Nigerian blockchain innovator, Geoffrey Weli-Wosu has been enlisted into the Forbes Business Council, a leading global networking organization for successful business owners and innovators. Geoffrey is the founder and CEO of Domenium, a top level blockchain solutions provider with focus on assisting Governments and Corporate organizations with blockchain integration in their operations.
Having merited this new status and membership of Forbes Business Council, Geoffrey is hence introduced into a world of opportunities that would enable even more achievements in addition to the ones currently in his portfolio. The council provides an exclusive environment for connection and collaboration with other respected local business leaders with proven track records. For Geoffrey, this is an honour that he looks forward to exploring in his professional career.
“I am honored to be accepted by the prestigious Forbes Business Council. Over the past few years I have admired the contributions the group has made to business communities around the world. As a member I will do my best to continue and expand on this great tradition. And I strongly believe that my participation will help further cement my leadership role in my community and industry. I look forward to a rewarding association with the members and thank them for this expression of confidence.”
The process of adoption into the Forbes Business Council for Geoffrey involved a rigorous vetting process by a review committee. The depth and diversity of his experience, plus his proven track record in the innovative business cycle all played important roles to qualify him for this elevated position.
The founder of Forbes Councils, the larger body that includes Forbes Business Council, Scott Gerber welcomed Geoffrey into the organization. He also used the opportunity to reiterate the mission of and goals for every member of the council.
“We are honored to welcome Geoffrey into the community,” said Gerber. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally to make an even greater impact on the business world.”
This development is indeed a major achievement, not just for Geoffrey, but also for the entire Nigerian business and innovations ecosystem. It is not news anymore how much the Nigerian business environment needs some injection of positivity, considering the various allegations of infractions at both the Government and private levels. Having not fully digested the negative impression that people like Hushpuppi and Woodberry have created for the most populated country in Africa, the recent revelations of fraud and embezzlement at the government level appears even more depressing.
With stories like that of Geoffrey, and many more from young Nigerians and Africans in general, there is evidence of hope for the future of the continent. Indeed, this is a great opportunity for Geoffrey as an individual. However, from a wider perspective, it is also a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.