Young Professionals Connect: Collaborating for Success

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Date(s) - 29/03/2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Barclays Global Headquarters


Young Professionals Connect is one of Great Light Connections initatives to encourage diversity and provide young professionals with the opportunity to meet and learn from leaders across multiple industries.

Join us on 29th March for a great evening as we provide you with a platform to network and learn from senior leaders and peers that will support your career progression.

Meet our Guest Speakers

Kofo Sanusi; Director of Operations, Founder Factory Africa

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is a tailored, tech-based, £30mm corporate-backed accelerator. FFA is based on a unique model of combining corporate investors and partners, to design, build and grow Africa’s best businesses. Kofo has over 10 years’ experience and expertise in business planning, operational and financial management. She has worked across Africa, Middle East and Asia supporting businesses across a broad range of sectors.

Oladimeji Oluwo; Executive Director, Emerging Markets Fixed Income Trading, MeritKapital Limited

MeritKapital is an investment firm with offices in the UK, Cyprus and Latvia. The firm has a focus within the fixed income space where this relates to its asset management offering but also within its proprietary trading and brokerage services. Oladimeji has extensive experience working on the Fixed Income Trading Desk, more specifically expanding it into Sub Sahara Africa Credits.

Emeka Njokanma; Head of Emerging Markets Rates Trading, TD Securities

TD Securities is a Canadian investment bank that provides services in corporate and investment banking, capital markets, and global transaction services. It operates across North America, Europe and AsiPacific. Emeka has many years of experience in the financial sector. He has worked through various trading roles actively covering the majority of the products and currencies within the Emerging Markets business.

Elizabeth Afolayan; Senior Vice President, Risk Governance & Capital Advisory, Barclays Investment Bank

Barclays bank is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London. It provides advisory, financing and risk management services to large companies, institutions and government clients. Elizabeth is a skilled professional with over 10 years of industry and management consulting experience. She has delivered several courses and presentations to industry clients internationally.


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