Junior Chamber International (JCI), Ibadan Elite local organization has inaugurated Cynthia Akhagbeme-Simeon as its new president for the year 2024.
The Convention and Investiture Ceremony, held under the theme “Youth Empowerment: Building Sustainable Leadership for Tomorrow” by the outgoing 2023 Executive, led by the JCIN Amb. Lanre Alawode at the prestigious University of Ibadan International Conference Centre on Sunday, 22nd October 2023.
After giving an account of his stewardship, Lanre Alawode congratulated his successor, Cynthia Akhagbeme-Simeon, and the entire newly inaugurated 2024 Executives. He also encouraged them to sustain and uphold the glory and prestige of the local organization, JCI Ibadan Elite.
Cynthia is currently serving as the Personal Assistant to the Executive Secretary of Lagos State Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy and has a rich history of service within the organization. Having held positions such as the outgoing Vice President and Director of Protocol and Public Relations in 2022, she brings a wealth of experience to her new role.
In her acceptance speech, the 2024 president expressed gratitude for the organization’s confidence in her leadership. She called on all members to rally behind the vision of taking JCI Ibadan Elite to new heights, unveiling her theme for 2024 as “Integrate, Elevate, and Emerge.”
The guest speaker of the event, JCI Senator Pascal Dike, who happens to be the only Nigerian to have led the organization at the world level, did justice to the theme of the event, “Youth Empowerment: Building Sustainable Leadership for Tomorrow”. Chaired by JCI Ambassador Akinremi Bolaji.
Other distinguished JCI personalities at the event included JCI Senator Rotimi Adewole (JCI Nigeria Senate Chair), JCI Senator Ayo Abolusodun (2010 National President JCI Nigeria), JCI Senator Abiola Olorunisola (2021 National President JCI Nigeria), JCI Senator Adeyemo Adeonipekun (Executive Secretary JCI Nigeria), and JCI Senator Tolu Adeniyi (Charter President JCI Ibadan Elite). Other notable persons in attendance comprised Dr. Tunde Faleye, MD/CEO Omoluabi
Holdings Ltd; Prince Yinka Afonja, Chairman Acemall; Engr. Greg Akhagbeme-Simeon, among others.
JCI Ibadan Elite, affiliated with JCI Nigeria and the international JCI body, is dedicated to engaging young and active citizens committed to making a positive impact in their communities.
The organization equips young individuals with the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for informed decision-making and meaningful action.
The newly appointed President will collaborate with her board members, including Johnson Ilerioluwa (Executive Vice President), Ibukun Otesile (Vice President Internal), Funmi Shodipo (Vice President External), Glory Oyewunmi (General Legal Counsel), among others, to lead the organization into a future marked by unity, purpose, and unparalleled achievement.