regional director for west africa
Yinka Suleiman is passionate about sports and development and is committed to the advancement of sporting opportunities in Africa. She is playing a number of key roles towards building a sustainable sports culture and a viable sports industry in Nigeria, one of which include Founding of the Africa Centre for Youth Sports and Development – ACYSD – An organisation committed to the development of Youth and Sports in Nigeria. Birthed from the zeal to create a launching platform for young people, ACYSD now has two functional branches; Youth Sports Movement- YSM and Youths Enterprise Movement- YEM.
Yinka has experience in creating new ideas and birthing them with positive result. She has a wide experience in management and has worked in administrative capacity for over fifteen years.She Co-founded and published Golfers Africa Magazine, West Africa’s Number 1 Golf business, tourism and lifestyle magazine. Golfers Africa was focused on influencing the development of the West African golf and tourism industry.
As Editor of Golfers Africa Magazine, she led the editorial team, providing overall leadership and using the media platform to shape and influence the growth of golf in Nigeria.
She is also the Founding Director of Avant-Garde Interbiz Projects, an independent media, marketing and consulting company, and was also responsible for initiating Konnekt Afrika, an online forum on African culture, business and politics. She is a Board Member of Development Generation Africa International (DGAi) an organisation in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Yinka exhibits exemplary character which has made her a mentor to youths in Nigeria particularly young girls. With extensive experience in advocacy and volunteering, she was a recipient of “Young Champion of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment”award presented to her by the Development Generation Africa International (DGAi) Board and the Justice Department and Peace Commission (JDPC- Caritas) on the International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8th2016.
Yinka is Director ASVG West Africa. Sheholds a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Jos in Nigeria, and is also a Commonwealth Professional Fellow, having attended a professional fellowship in the United Kingdom.
Yinka is a Nigerian citizen.