Noella Foundation Announces Leadership Transition and Relaunch.

Noella Foundation, an organisation committed to driving positive change across Nigeria, is pleased to announce a leadership transition and relaunch that marks a new era in its journey.

Founded in 2018, by Layal Tinubu and her husband Seyi Tinubu, Noella Foundation has been a beacon of hope and progress, making a profound impact on the lives of children and young people across Nigeria. Seyi Tinubu, who has chaired the foundation’s efforts in previous years, is now handing over the reins to Layal Tinubu, who will assume the role of Executive Director. Layal is a social changemaker with a track record of partnering with international bodies and spearheading impactful socio-economic initiatives. She has a bachelor’s degree in Politics and African Relations from SOAS, University of London, holds a masters degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Management from the University of Surrey, and has an Executive Leadership Certification in view at the Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Her educational background and commitment to making a difference in society, particularly in uplifting marginalised communities, will bring a refreshing perspective to the Foundation’s

As the CEO of Tots Toys, Layal has driven the company’s growth and development over the last 5 years, drawing from her experiences in the US, UK, and Nigeria. Her vision and leadership style are poised to usher in a new era of progress for Noella Foundation.

The Foundation remains steadfast in its dedication to improving the lives of children and young people across Nigeria with a renewed commitment which includes; championing quality education, eradicating hunger, fostering job creation, enhancing employability skills, and advocating for holistic health and well-being. Under this new leadership, Noella Foundation will relaunch. This is not merely a moment of change but serves as a catalyst for an even greater impact. As the world evolves, so do the challenges faced by communities within Nigeria. This relaunch represents a strategic and intentional effort to address these challenges with fresh perspectives and innovative solutions.

Layal shared her enthusiasm for the opportunity, saying, “I am deeply honored to lead this incredible organisation into the next phase. Together with our dedicated team and partners, we will work tirelessly to create a brighter future for Nigeria.”

Noella Foundation expresses its heartfelt appreciation to Seyi Tinubu for his outstanding leadership and vision thus far. The Foundation also extends a warm welcome to Layal as she assumes her new role.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:
Adejoke Kadejo, Operations Executive , Noella Foundation,
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