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
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.
Eze Ujunwa Lynda
Lynda is an IIGL graduate and has been serving on the IIGL Board for more than 5 years now. She served as a Recording Secretary, a Board member and now as the Vice President.
She is a Nurse by profession and a specialist in the area of Public/community health Nursing.
Lynda is the Founder of “Fit for Life Initiative,” an organization she formed in 2011 out of her burning desire to help the women in the local communities around her to learn, practice and live a more healthy and quality life. Fit for Life Initiative is a Candle Light Award winner from IIGL as a form or appreciation and encouragement on their many achievements.
Through her initiative, she is able to reach many young women in the rural communities in Nigeria, promoting healthy lifestyles and reproductive health. As a result of her extensive awareness campaign on the biological and medical implications of child marriage, many young women from her initiative are able to decide to further in their education and careers first instead of giving in to early marriage. Lynda is currently working in the UK as a Nurse while continuing to collaborate with her Nigerian counterparts and members of her organization to continue her work in the local communities.
Udeme Idem is certified Life coach and the founder of Elite Coach (Africa), a non-profit organization that promotes personal and corporate leadership through her training and seminars. She is the convener of Elite Leadership Summit, an event geared towards nurturing potentials of leadership to drive social change, make impact and be an agent of change.
Udeme Idem is a graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, NAF- Base Kaduna, where she finished as the best graduating student. She is a member of Nigerian Association of Technologist in Engineering (NATE). She holds professional Certificates on Reliability and Maintenance Engineering, Diploma in Operations Management, Diploma in Public Relations, Certificate in Leadership skills in Business, Certificate in Management Strategies for People and Resources, and Certificate in Servant Leadership: The Deciding Difference.
She is currently a student of Electrical Electronics Engineering Department of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, and also is a Level Three student with International Institute For Global Leadership (IIGL), USA.
She volunteers as a coach and member of several Non-Profit organizations like, YouthUp, Giant Mind Masterclass (GMC), HR-girlfriends, Game-Changers and TOLDNetwork. She is the Team Leader (Manager) Youth Up Education Wing, where she is responsible for over 290 youths trainings and development, including organising capacity building trainings and webinars. She also holds the position of Secretary and women Leader for TOLDNetwork, an Organization that thinks of building trans-generational leaders.
Udeme is God-faithful, always willing to serve, she has served in different capacities in the church, such as Zonal Youth President, Provincial Sisters coordinator, Sunday School teacher and she is currently the Vice-president of Youths and Young Adults (YAYA) of RCCG Excellent Parish/zone, Kogi Province 1, Region 24. She is passionate about learning, building and developing people. She is a firm believer that one should always leave a place and people better than they met them; To leave good behind.
Cheurombo Pswarayi (Zimbabwe)
Cheurombo Pswarayi has over ten years’ experience as an entrepreneur in the healthcare sector. She is founder and Chief Executive Officer of MedTours Africa, an organization that facilitates access of health care treatment for patients who cannot find it in their home countries and she manages the running of CJV Medical Supplies, a company that provides medical supplies at affordable prices to private and public medical institutions in Zimbabwe. She is also the Founding Trustee of Health Horizons Trust. Her roles at the organisations she leads enable her to passionately pursue her vision of ”Healthcare Access For All”. She is a Rotarian, Past President of her club and involves herself in different service opportunities in her community. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders, a law student, speaker and business coach.
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
Ahua Bem Gura
Ahua Bem Gura is in humanitarian work and with over 6 years’ experience serving and providing care to people living with HIV with his specialty in monitoring and evaluation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and statistics and is currently studying for his post graduate Masters in Biostatistics. An Alumni of Enactus, while with Enactus, he worked with the youth preparing them for the future by providing them with knowledge and skill that they may need to succeed. He had also worked with women groups training and providing them with information and skill that would allow them to be financially literate and financially independent, while with the prisoners; they were provided with information to help them integrate back into the society when they get out of prison. Ahua Bem Gura is currently a Level Four student with the International Institute For Global Leadership.
Nigeria/ United Arab Emirates
Michael Kelechi is currently a Level Two student with the International Institute For Global Leadership (IIGL). He is a Medical Microbiologist with a strong passion to spread the Gospel of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is a content writer and creator, social media manager and marketer, poet and life-coach. He has pastored in three local churches before moving to the UAE. He has been of positive influence to quite a number of people through preaching, workshops, seminars, book reviews and other events. He served as the President/ Commandant of the Nigerian Redcross Society, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria during his National Youth Service Corps in 2015.He was the pioneer president of the Kennel Club of Rivers (KCR), Chairman Board of Trustees Kennel Club of Rivers, first secretary of the German Shepherd Dog Foundation of Nigeria. He spends most of his time reading the scriptures and self-development books. He is a student of life and aspires to become a research scientist with a strong passion to improve the living standards of people living with genetic diseases by developing curative treatment options. He is also open for partnership.
Aishatu Ibrahim is a Ph.D. candidate (Computer Science) at the prestigious Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK). She has over 20 years of experience in Information, Communication, and Technology. She has an N.C.E from (FCET, Gombe), B.Sc. from Bingham University Karu, and an M.Sc. from NOUN, She also has a Degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership Studies from the International Institute for Global Leadership, Asheville, NC U.S.A.
Aishatu Ibrahim is the Founder and Executive Director of the Naisha Charitable Foundation and also the MD/CEO of Naisha Smart Technologies (www.nst.com.ng). She is the Abuja Coordinator for the International Centre for Leadership Development (ICLDNG). She is also an Advisory Board Member of the New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation www.newerasupportfoundation.org. She was a Project Management Instructor with the NAOWA Institute of Management and Technology Abuja (NIMTA) and is now a Board Member of the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) USA.
