Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF), Convener of the Corruption Not in My Country Project and the FlagIt Report Corruption App, has announced the appointments of Oluwatomi Okeowo and Sinmi Akinsanmi as Programme Manager, and Vice President, Strategy and Growth, respectively.
A statement issued yesterday by a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Professor Sola Akinrinade, on behalf of the foundation, said Okeowo would bring a combined track record of experience in the development sector, including the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, Centre for Human Rights, Pretoria, South Africa; and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
The statement added that Okeowo also worked with the Pan-African Centre for the Study and Support of Family.
“We are excited to have Okeowo in our team, as she possesses a depth of experience, core competence and the mental energy that will complement AFF’s team of seasoned professionals to consolidate on its gained traction in the fight against corruption and the strengthening of institutional capacities,” Akinrinade explained.
Okeowo holds a B.Sc. in International Relations from Covenant University, Nigeria; an M.A in International Development, Development Management from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and an M.Phil. in Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Africa from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Before joining the Akin Fadeyi Foundation, Okeowo pushed for the ratification and implementation of the Maputo Protocol (African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa) across the continent and successfully advocated for Mauritius to ratify the Maputo Protocol.
Her appointment, which takes effect from May 1, 2021, will be part of the imperative impetus for the galvanising of our organisation’s vision to deepen its work in the anticorruption space.
Okeowo will be tasked with coordinating and managing the foundation’s strategic initiatives and goals, including cementing our relationship with strategic partners and managing AFF’s various project cycles.
The statement described Sinmi Akinsanmi as a highly accomplished strategic thinker with sterling accomplishments.
According to the statement, Akinsanmi’s experience spans over a decade, where he has built expertise around project management, product management, operations management, strategy, and business development.
“He is passionate about impact and nation building; which he regularly exhibits as an entrepreneur and mentor to young professionals. Akinsanmi straightens mentees’ capacity across professional endeavors like Marketing, Growth, Innovation Productivity and Leadership,” the statement added.
“Sinmi will bring his innovative expertise to bear in our organization’s scale-up strategy for sustainable growth plans. He will be saddled with the task of unlocking our organisation’s potentials to transform opportunities into actionable projects and incubated ideas into filling social enterprise gaps. We are particularly excited to have Akinsanmi in the team as he has committed to offering his services in social responsibility capacity. This is most commendable as the development sector grapples with the post Covid-19 era and requiring all hands-on deck to heal and reposition the world,” the statement concluded.