Expert and social commentator Japheth Omojuwa, better known as JJ Omojuwa, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Halifax International Security Forum (HFX), Washington DC.
An HFX statement Monday in Abuja said Omojuwa became the first Nigerian and African to make a list of respected world leaders who make up the board. .
“We are truly delighted to have Omojuwa on board and everyone here looks forward to working closely with him to further our mission of strengthening cooperation among democracies around the world,” HFX wrote on his Twitter page.
HFX is a global, non-profit think tank that brings together senior officials from mostly democratic countries around the world to freely discuss issues, share knowledge, and debate possible responses to global security challenges.
Current members of the HFX board include: White House candidate for ambassador to United Nations food and agriculture agencies, Cindy McCain; President of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, retired Major-General. Tammy Harris.
Others are the former Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Dr. Luis Rubio; and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Ahmet Taçyildiz, founding president of Ant Holding and president of GAP Insaat; Janice Gross Stein who is Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Omojuwa took to social media to announce the nomination, saying he was delighted to accept the invitation from HFX.
“It gives me the opportunity to work with exemplary leaders and change agents who are dedicated to strengthening strategic cooperation among democratic nations,” he said.
Beyond her extensive knowledge of international business and digital media, Omojuwa brings to Halifax a distinguished career and a reputation in the private sector through her wealth of knowledge on social issues.
Omojuwa is the founder and chief strategist of Alpha Reach, one of Nigeria’s leading digital media companies.
In 2019 he became a British Council Chevening Fellow and recently obtained a Masters degree from University College London where he studied Behavior Change at the Faculty of Brain Sciences.
He is the author of the bestselling book “Digital: The New Code of Wealth.” (NOPE)