Gbolade Okeowo

Country representing

Nigeria

Languages

Yoruba
English

Education

  • University of Hull
  • LLB Law

Current organisation

Standard Chartered Bank

Current role

Mergers & Acquisitions Associate

Skills and Expertise

Finance
Investment
Law
Social entrepreneurship

Areas of interest

Business
Education
Leadership
Sustainable Development
Youth Unemployment

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

I am the founder of a fast growing book club, ‘Outliers Lagos’ (“Outliers”). The club is focused on self awareness and networking with the primary objective of connecting young professionals through thoughtful conversations centred on the knowledge found in select books and documentaries. Club members are encouraged to apply what they've learned to their daily lives. We focus on creating an environment that ensures knowledge sharing, ideation and nurtured partnerships amongst the participants. We have over 50 active participants. Thus far we have interacted with over 300 young adults and children in a mentorship, career talk and orphanage outreach capacity. Under the Outliers Lagos umbrella and Standard Chartered ‘here for good’ employee volunteering campaign, I engage with orphanages and schools to organise mentorship and motivational talks for students. I also volunteer with a religious organisation with the objective to propel students to be “Rock Stars with Integrity” within their community. Outliers Lagos is now in its third year and the current President is a 26 year old Nigerian woman. We have built Outliers on commitment to use dynamic social platforms to create awareness among a new generation of future leaders. It is growing at a remarkable pace and its potential of influence especially on the young African generation, is unlimited.