Distinguished as an Award-winning and Tech-Savvy Business Executive and Leader, renowned for driving growth, fostering innovation, and achieving exceptional business outcomes. Possesses a robust entrepreneurial mindset, extensive industry acumen, and a fervent commitment to generating economic and social value. A recognized expert in mentoring startups, scaling ventures, orchestrating expansive global events, and implementing sustainable solutions.

VGA stands as an exceptional visionary with more than two decades of industry experience spanning Venture Building, Venture Scale-up, Technology Innovation, Angel Investing, Business Analysis, Strategy Development, and Market Expansion. His consistent record of achieving remarkable revenue growth and overall performance has solidified his position as an exemplary business leader.

As the driving force behind GDM Group, a renowned Marketing & Media Technology entity, VGA is celebrated for delivering tailored services, encompassing marketing tech solutions, big data management, and comprehensive integrated marketing for global brands, multinationals, and the public sector. A pioneer of marketing and media innovation across Nigeria and Africa, he garners prestigious executive awards for his exceptional advocacy and marketing communication campaigns. Notably, he played a pivotal role in designing and executing Africa’s largest social intervention program on behalf of Nigeria’s Federal Government.

Leveraging extensive expertise in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem, VGA established the Eko Innovation Center. This hub provides pre-acceleration, acceleration, and incubation services to early-stage enterprises. His mission is to harness youth entrepreneurship and innovation to address poverty and unemployment. Under his guidance, the center has empowered over 250 startup teams, fostering the creation of thousands of jobs and collaborations with civic tech partners.

Victor Afolabi VGA’s leadership extends across a diverse portfolio of businesses, spanning telecoms, energy, healthcare, marketing, media, and software development. His passion lies in aligning these endeavors with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 5, and 7.

Educated with a Pharmacy degree from Ahmadu Bello University and an MBA from Alliance Business School at Manchester University, VGA is a current Doctoral student at Hult International Business School, focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy. He is an Acumen Partner, a respected member of professional organizations, and a recipient of numerous awards.

VGA’s dedication to community and social good investment is evident. His involvement in shaping Lagos’ innovation landscape, curating tech events, and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs underscores his commitment. VGA is a dynamic and accomplished business leader celebrated for his drive, talent development, and social impact, contributing significantly to Nigeria’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.


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Leadership Award in Experiential Marketing

I am honored to receive the Best Rated Advertising Personality of the Year Award at the esteemed Classic Africa Merit Awards (CAMA).

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