Ventures Platform Hub (VPHub) founder and Executive Director, Kola Aina has stepped down from the role and will move to the board as he continues to provide leadership to the overarching goals of Ventures Platform Hub.
With his leadership, VPHub has seen over 40,000 people and 300 startups impacted through various programs with a thriving co-working community.
“I am really proud to see that a little over 3 years from when we began the VP journey we have internal leaders emerge through what was a competitive process, to scale up the work that began from a simple mission to provide hassle-free capital that would enable bold and young Africans to build a better future,” Aina said. “Today, these changes will ensure that we can better deliver on our expanded theory of change — spanning access to capital, capacity, and community.”
Aina will still be VP Fund’s investment efforts and will be succeeded by Mimshach Obioha, formerly Director of Partnerships who, as Executive Director, will lead the next phase of growth in the organization’s mission to build the future of Africa by supporting innovators and entrepreneurs at the Abuja headquartered hub.
Nkechi Oguchi, currently General Manager of VPHub’s coworking operation, will take over as Chief Executive Officer of Ventures Park to drive and expand upon the mission of creating enabling communities or entrepreneurs, innovators, and change-makers.
Effective 1 August 2019, Mimshach Obioha will be Executive Director, Ventures Platform Foundation and Nkechi Oguchi Chief Executive Officer, Ventures Park.
Ventures Platform Hub runs Ventures Platform Foundation and supports entrepreneurs with smart capital through Ventures Platform Fund and enables communities for the innovation ecosystem through Ventures Park.
Ventures Platform Hub is headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria.