Ferdinand ‘Ladi Adimefe
Ferdinand ‘Ladi Adimefe (born May 16, 1984) is a creative industrialist and Techpreneur. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Imaginarium Global creative – a creative technologies firm that specializes in harnessing emergent telecoms and media opportunities. He holds a Master’s degree from the Pan-Atlantic University, (Lagos Business School) and a B.Sc. Human Anatomy from the University of Port Harcourt. He is a fellow of the Institute of Development Association of Nigeria (IDAN).
Ferdinand is a member of the Information Communications Committee of the Nigeria Economic Forum; tasked with research and proposing policy formulation for driving Nigeria’s technological advancement. He is also a Ford Foundation inductee selected by the foundation to create a blueprint for Nigeria’s next 50 years in 2010, and a recipients of The Future Awards: Nigeria’s best 100, and was inducted as a Guardian of The Future by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014.
He is a founding member of Guardians of The Nation International (GOTNI), and a graduate of the LEAP Africa program for young leaders.
Adimefe serves on the board of the Slum to School Africa initiative, a non-profit organization aimed at improving access to education for children who live in hard-to-reach slums across Nigeria. He is a founding partner of the Avant-Garde Interface – a Lagos based online-offline forum giving young people opportunities to interface with industry mentors in their areas of interest and contribute to economic growth.
He is the curator of the Creative Nigeria Project – a non-profit that sits at the intersection of art and advocacy.
Ferdinand is happily married to Lily Adimefe and together, they are blessed with two children.