After joining the Institute in 2015, I was inspired by Africa Forum in Mauritius to revive the YP movement in Nigeria where I subsequently became Chair of the YP Executive Committee. I am excited by the speed with which YP participation has grown throughout Nigeria in such a short period of time.

As a maritime specialist with a multi-disciplinary background in education, international business, and transport and logistics I have a passion for ocean policy, governance and management. Being part of the CILT family has broadened my industry understanding and has helped me develop professional networks on a national and international scale. This has been invaluable in progressing my career.

As African Regional Ambassador I hope to support and energise existing members, encourage more African countries to participate, and advance the interests of African Young Professionals internationally. With over 65% of our population below the age of 34, we have a unique opportunity to grow the talent of our continent by inspiring YPs to seek new perspectives and maximise their potential.

I firmly believe that the contribution  of Young Professionals can transform the future of CILT and our industry. Our drive, commitment and  innovative approach hold the keys to sustainable growth and development. I am proud to represent my fellow YPs at this exciting time.