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Prior to this, she served as the Designer and Project Director of The Lagos Countdown, leading the team that raised $6,000,000 (over three years) in sponsorship funds. She also served as the General Manager (Operations) at the Lagos State Signage & Advertisement Agency, guiding the team to establish the corporations first Signage Databank.
Between 2003 and 2005, Temitayo served as a consultant to the World Bank.
She began her career at the age of 17 as a paralegal officer at the Law offices of George Etomi & Partners, and proceeded to study Law at the University of Lagos. She obtained her marketing education from Columbia Business School, New York and Bristol University, England.
Passionate about reducing unemployment in Nigeria, Temitayo established Positive Impact Network, a non-profit organization that seeks to harness the potential of young people by providing them income-earning opportunities, mentoring and continuous capacity development. The organization trained over 3,200 young people and has provided internship opportunities for 1,400 young Nigerians since 2003.
Temitayo is also the founder of the Young Business Leaders of Nigeria, a network of more than 40,000 entrepreneurs that provides capacity building, investments and seed funds to entrepreneurs across Nigeria to help them create jobs at scale.
She is Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, a member of the National Institute of Marketing, Nigeria, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, member of the American Marketer’s Association, a full Fellow of the European Institute of Marketing Research, and a 2014 Fellow of President Barack Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship.
Etomi also sits on the Boards of iTech Global, BPO Industries, Nurture Hospitals and Chapter 8 Productions.