By Simdi Gloria:-
Foluso Gbadamosi has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Board of Junior Achievement JA effective from January 2021.
Gbadamosi’s appointment is coming at a time when leveraging digital strategy to advance JA Nigeria’s cause has become inevitable.
Last year, JAN hit the one million reach milestone and the organization is determined to reach the next million in five years.
Gbadamosi will be building on existing successes in furtherance of the mission and vision of JA Nigeria and as well providing the strategic direction and leadership necessary to drive developmental change.
Gbadamosi while expressing excitement on her new role said it is a call to empower more young people in Nigeria.
She stated: “I am excited to join JA Nigeria in this new role where I will be responsible for expanding the organizations’ impact by leveraging technology to empower and improve the lives of young people across the country, preparing them to own their economic future.
“With a focus on digital transformation, my objective is to build on existing successes, using technology to provide solutions to impending challenges, particularly that of youth unemployment. “In line with JAN’s goal of reaching our next One Million students over the next five years, we also hope to raise 10,000 digital entrepreneurs my attention will be focused on devising strategic methods and partnerships through which JAN can significantly support young people to become conscientious business leaders.”
JA Nigeria Board Chair, Niyi Yusuf, said “Gbadamosi’s appointment after a painstaking process is appropriate given her background in technology, digital skills, leadership experience, and ecosystem relationships which should enable a new phase of growth for JAN as we work to develop the next generation of digital entrepreneurs in Nigeria. “Gbadamosi is very familiar with JAN having been a volunteer and she embodies the values of JAN and the passion we have for growing young conscientious leaders in a digital world.
“As Nigerians continue to adapt to the changes and consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic, her experience, passion, energy, vision, and leadership capabilities will be instrumental to the acceleration of the impact of JAN to improve the work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship capabilities of Nigerian youths.”
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