Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) has appointed Iyinoluwa Aboyeji to the board of the organisation, as its 11th member. JAN is part of the Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW) with a 120-country network.
Since its inception in 1999, JAN has reached over one million students in over 20,000 classrooms in all the 36 states across the country and the FCT through over 5000 volunteers.
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Iyinoluwa became the first JA Nigeria alumnus to sit on the board. He is the founder and general partner, Future Africa. He is also a co-founder of Moove Africa, a car-ownership company. Before starting Future Africa, he was the co-founder and managing partner at Flutterwave and a co-founder and director at Andela.
According to a statement from JAN, he is bringing on board years of experience in venture capital management, his passion for entrepreneurship which is one of JAN’s core pillars, and a proven track record of successfully nurturing start-ups to big corporations.
Commenting, Iyin said: “Over 15 years ago, I had the benefit of participating in the JA company programme and it changed my life and set me on an entrepreneurial path. Today, I’m excited to see my journey with JAN come full circle with this appointment.
“As a board member, I am super excited to help JAN leverage digital technology and media to scale their efforts to build the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurial talent.’’
In his remarks, JAN Board Chair, Niyi Yusuf said: “We are delighted to have him on board especially at such a time as this when the organisation is determined to raise another million digital entrepreneurs in the next five years.”