Endeavor Nigeria appoints Faniro-Dada as CEO

Nigeria Board of Directors of Endeavor Global Entrepreneurship Network, has announced the appointment of Tosin Faniro-Dada as Managing Director/ CEO of Endeavor Nigeria, effective March 1, 2021. 

Tosin takes over from Eloho Omame, who launched Endeavor’s Nigeria office in February 2018 and has led its operations since then.

“It has been my absolute honor and pleasure to steer the Endeavor Nigeria ship for the past three years. From a standing start, we’ve grown into an Entrepreneur-First organization that supports 17 Endeavor Entrepreneurs, who are impressive, high-impact founders leading 11 scale-up companies with operations in and outside Nigeria. 

Our local network also includes around 30 business leaders who embody Endeavor’s Pay It Forward value and support our efforts as active Endeavor Mentors. We’ve grown quickly to become a leading support organization for entrepreneurs in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa, working with many strong local and international partners. 

The time has come for me to hand the wheel to Tosin, who is an excellent choice. I’m grateful to the Board of Endeavor Nigeria, under the leadership of Atedo N.A. Peterside (CON), for their support and look forward to celebrating 10 years of Endeavor Nigeria’s continued success.” said outgoing Managing Director and CEO, Eloho Omame.

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A statement by Senior Associate, Marketing and Communications, Endeavor Nigeria, Joy Mabia said “before joining Endeavor, Tosin was Director, Programmes and Coordination, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) where s he led the fund’s intervention programs; providing access to finance to MSMEs, facilitating training and job placements for young people, and supporting entrepreneurs in Lagos State, under the Lagos Innovates program. 

She brings over 14 years of experience in finance, strategy & program management in the public and private sector.

I am passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and helping them scale, not just for the immediate impact this has on their organization but more for the multiplier effect this confers on the larger society and economy. And I cannot think of any other organization that puts Entrepreneurs First, the way Endeavor does. ” said incoming Managing Director and CEO, Tosin Faniro-Dada.

Established in 1997, Endeavor is a mission-driven, global organization leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement. 

Endeavor was founded on the belief that job creation, innovation, and overall prosperity flourish where there is robust support for high-impact entrepreneurs.


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