Our Operating Team
Our operating team is responsible for implementing and executing the Board's strategies. All our operating officers work for us on a voluntary basis and are members of the operating team because of their specialist knowledge and experience.
Bimbo Babarinde (Chief Operating Officer)
Bimbo is a founding member of NSF (UK) and the immediate past Chair of NSF (UK). He successfully steered the organisation from its birth in 2012 to its incorporation as an entity in January 2018. He is also the current President of the Comprehensive High School Aiyetoro Alumni Association (Compronians UK). Bimbo is an architect with over 30years working experience in the Construction industry in Nigeria and the U.K. He qualified at the University of Lagos where he was a Federal Government Merit Award Scholar and recipient of the prestigious Arc. Layi Balogun Award for Design excellence. He has been involved in the design, construction and supervision of a wide variety of projects ranging from small residential schemes, Institutional buildings up to large University Masterplans. He currently runs an Architecture and Design Consultancy in North London. His interests include History, Arts & Culture, Documentaries and Music. He is also the founder of an International On-line Smooth Jazz Club.
"interests include History, Arts & Culture, Documentaries and Music."
"passionate about the development of the Nigerian Child"
Dele Dada (Head of Projects)
Dele is a founding member of NSF (UK) and immediate past Public Relations Officer for the organisation (April 2012 to January 2018). Dele is also the President of Baptist Academy Old boys Association (BAOSA) which is an active member of NSF (UK). Dele is a Solicitor by profession having first qualified as a Solicitor and Advocate of Nigeria and thereafter was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales. Dele has various and extensive legal experience having worked in Government at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department before he jointly set up and commenced partnership of a local law firm. Dele still actively practises law with a preference for civil related matter generally. Dele is passionate about the development of the Nigerian Child hence his hands on involvement with NSF. By way of hobbies Dele enjoys reading, watching films and following football especially his beloved Tottenham Hotspurs football club.
"passionate about seeing the world and hence enjoys travelling and reaching out to people"
Bunmi Adekoya (Head of Finance)
Bunmi is the immediate past secretary of NSF (UK), a role she relinquished in January 2018 when the organisation was incorporated. She is a qualified Accountant and a fellow of both the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountant Nigeria (FCA). After several years of working as an employee for various organisations, Arcelor Mittal being the longest, she made a decision to be self-employed. She is now a seasoned professional contractor with experience spanning over various industries in the UK as a Statutory Reporting Consultant. She has a drive for bringing people together, networking and connecting with likeminded professionals. She is passionate about seeing the world and hence enjoys travelling and reaching out to people. Bunmi is an alumna of Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School Old Girls Association.
Lara Bamgbelu (Head of Administration)
Lara Bamgbelu is an MSc holder in Human Resource Management and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Whilst, her professional qualification is in Human Resources, her professional experience has been in Information Technology creating a synergy between the two professional entities in various organisations. Lara has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry providing services on a contract basis to various financial institutions. Her current role is in IT Information Security in a financial company in the heart of London. Lara enjoys travelling and visual entertainment. She is an active member and Social Secretary of a UK based group of friends from Nigeria who give back to the community in which they grew up. She is an alumna of Our Ladies of Apostles, Lagos and more importantly, she enjoys socialising with family and friends.
"gives back to the community, enjoys socialising with family and friends."
Jumoke Olasope (Head of Fundraising)
Jumoke Olasope is a foundation member of NSF (UK) and an active member of Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls School(ROGA)UK, her Alumni, where she has held various positions since 2008. Jumoke is a volunteer with the Royal Air Force Cadet, 282 East Ham Squadron and has been since 2009; in March 2018 she was given a Jack Petchey Foundation Leader Award for her outstanding service to young people. Jumoke has worked within various roles at Newham Council for almost 28 years. She is a seasoned broadcaster and has a passion for excellent customer services. Jumoke is a globetrotter and loves meeting people. She is reliable, hardworking and very organised.
"seasoned Broadcaster and passion for excellent customer services."
" passion for Charity work."
Anne Enemaku (Assistant Fundraising officer)
Anne Enemaku studied Public Administration and worked in banking before moving to the UK from Nigeria. She has a passion for charity work and has received recognition from her local council for her voluntary service to the community. Anne is a very cheerful and warm individual who enjoys meeting people and building relationships. She co-founded the UK Chapter of the Federal Government College Kwali Old Students Association and she is the current president. She currently works for Marks and Spencer and enjoys long walks, reading and watching sports in her spare time. Anne is a strong believer in the principle that everyone has a little part to play in achieving great targets as a group.
Shola George (Head of Communications)
Shola is a Programme management professional with extensive experience in change and transformation programmes and projects across varying business functions. She has wide ranging experience of operational delivery, and transformation across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Shola holds a Masters degree in architecture and currently works as a self employed programme and project management consultant. She has a passion for excellence, enjoys traveling and experimenting with world cuisine. Shola is an active member and the current treasurer of the Holy Child College, Lagos UK Alumni Association.