Faith Abiodun is an entrepreneur, project manager, writer and speaker. He
combines a hybrid background of journalism, education, corporate
communications, non-profit management and youth development advocacy in his
work of empowering impact-driven changemakers for global relevance.
He started out early as a journalist, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the
Union of Campus Journalists, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; before hosting a
radio interview program with Diamond FM, Nigeria; serving as a reporter at The
Guardian; interviewing Nobel Laureates, Wole Soyinka and Leymah Gbowee; publishing
by-lines in 11 Nigerian dailies and writing as a columnist for international
magazines. He later worked in the Corporate Communications department of
Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd, Nigeria.
His undying passion for youth development led him to establish The F.A.I.T.H. Initiative (TFI), a network of change catalysts and social initiatives collaborating on global leadership, enterprise development and education advocacy. Under his
leadership, TFI recruited over 200 volunteers who organized five leadership conferences,
supported young entrepreneurs with funds, mentored hundreds of high school
students, and volunteered at several orphanages. In November 2009, he founded The Speech Academy; an elocution and
public speaking training institute in Ibadan, Nigeria, with more than 600
trained public speakers till date.
He is presently employed at African Leadership Academy (ALA), South Africa
as Communications Associate and Director of the International Relations Council,
through which he organizes the ALA Model African Union to develop
the next generation of African diplomatic leaders. He is also a member of
the 2013/2014 class of the Learners' Voice Program under the World Innovation
Summit for Education (WISE), joining 30 young global leaders to develop
innovative projects to connect education to life; he is a Global Youth
Ambassador for A World at School and member of the International Advisory Board for the Global Youth Innovation Network. He is in very high demand as a public
speaker; often making presentations on leadership, entrepreneurship, education,
youth development, and social responsibility at conferences across Africa,
Europe, the Middle East and the USA.
Faith Abiodun earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from the
University of Ibadan, Nigeria, a
Certificate of Advanced Study in Business and Innovations from the Moscow State
Institute of International Relations, Russia and a
Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) at Syracuse
University, USA where he
served as President of the Coalition of Multicultural Public Affairs Students
(COMPAS) and on the Honorary Degrees Committee of the Syracuse University
Senate. He is a member of Toastmasters
International, Project Management Institute and the American Society for Public
He can be reached at email@example.com.