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Directors and Staff

Chief (Mrs) Aino Oni-Okpaku

Chief (Mrs) Aino Oni-Okpaku

Chief (Mrs) Aino Oni-Okpaku serves as chair. She holds a Masters degree in textile design and has been at the forefront promoting African arts and crafts. She is the managing director of Quintessence Nigeria Limited, one of the most exclusive names in the art and craft industry in Nigeria.

Oliver Enwonwu

Oliver Enwonwu

Oliver Enwonwu is executive director and founder. From University of Lagos, he holds a BSc in biochemistry, post graduate diplomas in applied geophysics and visual art, and a Masters in art history. He is director, Omenka Gallery, editor, Omenka magazine, and president of the Society of Nigerian Artists.

Joe Obiago

Joe Obiago

Joe Obiago is chairman/chief executive of Global Energy Company Limited, whose corporate social responsibility is channeled towards arts, culture and people initiatives. He holds a Bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from Dillard University, New Orleans.

Olasehinde Odimayo

Olasehinde Odimayo

Olasehinde Odimayo is a trustee of the Visual Arts Society of Nigeria (VASON). He holds a BA in German from University of Ibadan, and has completed courses in fine art appraisal and evaluation at Sotheby’s Institute in London. Odimayo is director of Treasurehouse Fine Arts,a leading gallery in Lagos.

Ladun Ogidan

Ladun Ogidan

Ladun Ogidan is senior programme officer. She holds a BA in mass communication from Covenant University, Nigeria. She is also the deputy editor of Omenka, Nigeria’s first premium art, business and luxury-lifestyle magazine, and assistant curator at the Omenka Gallery.

Louis Mbanefo

Louis Mbanefo

An expert in maritime law, Louis Mbanefo is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He has served on the board of several civil society organisations and occupies key positions in several charities. He is an accomplished classical pianist and a former chairman of the Musical Society of Nigeria.

Evelyn Oputu

Evelyn Oputu

Evelyn Oputu is a respected banker and has served as managing director/chief executive of Bank of Industry. The Federal Nigeria Government has honoured her as an Officer of the Order of the Niger for her contributions to building the banking and financial sector.

Frank Aig-Imoukhuede

Frank Aig-Imoukhuede

An experienced art administrator, journalist and poet, Frank Aig-Imoukhuede was at various times an information officer in the Western and Mid Western regions, a scriptwriter with the Federal Film Unit and secretary, National Council for Arts and Culture.

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