General announcement

After ten years as the CEO of Inspire Community Network Foundation, Kate Ekanem, also now known as Inyene Adiaha Nsa steps down as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Kate founded ICON in 2012 and has since then been a full time CEO until this date.

To her, the transition is a required one, carefully thought over  through a process of reflection, prayer, and determination. “I hope to focus on my mental health, general well-being, and family, plus commit more time to writing and developing my art projects in the US. Being a full-time CEO for ten years had been a blessing. I am excited about this new journey and thankful for the ICON team that has stepped forward to lead the foundation into the future.”

Kate built a family also while developing communities, and the team is glad to build more Families in Nigeria that will serve as major stakeholders in birthing innovative change across Nigeria.

We are delighted to introduce the new Chief Executive Officer; Oluwapelumi Grillo.

Pelumi Grillo has been in ICON for more than six years and has been the key contact of communication between the foundation and the existing board members. Pelumi came to ICON as a community volunteer in 2016 . She’s best known for bridging the communication gap between the Board of Directors and the foundation executive team.

This call to service for Pelumi is a well-suited one that complements her qualifications as a new ICON CEO. Her office would work hand-in-hand with the COO, Unique Immaculate.

Unique has hosted Authors Talk for more than 5 years and recently directed the launch of the Ibom International Arts and Book Festival.

We’re excited for this new beginning.

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