Corporate strategist, theologian and development economist, Dr. Osaren Emokpae has been appointed chairman of the Wilson Badejo Foundation (WBF).
The appointment of the new chairman was unanimously adopted by the board at a meeting held on 6th March 2022 and chaired by Elder Segun Olusanya.
Dr Osaren Emokpae, founder of EDJOHN School of Management, is also Chairman of several organisations including LAPO NGO, Havilah Group, Mindshare Group and Concorde Security.
Dr Emokpae, is a fellow of Institute of Marketing, Fellow of APCON, Fellow of Management Consultants and has two doctoral degrees in Philosophy and Organisational Resilience.
An Alumnus of Oxford University, Cranfied University, Hertfordshire University and University of Lagos, he is both a corporate strategist and theologian, anchoring two highly watched programmes on Foursquare TV-titled THE ANCHOR and THE WEALTHY PLACE.
He was the Founding Chairman of Foursquare Leadership Institute, former chairman-Foursquare International Conference Centre Idimu, founding president MIPAN, a founding member of Mcpherson University Board of Trustees, BOT and Founding Pastor of Lakeview Foursquare church.
He is bringing his wealth of experience, expertise, goodwill and social equity to lead the new Board of WBF. Also elected are Mr. Femi Badejo as Vice Chairman of WBF and Miss Oreoluwa Badejo as Director, WBF
In his first address to the board of WBF, the new chairman Dr Emokpae stated that to immortalise the visioner/former chairman Rev (Dr.) Badejo and and vice chairman Rev (Mrs) Badejo, the foundation is to be totally restructured-with institutions and processes to enhance robust corporate governance in fulfilling its mandate to make significant contribution in reducing poverty in Nigeria.
He further state that the board’s committees would be developed as instruments of effective administration and governance structure of the Foundation and that a performance evaluation framework will be installed to appraise all directors in exercising their functions.
He also announced that the next WBF lecture will be held at the Institute of International Affairs with erudite scholar and Director General Of the Institute of International Affairs, Professor Eghosa Osagie as guest speaker. The occasion will have the General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria – Rev Sam Aboyeji as chairman; and Mr Femi Adesina – Special Adviser to the President on Media as Very Special Guest of honor.
Among eminent personalities already invited, include Pastor Tunde Bakare, Dr and Mrs Godwin Ehigiamusoe -founder, LAPO Microfinance Bank and Dr Iyi Uwadiae -immediate past Registrar of West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
Meanwhile, the new chairman, Dr Emokpae has appointed four Board Committees for WBF:
- FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEE
-Mr. Femi Badejo- Chairman
-Rev. Bola Adams- Deputy Chairman
- Miss Ore Badejo -Member
- LECTURE AND SCHOLARSHIP BOARD COMMITTEE
-Prof. K. Kemanbonta -Chairman
-Prof. Oladipo -Deputy Chairman
-Eng. Mrs Abiola Olayande -ex-officio member
-Miss Ore Badejo -Member
- OPERATIONS AND VOCATION COMMITTEE
– Dr. Mrs. DK Kwakpowe -Chairman
-Rev. Dr. Ben Taiwo -Deputy Chairman
-Prof. Kemabonta -member
- BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE
-Elder Onome Osifo-Whisky -Chairman
-Deputy Chairman – Rev. Dr. Ben Taiwo -Deputy Chairman