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Yewande Zaccheaus

CEO, Eventful Ltd.

Yewande graduated in Law from University of Lagos 1982 and thereafter obtained an LL.M from Cambridge University, England in 1984. She began her career as a legal officer in the Nigerian-American Merchant Bank and after a brief stint in private practice joined Ecobank Nigeria plc in 1989 as the pioneer Company Secretary and Legal Adviser. She resigned in 2002 at Deputy General Manager Level, to establish her own business, Eventful Limited, an events management company. Eventful has established itself as the pacesetter and market leader in corporate and retail events as well as venue management. An alumnus of the Lagos Business School, Yewande sits on the Board of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) and was recently appointed to the Board of Fortress Microfinance Bank and Corporate Leisure Limited and Zacchi & Chrome Limited. Yewande is the author of three inspirational books – “God’s Waiting Room 1, 2 & 3” which were written as a result of her personal testimony, to encourage women experiencing delay in childbearing. Yewande recently received an award from the foremost lifestyle magazine TW for her contribution to the events industry in Nigeria. She is also the 2011 recipient of the prestigious International Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Award, an initiative of the Chambers of Comemrce of Manhattan, Barcelona and the foundation of Indian Chambers of Commerce. Yewande is happily married to Teni Zaccheaus and they are blessed with two children.