Our team


Deven Dave

Executive Director

Deven Dave is an Entrepreneur and Investor, he is the Executive Director, M Young Centre of Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital, Deven is the Founder - Managing Director of Whitefield Ventures Inc. He was the Senior Consultant at AMEC from 2008 - 2010

He had his Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan from 1975 – 1980. He attended London Business School Sloan Fellowship - Master of Science in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, General
Management between 2003 – 2004. Deven also attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Fintech: Future Commerce from 2016 – 2017.

Jerome Okolo

Executive Director

Jerome I. Okolo is from Enugu State Nigeria. He attended the University School, University of Nigeria; Federal Government College, Kano, (1978-1983); University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, (1983-1985); Tashkent Polypechnical Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1985; Makeyevka Building and Engineering Institute, Makeyevka, Donetsk Region, Ukraine, 1986; Moscow Institute of Architecture, Moscow, Russian Federation, (1986 – 1992).

He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Architecture, and Post Graduate Diploma in Russian Language. He was the Executive Vice Chairman, GeoQinetiq Limited from January 2008 - December 2017 and Chairman, Advanced Building Technologies Limited. He is a Sloan Fellow 2018-2019 (Leadership and Strategy), London Business School, University of London, United Kingdom. He is also the General Secretary of the National Think Tank for Nigeria.