Board of Directors
The International Institute For Global Leadership is governed by a Board of Directors; led by a team of Executive Officers. The Board of Directors is the legal entity responsible and serves as the IIGL Leadership team. We are committed to the democratic involvement of all participants as the Institute continues to grow and evolve – with the goal that we can more effectively serve our students and the transformation of the planet.
Download: Board Members Blessing 2020/2021
Ethelbert Obinna Umeh
Ethelbert is the 18th graduate of IIGL and the fastest graduate ever in the history of IIGL. He has been serving as Board President since 2018, and currently on his final term. He is an Organic Plantain farmer, Leadership Coach, Speaker, Consultant, and 100% Ghostwriter (he write speeches, articles, blogs, books, website contents, product reviews, biographies etc for individuals and corporate brands).
Through speaking and writing engagements alone, Ethelbert has reached tens of thousands of people within the last 10 years. He is deeply passionate about building the leadership capital of his community. He is an African Changemakers Fellow, selected in 2019.
Ethelbert is the CEO of “Blueprint Consulting” a leadership development and Content Writing Organization. He is a passionate promoter of John Maxwell’s philosophy “Everything rises and falls on Leadership.” This has motivated him to continue to inspire individuals and organizations to reach their exponential personal and organizational goals. He has communicated this proven leadership principles to many individuals and professional organizations, and achieved exceptional results.
I am the founder and executive director of Vision for change foundation. The board Vice-Chairperson of Kenya youth for Christ Nairobi Chapter, and The chairperson of Fanaka women association. I am certified coach, a trainer and mentor. I find joy in helping other young people find their path in life, through rediscovering their purpose and living to fulfill that purpose. My background has been in humanitarian work working for an NGO in South Sudan, trying to address complex issues that affect the community in South Sudan. From addressing the local level peace processes, community security, natural resource management and livelihood. During my time in humanitarian sector, I started from project management to senior monitoring and evaluation officer. I was able to achieve this thanks to the studies and mentors IIGL offered me. My journey in IIGL has shaped my career path and enabled me to discover purpose and direction of my life. Most of all IIGL shaped me to the leader that I am today; and gave me the opportunity to serve within the noble institution. One thing I have learnt from my journey with IIGL is that we have more than enough resources within ourselves to make a difference. This has led me to pursue a career in coaching and to dedicate my time serving humanity.
Albuquerque, New Mexico/USAKathleen.
My life work is to help restore Harmony – within the individual, within relationships, and within systems. I do this through facilitation, mediation, coaching, training, and the practice of alternative healing arts.
I am the founder of Bridges of Peace in Albuquerque, NM. I have been a trainer in communication and leadership skills for over 25 years, working with institutions and in the private sector, and have provided facilitation and mediation services for a wide variety of organizations and state agencies, specializing in meeting the unique needs of non-profit organizations. In addition to my work in the US, I have had the privilege of teaching workshops in St. Petersburg, Russia and Lagos, Nigeria.
Living my belief that we each are created to be of service to others, I volunteer for a variety of community service organizations around the USA.
My work is focused on bringing seemingly discordant voices together in collaborations that produce wisdom, growth and harmony, and result in the greatest number of needs being met for the greatest number of people.
Website: Bridges Of Peace
Japheth Erenven Aizebeoje
I am a graduate of Business Administration and Management. A Leadership, Business, People development and Digital marketing Coach and Strategist.
A graduate and certified leader from the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development in Abuja. Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, Aluu in Rivers State.
A certified Digital Skill and Online Marketing Fundamental from Google Enterprise Institute. Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise certificates in Strategic Planning, Online Selling, Effective Leadership, Price Setting, and Data Presentation. A member of Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI Network) with certificates in Strategies for Personal Growth and Development, Management Strategies for People and Resources, Strengthening Public Sector Service. A Certified Netrepreneur from Success Attitude Development Centre, Lagos. I am a member of the prestigious International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) and presently under going my Professional certifications in Strategy and Management. Japheth Erenven Aizebeoje is a passionate trainer, reader, thinker, speaker, teacher, motivator and inspire insights generator. A lover of knowledge with special flair for wisdom, strategy, business, real estate, investment, leadership and passionately committed in developing people and society.
My background includes having taught Spanish in the New York City high school system, having coordinated micro-credit projects based on the credit – model of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and having served as the USA Servas Alternative Representative to the United Nations. My volunteer activities have included working with the International office of Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty Intern Lational and Lucius Trust.
I have traveled and worked worldwide and have a keen interest in the cultures of the world. I am also a student of ancient wisdom teachings, astrology, meditation and spiritual development.
