Solape Hammond

Solape Hammond

Nigeria

Co-Founder & CEO of Impact Hub Lagos and Ten Talents Limited

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Solape is a business executive with over 19 years’ experience in Management Consulting, Risk Management, Banking and Financial Advisory.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Solape Hammond is the Special Adviser on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Investments to the Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria as well as the acting Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment.

Prior to this, she worked in the private sector for over 20 years in various capacities, gathering experience in Management Consulting, Risk Management, Banking and Financial Advisory.

Solape commenced her consulting career at Accenture, leaving as a Manager in the Finance and Performance Management Market Unit. She has also previously worked in Credit Administration and Risk Management for a Merchant Bank and served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a financial advisory firm based in Lagos with clients across Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and other parts of Africa.

She then established a business advisory firm - Ten Talents Limited - which provides business planning, recruitment, strategy development, process improvement, organizational transformation, risk management, performance management, programme management and financial advisory services.

She also co-founded Impact Hub Lagos and served as its inaugural CEO. Impact Hub Lagos is an innovation hub for entrepreneurs which provides work space, offices, consulting services and capacity building programs that inspire, connect and enable impact. Impact Hub Lagos is part of the rapidly expanding Impact Hub network of over 16,000 members across 90+ open hubs in 50 countries worldwide.

Over the years, Solape has supported several national macro-economic transformation initiatives including the Central Bank of Nigeria Transformation Programme (CBN Project EAGLES 2003-2005) and the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Capital Markets Transformation Plan (2013-2014) as well as on interventions for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) providing fundraising and advisory services, consulting support and research.

Solape is passionate about social change and has served on the Boards or Advisory Councils of various organisations in and outside the country.

She graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (1999) and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from INSEAD.