Meet Our Co-founders

They’ve inspired thousands to take action and make Africa a better place. Meet the co-founders of the The Young CEO’S Business Forum (YCBF), which includes Young CEO’s Business Summit (YCBS).

Amb. David James Egwu
Amb. David James Egwu
Cofounder
David James Egwu is the co-founder of the Young CEOs Business Forum www.ycbf.org, a business network platform with over Ten thousand members carrying out divers business in the following sectors; ICT, Agriculture, Hospitality, Construction & Real Estate, Education, Aviation, fashion & design, Media, Manufacturing, e-commerce, Oil & Gas, law, social enterprise, Music & film Production, spread across the African Continent, Europe, & USA. The platform also organises the young CEO’S business summit designed for CEOs who aspire to conduct their businesses in tandem with global best practices. These CEO’s focus more on creating value for all of their stakeholders and then fulfil deeper purpose of their organization which is giving back to society and making it better than they met it. They consciously integrate and cultivate cultures that support people to learn, grow, develop and flourish. The YCBF, is committed to inspiring young business leaders around the world arming them with relevant business and social skills necessary to command collective positive actions that will improve the state of our world. The YCBF engages young political and enterprise leaders; high net worth business and political leaders who act as mentors, panellists and keynote speakers supporting the forum to shape global business agendas. The YCBF summits create the right kind of environment to facilitate trade, collaborations, partnerships, friendship necessary to improve business relations across national and international divides. David James Egwu holds bachelors of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Portharcourt, Rivers State and several certified skills and qualifications on leadership & Public relations. David James Egwu is the Chairman/CEO, of EDEN integrated services limited a fast growing PR, Media and Event management consulting Firm based in Abuja Nigeria. He is an ardent believer of national transformation stimulated by exceptional young people. He is also the President/Co-founder of Azariah transnational Synergy Limited; a business facilitation platform housing over 100 business entities with interest in real estate, ICT, Construction, Agriculture, Printing, Oil & Gas, E-commerce, Manufacturing, Hospitality, fashion & design, Media, entertainment, Aviation, & pharmacy spread across the African continent. David is a youth enthusiast, motivational speaker, life couch, social crusader and entrepreneur, David continues to resonate as the voice of the disenfranchised in the society. Known for his exceptional capacity to inspire and harness the capacities of young people for collective positive action, he was in December 2011 appointed and decorated as United Nations Youth Ambassador for peace. Apart from being the Co-founder of the young CEOs’ business forum and Azariah Transnational Synergy limited, David also seats on the Board of African achievers’ awards. www.africanachieversawards.org http://www.africanachieversawards.org/ a platform considered as the Noble Peace Prize of Africa in terms of quality and credibility. David is married to his lovely friend and wife Debbie who is a lawyer and a fashion designer and they are both blessed with a child Derian C. David Egwu and together lives in Abuja Nigeria.
Barr. Tonye Rex Idaminabo
Barr. Tonye Rex Idaminabo
Cofounder
Tonye Rex Idaminabo, the Principal Partner of African Achievers Awards, holds an LLM degree from Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow Scotland. In Feb this year he was named amongst 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2015 by www.forbes.com.The first West-African to be on the Advisory Board of World Leaders Forum, Dubai, Tonye Rex has accomplished a strong record of success in Glasgow; fighting for the rights and making sure the voices of Black and Minority Ethnic group (BME) are heard . His passion and commitment to excellence and humanity led to his appointment as the Deputy CEO of Transforming African Initiative (a registered Charity in the UK).He was also elected the President of the Nigerian Student Society of Glasgow Caledonian University Scotland. And during his time as the president he successfully piloted a national conference tagged “Building a Greater Nigeria” which brought together Nigerians and non Nigerians to share thoughts on the progress of Nigeria. The conference was attended by the Vice Chancellor of the university, a member of UK parliament, an adviser to the Nigerian president, the Nigerian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, academics as well as students from all levels of study. He was appointed member of the central working committee of the Scottish Pan African Initiative.He also had the opportunity to engage with some of top political leaders in the UK when he was appointed the community advisor to David Milliband’s (former foreign secretary UK) movement for change (Future Leaders Training).He was selected as a delegate to attend sittings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, the European Parliament Brussels, the European Commission in Luxemburg as well as the European court of Justice in November 2010. These engagements added to the wealth of experience and introduced more new realities that will no doubt be useful in his practice as a legal practitioner.