Professor Labo Popoola holds a 1990 Doctoral Degree in Forest Economics from the University of Ibadan. He has an outstanding career having held various administrative positions at the departmental level up to being the Sub-Dean (Postgraduate) of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and Sub-Dean, Postgraduate School. He was appointed Head of Department of Forest Resources Management, UI in 2005 and was a year after (2006) elected Dean of the Postgraduate School of the University, a position he occupied for four years. He has over 20 years experience as consultant and researcher in the economic and financial analyses of projects and programmes in forestry and natural resources development with the following institutions: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya where he is currently a member of West African Sub-regional Agro-forestry Training Group. He is also a consultant to the African Development Bank, FAO, World Bank, DFID, African Forest Forum (AFF), Nigeria Conservation Foundation, several government and non-governmental organizations. He is the pioneer General Secretary a member of the Steering Committee of the West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA), member, Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA), UK, National Secretary and Fellow of the Forestry Association of Nigeria and a member of several national and international professional associations and networks. He is currently the pioneer Director of the University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development and also a member of the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan. He is Chairman of Legend Microfinance Bank Limited, Inisa, Osun State.
Kayode Fasola is an erudite professional banker with over twenty years of cognate experience in Banking Operations, Relationship Management, Business Development, Credit Analysis, Performance Management, Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Risk Management and Business Strategy. He started his career as an Investment Manager in Nigeria Agricultural Co-operative and Rural Development Bank, Kaduna. He has held various Management positions in the banking industry and he rose to Executive Management level. He holds a B.Sc. (Agricultural Economics) University of Ibadan in 1986, a MBA (Finance), Obafemi Awolowo university, Ile- Ife and a MBA (Banking),Lautech, Ogbomosho. He is an Alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and the London Business School. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria and an Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He is a Board Veteran and currently a Board Member in Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc.(Transcorp)
Dr. (Mrs) Foluke Fasola had her first degree in medicine (MB.BS) in 1988 from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and proceeded to University College Hospital, Ibadan, for her residency training and became a fellow of the West African College of Physicians. She also obtained a certificate in immunology from the University of Ibadan and HIV prevention from Hokkaido University, Japan. She also has an Intermediate certificate in Transfusion Medicine from National Blood Service, Sheffield, United Kingdom in 2003. She has won scholarships and prizes amongst which are: Senate Grant, University of Ibadan (2000), Japan International Cooperation Agency (2005) and MacArthur Grant, University of Ibadan (2007). She is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP), Member of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Pathology (FNMCPath) and a Coordinator of the West African College of Physicians (WACP) revision course in laboratory medicine. She has been Visiting Fellow of some notable medical and research institutions in the United Kingdom and Japan between 2003 and 2007. Dr Foluke Fasola is currently a Consultant in the Department of Haematology, University College Hospital, Ibadan and also a senior Lecturer in the University of Ibadan. She is a Director of Legend Microfinance Bank Limited, Inisa, Osun State.
Oladipo Olagunju was educated in Nigeria and United Kingdom, and holds degrees in Public Administration, Project Management, Secretarial Studies and Health & Social Care. He worked and retired from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, as Hospital Administrator after 17 years; following which he relocated to UK for greener pastures. In the UK, he had a brief stint and international exposure in the Administrative section of Ravenscourt Park/Charing Cross Hospitals NHS Trust in London from 2005 – 2010, during which his team won UK NHS Outstanding Service Award in Health Records Management. He left UK NHS service and established Dominion Centre Ltd in September 2010, serving as the CEO till date. He was the first ever Federal Government of Nigeria appointed Secretarial Member of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Medical Advisory Committee from1996-1998). He is a Council and trustee member of Global Christ Light Assemblies from 1995 till date . He was ordained Pastor in Christ Light Assemblies (CLASS) in 1999, became a Senior Pastor in 2010 and he is presently Senior Pastor & President of CLASS International (an International arm of Christ Light Assemblies with Churches in UK, Guyana, Jamaica, Canada & USA ) since 2010. He is the current President of CLASS UK Charity since 2010. and also the Global Co-ordinator of “That Yoruba May Not Extinct Project”. He is an author and God favoured him with his treasured wife, Favour Abeniola, and the marriage is blessed with lovely children.
Dr. Abimbola Oyinlola holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Degree from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife; a M.Sc. and a Doctoral Degree in Economics from University of Ibadan, Ibadan. He won the Scholarships and grant of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya, on the Collaborative Ph.D. Programme (CPP) for Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Oyinlola started his academic career as an assistant lecturer in University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos after which he joined the University of Ibadan in 2009. He is currently a Senate Member of the University. He is a member of various research networks including the African Econometric Society, Social Science Research Network, U.S.A, and Member, Global Development Network. He is also a Research Fellow of the Centre of Econometric and Allied Research (CEAR) and Trade Policy Research and Training Programme (TPRTP), University of Ibadan. He has consulted for the African Development Bank (AfDB) and also a member of a team of Consultants for an European Union (EU) supported programme in Nigeria.