The Board members will enhance the company’s focus on early-stage startups and help FirstFounders Inc. strengthen innovation in entrepreneurship.

FirstFounders Inc. today announced four Board Members and a Board Chair who will each help support the venture studio’s mission to build and scale Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) of early-stage founders.

“We’re excited to have the support of our five board members who will bring diverse expertise and insight to our work,” says FIRST FOUNDERS  Founder and CEO David Lanre-Messan. “We have worked diligently to ensure FirstFounders Board and leadership represents a variety of experts from four regions around the world”. 

Our Board’s vast experience will be invaluable to FirstFounders as we grow our business and pursue our mission to serve startups in Africa. Each brings relevant perspectives in areas essential to our business and governance. These appointments underscore our commitment to ongoing company structure and our focus on enhancing the significance of our purpose, represented on the FirstFounders Board.

FirstFounders Inc. has also chosen UK sales Director, Evercam – Construction Cameras, Mr.  Joseph Mojume as its first Board Chair. Joseph has over 18 years of sales, marketing, and management experience working in diverse international African startups. With experience leading marketing and sales teams in the EMEA region for a Swiss multinational construction service provider, Joseph is responsible for delivering Evercam’s go-to-market strategy in the United Kingdom. We are assured that Mr. Mojume will provide visionary leadership for the staff and Board, as the first Chair.

“I am personally delighted to contribute in building Africa’s next-generation entrepreneurs and work with a strong group of board members. I look forward to serving with each of them in the coming years,” says Mr. Mojume. 

Each Board member has demonstrated exceptional commitment to advancing FirstFounders’s mission, and we are looking forward to their leadership. The board members began their two-year terms with FirstFounders Inc, in January 2022 and can serve a maximum of four terms. The five board members are:

Mrs. Anita Dele-Dickson: Wealth Collaboration Manager, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited
Mrs. Tinu Philips Odufuye: Head Of Sales Marketing, Comercio Partners Limited
Mr. Luke Squire: Lead Product Manager, Solstice Power Technologies
Mr. Fransisco Santolo:  Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Scalabl
Mr. Joseph Mojume: UK Sale Director, Evercam – Construction Cameras

FirstFounders Inc. will look to add one additional Board member in the near future.

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