Biography of Pastor Kola Oyeneyin

Full Biography of Pastor Kola Oyeneyin

Pastor Kola Oyeneyin is a Nigerian Entrepreneur and Activist. He is the founder and CEO of Venia Group, a venture creation and development company, recognised by the London Stock Exchange. He was a Business Analyst at Hewlett-Packard for 3 years in the United Kingdom before joining Lekki British School as the Business Manager. In January 2011, Kola founded Venia Group, a venture creation and development company, whose subsidiaries; Venia Business Hub, provides serviced offices and co-working spaces for Startups and SMEs in Nigeria, and AutoGenius, is Nigeria's first digital insurance platform.


Pastor Kola describes himself as one who has been raised to raise, supported to support, assisted to assist, motivated to motivate, inspired to inspire, blessed to bless, loved to love. This has inspired his move for change and development. In 2018, the Vice President of Nigeria appointed Pastor Kola Oyeneyin as a member of the Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity in 2018. Also, the Future Awards Africa nominated Kola Oyeneyin as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012.
 

Pastor Kola is actively interested in Politics and advocacy. His interest birthed the GenVoices initiative. As founder and Convener of the non-partisan group launched in January 2012 via a telethon to prepare youth for political engagement, he has mobilised and led sections of the Occupy Nigeria movement in Lagos. In 2010, he went on to establish Sleeves Up, a youth empowerment foundation, through which he led Nigeria's first Youth-Led Presidential Debate in 2011 and Register/Vote Campaigns.


Pastor Kola Oyeneyin is happily married to his hearthrob, Pastor Mrs. Topsy Kola Oyeneyin (formerly Eyitope St. Matthew Daniel. They tied the knot on the 30th of May, 2015. 

Topsy Kola Oyeneyin

His wife, Mrs Topsy Kola Oyeneyin, is a transformation expert with over 20 years of global experience, working with financial institutions, regulators, and investors across Africa to develop ambitious growth programs and execute large-scale transformations. She is a thought-leader on financial-services innovation and has led multiple projects, and co-authored reports on how to unlock the potential of digital financial services in Africa.

Prior to rejoining McKinsey, she held various roles at a leading financial-services provider, including running an international banking business, designing and implementing a corporate transformation program, and managing an extensive operations network spanning hundreds of offices.

Topsy is passionate about the opportunity for digital innovation to accelerate economic development and sits on the Advisory Board for Endeavor, empowering high-impact entrepreneurs for business growth.

 

Pastor Kola Oyeneyin is active on social media. You can connect with him via his official handles on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter



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