TAOPHEEK BABAYEJU was born in Lagos, Nigeria on the 4th of July in the late 70s to the family of High Chief and Mrs. Ganiyu Aremu Adedoja Babayeju – Alemo of Ijaye, Abeokuta of Ogun State. He is the third of five children. He grew up in Ebute Meta, Lagos Mainland, where he had his primary education. He then proceeded for his secondary education at Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti in the old Ondo State, now Ekiti State.
He studied Physics at Lagos State University, LASU. He later trained as a mobile telecoms engineer at the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) and had several post graduate studies at Pan Atlantic University and Harvard Business School to mention a few.
Taopheek specialises in using technology and innovations to enhance business performance. Known for his detailed and analytical approach to solving business problems, Taopheek has delivered value across different sectors including IT, Telecoms, Engineering, Government, Finance, Education, SMEs to mention a few. He has led several high impact projects. Before founding iCentra, he worked with various organisations within the ICT sector including TCC Nigeria, IC Global and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd, Mtel. Taopheek is a recipient of several awards including PMI award for the “Most Outstanding Contribution to Project Management in Nigeria” for initiating Nigeria’s first ever National Project Management Conference (ProMaCon).
He served as the Vice President, Outreach of the Project Management Institute (PMI Nigeria) and presently serves on the board of the National Association of Project Management Professionals (NAPMP) and Creative Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria (CEAN). Taopheek is an avid lover of art and creativity. MOST RECENT PROJECTS Establishment of Enterprise Programme Management function in the Central Bank of Nigeria Performance Review of 17.4 Billion Naira CBN Capital Projects Change Management Services on 7.9 Billion Naira Ogun GIS Project Consulting Service for 500 million Naira CBN Intervention Project at Elaiho Grammar School, Edo State Project Monitoring Consulting on 18.75 Billion Naira Zamfara State Bond EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Innovation and Strategy – Harvard University, USA Entrepreneurial Management – EDC, Pan-African University, Lagos MTNE & ICE – UK Telecoms Academy, UK BSc. Physics (Electronics) Science – Lagos State University, Lagos MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Project Management Institute (PMI) National Association of Project Management Professionals Nigerian Computer Society PROFESIONAL AFFILIATION Recipient of PMI Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Project Mgt. in Nigeria Former Vice President of the Project Management Institute, Nigeria Trustee, National Association of Project Management Professionals Board Member, Creative Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria International Correspondent for PM World Journal.
Taopheek is passionate about development, he has over the last decade dedicated his time and resources towards mentoring younger professionals and entrepreneurs across Africa. He has contributed consistently on entrepreneurship and national issues on different media platforms such as Money Show, Global Business and shared his view as guest speaker at different events and initiatives including TEDx, iExpo, Abuja Spotlight, florenceozor foundation, to mention a few.
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