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Dr Chukwueloka Umeh

  Dr. Umeh is the MD/CEO of Century Power Generation and a Director of Nestoil Plc – both subsidiaries of the Obijackson Group of companies. He joined the Group in February, 2011 from General Electric Aviation, in Cincinnati Ohio, USA, and brings years of seasoned engineering, manufacturing, program management and managerial experience. While at GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna New York (2001 - 2007), he was responsible for the development of several technologies used to increase efficiency and reduce emissions on land-based and aviation gas turbine engines, in addition to modifying fuels for advanced aeronautical engines. Eloka holds several Engineering degrees, including a BEng in Electronics Engineering from the University of Nigeria, a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, and an MSc and Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.  Dr. Umeh is a philanthropist and volunteers his spar

Okechukwu Nzelu

  Okechukwu Nzelu is a Manchester-based writer. In 2015 he was the recipient of a Northern Writers' Award from New Writing North. In 2020 his debut novel, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney , won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, and the Polari First Book Prize. In 2021, it was selected for the Kingston University Big Read.  He is a regular contributor to Kinfolk magazine. His second novel, Here Again Now, will be published by Dialogue Books/Little,Brown in March 2022.  He is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Sources: Hachette,

Jennifer Nwankwo

  Jennifer Nwankwo Ph.D. is the founder and CEO @ 1910 Genetics. 1910 Genetics is a biotechnology company integrating AI, computation and biological automation to accelerate the design of small molecule and protein therapeutics. Their mission is to decrease the timeline and cost of drug development, while improving the success rate of bring innovative medicines to patients in need. They have two drug discovery engines - ELVIS™ and ROSALYND™ - that enable the design of both small molecule and protein therapeutics, an unmatched capability in the AI drug discovery space. Our therapeutic area-agnostic, end-to-end technology powers the full length of early drug discovery - from novel hit discovery to hit to lead, and lead optimization. They are currently applying their technology to drug discovery programs in several areas including, but not limited to, neuroscience, infectious disease, immunology and oncology. They are fortunate to have closed Series A and Seed funding from awesome investo

Ogechi Egonu

  Paola Ogechi Egonu is an Italian volleyball player. She plays for Imoco Volley and is part of the Italy women's national volleyball team. She participated at the 2018 Montreux Volley Masters, 2018 FIVB Volleyball World Championship, and 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League. At club level she played for Club Italia in 2015. She was selected to play the Italian League All-Star game in 2017. In 2017 she moved to AGIL Novara. Ogechi was awarded the prize for Woman of the Year 2019 by D - la Repubblica delle donne, a weekly magazine of la Repubblica. Paola was one of the flagbearers of the Olympic Flag at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. She was born at Cittadella, in Veneto, to Nigerian parents. Her father, Ambrose, is Igbo from Imo State and her mother, Eunice, from Benin City. Sources: Sources: Wikipedia, Tokyo 2020

Barthélémy Chinenyeze

  Barthélémy Chinenyeze is a French volleyball player, member of the France men's national volleyball team and Italian club Volley Callipo. He joined the French national team in 2017 and participated at the 2017 European Championship and the 2017 World Grand Champions Cup. He was a gold medalist of 2017 World League. Sources: Wikipedia, French Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020

Chiaka Ogbogu

  Chiaka Sylvia Ogbogu is an American volleyball player. She plays for Eczacıbaşı VitrA and the United States women's volleyball team. She participated in the 2018 Pan American Cup and the 2018 and 2019 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League. She played for University of Texas at Austin. At club level, she started her professional career for Il Bisonte Firenze. She is currently playing for the Turkish club Eczacıbaşı VitrA On June 7, 2021, US National Team head coach Karch Kiraly announced she would be part of the 12-player Olympic roster for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Sources: Wikipedia, US Olympics