Wonders Pibowei

Wonders Pibowei

Founder and Vice Chairman of Lowase Management Consulting


Wonders Pibowei - Member of the Business Councils for Banking and Trade Finance, Sustainability and Environment and Venture Capital

 

Wonders Pibowei, the Founder and Vice Chairman of Lowase Management Consulting, is a distinguished figure in the realms of Banking and Trade Finance, Sustainability and Environment, and Venture Capital. With a career deeply rooted in corporate financing, procurement services, contract management, and strategic planning, Pibowei has made significant contributions to the Nigerian petroleum sector, managing contracts in engineering, procurement, installation, and construction projects valued at approximately 20 million dollars.

His educational background is as extensive as it is impressive, holding a Master's degree in Financial Accounting from Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Nigeria, and a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from Renaissance University Enugu. Pibowei's dedication to furthering his expertise is evident in his acquisition of a plethora of professional certificates from esteemed institutions worldwide, covering a broad spectrum of specialties from financial modelling and climate resilience infrastructure to public policy analysis and inclusive cybercrime policymaking.

Throughout his career, Pibowei has been instrumental in facilitating key initiatives such as the Kellogg Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge with over fifteen business school teams pitched to him since 2022; as well as the 2023 VC4A Deal Room, which is facilitating Seed and Series-A capital rounds for twelve startup companies in Africa. His professional accomplishments are vast and varied, including supporting the 2022 Investment Readiness Program by the United Nations SDSN Youth, 2022 Mentor-Driven Capital Program for Nigeria by Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A), and 2021 East Africa Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator by Acumen UK and IKEA Foundation.

Pibowei's insights into the evolution of the industry highlight the transformative impact of startup companies like Paystack and Flutterwave, which have grown into unicorns, significantly advancing the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. He identifies the devaluation of the national currency and the complexities of diversifying Nigeria's economy as the biggest challenges facing the industry, advocating for the early adoption of technology as a crucial factor in scaling borderless operations and global market expansion.

Excited about the potential of AI and Automation, Pibowei advises aspiring entrepreneurs to start now and grow from the ground up, emphasizing the importance of courage and persistence in the face of setbacks and challenges. Inspired by luminaries such as Robert Kiyosaki, Grant Cardone, T.D. Jakes, and John Maxwell, Pibowei's professional ethos is characterized by a profound understanding of work-life balance with servant leadership and business tenacity.

Outside of his professional achievements, Pibowei enjoys connecting with like-minded individuals at events and mentoring entry-level talents, demonstrating his commitment to fostering the next generation of leaders across industry value chains. Wonders Pibowei's professional biography reflects his significant contributions to banking and trade finance, sustainability, and venture capital, marking him as a visionary leader in the International Trade Council's Business Council.