President

John Okoro

John is presently a Business Development Manager for VERGNET Group an international Renewable Energy Company headquartered in France. In this role, John directly manages business and project development in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Liberia, amongst other countries.  

Before joining VERGNET Group, John worked as a Project Manager in the public and private sectors in Nigeria including working at the Presidency between 2012 and 2013 where John was part of a project team in charge of deploying a public-private partnership project geared towards job creation amongst Nigerian youths. John also co-founded several capacity building initiatives including the “mentor-me” initiative which won a state government award for excellence in 2013.  

John is an international key-note speaker and panelist on topics related to clean energy and innovation. Within the last 24 months, John has delivered various presentations and key notes at 15 international conferences across 10 Countries.

John is a member of the board of a number of companies and non-profit organizations in Nigeria, spanning across real estate, hospitality, technology and human capital development.

John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Covenant University, Nigeria and a Master Degree in Project Management and Business Development from Skema Business School, France.  John is a member of the Project Management Institute and holds the global Project Management Professional (PMP) certification since 2013.

John serves as the President and Director of Administration for Friends of Nigeria, Europe. John works closely in collaboration with leaders of other African Diaspora organizations to promote the attractiveness of the African continent to foreign investors and the Diaspora community in Europe.

John loves sports and music. He plays football, badminton, ping pong, tennis and is also a member of the IBB Golf and Country Club Abuja. John also plays the Piano, Drums, and Bass Guitar. John enjoys travelling and spending ample time with his family.