy development. He is a Director at Vidora Gioielleria Limited, a Luxury and Lifestyle Goods Company.
He was the former COO of 3DIM , a full Marketing Services support to discerning and leading brands, former AGM and Regional Business Controller at Intercontinental Bank Plc  with expertise in Retail, Operations, Commercial and Oil & Gas and Lecturer at the now Ambrose Alli University (formerly Bendel State University).
He holds a B.Sc. Economics from now Ambrose Alli University (formerly Bendel State University) graduating as the Best Graduating Student in the Department of Economics and also Faculty of Arts and Social sciences”. He also holds an M.Sc. Economics from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School.
Joseph is a certified management development trainer, Centre for Management Development (CMD).and member Nigeria Council of Management Development. He is also a Certified member of the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CIPN).
He is the Convener of The Retail Leaders Conference.


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