Aishatu Ibrahim is IIGL’s 23rd Graduate! She has a Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership Studies from the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL), Asheville, NC USA. She has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Bingham University Karu, and a M.Sc. in Computer and Information Technology (CIT) from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Aishatu Ibrahim is the MD/CEO of Naisha Smart Technologies (NST) www.nst.com.ng and also the Founder of Naisha Foundation. She is the Abuja Coordinator for the International Centre for Leadership Development (ICLDNG) www.icldng.org She is also an Advisory Board Member of New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation. She was a former Project Management Instructor with the NAOWA Institute of Management and Technology Abuja (NIMTA) and Institute for Disaster Management and Safety Science (IDMSS).
Aishatu Ibrahim belongs to the following Professional ICT Bodies: Member, Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), Member, Nigerian Women in Information Technology (NIWIIT), Member, Academia in Information Technology (AIT), Member, Internet Society, Member, Project Management Institute (PMI), Member, International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE). Aishatu Ibrahim has the following Professional Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), CompTIA Project+ (P+), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), and Structure Query Language (SQL).
Aishatu Ibrahim loves to explore and embrace new challenges in life. She is an Educator, Motivator, Public Speaker, and Social Agent for positive change. She is a youth ambassador for Peace and an advocate for women, children and human rights issues in Nigeria. She has made paper presentations at several International and National Conferences on Education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Interfaith Dialogue and Peace building, Women and Girls Empowerment, MDGs and Women in IT.
Aishatu Ibrahim has distinguished herself with the following awards:
• NIWIIT IT Security Champion Award for 2018
• 2nd Runner Up Award for 2017 NIWIIT CONFERENCE
• Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2017 on Drug and Substance Abuse Prevention.
• Best Available Temporary Staff Award 2013, CDSS Abuja.
“Give and it will be given to you.” Today, it is the other way as it has been given to me therefore; I have to give back to this clarion call. IIGL has helped in shaping my practice of mindfulness to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles, to release the past, forget the uncertain future, bringing the mind to the body and appreciate the present.
I hold a B.Sc in Sociology and the versatility has made me adventurous in learning, advance in thinking and finding answers to the many questions life poses. I enjoy speaking foreign languages, volunteering in social events and my concern for humanity is their well-being and freedom.
Osayi Ujunwa Lynda
The International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) is one of the best things that has happened in my life. The lessons that I learned as a student and board member have shaped my life and made me a better leader and achiever. I am a Nurse working in a rural area and improving health care in our community. I am pleased to be on the IIGL Board of Directors and I am a recent graduate. I also served as the Recording Secretary for 3 terms. I graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka as a Nurse. In addition, I served as an IIGL Board Member in 2014-2015. IIGL as a body has contributed immensely to my life. One of the greatest lessons that I learned from IIGL books is that creating a better world starts from developing ourselves. I now enjoy much peace and tranquility and I live everyday learning and helping others develop themselves too. I believe that all the challenges facing the world today can be resolved if everyone begins to live consciously and decide to change themselves.
Adeosun Oluwatosin Isaac (Nigeria)
Oluwatosin Isaac Adeosun, a manufacturing manager with over 10 years’ experience in Production and Quality Management with a multinational Manufacturing Company, in this role he has recorded enviable achievements in Cost Management, Project Management, Employee Engagement, Capability Development, Human Resource Management & Development of Frontline Leaders.
He is also a social entrepreneur with raring interest in Business Development, Human Mind Transformation, Technical and Vocational Education Advancement. Isaac is the Project leader “Project Save Nigeria Technical Colleges” a project that focuses on partnering with the existing Technical Education System in Nigeria to improve the quality of Technical and Vocational Education by making provision for modern practical tools and equipment through partnership with the local and international TVET Institutions. He is the winner of “People’s Choice Award” in 2019 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition, an award presented to him for his active contribution and efforts to improve people’s lives and the environment. A graduate of Electrical/Electronics from Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Nigeria. A Level Five Student of International Institute For Global Leadership (USA), an active member of International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA USA).
Nwakuma, Dominic Paul
A graduate of Statistics/Computer Science from the University of Agriculture Makurdi-Nigeria. A Level six student of International Institute for Global Leadership. I am
happily married to Philomina and we have are blessed with a daughter Deborah.
An author of one book; The Power Within and currently working on other writes up like the Ministry of Praise and Worship; In the Days of my Loneliness; and Sacrifice for the Kingdom. I love writing books and playing music; having composed about 7 songs used in fellowship and meetings. I believe in Life, in God and in Myself and I believe that there is no limit to growth and to learning. I know that there is always a way out of any situation and that I can if I think I can.
Kabera Charles (LLM) is a graduate of IIGL in Social Entrepreneurship, Conflict management and leadership studies. I also earned of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Masters Degree (LL.M) in International Economic and Business Law. He testifies that IIGL has totally transformed him reshaped himself for success. He served as IIGL Treasurer for three terms. He is IIGL National Coordinator for Rwanda and Books Distributor.
Kabera Charles is the Deputy Principal in charge of Administration in Rwanda Revenue Authority Training Institute/Department.
