Godwin Ogedegbe, Nigerian, believes that the “best way to lead is to give back.” With this as his goal, Godwin has co-founded several businesses in Nigeria, many in this spirit. Sabificate Institute was co-founded to fill the gap between students leaving school, and the job market. Sabi means “skill” in the local dialect and Sabifacate Institute trains entrepreneurs and leaders in job skills. The program has mentored over 500 entrepreneurs so far.

Also based in Abuja, Nigeria is the Young Achievers Academy. Co-founded in 2014, YAA, “is a convergence of vibrant, young and very talented individuals” focused on branding and marketing their businesses. Godwin and his business partner bring their passion for developing Nigerian entrepreneurs to YAA. He also co-founded the Made Woman Foundation, a social enterprise that empowers women in education, entrepreneurship, and rights.

Lastly, Godwin understands the needs in the market. And, with the change in the Nigerian poultry market, he founded and manages a highly successful poultry farm in the Abuja region. Godwin has a degree in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology in Port-Harcourt.