BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.

 

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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

 

President

Felix Bidemi Iziomoh

Nigeria

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Mr. Iziomoh is the Executive Director of the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria, as well as Nigerian Coordinator for the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) in Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A, where he received the vision for his work in Nigeria.

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 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.

 

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Vice President

Afere A. Lawrence

Nigeria

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For me, IIGL is a world of possibilities. It transformed my mindset about what life and living is all about. After becoming a student of this great citadel of learning in 2005, I said to myself, “I will use what I learn here, and the opportunities it presents me, to transform my community in the South West Nigeria.” I am a farmer. In the last five years, I have worked in the Youth and Enterprise Development Sector with focus on jobs and wealth creation for the unemployed and marginalized youth in Ondo State, South West Nigeria. Currently, I am the director and founder of Springboard Entrepreneurship Development Initiative, Akure, where I develop entrepreneurship, jobs & wealth creation and agricultural programs for unemployed youth. And where I also coordinate the production and marketing of plantain chips and other farm value addition products produced from the Springboard Farms.

                

In 2009, based on my innovative approach towards solving youth unemployment (using community-based organic farming and agribusiness) in Ondo State, I was nominated for a national youth award by the Federal Ministry of Youth Development in conjunction with Youngstars Foundation, Nigeria. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Covenant University, Nigeria and am a trained Social Entrepreneur at the International Institute for Global Leadership, Ashville, USA, Kanthari International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs, India and Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

In 2014, I was selected as one of the 500 Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders, a President Obama initiative to train young Africans in Business, Public and Civic sectors.

IIGL has imparted me with optimism and hope.

I see a Nigeria, which the entire world is proud of, that is famous for heart-centered and prosperous young Farmers, Entrepreneurs and Leaders. I have served on the IIGL Board of Directors and am happy to serve as Vice President.

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Corresponding Secretary


Ziyad Rube Abdule

Ethiopia

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I am Ziyad Rube, born in 27th of October 1987 at Arsi Robe, Ethiopia. I joined the International Institute for Global Leadership in 2009. The year was a time where I was working at a Zonal level where only dial up can enable me connect to the world. There was lack of access to broadband internet and I had no sufficient reading materials to upgrade my academic and professional capacity. It was at this moment that IIGL comes as a cross road to my consistent and rapid personal growth. In my engagement in this institute, I have found its lessons very worthwhile to me both as guiding principles and as sources of comfort and mental stability.

When I joined IIGL, I was BA holder and a civil servant at grassroots level. However, within five years of a transformation journey at IIGL, I have elevated to a PhD studentship at a developed country. The journey was so awesome and very impressive for both my families and me. Hence, as an Institution that personally gave me an opportunity to grow emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and financially. I do not have any doubt that together we have a long way to go to make this world a better place. Together with all the other board members, I aspire to see a change driven, quality service providing and financially strong IIGL that enables its students and graduates meet each other to share experience and learn from each other. 

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Recording Secretary

Osyai Ujunwa Lynda

Nigeria

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I graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka as a Nurse and I am now in Level Six studies in the International Institute For Global Leadership (IIGL). 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.

 

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Treasurer


Lynne Murguia,

 

Tucson, AZ/USA

 

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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.

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS

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Ayoade Anthony

 

Nigeria

 

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I am Ayoade Anthony, a Level Six IIGL student from Nigeria. I was born on January 18, 1964 and graduated from the University of Lagos in Nigeria with a degree in Electrical Engineering over twenty five years ago. I am a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. I have passion for studying nature of existence and educating youths on life–skills. I am pursuing another degree in Christian Theology at the moment. Whenever I have the opportunity to speak as a public speaker, I propagate the life-changing principles I learn in my IIGL studies to transform people’s consciousness. My vision is to liaise with student leaders and relevant authorities in various higher institutions of learning in Ogun State, Nigeria to sensitize students on the need for personal transformation and essence of joining the IIGL. My intention is to establish a private school in future that will incorporate IIGL vision and mission in its operations.

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Iziomoh Emmanuel

 

Nigeria

 

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“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.

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Ethelbert Obinna Umeh

Nigeria

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I am a multiple award-winning freelance prolific writer, author, blogger, editor, Life Coach, Leadership Coach, Keynote Speaker, Motivational Speaker, teacher, master of ceremony and Journalist. He studied Philosophy at the Prestigious Pontifical Urban University, Rome, and University of Ibadan, Nigeria and graduated with Honors.

I also have a Bachelors in Arts in Mass Communication from Richmond Open University, Nigeria.

 

I have attended and contributed immensely to many local and international conferences organized in Nigeria. I am an alumnus of The Institute of Business Advisers Nigeria, and currently elected as an Associate Member. In addition, I earned a certificate on “Strategies for Personal Growth and Development” from Young African Leaders Initiative Network. I was among the 10 Nigerians selected to study “Leadership & Management” at Beni American University, Nigeria in 2016.  

