Joke Silva, is an award winning actress with thirty years experience in arts entertainment. Managing Director of both the Malete Film Village, and the Lufodo Group of companies, where she green lights many artistic projects. She is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador and recipient of the Best of Africa Award from Steve Forbes.

funmi iyayi

Funmi Iyayi is the Managing Director of LACIAC.

Funmi is a legal practitioner licensed to practise in Ghana and Nigeria. She worked in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode as a member of the commercial dispute resolution team for several years, where she represented clients in contentious and non-contentious matters as well as functioned as the secretary to arbitral tribunals. Thereafter she served as in-house counsel in one of Nigeria’s leading real estate development companies, a role she held for two years before joining the Lagos Court of Arbitration as the general counsel. Funmi transitioned to the role of chief executive officer of LACIAC in January 2018 and was appointed a member of the Board in December 2018.

As a member of various arbitration institutions both international and regional she is actively involved in the promotion of arbitration across Africa and is a regular speaker at conferences.

Funmi has written several articles on international commercial arbitration.

ofure odigue

Ofure’s journey in the world of marketing and strategy has been marked by a commitment to innovation and a passion for driving impactful change. With over 9 years of experience, she has left her mark on renowned brands such as Amstel Malta, Nexus home appliances, Leadway Assurance, and Letshego Microfinance Bank, crafting award-winning campaigns that resonate with audiences.

Her ascent from Group Account Manager at Leo Burnett Nigeria to Head of Strategy and Transformation at Webcoupers showcased her knack for envisioning and executing transformative strategies. As a Senior Consultant at EY UK, she leverages her expertise in data and agile transformation to drive organizational success.

However, it’s her role as an external advisor to Proud African Roots (PAR) that truly reflects her dedication to fostering impactful storytelling and nurturing high-performing businesses. Since 2016, Ofure has been instrumental in shaping PAR’s vision, guiding its evolution from a smaller theater to a prominent presence in TV and on-demand content.

Ofure’s dedication to PAR stems from more than just professional ambition; it’s a testament to her belief in the power of creative expression and the importance of fostering leadership among African children. She is deeply connected to PAR’s mission and its founders, Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Bola. As she helps PAR reach new heights and inspire African children worldwide.