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The Nordic Nigeria
Connect 2023

Circular Economy

The Future is Circular!

by the Embassy of Finland in Abuja


Lagos Continental Hotel,  Victoria Island, Lagos  |  14th November 2023  |  13:45 - 15:15

Mr. Bankole Oloruntoba - MODERATOR

Honorary Consul of Finland

Bankole Oloruntoba is the CEO of the Nigeria Climate Innovation Center, a Climate Technology Partnership program of the World Bank with the help of the Government of Nigeria focusing on the growth of a viable green economy in Nigeria. Bankole was the founding Incubation Center Manager/Innovation Lead of Enspire Business Incubator, a technology-focused business incubation center under the Abuja Technology Village. He is also the Founder and Advisor of the Network of Incubators and Innovators in Nigeria (NINe); In 2018, he was appointed a Member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Technology and Creativity and in early 2021, he was appointed the Honorary Consul to the Government of Finland in Nigeria.

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Mr. Niels Tanderup

Director, Global Affairs, cBrain

Niels Tanderup Kristensen is the Director of Global Affairs at the tech-company cBrain.
graduated from the Danish Institute of Political Science in Aarhus, Denmark, with a master’s degree in trade and public administration and has spent his career in both the public and the private sector. Ranging from Consul General and Trade Commissioner in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to management roles in Greenland’s national Airline Company and Foreign Affairs Department, as national expert at the European Commission for External Relations, deputy director at the largest Danish Business Association, and lately as Director of Global affairs in cBrain. 

Ms. Ulla-Maija Simola

Head, Mobile Networks Middle East and Africa Commercial Management department, Nokia.

Ms. Ulla-Maija Simola is working for Nokia, where she heads Mobile Networks Middle East and Africa Commercial Management department.
She has a long and international career in Nokia. She has held leadership roles in Sales and in Commercial Management in Singapore (2003-2007), Munich/Germany (2007-2009), Dubai/ UAE (2009 – 2014), Tokyo/Japan (2014-2016) and in Dallas/USA (2016-2019). Since September 2019 she is back in the UAE.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Turku School of Economics.

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Mr. Richard Ohiomoba

Regional Business Manager,  Alfa Laval, Nigeria

A highly accomplished, dedicated, and disciplined Engineer, with over a decade of experience working for several blue-chip companies till date, with hands-on experience in Engineering, Business Development, Technical Sales, Project Management, Key Account Management, and Strategic Management.
Currently, the Regional Business Manager for Alfa Laval in Nigeria, managing and driving the Energy & Marine Division business in Nigeria. An Energy hunter / a change maker (hunting for waste energy to improve existing industries, helping to save energy), educating colleagues and customers alike on several ways to cut down energy loss / CO2 emissions for a better world.

Mr.  John Adelegan

Business Development manager (Africa), River Recycle

John Adelegan works for Riverrecycle as the Business Development Manager for Africa and is the project manager of the UKAid-funded Ghana cleanup project with the aim of recovering plastic waste from Ghana’s waterways and providing value for waste plastics through recycling. This project is led by Riverrecycle and its partners Beachcleanup Ghana and Ambitious Africa. John is a Civil Engineer and has completed a Master´s degree in Water and Environmental Engineering.He has both practical and theoretical experience in the field of sustainability and waste management having worked for the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) an international research organization with African headquarters in Accra, Ghana.

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Ms. Mudrakat Alabi-Macfoy


Head, Sustainability & ESG, LAWMA

Mudrakat is a sustainability & social impact professional with a solid legal background, who provides broad-based experiences in program development and implementation.Her work in Sustainability and ESG Integration involves building sustainability strategies, policies and reporting in line with international standards. She demonstrates in-depth knowledge of climate action, ESG & waste management towards circularity. Her work targets complex sustainability issues in private & public sectors.

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