Abbey Ogunwale is a seasoned leader in the business development arena with extensive experience in international development sectors across several low- and middle-income countries. He is known for leveraging strategic and tactical decision-making to engage partners in support of long-term development objectives. A highly motivated leader known for integrating disruptive, new strategies to advance client relationships aimed at growing business pipelines across.


Executive Education in Strategic Leadership

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Executive Education in Disruptive Strategies

Harvard University School of Business  

Ph.D. Business and Public Administration

Northcentral University, School of Business, California, USA

M.S. Project Management

George Washington University, School of Business, Washington, D.C., USA

B.Sc. Computer Information Systems

Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria

Secondary School Education

Adesoye College, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria


CXO, Certified Digital Business Transformation Management


PMI, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP ®)


PMI, Agile Certified Practitioner ® (PMI-ACP®)


AXELOS, Certified ITIL v4 ®


ISACS, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM ®)



Certificate, Introduction to Digital Transformation, Stanford university, USA


Certificate in Leadership from Shenandoah University, School of Business, USA.


Certificate in Energy for Sustainable Development, Lund University, Sweden.


Certificate in Monitoring & Evaluation, USAID/John Hopkins University, USA.


Certificate in Civil Resistance and Nonviolent Conflict, U.S. Institute of Peace, USA.


Certificate in Conflict Analysis, United States Institute of Peace, USA.


Certification in Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP), USA.



  • DEFINED IMPACT GROUP, Founder and CEO: 2014- Present
  • Compass Management Services and Solutions, Co-Founder and Principal: 2013-Present
  • Orion Resources USA, LLC, Executive Director: 2007 -2010
  • SECURE NETWORKS, Chief Transformation Officer: 2015 to 2019                                                                                        
  • People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc., USA, Director, Global Health Business Development: 2015-2020
  • People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc., USA, Manager/Sr. Manager, Business Development: 2010-2015
  • Advanced Engineering Associates International Inc., USA, Business Development Budget Specialist:2008-2010                            
  • The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C., USA, Project Management Consultant: 2008 – 2009
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC), USA, CommDev Consultant: 2007- 2008                   
  • The GWU School of Media and Public Affairs: Associate, 2006 – 2007                           
  • Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Abia State, Nigeria, NYSC: 2003-2004
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Oyo State, Nigeria: Internship: 2002-2003


BOARD MEMBER: Interchurch Org. for Development Cooperation (ICCO-USA), Netherlands

BOARD MEMBER: Loudoun County Family Advisory Services Board, VA, USA

BOARD MEMBER: United Nations Association-NCA, Washington, DC.

COMMITTEE MEMBER: U.S.T.R. Trade Advisory Council on Africa, EOP/The White House.

LIFETIME MEMBER: Harvard Leadership Excellence Society

Co-CHAIR: Asia-Africa Supply Chain Transform Health Alliance (AASCTHA), India

ADVISOR: Global Alliance Initiatives for Community Development, Nigeria                               

ADVISOR: World Computer Exchange, Massachusetts, USA

ADVISOR: The Foundation for African Empowerment, Tanzania

ADVISOR: West Africa Infectious Disease Institute (WAIDI), ECOWAS

ADVISOR: The African Disability Alliance (ADA), South-Africa

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