Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: British Nigerian Tom Ilube Named The Most Powerful Man In Britain

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Friday, 28 October 2016

British Nigerian Tom Ilube Named The Most Powerful Man In Britain


TOM ILUBE, founder of the trailblazing African Science Academy, has today (Oct 25) been named the country’s most influential black person on the UK.





The British Nigerian topped Powerlist 2017, the annual list of the 100 most powerful people of African and African Caribbean heritage in Britain.


Ilube claimed the number one spot for his outstanding work in education where he has demonstrably impacted thousands of lives and for his success in launching several successful technology companies.



The philanthropist set up the charity, African Gifted Foundation, to help transform the lives of hundreds of children on the continent.


This year, he opened the African Science Academy (ASA), Africa’s first girls-only science and technology school, based in Ghana with young women scientists attending from six countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Uganda.


The academy is driving Africa's development by inspiring and unleashing the next generation of gifted scientists and engineers and hopes to admit over 200 students a year from across the continent.


Reflecting on his achievements with ASA, Ilube said: “Launching the African Science Academy is the highlight of all my work in education over the past decade. I am convinced that we have brilliant young women in African who have the potential to be tomorrow's world class scientists and engineers."


Ilube is also the Founder and CEO of Crossword Cybersecurity plc and was part of the founding team of pioneering internet bank Egg where he was Chief Information Officer and he persuaded Sir Tim Berners Lee to serve as an adviser to his company Garlik.


The 53-year-old, from Isleworth, west London, founded Hammersmith Academy, which opened in September 2011 and has gone on to become one of the UK’s most innovative technology schools.


Unveiling the Powerlist 2017, chosen by an independent panel of judges led by former High Court judge Dame Linda Dobbs, publisher Michael Eboda said: “I’m incredibly proud of all of our Powerlistees this year and over the past 10 years in which we’ve published the magazine. Tom isn’t a household name, but quietly behind the scenes, he has had an incredible effect on the lives of so many people across the world.



London Mayor Sadiq Khan added it was important to "never forget the power of positive role models"

"I’ve seen time and time again the profound impact it can have when young people see high achievers who look like them and come from the same background. It spurs them on. It motivates them. And there is special moment when they realise that they too can succeed and fulfil their potential.”


He praised the Powerlist for "the achievements and accomplishments of people of African and African Caribbean heritage in Britain".


Entrants were judged on their “ability to change lives and alter events, as demonstrated over a protracted period of time and in a positive manner," a Powerlist spokesperson said.


Winners will be honoured at the third annual Powerlist Influencers Dinner, a black-tie event sponsored by EY, which will be held at the Goldsmiths’s Hall. The keynote speech will be delivered by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.


The Powerlist 2016 Top Ten are:


1: Tom Ilube: Founder of Crosssword Cyber Security, Africa Gifted Foundation
2: Ric Lewis: Founder/Chief Executive/Chairman, Tristan Capital Partners
3:Arlene Isaacs-Lowe: Managing Director – Head of Relationship Management, EMEA, Moodys
4: Sir Lenny Henry: Actor, writer, campaigner
5: Mo Farah: Olympic Champion
6: Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 World Champion
7: Ishmail Ahmed: Founder/CEO World Remit
8: Dr Shirley Thomson: Composer
9: Sharon White: Chief Executive Ofcom


culled -voice online.co.uk




35 comments:

charitybino said...

Proud of Tom Ilube.

CHI EXOTIC CHI EXOTIC said...

And he has grey beard too
Just how I like it

I love him already.

Anonymous said...

Igbos are great people everywhere they find themselves

Anonymous said...

Is he single?

Anonymous said...

Is he single?

Priceless Jewel said...

Congrats sir! I'm on my way to my high places...

... Jesus is my worth!

peace maker said...

OK.noted

peace maker said...

Will that reduce that price of dollar?

Anonymous said...

Well deserved!
So proud of him, cute and brainy.

MrsBee

The General's Wife said...

Congratulations Sir!
Mighty Proud of you Sexy Sir!

Anonymous said...

Ilube keep the flag flying. Missylynn

Becky Divine said...

Congratulations nwoke oma
Keep soaring higher!!!

Becky Divine said...

Congratulations nwoke oma
Keep soaring higher!!!

karma?...please said...

Congrats. Does he have an investment in Nigeria?

crystal said...

Good for him

Abby ilube said...

