David Lanre Messan is a pioneering Innovation Strat-Artist in Africa, leading corporate, organizational and societal change through his many innovative concepts and strategies using empowering, educating and entertaining instruments. Passionate about a NEW NIGERIA, He founded the Green Yaggy initiative in Nigeria which has helped more than 3000 young people become entrepreneurs in various capacities before pitching its tents for young Nigerians abroad.
A multiple award winner which include The Laspotech Masscomm Academy Award; Rated 100 Best Author in the 2006 World Bank International Essay Competition; LEAP Africa Youth Leadership Award; Brand Nigeria Top 100 Youth Select and a onetime 101 Young African Leader adoptee by the Business in Africa magazine and LEAP Africa, and recently invited to be a member of the Global Shapers Community, an arm of the World Economic Forum focused on creating change through community and economic empowerment. He has created and spearheaded massive revitalization and empowerment programmes cutting across many industries some of which include governments, telecommunications, banking, consulting, entertainment, sports and the youth market amongst a host of others.
As a trainer, he has conducted seminars and workshops in a number of African nations, Nigeria inclusive and has worked as a communications consultant to the Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Center and currently the Chief Idea Strategist of an idea development and innovations company, Infinite Impact Company.
DLM has authored several ideas and unpublished books among which is the award winning idea, Green Yaggy, a youth empowerment concept for young Nigerians abroad and the popular TGIF Event for corporate professionals.
He has also had the rare privilege with some outstanding young people in Nigeria to interact with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Governor Babatunde Fashola and the current Minister of Youth, Mallam Mobolaji Abdullahi PROFERING SOLUTIONS TO MOVE THE NATION FORWARD.
He is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Lagos State Polytechnic, a presenter course graduate of the JCI University and the LEAP Africa facilitators training respectively and currently studying his master’s degree in Innovation and Change Leadership offered by York St. John University in partnership with Robert Kennedy College based in Zurich.
David-Lanre Messan's consultancy:
Case Study Development and Content Management for The Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Center