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NAPAC CDI Appoints Distinguished Board of Directors to Drive Capacity Development Initiatives.

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Focusing on connecting professionals with projects around the globe

Nigerian American Public Affairs Committee for Capacity Development Initiatives (NAPAC CDI) is proud to announce the appointment of a distinguished Board of Directors. Comprising accomplished individuals from diverse fields, the newly appointed board members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will steer NAPAC CDI towards its mission of fostering capacity development in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

NAPAC CDI is an organization committed to connecting professionals with projects in Nigeria and globally, addressing the talent shortage in critical economic sectors. Founded on the principles of empowerment, capacity building, and systemic change, NAPAC CDI has been making significant strides in bridging the gap between skilled professionals and opportunities on the globe.

Meet the Newly Appointed Board of Directors:

Attorney Ademola Okusanya

With a career spanning over twenty-three years, Attorney Ademola Okusanya has made significant contributions to the fields of Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, and Medical Malpractice. His diverse background as a Financial Planner and Insurance Broker before entering law practice has equipped him with a unique perspective on financial and legal matters. Mr. Okusanya's extensive experience in the legal domain will be invaluable in guiding NAPAC CDI's legal affairs.


Dr. Soji Adelaja

Professor Dr. Soji Adelaja is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor and Director of the Land Policy Program at Michigan State University (MSU). Renowned for his work in land use policy, agricultural policy, and economic development, Dr. Adelaja brings a profound understanding of policy dynamics and economic growth strategies to the board. His international experience and strategic insights will be pivotal in shaping NAPAC CDI's development initiatives.


Attorney Sam Ogbogu

Attorney Sam Ogbogu is a seasoned legal professional with a focus on representing consumers, entities, and victims harmed by the actions of others. His commitment to justice and his dedication to clients, regardless of their size or influence, make him a valuable addition to the board. Mr. Ogbogu's expertise in legal matters will help NAPAC CDI navigate complex legal landscapes and ensure ethical governance.


Mrs. Lara Okunubi

Mrs. Lara Okunubi is a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate for empowerment with over 20 years of experience in developing and operating programs to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities. Her leadership qualities and commitment to capacity building align perfectly with NAPAC CDI's mission. Mrs. Okunubi will provide invaluable guidance in promoting inclusivity and equal opportunities within the organization's initiatives.


Mr. Taye Doherty

Mr. Taiye Doherty is a highly experienced management and finance professional with a successful career in investment banking, portfolio management, and business development. His expertise in corporate finance and investment, combined with his leadership skills, will strengthen NAPAC CDI's financial strategies and partnerships. Mr. Doherty's contributions will be instrumental in ensuring sustainable growth.


Mr. Saheed Adeleye

Mr. Saheed Adeleye is a seasoned business strategist and executive with a background in various sectors, including telecommunications, real estate, manufacturing, government, entertainment, hospitality, and NGOs. His commitment to fostering engagement within African diaspora communities aligns with NAPAC CDI's goal of mobilizing the workforce of African heritage in the diaspora. Mr. Adeleye's extensive experience in diverse industries will aid in expanding NAPAC CDI's reach and impact.

The newly appointed board members are committed to advancing NAPAC CDI's mission by providing strategic guidance, oversight, and expertise in their respective domains. The NAPAC CDI Board of Directors is committed to driving sustainable growth and making a positive difference in the lives of individuals and communities in Nigeria and Africa. Through their collective expertise and dedication, NAPAC CDI aims to continue its transformative work in capacity development initiatives.


NAPAC CDI is an organization committed to connecting professionals with projects in Nigeria and the globe. Founded on principles of empowerment, capacity building, and systemic change, NAPAC CDI bridges the gap between skilled professionals and opportunities on the African continent. For inquiries email

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