He is not igbo...he is from afuze in owan east local govt area, Edo state. He is my uncle.

doctor samba said...

We are proud of you sire...

Lilly simple said...

@ Abby
Kwakwakwakwa
You're funny

Anonymous said...

Thanks @ Abby for the info:) Igbos are too tribalistic and Egocentric what a shame!!! The most important thing is that he is a Nigerian.

Bravitudenaturals said...

I need to meet him

Anonymous said...

Igbo claimu stop claiming. He is not Igbo, he is from Edo state.

Anonymous said...

@Abby ,when was the last time he visited your village? What has he done for you and your local govt people? Did he know you exist? What has you state benefitted from him. Could it be that he has disowned his place of origin for fear of their famed juju?

ify onyekwelu said...

HaaahaaahaaahaaaHaaahaaahaaahaaa!!!! Abby have vex! Haaahaaahaaahaaa!!
Nice one Mr Tom, nice one.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:41, even if he disowned them, he is yet to claim that he is igbo na. So y are u tryung to claim another man's child? Lol. Imagine saying he is igbo wen u dont even kno anyfin about him. Now sum1 has shut u up, now u talking off p. Talking about juju

Abby ilube said...

Annon 10:41...How will these info benefit u or your diction??...you were too in a hurry to comment that u failed to have a second look @ ur poor written english.

Anonymous said...

Is it your village and your business @ annon 10:41. Why is it paining you that he is not Igbo, is it by force. Has any one from his village complained to you?, why are you Igbo people so bitter and jealous of others. Igbo people are so full of hate and its killing you and making others steer clear from the wicked, envious people that you are.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:32... This is what I call ela oju kan

PENNSYLVANIA said...

@Annon 10:41....i share your sentiments, but not your stupidity.The answers to your questions are simple, just give me a list of all your influential relatives and what they have done for you and your community, how many can identify with lots like you who belong to a 40-watt club then you will get the answers you seek. Tom Ilube is an African, a Nigerian, not Ibo but from Edo state, even a minority tribe, Afuze" and most importantly he is helping Africans and Non-Africans. but your mind is so small, you fail to see sense in meaningful posts. Its his own prerogative to identify with his paternal descent or not, those like Abby who know him know...those like stella who share posts like these know to inspire people in general to be great, those like you who wait to be famzed before they become relevant in life never exit the 40-watt club.....Your facetiousness might make it hard for your friends to take you seriously

PENNSYLVANIA said...

@Annon 10:41....i share your sentiments, but not your stupidity.The answers to your questions are simple, just give me a list of all your influential relatives and what they have done for you and your community, how many can identify with lots like you who belong to a 40-watt club then you will get the answers you seek. Tom Ilube is an African, a Nigerian, not Ibo but from Edo state, even a minority tribe, Afuze" and most importantly he is helping Africans and Non-Africans. but your mind is so small, you fail to see sense in meaningful posts. Its his own prerogative to identify with his paternal descent or not, those like Abby who know him know...those like stella who share posts like these know to inspire people in general to be great, those like you who wait to be famzed before they become relevant in life never exit the 40-watt club.....Your facetiousness might make it hard for your friends to take you seriously

Abby ilube said...

No...he has a family...he is about 50years old o.

Anonymous said...

I know this guy, his Dad was GM at Edo broadcasting service. Niggar sent 500k each to to all his step siblings recently,agbolare and omolegho them,He got a Nigerian step mom....all his relatives are smiling to the bank, wise nigga .Derz another David ilube guy here in Texas, these ilubes are not smiling

Anonymous said...

Anon13:01 aka Abby Ilube are you talking about your imaginary Texas in owan east LGA Edo State? Only N500k why not $500M ?

Anonymous said...

That anon having a hard time accepting that he got goofed is now trailing this post...you have social media, don't be stupid always

Anonymous said...

"Igbos are great people everywhere they find themselves"

annon 07:32, lol, so how can you be great on Stella's blog now with this your mumu comment?

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire said...

Igbo ko Igbo ni. That's how they said Sunny Neji was Igbo until he debunked it. *shioor*. Smaller tribes in Nigeria matter. It's not always about Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa. They should stop teaching that triangular tribal identity namsense in our schools. Cos they make children from those tribes feel like other tribes groups don't exist and its all about them. How can someone think Ilube is Igbo? If not for beclouded reasoning?

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