Ernest Danjuma Enebi is a Brand Strategist, Founder and Managing Partner of – The Denda Group, was born and raised in Kaduna, Nigeria. He studied Mechanical Engineering and Business at Northeastern University – Boston, MA where he helped set up the Social Enterprise Institute at the D’Amore Kim School of Business.
In 2008, he helped implement an innovative program that partnered US Business School students with their counterparts in developing countries, to provide strategic business consulting services and seed funding for local micro-entrepreneurs to start, build and grow their community-based businesses. In 2010, he moved to New York to work as a construction manager in the city’s booming commercial construction industry. During that time he continued to work as a business strategist to several start-ups and non-profits, most prominently serving as chief strategy officer for the innovative clean water bastion – FACE Africa.
After 5 years in the construction industry and over 7 years as a consultant, he founded The Denda Group – a brand design and growth strategy company that helps build, grow and scale primarily African owned or focused start-ups, non-profits and small-medium sized enterprises. Most recently he co-founded the first world-class full service co-working space and tech innovation hub in Abuja, Nigeria – Ventures Park, which aims to attract tech start-ups from across the continent and help spur rapid economic growth through the ICT sector. He is also a policy and politics contributor at the Guardian Nigeria as well as a culture critic, social activist and is one of the premier fundraisers in the diaspora for causes benefiting equality and social justice on the continent.