“A team of highly-motivated and accomplished Nigerian professionals committed to making a positive contribution to society.”

The IMPACT team is made up of full-time executive members, part-time volunteers and an advisory board, all characterized by a wealth of global experiences but a common passion to enhance the average Nigerian’s capacity to impact our society.








Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Jemine Rewane, IMPACT’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, is the Business Analyst to the Worldwide Merchandising Director at Gucci in Milan. Prior to this, she was an investment-banking analyst at UBS Investment Bank in New York and Milan, and spent a year working in private equity in London.
Jemine holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from University of Chicago. She is an alumna of Corona Primary School and Corona Secondary School.
While at the University of Chicago, Jemine served as a mentor to female teenagers in Chicago’s public school system as a member of FORTITUDE.

Among many interests, Jemine is particularly passionate about creating opportunities for personal and professional growth while promoting leadership development. It is this interest that has led to the establishment of the IMPACT Initiative, through which she intends to contribute to her home country.

MISAN REWANE, Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer

Misan is the  CEO of West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE), a social venture that trains unemployed youth and places them in paid technical apprenticeships with employers in the hospitality and retail sectors.  She gained management consulting experience early in her career with The Monitor Group. Post-Monitor, she worked as a consultant for TechnoServe, Cote d’Ivoire and with the Center for Public Policy Alternatives in Nigeria. Misan has also worked with Bridge International Academies, a network of low-cost private schools serving over 50,000 low-income children across Kenya.

Misan is a graduate of Stanford University, where she received a BA in Economics (Honours) and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She completed her primary and secondary education in Nigeria at Corona School V/I and Lagoon Secondary School respectively, before completing her A-levels at Badminton School, Bristol.
Among many interests, Misan is particularly passionate about creating solutions to social challenges regarding education. Through The IMPACT Initiative, she hopes to bring Nigerian youth in contact with the knowledge, inspiration, and mentorship that will enable them become effective leaders of tomorrow.


MELODY FAYOMI, Chief Financial Officer

Melody Fayomi joined IMPACT in 2009 as a volunteer at the 3rd IMPACT Youth Forum and has since become an executive member of the organization. Melody currently works as an analyst at Frontier Capital Limited  in Lagos. Prior to Frontier, she worked as a Financial Advisory analyst at Radix Capital Partners Ltd where she provided strategic advice to clients with M&A, privatization, restructuring and risk management needs. Prior to this role Melody worked in the Corporate Banking division of Oceanic Bank.

Melody began her career after graduating from North Carolina State University with a BSC in Electrical Engineering. While at NC State, she co-founded the Inter Varsity African Student Association (IVASA), which is now a US-nationwide coalition of African American student organizations. Prior to NC State, she attended Atlantic Hall Secondary school and Queens College, Yaba. In addition to giving back through initiatives like IMPACT, Melody is passionately involved in the youth ministry in her church.


ADABARA ABDULLAHI, Chief Information & Technology Officer

Adabara Abudullahi, joined IMPACT in 2007 as Chief Information Officer, responsible for leveraging the use of Technology to help IMPACT meet its objectives more efficiently. He currently works as a Investment Banker at Barclays Plc in London. Prior to this role Adabara worked as a Project Manager after successfully completed the Bank’s graduate leadership program, earmarked for the brightest graduates the UK has to offer.

He graduated from Middlesex University in London with a First Class Honours in Computing Science in 2007. Prior to enrolling at Middlesex, he attended Corona Primary School Victoria Island Lagos and Ronik Secondary school Lagos. Given his strong entrepreneurial mindset, he started an internet Company – Adabara Designs, which caters to the Digital needs of primarily Small to Medium sized companies. Adabara’s interests include playing sports and watching movies. He is also passionate about exploiting the power of Technology to solve business problems.


ADAOBI OSAKWE, Chief Marketing Officer

Ada Osakwe, recently completed her MBA program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where she majored in Finance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing.

Prior to Kellogg, she was a Senior Investment Officer in the Infrastructure Finance team at the African Development Bank, Tunisia, where she also served in various finance functions over four years. She began her career as a debt capital markets analyst with BNP Paribas Investment Bank, London. Ada also worked with Actis, the Emerging Markets-focused Private Equity Fund as an Associate. Ada holds an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick, U.K. and a BSc. in Economics (First Class Honors) from the University of Hull, U.K., where she was awarded the Groves Gift in Economics. She is the founder of The SHAPE Initiative, a non-profit agency for female youths launched in Tunisia, and one of the founding members of IMPACT, a youth development organization in Nigeria. In 2008, Ada was named one of the ‘Top 40 under 40 Nigerian Female Professionals’ by NiPro.
Ada joined IMPACT as a result of her passion to empower youths, and her belief that effective mentorship of young individuals is crucial to the choices they go on to make in life.



Nwanneka Onuekwusi is an associate in the Product Management team at Paga. She is currently working on a new product that allows customers save money, get insurance and loans on the Paga platform. She previously worked as an analyst at Accenture on strategy projects. She is very excited about businesses who pursue social missions and would love to someday run a school.

She has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from Princeton University. Prior to that, she was a student at Loyola Jesuit College.

Bowale currently works in Origination & Coverage at the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).  As part of her responsibilities at AFC, she is involved in origination and business development activities to facilitate the growth of pipeline projects, transactions, and advisory mandates. Prior to AFC, she worked at GE Capital where she managed 18 power and renewable energy investments worth $800 MM.  She has also worked for Chevron and Accenture in the United States and Accenture, Nigeria where she was Senior Consultant for the Energy and Natural Resources market unit.

Bowale has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Business (Management Information Systems) from the University of Minnesota.  Bowale has several hobbies and interests, including traveling, volunteering and youth mentorship, squash, and golf.