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Mr. Akindele Akinyemi

President and CEO at Global African Business Association

Wayne County Community College District
Detroit, United States

Experience

Global African Business Association

President and CEO

2014 - Present • Romulus, United States

The Global African Business Association (GABA) is a business support network whose mission is to connect and develop businesses through global trade, investment and education between Sub-Saharan Africa and local urban communities within the United States. GABA supports African-based businesses to help transform small urban communities into global communities with a focus on minority women based enterprises to enhance and develop their quality of life as well as presenting opportunities for both educational and economic transformation. In addition, GABA supports and represents business owners at the public policy level to help benefit business owners through professional development, business planning, marketing, and matchmaking services.


Go Blue for Clean Water Foundation

Board Member

2018 - Present • Houston, United States

Board member for Go Blue for Clean Water Foundation which is a 501(c)3 organization based in Houston, Texas. Go Blue for Clean is committed to provide access to safe drinking water to Sub- Sahara Africa as a mean to enable community-driven development. We believe that Water is Everything. It is the key component to sustainable development, which in turn is essential to empower individuals, communities, and society toward future economic prosperity, stability, and advancement. Under the Go Blue for Clean Water program, a portion of the proceeds of consumer sales for any product anywhere in the world, goes toward providing safe drinking water to rural communities across Sub- Saharan Africa.


Wayne County Community College District

TRIO Coach

2015 - Present • Detroit, United States

TRIO Coach for WCCCD. Assist students with academic advising to provide academic success, coaching and course selection assistance for students in a manner that motivates students to draw on their strengths for setting, refining, and attaining personal, academic, financial, and career goals.


International Community Market

Board Director

2020 - Present • Romulus, United States

Founding board director for the International Community Market, a GABA initiated grocery store and African agricultural supply chain project. The actual store will be located in Romulus, Michigan.


Leanna Hicks Library of Inkster

Former Board President of the Leanna Hicks Library of Inkster (Michigan)

2015 - 2019 • Inkster, United States

One of the six directors that was elected to the Leanna Hicks Library Board of Inkster that oversaw the operations of the Leanna Hicks Library including a capital improvement project of construction of a new library in the City of Inkster (Michigan).


Inkster Economic Development Corporation/TIFA Board

Former Chairman

2015 - 2019 • Inkster, United States

Former Chairman of the Inkster EDC/TIFA. Worked with the TIFA board to bring new and innovative business incentives to Inkster. Helped educated the board on new economic tools such as the EB-5 Regional Center, New Market Tax Credits and immigration.


Inkster Downtown Development Authority

Former Chairman of the Board

2015 - 2019 • Inkster, United States

Former Chairman of the Inkster Downtown Development Authority. Oversaw the Michigan Main Street Program in Inkster. Coordinated with potential business owners and investors to conduct business in Inkster as well as creating the movement to help develop a Cultural Arts District in Inkster.


Education

Wayne County Community College District

Certificate in Cybersecurity (Network+)

2018 - 2018 • Detroit, United States

Certificate in Network+ for cybersecurity.


University of Phoenix

Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction

2005 - 2007 • Southfield, United States


Eastern Michigan University

Bachelors of Science in African American Studies/Geography

1993 - 2005 • Ypsilanti, United States


Licenses

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Certificates

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Skills

Miscellaneous

Industry Knowledge

Languages Spoken

  • English

Groups

GABA
Role in Group

(Member)

Accomplishments

  • 2020 Black History Honors Global Leaders Award
  • 2020 Kola Award Best Community Advocate
  • 2019 Global Treasure Award for Community, Entrepreneurship, Corporate and Educational Leader Service
  • 2018 Kola Award Political Advocate
  • 2015 Wazobia Global Network's Community Appreciation Award

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