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Dr. Ibilola Amao

2014 Fellow

VV Grow


Ibilola Amao founded Lonadek Consulting in 1991, with a passion and desire to achieve sustainable asset development and maintenance through qualitative local participation.

Ibilola’s goal is to ensure that companies in emerging economies build local capacity, capability and competence; to harness the natural and mineral resources, create jobs and wealth in local communities and reduce HSSE costs.

She “pays-it-forward” through mentoring young ladies on the WimBiz mentoring program and other Graduate Empowerment initiatives. She established Vision 2020: Youth Empowerment and Restoration Initiative (YERI) in 2006, to address STEM career counseling, industry awareness and youth empowerment. Over 78,000 youths have been empowered through these programs. She also co-founded the Cedar STEM and Entrepreneurship Hub to empower STEM/Techpreneurs who are predominantly female.

Ibilola has participated in conferences across the world and is a recipient of several local and international recognitions and awards, including Most Active Women Business Enterprise, IWEC 2016 Awardee, Energy Institute Champion 2016, and Access Bank “W” 100. Ibilola was a Vital Voices VV GROW fellow, a member of VV100 and a WEConnect International fellow.