Kola Adesina, MFR, FNSE
Group Managing Director of Sahara Group
Kola Adesina MFR, is a Nigerian entrepreneur who holds the position of Group Managing Director at Sahara Group. Additionally, he has served as the former Chairman of Egbin Power Plc and currently holds the role of Board Chairman at Ikeja Electric.
In terms of education, Adesina attained a B.Sc degree in Insurance and an M.Sc degree in Business from the University of Lagos. His pursuit of knowledge extended to executive programs at both Harvard Business School and The Wharton School Advanced Management Program.
Adesina commenced his career in the insurance industry before joining Sahara Group, where his adept selling skills propelled him up the organizational hierarchy. Notable projects under his leadership at Sahara Group include the nationwide strategic management of the fuel supply chain to the Emergency Power Plant of the defunct National Electricity Power Authority (now Power Holding Company Nigeria Limited). Additionally, he played a pivotal role in the Majestic Oil delegation’s acquisition of the Sierra Leone Refinery and managed the Crude Oil contract of the Group in Côte d’Ivoire. In this capacity, he also served as the Director of Infrastructure, overseeing the acquisition of strategic assets in Africa.
Adesina’s contributions extend beyond the corporate realm; he served as a member of the Presidential Committee inaugurated by President Jonathan on the Accelerated Expansion of the Electricity Infrastructure in Nigeria. This committee played a key role in the unbundling of PHCN successor companies. Furthermore, he chairs the board of Ikeja Electric.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Kola Adesina was honoured as the Vanguard Private Sector Icon of the Year in 2022.
Yashua Alkali Hamza MD, PhD
CEO/Principal Researcher at Childcare and Wellness Clinics
Yashua is a Pediatrician and Public Health expert with vast experience in the areas of Public Health Policy, Qualitative Research and Hospital Administration. She works with various agencies, national and international NGOs, and Public Health Institutions around the world on Community Health, Behavioral Change Communication, Policy Dialogue processes, Holistic Care and Health Promotion activities.
Some of her current partners include the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the Institute of International Education (IIE) based in New York, and the Common Heritage Foundation based in Nigeria. Yashua has worked with other organizations like the Harvard School of Public health and the New York University Research Centre for Leadership in Action (NYU RCLA) on health promotion and research activities. She is also the chief medical editor of the Holistic and Wellness. Click here to visit website
She has pioneered, led, and supervised various projects focused on improving the lives and health of women and children using innovative and groundbreaking techniques and is also a certified Life Coach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist offering life coaching and talk therapy at her private facility.
Yashua is a co-founder of Family Included (https://familyincluded.com), and a Member of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), American Public Health Association (APHA), and the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). She is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) and the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC) and has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from Walden University, United States. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Childcare and Wellness Clinics (www.childcarewellnessclinics.com) a private health facility located in Abuja, Nigeria.
Rasheed A. Onafuye, MD
Psychiatrist, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center
Dr. Rasheed A. Onafuye is a psychiatrist in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and Ashe Memorial Hospital.
He received his medical degree from Rostov State Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Rasheed A. Onafuye has expertise in treating anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, among other conditions.
Narinder Duggal, MD
Internal Medicine Specialist
Narinder Duggal, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Poulsbo, WA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine in 1994.
Dr. Duggal specializes in the medical treatment of adults. He provides comprehensive care and manages treatment with surgeons as well.