 

I am passionate about leaving the world better than I met it. Some of my work is  published online and elsewhere as a ghostwriter numbers over 5,000 articles and they go across Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Motivation, Politics, healthcare, economy, relationships, environment, arts, travels, Food, wine, religion, making money online, law and Family issues. I speak English, French and Latin. In addition, I have edited thousands of manuscripts, press releases, ghostwrote books and authored my own.

I have these blogs:  http://www.emotionalzone.com/, and has published three books currently on sale in Amazon. They are: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KRPYX6K, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KRVIJ32, and http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KRPWV46.

My clients include top Internet marketers, public figures, television producers, CEOs, advertising and marketing executives, physicians, marketing/life coaches, public speakers, military personnel, psychologists, multimedia journalists, missionaries, and other talented individuals and high-profile organizations. When I am not helping clients improve their online visibility through creative writing/ content development, I am coaching people to be self-reliant. IIGL has impacted much into my life and that is why I am so excited serving as a Board Member.

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Charles Kabera
Kigali, Rwanda


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Profile

I, Kabera Charles (LLM) am 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 (LLM) in International Economic and Business Law. I testify that IIGL has totally transformed me and that reshaped myself for success. I served as IIGL Treasurer for three terms and I am now Head of Enforcement Division in Rwanda Revenue Authority.

 

I am the author of “Legal and Administrative Mechanisms Used to Control Tax Offences” and “Challenges Facing Developing Countries in Dispute Settlement Under WTO.”

 

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)

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Harriet Opondo

UgandaOpondo.

 IIGL Student

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 I am Harriet Opondo, I have been part of IIGL for over four years, and I have grown in amazing ways through the different books that I have completed so far. I have a Bachelor’s degree in social work, and I worked as a social worker for several years in a large residential care institution for children, and it is at this job that I discovered my passion for children and families.

 

I’m currently completing a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, this will be another milestone in my life and I am looking forward to opening up my own consultancy firm alongside two partners. The consultancy firm will provide consultancy services in mental health issues as well as therapy and training to children and their families.

 

I have a soft spot for special needs children and I look forward to working especially with parents and families as I offer support, information and training to help them cope with the challenges that come with raising special needs children.

 

I believe that every person was created by God for a special purpose and hence it is important that we all discover our purpose in life and work towards achieving all that we were meant to. If we all live our lives purposefully, the world will indeed become a better place.

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Kathleen Oweegon

Albuquerque, New Mexico/USAKathleen.


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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
www.bridgesofpeace.com

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Judith Royer
Landrum, SC, USA
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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. Currently, I teach English as a Second Language to adults in the workforce.
 
Outside IIGL, I work in the garden, hike in the mountains, and explore new people, places and ideas as much as possible.

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Busani Sibindi

 

Zimbabwe

 

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I hold a Diploma in NGO Management and Development Programming. I am a young dynamic development and human rights activist with extensive programming, operations and program management experience within the NGO sector. From the marginalized and socio – economically deprived communities of Matabeleland has since the age of 22 worked for, founded and co-founded a number of NGOs in Zimbabwe which include Lesson In Democracy (Zimbabwe), Rubacon Program (Zimbabwe) currently chairs the Yocic Board, is the Programs Director of Save Matabeleland Coalition an organization advocating for the marginalized communities of Matabeleland and the National Coordinator of the Zimbabwe Beyond. I am currently a Level Five IIGL student.

 

From the 2015 National Hub: Busa is a competent strategist who possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, the ability to influence decisions and to develop positive relationships both internally and externally.

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President Emeritus 

 

Noeline Kirabo Mulongo

 

Kampala, Uganda

 

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My name is Noeline Kirabo and I have the privilege of serving as the Board President for the last three years. My journey through IIGL has led me to where I am today. When I set out as an IIGL student, I was looking for inspiration and motivation to look past the hard times I was going through at the moment. Little did I know that I would end up not only finding solutions to my own life challenges but also addressing societal issues that affect the world around us.

 

The first book that struck me and changed my perspective about life is “As a Man Thinketh.” I have re-read this book several times and it always challenges me to focus my mind on the things that I would like to accomplish in life. I have been inspired and challenged by several books after the first two provisional books. 

 

My turning point was in level three when I began to map out my desired destiny. Today I am living that dream and grateful for all the help and mentoring I have received while studying and working with IIGL. I am the founder and team leader of Kyusa (www.kyusa.org) a concept that was birthed out of my level three assignments. IIGL is a life transforming journey that will positively impact the life of anyone who willingly yields to the teachings there in. It has so far been my best training ground for leadership and fruitful living.

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