Peter Bamkole, pioneered the Enterprise Development Centre, (EDC) of the Pan- Atlantic University in Jan 2003, a model which has been replicated in four African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda). As the Director of the Centre, he is responsible for the overall program development, capacity building and support services to entrepreneurs. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer in the UK, with an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain, his over 28yrs cognate experience spans both the public and private sectors, including the Oil industry; Water Supply and Education.
He currently leads the Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative in Nigeria, Diamond Bank’s Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) and a number of other partnerships in Nigeria, including the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Grooming Entrepreneurs Leaders and National Business Planning competition – YouWin. With the support of the Coca Cola Africa Foundation, he is currently developing a new generation of NGO leaders in Nigeria. A certified Business Edge trainer for IFC (the private arm of the World Bank) and UNCTAD ‘expert on entrepreneurship education, Peter consults widely in sub-saharan Africa on entrepreneurship development and practice. He is a member of the University Management Council.