Michael is an engineer, industrialist, and researcher, an avid innovator who thrives in the application of critical thinking and strategic foresight in contemplating current conditions and forecasting future scenarios with a view to mitigating risk and accelerating opportunities. His business has supported several other businesses, large corporates, and government agencies to realise and surpass corporate performance targets by providing technically sound and cost-conscious solutions.
With cross boundary experience, Michael is passionate about re-branding identities of African Australian. He is an akin proponent of ‘One Humanity’, equity, and equality, and continues to advocate for a society where skin pigmentation does not determine the opportunities people are exposed to. He is the Principal Process Engineering Consultant and Director at MKPro Group.
Lateef migrated from Nigeria about 15 years ago. He trained as a nurse and work as a clinician and run a small business that specialises in recruiting nurses to remote areas of Northern Territory.
He use my spare time to engage in politics and issues that can improve the lives of Africans in diaspora. Looking forward to serve BAA and its members.
Modupe Oyekanmi is the Lending specialist at GTM Finance Lending. She is committed, driven and passionate about helping people navigate the Lending space. Her most enjoyable aspect of her job is educating her clients, particularly first home buyers new to the process, including loans and purchasing property.
Modupe holds a bachelor’s in pharmacy and a Certificate IV in Mortgage Broking. When she is not on her phone or computer speaking with clients, she is outdoors enjoying family time.
Social & Welfare Officer
Rebecca (‘Bec’) was born in Ethiopia, migrated to Australia in 2001; and has lived most of her life in Australia.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources management, a Master of Business Administration and has held a long-term employment since 2015. Currently Licensing Officer.
Bec is passionate about using her knowledge and skill to grow our African community here in Ballarat, and her goal is to see every single African in this rural city working or doing something that has a positive impact on our people and the wider Ballarat community.
Public Relations Officer
Albert worked as a support worker for 3 years and teacher for a year and currently working under the Centre for Multicultural Youth as a youth worker. He is also working as a qualified teacher with main objective of bringing about a qualitative growth and development to our society and have society with no discrimination on any basis and equal opportunities for all.
As a youth worker his main goal is to improve the well-being of every youth in our society so they can reach their full potential. He believes if we invest in the youth, that individual and their family will do well and the whole society benefits as the overall wealth of the community is linked to the wellbeing of its constituent members.