We are thrilled to share the exciting news of the latest additions to our team at EduTimes Africa – our International Bureau Chiefs. Genevieve, Emem, and Taiye bring a wealth of fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to complement our existing capabilities. As key drivers of our new initiatives, these International Bureau Chiefs will spark creativity through influential discussions on leadership, development, collaboration, partnerships, innovation, disruption, and inclusivity. Join us in extending a warm welcome to Genevieve, Emem, and Taiye as they join our team in placing education at the forefront for Africans and Africa. Together, we are shaping the future through dynamic and forward-thinking approaches.
The multiple award winning Ghanaian Princess, Dr. Genevieve Pearl Duncan Obuobi, stands out as a beacon of accomplishments and hope for African women. A versatile international speaker and panel moderator. She is listed as one of the 100 most impactful change makers in Africa by Humanitarian Awards Global 2023, and was listed amongst the 40 most influential female leaders in Ghana in 2020. In October 2023 she was bestowed with yet another honour, the Iconic Female Leadership Award at the World Summit on Women and Girls held in Philadelphia, USA.
A seasoned former banker, Dr Genevieve, as she fondly called, is a Customer Experience Strategist, Corporate Trainer and an SME consultant with great passion for gender financing and youth leadership. She is an Enthusiast of SDGs 5,7,8 and 17. She is currently the Lead Consultant of Tarragon Edge Limited. Prior to this role, she worked with Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited were she managed flag ship branches and was known for her exceptional service delivery experience. Her areas of expertise cover personal and team development, leadership, customer experience, partnership brokerage, writing and management consulting.
Dr. Genevieve Obuobi is an alumnus of the Swiss Business School Zurich, Switzerland where she earned her Doctorate in Business Administration, and the University of Ghana, Legon where she had her Masters Degree, and GIMPA for her Bachelors in Business Administration. She is also management certified by CEIBS, Shanghai, Cranfield Management – UK and Harvard, USA. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance, USA (Ghana Chapter)
Dr Genevieve is a regular columnist in the Business and Financial Times in Ghana and is the author of both The Jigsaw Effect of Leaders and The Diary of the Branch Manager. She is also a co-author of Who moved my heels and My Africa, My Identity.
She enjoys sharing and imparting knowledge writing, traveling and listening to good music.
In her role as the Bureau Chief for West Africa, Dr. Genevieve Obuobi will provide a global perspective to the collaborative efforts and partnership discussions at EduTimes Africa, offering insights from a continental standpoint. Join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Genevieve Pearl as we embark on a journey of growth, impact, and advancement together at EduTimes Africa.
Taiye Timmy Fatoki is a trailblazing expert in social development and human rights with over 15 years of hands-on experience in the development sector, particularly focused on West Africa. Renowned for his adept delivery of technical support in educational programs, Taiye excels in capacity development, institutional reforms, child rights, youth development, and gender issues. His achievements showcase a goal-oriented, time-conscious professional with strategic planning skills and excellent interpersonal relations.
Fatoki has presented a number of papers including a paper on promoting the girl child’s access to education which was presented at the 2008 Bill and Melinda Gates International Youth Conference. He also presented the ‘Youth Shadow Report on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria’, a United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS) 2008 Shadow Report with four other people.
A master of project management, community engagement, policy development, advocacy, lobbying, capacity building, organizational development, and mental health crisis management, Fatoki serves as a board member for three NGOs in Nigeria and chairs two of them—Aspilos Foundation and Value Reorientation for Community Enhancement (VARCE).
Bringing a wealth of experience in social development, community engagement, and advocacy, Taiye Fatoki joins EduTimes Africa with a keen eye on insights, foresight, hindsight, and oversights. His mission is to catalyze a convergence of education, collaboration, leadership, inspiration, and development at the forefront for Africans and Africa.
Emem Opashi (PMP), a renowned life coach and learning and development consultant is an internationally Certified Master Trainer, Instructional Designer and Creative Breakthrough Coach with extensive experience across the education ecosystem. She is an excellent communicator, author, podcast host and a licensed BDSP (Business Development Support Provider). She has helped 100s of people, brands and businesses actualize profitable education products, getting them one step closer to being in the top 5% of their industry.
Emem has established valuable expertise across diverse areas in which she also trains, including brand communication, cultural intelligence, life coaching, course content creation, essential training strategies, pedagogical development and global event management. Highlights of her professional achievements over the years revolve notably in orchestrating annual global exhibition summits, leading national education training programmes, consulting on international development projects and managing organizational improvement
portfolios. She has a passion to promote the unique aspects of businesses and has facilitated market entry and brand visibility for several brands into her growing community of thought leaders. A prolific lifelong learner, she most recently gained a certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) in the New York PMI chapter, a MSc in International Business from Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge and also a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCA) in Education Studies from the University of Cambridge.
Her other qualifications include a Masters from Walden University, USA; Postgraduate Diploma (PGDE) in Educational Leadership and a BSc in Psychology for her first degree. Mrs Opashi sits on the board of several enterprising organizations including ACE Charity Africa, Bodyline Fitness, BellaNor Community Int’l School and is an advisor to the panel of ICEOTAS (the Int’l Council Education Other Than At School). She currently operates mainly between Nigeria and the United States.
She is the author of In Quest of the Perfect Education. CEO of School Resource Center and Co-Founder of Annual School Needs Expo (ASNE). As the host of ASNE, Emem plays a pivotal role in fostering connections and providing valuable insights.
In her collaboration with EduTimes Africa, Emem will contribute to shaping the networking and relationship strategy. Through her ability to inspire change and facilitate innovative and disruptive conversations within the education landscape, Emem aims to emphasize the benefits of education for the African continent. Her influence promises to be a catalyst for positive transformation within the EduTimes Africa community.