Akin Benjamin is a passionate teacher, inspirational speaker, youth mentor and a social sector manager.
Education: Bachelors Degree of the University of Ibadan in Education and political science, He is a Coca-Cola Africa Scholar. An alumnus of the Africa America Institute, New York and the Enterprise Development Center of the Pan Atlantic University where he was in the first set of the Social Sector Management Program.
Positions Held: Programs Manager and later Acting Executive Director of the International Youth Enterprise Organization; Junior Achievement Nigeria, training many youths at various international fora of repute in Nigeria and Kenya.
- Prepared the Black Diamonds Students Company of Dowen College Lagos-Nigeria to win the first ever Hewlett Packard Responsible Business Ideas Contest in Africa 2009.
- He presented a talk on “Brand Funding: Implication for Not-For-Profit Organizations at the Youth Converge 2.0 which took place at the Eko Hotels in 2010.
- Guest speaker at the Goge Africa career guidance seminar, 2010 organized for students of Lagos state at the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu Lagos.
- Guest speaker at Association of Private Educators in Nigeria (APEN) post conference 2017, speaking on “Leading Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 21st century: The role of pastoral care.
Books: Author of two books “Your Teenager and You” and “Turning Your Talents to Treasure” directed to both parents and young adults.
Akin Benjamin is fully involved in raising responsible young adults who are fully equipped to function profitably as global citizens wherever they find themselves.