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Everyone has limitless potential but your outcome depends on your actions. Great synergy triggers transformative ideas and collaborations that lead to unprecedented fulfilment, unity, and progress. Our mission is to help you maximize opportunities through meaningful experiences such as networking, finding opportunities, inspiring individuals, new friendships, and ideas.

Who We Are

As a true professional, lifelong learning and community are the two most important ingredients for living a fulfilling life. We unite Nigerians and Africans in diaspora, rising leaders and introduce them to the most transformative people, ideas, and experiences focused on making a lasting impact and redefine our narrative.

Are you looking to be a part of a team that makes an impact? Do you want to maximize your potential? Are you new to the Boston area? Are you a student, and need like minds to help you settle in? If you answered yes! to any of the questions, then check out the opportunities on the NPG site and become part of this great movement!

NPG serves as a nexus for transformative collaborations and professional excellence, that will lead to unprecedented growth, unity, progress, and fulfillment for the Nigerian Professional in diaspora.

Empowering Nigerian Professionals in diaspora to become excellent leaders, by promoting self-awareness and development, providing the opportunity to enhance their personal experiences and professional networks, while uncovering the unexplored potential of our Nigerian identity, and committed to serving our community.

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Meet Our Team

Kayode Anifowose


Kehinde Adelabu

Director of Finance/ Chief of Staff

Olawumi Akinwumi

VP, Operations and Strategy

Emem Obot


Kayode Anifowose


I believe that it is important to support one another through valuable information sharing, lifting as we climb.

Kay is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, member of the Project Management Institute, an alumnus of Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate Business School, and currently a doctoral research fellow in strategic leadership also at Bentley University Massachusetts. He is a fellow of Partnership, Inc. and a graduate of the Mckinsey leadership academy program.
Kay has over 15 years of experience in leadership, International finance, Project management, Process improvement, Financial reporting and Cross-cultural team building in multiple industries including Consulting, Energy Services and Financial Services. He is currently at Liberty Mutual Insurance, the fifth largest personal insurance carrier in the US with over $24B in premium. Kay and his team are responsible for Expense reporting, Planning & Analysis and Expense management initiatives between the home office and local operations in 16 countries.

Aside from his professional commitments, Kay is very passionate about career development of African youths in diaspora, he champions diversity and inclusion and believes that there is the need to support each other through valuable information sharing, networking and mentoring opportunities which will foster growth and transformative collaboration. He was recently an honoree of Liberty Mutual Chairman/CEO DEI award for his outstanding leadership and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Kay is motivated by his service to humanity, building a collaborative community and lifting as we climb.
Kay is a good listener, leader and a people person. He enjoys spending his free time watching movies, comedy shows, volleyball, traveling and spending time with family.


Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate Business School, Massachusetts

Kehinde Adelabu

Kehinde is a Data Engineer | Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He  is a founding member of the NPG and NPG  Strategy Committee and also  led  the creation of the NPG Bentley chapter while he was an MS student. He is also the current NPG VP of Finance, a position that he has executed with integrity and transparency.. Prior to joining the NPG board, Kehinde was the NSBE President at Allen University Chapter.  He is motivated by ’ having a clear goal, the right tools and team to get the job done’.

Candidate Statement: I believe  in the saying that ‘’ If you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, go together’’. As a Nigerian Professional in diaspora, I believe that working together and supporting each other will help us to accomplish our goals as a community, therefore I will like to continue to leverage this platform to give back to the community, elevate and expand my network.

Olawumi Akinwumi

Olawumi Akinwumi- is an entrepreneur  and a part-Time Assistant Director of Community Engagement, Nuestra CDC. Olawumi Akinwumi (She\/Her) is also the Deputy Director of Programs at Arts Boston. Ola’s (Ola, Olasco) background is in event management and public relations. In addition, she has over ten years of experience in live entertainment and social media. Previously, Ola was the Director of Hibernian Hall at Madison Park Development Corporation for over five years. Through original quality theater productions and creative arts programming, she fostered the celebration of the cultural heritage of the Roxbury neighborhood. She has extensive expertise in non-profits, youth advocacy, and affordable housing. . Ola holds an MS in communications management from Simmons School of Management and a BS from New Hampshire. She began her education as a Tourism Planning and Development major. After graduation, she worked at the Sheraton Boston Hotel as an Executive Meeting Specialist and moved into several related positions that groomed her as an impresario.

Candidate Statement: My passion is in my mission to advocate and intercept the barriers of racial justice within the systematic systems to mentor future leaders in the diaspora to pursue high level positions in politics, community engagement, social entities and economics.

Fun Fact about Ola: Detail oriented and observant, a team player, Like equestrian activities such as horseback riding. Ola is motivated  as an individual  built off high energy with like minded peers who are action builders, problem solvers and connecting with new people’’.

Emem Obot

Emem is an ambitious and experienced Corporate lawyer by profession, with great communication, collaborative skills to foster relationship across the organization , Emem core values are hard work, dedication  and consistency, she also have a growth mindset and believe that learning is a lifelong journey which is why she recently completed a certificate in business management and currently studying  International business law at NorthEastern University in Boston.Emem is motivated by networking and connecting with leaders  in various field and being able to listen to their success stories, to dream and work harder,

Candidate Statement: My unique background as an attorney, passion, experience and enthusiasm has prepared me for this  position  as a good fit to serve  as secretary of the Nigerian professional group.