Endeavor Nigeria Hosts Mentors Roundtable (Series II)

On Thursday, February 15th, 2024, Endeavor Nigeria held its second series of mentors roundtable, graciously hosted by Suresh Chellaram (Endeavor Nigeria Board Member and Managing Director, Chellarams Plc.). The event served as an opportunity to express appreciation to the organisation’s mentors for their ongoing support and dedication to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. A complete list of mentors may be found here – nigeria.endeavor.org/our-network/mentors.

These distinguished individuals, representing diverse fields from investment and risk management to cutting-edge app technology, play a crucial role in supporting Endeavor Entrepreneurs. The meeting provided a platform to connect and build relationships, which are key to the individual growth of entrepreneurs and the continued success of Nigeria’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Guest Speakers Share Insights

The event featured guest speakers Chidi Iwuchukwu (Endeavor Mentor and Head Of Investment Banking/ Banking Division Africa Regions, Rand Merchant Bank) and Deepankar Rustagi (Endeavor Entrepreneur and Founder of OmniRetail). Iwuchukwu shared his perspective on the importance of being an Endeavor mentor and its impact on the entrepreneurship community. At the same time, Rustagi provided a firsthand account of how Endeavor and its mentor network have contributed to his business growth. This interaction was in a bid for our mentors to understand the entrepreneur’s journey comprehensively, allowing them to offer targeted guidance and support.

List of Mentors in Attendance

  • Yinka Edu – Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo Osagie
  • Prof. Konyinsola Ajayi – Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP
  • ‘Yemisi Ayeni – Chairperson, NASCON Allied Industries plc
  • Toluwaleke Adenmosun – Senior Partner, Verraki Partners
  • Seni Adetu – Group CEO, First Primus West Africa Limited
  • Chidi Iwuchukwu – Head Of Investment Banking/ Banking Division Africa Regions, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Wọlé Oyeniran – Partner, Deloitte

Some board members also graced the meeting:

  • Suresh Chellaram – Managing Director, Chellarams Plc.
  • Sari El-Khalil – Chief Transformation Officer, SevenUp Bottling Company
  • Jaideep Gulab – Chairman, Rosemond Ltd.

A Collaborative Experience

The meeting fostered a collaborative atmosphere of mutual gratitude and esteem between mentors and entrepreneurs. Endeavor Nigeria sincerely appreciates all mentors who attended, and we eagerly anticipate welcoming them back for the next meeting.

As Endeavor Nigeria continues its mission to support entrepreneurs and drive innovation, these mentorship initiatives play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Nigeria’s business landscape.