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FOUNDER/PRO-CHANCELLOR

Dr. Nurudeen Oyekola, D.Ent, Ph.D.,MSM, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGEP, FTIME , FCYE,FCPEL,FBQS,FBU,FICP

Oyekola, Olaolu Nurudeen (Professionally known as Nurudeen Oyekola, or shortly as OON and nicknamed Prof by friend and associates) is a multiple national and international academic-award winner (including Minister of Education and UNESCO’s awards). He is an internationally-acclaimed entrepreneurship educator and renowned Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Northwest International University, Armenia. Prof. Oyekola is an Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Strategic Management Educator and Consultant with about two decades of banking, management training, research, non-profit management and leadership, teaching and international examination administration experience. Nurudeen Oyekola is an entrepreneurship education trailblazer of international repute, an internationally-acclaimed academic/professional entrepreneur and prolific writer with several entrepreneurship books to his account, including: Entrepreneurship: Concepts and Applications 1; Entrepreneurship: Concepts and Applications 2; Entrepreneurship for the Professionals; Entrepreneurship for Science, Engineering and Technology Students, Case Studies on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Venture Creation and Management among others. His research interests include: Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Small Business Management, Marketing, and Strategic Management. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on using entrepreneurship as a strategy for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) with emphasis on 4Es of Education, Employability, Employment and Entrepreneurship. Prof. Oyekola is a notable authority in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education with outstanding expertise in developing students’ ‘entrepreneurial mind-set’– a way of looking at the world that is creative, with the ability to see opportunities and understand how to exploit them.

Before specializing in Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management and Small Business, Prof. Nurudeen Oyekola holds Distinction HND in Marketing doubling as the Overall Best graduating student of Federal Polytechnic Bauchi in 2005 with multiple national and international academic awards (including Rector’s, Minister of Education and UNESCO’s awards among others). He also holds Master’s Degree in International Business with Financial Management (Distinction doubling as Overall Best Master’s Degree Student) from Bamenda University, Cameroun with multiple awards. Olaolu Nurudeen Oyekola is a rare-breed entrepreneurship icon with double Bachelor, double Master and double Doctorate degrees (professional and academic) in Entrepreneurship from prestigious international institutions in pursuit of entrepreneurial excellence, effectiveness and leadership. He is the youngest Chartered Fellow and Advisory Council Member of Board of Quality Standards; Fellow of Ballsbridge University and Fellow of Institute of Chartered Professionals. His research interests include: Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Small Business Management, Marketing, and Strategic Management. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on using entrepreneurship as a strategy for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) with emphasis on 4Es of Education, Employability, Employment and Entrepreneurship. Prof. Oyekola is a notable authority in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education with outstanding expertise in developing students’ ‘entrepreneurial mind-set’– a way of looking at the world that is creative, with the ability to see opportunities and understand how to exploit them.

Besides his strong intellect, high analytical, logical thinking, critical thinking skills, rare versatility and ability to handle various tasks successfully at a time, Nurudeen is blessed with extraordinary conceptual skills. An entrepreneurship colossus, he is the Founder and Registrar/Chief Executive of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship and its youth arm – International Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs and Leaders (ICYE); Founder and President of College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and its centres, academy and institute – a College known for its innovative academic curriculum and offering of advanced knowledge and practical skills required to identify, recognise, assess, seize, shape, create and exploit new opportunities, as well as develop entrepreneurial management and leadership competencies that can be applied to any professional field of their choice. Prof. Nurudeen Oyekola is a global entrepreneurship groundbreaker and founder of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt); The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN). Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIMEnt), Female for Innovation, Small Business and Entrepreneurship (FISBE) - the female arm of the Global Confederation of Certified Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institutes and Institute for Political Entrepreneurship and Leadership (IPEL). A very humble and amazing entrepreneurial leader by divine support and grace. He is the current Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Global Confederation of Certified Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institutes (Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation) - a confederation of professional associations promoting the growth and development of entrepreneurship, enterprise management and innovation management globally. A world record setter, Prof. Nurudeen Oyekola is the Principal Lexicographer of the World’s first Dictionary of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. He was the Convener of the 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship (ACCENT), the 1st Annual National Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ACESB), 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (ACEMASD), 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy (AICEEP) and Annual National Academic Conference on Agripreneurship (ACAGRIP).

Accomplishments

• An entrepreneurship colossus, he is the Founder and Registrar/Chief Executive of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt) –The First ISO 21001:2018 Certified and BQS accredited Institute in Africa.

• He is the Founder of International Institute of Female Entrepreneurship (AKA Female in Small Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship –FISBE),the female arm of the Global Confederation of Certified Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institutes, educating, inspiring and connecting African female entrepreneurs and the first Female Entrepreneurship Institute with ISO 9001: 2015 in Africa.

• Prof. Nurudeen Oyekola is the Founder o.International Chambers of Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals (ICYE) – an initiative with the aim of inspiring a sustainable youth entrepreneurship culture in Africa

• Prof. Nurudeen Oyekola is an entrepreneurship luminary and founder of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt), an African Umbrella Association Promoting Entrepreneurship Education through Bold Teaching, Scholarship and Practice in equal standing with other continental professional entrepreneurship associations like ECSB,USASBE, ASBE,ACSB.

• Prof. Nurudeen Oyekola is a global entrepreneurship groundbreaker, he is the founder of the First “Quadruple - ISO Certified” Academy in Africa - the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) - the preeminent international professional association established to promote, advance and update knowledge, business and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation professionals.

• He is the founder of the First “Triple - ISO Certified” SET-Entrepreneurship Academy in Africa - Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIMEnt)- an international umbrella association advancing Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) entrepreneurship through bold teaching, scholarship and practice

• He is the Convener of the 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship (ACCENT), the 1st Annual National Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ACESB), 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (ACEMASD), 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy (AICEEP), Annual National Academic Conference on Agripreneurship (ACAGRIP) and Annual Conference, Induction and Award Ceremony (ACIA) among others.

• He is the current Chairman, Board of Trustees of The Confederation of Certified Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institutes (Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation) – a confederation of organisations promoting the growth and development of entrepreneurship, enterprise management and innovation management globally.

• A world record setter, Prof. Nurudeen Oyekola is the Principal Lexicographer of the World’s first Dictionary of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

• Prof. Oyekola is the Founder of the Institute for Political Entrepreneurship and Leadership - a non-partisan, non-profit, and independent source of inspiration, knowledge, research and advice on political entrepreneurship and leadership to re-invent the Africa we deserve by developing a new generation of political entrepreneurs and visionary leaders who, with the right education based on the foundations of good governance, would be able to develop a continent to its full potential.

• He is the Founder of College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and its centres and institute – a Premier International Open University of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and the First College with “Pentad - ISO Certification/Accreditation in Africa, known for its innovative curriculum and offering of advanced knowledge and practical skills required to identify, recognise, assess, seize, shape, create and exploit new opportunities, as well as develop entrepreneurial management and leadership competencies that can be instantly applied to any professional field of choice.

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