I am the author of “Legal and Administrative Mechanisms Used to Control Tax Offences” and “Challenges Facing Developing Countries in Dispute Settlement Under WTO.” These books can be found at the following link:
Kabera Charles also holds the following additional qualifications:
· Diploma in Business Studies(National College of Business Studies, Uganda)
· Diploma in French Language (Ministry of Education, France)
· Diploma in Law(Kigali Independent University)
· Diploma In Legal Studies(ALISON)
· Diploma in Project Management(ALISON)
· Diploma in Psychology(ALISON)
· Certificate in Auditing and Public Finance (Uganda National Examinations Board)
· Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Management (United States Institute of Peace)
· Certificate in Conflict Analysis Course (United States Institute of Peace)
· Certificate in Data processing(Uganda National Examinations Board)
· Certificate in Elements of Banking(Uganda National Examinations Board)
· Certificate in Elements of Banking(Uganda National Examinations Board)
· Certificate in Informatics
· Certificate in International Players In Public Finance & Debt Management(United Nations Institute for Training & Research-UNITAR)
· Certificate in International Trade( The University of Adelaide-Australia)
· Certificate in Negotiation of Financial Transactions (United Nations Institute for Training & Research-UNITAR)
· Certificate in Taxation (University of Pretoria-South Africa)
· Certificate in Trade Finance Infrastructure Development(United Nations Institute for Training & Research-UNITAR)
· Certificate in Trade Policy, Design, Analysis and Negotiation (University of Adelaide)
· Professional Certificate in Leadership Skills for Supervisors – Communication,
· Coaching, and Conflict Resolution
David K. Banner, PhD, was Professor of Leadership at the Dahl School of Business, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI. He now mentors PhD students in Organization and Management at Walden University in Minneapolis. From 2003-2007, he was the Director of the MBA program at Viterbo, essentially starting the program from scratch, recruiting students, setting up a Board of Advisors, hiring and mentoring faculty and getting the program accredited. He is the author of 6 books, 30 journal articles, and 35 conference papers on transformational leadership, self-management, new paradigm organization design, ethics and integrity in business and related topics. In his varied career, he has been an aerospace engineer for NASA, a management consultant for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, an entrepreneur, a university professor and an author. His focus of social change is local: since arriving in Viroqua, WI, he has run for Mayor of the city (and almost won as a newcomer!), served as a County Board member for 2 years, been on the Historical Society Committee, the Board of the Waldorf school (Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School), a founding member and Board member of the Waldorf high School (Youth Initiative High School), Maple Valley Cooperative Board , the Viroqua Food Coop Board and started the Transition Town Initiative here and ran it for 2 years..
I live my life with gusto!
Landrum, SC, USA
From childhood, I have been interested in the various ways that cultures have solved our common issues of daily life and community. This has led me to overseas travel, a 2-year stint in the Peace Corps in Samoa, and a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations. Another strong interest has been experiential education, helping people learn by doing and by applying concepts to their own lives. IIGL combines these in unique and useful ways, helping people see their value and talents, as well as ways to use them in their communities. I enjoy observing and supporting this process as a Board member and mentor.
Outside IIGL, I teach a world cultures class at a Minnesota college, work in the garden, hike in the mountains, and explore new people, places and ideas as much as possible.
Cheurombo Pswarayi (Zimbabwe)
I have over nine years of experience as an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry in Zimbabwe and South Africa. I am the founder and CEO of MedTours Africa, a medical value travel company that arranges international treatment patient travel. I have been awarded various national and international awards in recognition of my entrepreneurial excellence and work in the healthcare industry. As an aircraft maintenance professional with a passion for healthcare I understand the challenges of working towards one goal just to leave it so as to focus on another. I am a Mandela Washington Fellow, and strive to pay it forward, assisting youth part-time to find their paths earlier on in life and to create beacons of excellence on the African continent. I am a current IIGL student and a LLB laws student with the University of London. My personal vision is to be a positive influence in spiritual and entrepreneurship matters by propagating the love of God through intentional spiritual, social and business initiatives.
Felix Bidemi Iziomoh
Mr. Iziomoh is the Executive Director of the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria, he is a Certified Brian Mayne Goal Mapping facilitator.
A graduate in Human Kinetics from the University of Lagos and, also, in Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development from the prestigious IIGL, U.S.A, where he received an award for exemplary work and achievement. He has authored two books on leadership (available from Amazon): African Leadership 101: 7 Secrets for the African Rennaiscance and The Way Forward: 5 Effective Steps to Achieving Your Life Goals.
He holds a certificate in the Social; a Certificate in Leadership Studies from Kanthari International Institute for Social Entrepreneurship, Kerala, India; and a certificate in Citizenship and Leadership Training from the Sea School in Lagos, Nigeria.
Between, 2009 – 2012 he served as a Board member and in 2012 – 2014 as the Vice President of the International Institute for Global Leadership, U.S.A. Felix was the IIGL President from 2014-2018.
Felix sees the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria as the means for sharing his expertise with the youth who will become future leaders, thereby transforming society into a heart-centered and mutually caring entity.