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 Peacebuilding, Women and Girls Empowerment, MDGs, and Women in IT.
Aishatu Ibrahim is the 23rd IIGL Graduate, while her husband, Emmanuel Ojimah is IIGL’s 33rd Graduate. She has the following awards:
· NIWIIT 2019 IT Security Champion Award 10th May 2018
· NIWIIT 1ST Runner Up Paper Award 10th May 2018
· AYICRIP’s “Outstanding Volunteer Award 2017 on Drug and Substance Abuse Prevention 20th Oct 2017
· Best Available Temporal Teacher Award at CDSSA on the 9th of August 2013
· Certificate of MERIT, 2008 CHAIRPERSON, VERIFICATION COMMITTEE. INDEPENDENT CAMPUS ELECTORATE of the S.U.G, FCE(T), Gombe, Gombe State.
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 also host “Co-creating Peace,” a weekly 30 minute podcast about conscious communication and conflict transformation. You can listen to “Co-creating Peace” on all podcast providers and at: www.bridgesofpeace.com/podcast-co-creating-peace.
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
Zach Rosen (USA/IL)
Zach Rosen grew up in Mequon, Wisconsin and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in international business, marketing, and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has grown up around IIGL through his mother, Deb Rosen, and her involvement in the organization. In the spring of 2022, he joined the Board of Directors after learning first-hand the impact IIGL has on the world. He is a long-time believer in the organization’s vision and purpose. Professionally, Zach interned for his hometown Milwaukee Brewers in social media out of college for one season before joining the Washington Wizards’ social and digital marketing team for five years. In the summer of 2021, Zach moved to Chicago to join the sports agency Priority Sports & Entertainment as a communications coordinator. He leads Priority’s social media and content and works with the marketing team and the company’s clients on all media efforts.
Antionette Amelia LaSalle Carter
I AM Antionette Amelia LaSalle Carter, an extension of source energy! I am 38 years old and just starting the journey of the rest of my life. For most of my life I lived according to what I was told was the right way. Like a child, I am now on an adventure of discovery of who I truly am. Starting with a bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Science, I plan to continue my studies in the Universal Intelligence to enhance my life and the lives of others. I am interested in participating in the program to expand my awareness in the knowledge of how the mind works. I am also interested in sharpening my skills in leadership. One of my main goals is to teach the knowledge I am learning. The world is in need of leadership and leaders in the subject of spiritual growth.
I am the Founder and Director of Global Leadership Institute – Zimbabwe. Our main focus is Leadership development and accelerating leadership principles. Our anchor Philosophy is that “No nation can succeed unless the spirit of leadership is cherished among its citizens.” It is our Mission to stimulate this spirit. We are also committed in creating high quality leadership development materials that are beneficial to all leadership aspirants. In the course of executing our Mandate we have so far developed more than 15 high quality leadership development manuals that we are using in pursuit of our goals. I am looking forward to serving on the IIGL Board.
“If I am given 8 hours to cut down a tree I would rather spend 6 hours sharpening the axe” said the philosopher.” We Prepare you for Leadership
Community-Driven Systems Change Practitioner by training and by practice with strong biases on International Voluntary services as a vehicle to promote community development and international understanding. More than 25 years’ hands on experience on grassroots programs at National and international level with the Zimbabwe Workcamps Association (ZWA) and Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Services (CCIVS) created under the aegis of UNESCO in 1948.
Ethelbert Obinna Umeh
Ethelbert is the 18th graduate of IIGL. He graduated in 2016, and held the record as the fastest graduate ever in the history of IIGL, a position he held till 2020. He was elected an IIGL Board member in 2016, served as a Vice President in 2017, and IIGL’s Board President from 2018 till 2021.
Ethelbert is a Certified Global Leadership Development Coach, Speaker, Nonprofit Consultant, Author, Ghostwriter (he writes Speeches, CVs, Cover letters, Books, Articles, Website Contents, Personal Statements, Statements of Purpose, Biographies, Promotional Contents etc). He is a celebrated Master of Ceremony and a Sustainable organic farmer of Plantain, Banana and Oil Palm.
He is a Co-founder and Managing Director of EBIC FARMS LTD – an organic agricultural Company, based in Nigeria, established to:
Boost Sustainable Food Security in Nigeria through converting fallow arable lands to bread and butter.
Eradicate Poverty and hunger.
Connect, network and Activate Youth Participation in agricultural revolution and
Champion active rural farming.
He is an African Changemakers Fellow, Selected in 2019.
Ethelbert is an alumnus of the following Prestigious Global Citadels of learning; University of Oxford, University of Pretoria- South Africa, Pontifical Urban University Rome- Italy, BAU Executive Education- Nigeria, University of Ibadan- Nigeria, Richmond Open University- Nigeria, International Institute for Global Leadership, USA.
As a Professional Ghostwriter, he has 12 years+ writing experience in Upwork- world’s largest talent marketplace for freelancers and agencies. He has successfully completed over 200 writing projects and has served over 100 and returning clients from over 20 countries.
Within this space of last 12 years, he has written over 5,000 cutting edge articles in the fields of Leadership Development, Motivation, Entertainment, News stories, Business, Tourism, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Agriculture, and Self-help and have presented over 150 speeches in local conferences and meetings in Nigeria.
He inspires people to grow personally and professionally, scale, and manage their profits and nonprofit organizations to peak performance. His strongest mission in life is to raise and equip young leaders who can think differently, sustainably and globally, thereby inspiring their communities to challenge the status quo, learn collaboratively and build a better future. That’s simply the sum total of the work he does.
He is passionate about creating exceptional change in the world. He wants to leave the world better than he met it.