Dr. Akanimo Odon is an international business and strategy development expert who has gained experience working in several capacities to several global and international bodies. With a specialization in education and training, energy and environment, oil and gas, media, charities and government, he has an in-depth understanding of global issues but with special reference to Africa.
He has been Adviser to the British Government on developing international education policies under the National Student Forum, On-call Education Partnership Consultant for British Council, and Business Development Consultant for the Grow Creative Scheme under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is currently Africa Strategy and Business Adviser for several top international organizations. He specializes in bridging the business gaps between Africa and the rest of the world.
He is a top Local Content expert who provided Local Content lead to one of the world's largest oil and gas firms (BG Group) for their Nigerian operations. Since then, he has advised different organizations and African governments on Local Content and Smart Procurement in the extractive industry. He is also a reputable education consultant specializing in the design of new innovative Trans-National education schemes to increase educational access to Africans driven by strategic partnerships.
He is an international multi-award winner, a seasoned author and writer and the founder of different successful Africa development initiatives and programmes. His links and network spread across over 30 African countries and his working relationship with a wide range of international bodies makes it easy for him to realize his professional goals. His goal and ultimate professional mission are to help overseas bodies, firms and individuals get a good entry, settlement and capture of the African market and for African bodies and organizations to grow and establish themselves in the international market.