This is JEFFREY EHIKIOYA ITEPU, a graduate of ECONOMICS department from COSMAS, TASUED. He is a brilliant, intelligent, prudent, creative and talented individual. He is a people and enterprise development expert who has dedicated his life to helping people and businesses maximize their potential.
During his undergraduate days at TASUED, he held several positions such as – Public relations officer (PRO) Nigerian Economics Student Association (NESA), 2012. President Nigerian Economics Student Association (NESA), 2014. Assistant Project manager Enactus, 2013. Project Lead Enactus, amongst many others. He is very intelligent & wise.
He started off his career as a volunteer working as the Corporate Communications Executive for Bellscool Limited, after which he was subsequently appointed as the branch manager of Pertinence Limited (an empowerment and enterprise development company) in 2017, where he led two branches in the space of two years.
He managed a team of over 100 individuals across several projects like iLand properties and the New Badagry Homes. In 2019, he was promoted to the office of the General Manager, Pertinence Limited with 48 estate locations, 8 branches, 66 direct staffs and 5000 sales force across Nigeria, Dubai, and United Kingdom.
He is a certified Project Management Professional under the International Project Management Association in affiliation with PM Partners group in the United Kingdom, spanning over several years of experience in the Development field. He is currently a masters student in marketing communications at the prestigious Pan Atlantic University at Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State.
Other notable achievements and awards of his are:
*In 2015, he was one of the 13 Nigerians who participated at the Winter Liberty and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp organized by Africa Youth Peace Corps in Kumasi, Ghana.
*As a passionate volunteer, he has executed and directly involved in over 23 community development projects in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Kaduna state in the space of 10 years under the following platforms: SIFE/Enactus, GENvoices, Arise Network, Vateeca World, Al-Fihr Open University, Olorunsheyi foundation, Bellscoll innovations, African students for liberty, Rotaract, etc.
- He is the former Global Director of programs for One African Child Foundation with 5 chapters in Nigeria and other chapters in Kenya, Cameroun, Benin Republic amongst others.
*He received an award for his passion and dedication to youth development in Nigeria by the e-campus television in Lagos
*He was awarded Staff of the Year Award for Pertinence Limited in 2018.
*Jeffrey also received an award for consistent volunteering by 1st Royal Character & Values Limited in 2019
*He is an On-Air Personality on the radio show – Mind Your Character with Bosede Olusola Obasa on Inspiration 92.3FM
*He launched his first book titled The Volunteer and an annual non profit conference tagged The Service.
*He also volunteers as a Coordinator for the annual National Character Parenting Summit, a flagship of 1st Royal Character and Values Limited
Jeffrey is a great export of TASUED to the World and he is rising beyond limitations and challenges to become a great person in life. For someone who is as brilliant, enterprising, wise, prudent, dedicated, focused, committed, and hard working like him, the sky is definitely not his limit but his starting point and his name will definitely be a house hold name in Nigeria and beyond in the not too distant future.
TASUED TO THE WORLD!
Compiled by: Okesola Tiwalade Oluwasegun Setiok