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​ESV Jermaine Sanwoolu is a registered Estate Surveyor & Valuer, a multi-award-winning international Public Relations Consultant & and a John Maxwell Certified Leadership Consultant.

Jermaine Sanwoolu: A Diaspora Leader and PR Expert

Jermaine Sanwoolu is a Nigerian-British public relations and leadership consultant, who currently served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on Diaspora and Foreign Relations from 2019-2023. He is also first cousin to the governor, Babajide Sanwoolu

Jermaine Sanwoolu has a rich and diverse background in real estate being a registered Estate Surveyor & Valuer. He has an interest in the real estate business, and in media having set up DiasporaNews.ng and running a social enterprise TheDreamFoundation.ng.

He started his career in the real estate and banking sectors in Nigeria, before moving to the United Kingdom, where he worked as a business consultant, financial protection adviser, and youth development officer.

He founded Diaspora PR Ltd in 2014, a company that provides media and publicity services to clients across the world, especially in the African diaspora. He has worked with several prominent personalities and organizations, such as the Nigerian High Commission in London, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and the House Committee Chairman on Diaspora Affairs, Hon Rita Orji

He is also a member of various professional and political associations, such as the Nigerian Society Of International Law, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (UK), the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surevyors & Valuers, the John Maxwell Leadership Team (USA) and the All Progressives Congress APC, 

Jermaine Sanwoolu is a passionate public speaker, and management trainer. He has won several awards and recognitions for his contributions to community development, entrepreneurship, youth empowerment, and leadership. Some of his awards include the African Diaspora Champions Award, the Emerging Leader Award at the International Achievers Recognition Awards, the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Ann Shine Awards UK, the Nigerian Centenary Award Winner – Top 100 Nigerians in the UK, and the Best Young Leaders Award at the BEEFTA Awards UK

As the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on Diaspora and Foreign Relations, Jermaine Sanwoolu is responsible for facilitating and enhancing the engagement of Lagosians in the diaspora with the state government. He also promotes the interests and opportunities of Lagos State in the international arena. He is a moderator for the Creative, Sports, and Education sectors at the Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit 2021

Jermaine Sanwoolu is a visionary leader who believes in the potential of Nigeria and its people. He is committed to building bridges across cultures and continents, and to making a positive impact in his sphere of influence.

 

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 
 

Fellow The Institute Of Management Consultants

Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR) UK, 
Member of the Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations (MNIPR),

Registered Member Of Th Estate Surveyors & Valuers Board Of Nigeria

Associate Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers (ANIVS)
Member John Maxwell Leadership Team, USA. 

POLITICAL

Assistance 
Appointed Senior Special Assistant To the Governor Of Lagos State On Diaspora and Foreign Relations. 2019

Candidate for the Conservative Party in the 2018 Councillorship Elections in Morley South, United Kingdom. 

 

Assistant Director, Foreign Relations Committee APC Independent Campaign Group

Member Diaspora Committee APC Independent Campaign Group

Member Diplomatic Accreditation Committee APC Presidential Primaries

Member APC Diaspora Directorate Presidential Campaign Council Campaign

 

AWARDS
DDiDiaspora Ambassador Awards 2021- 2023 Eko Club International  Convention Chicago

African Diaspora Champions Award Winner, 2023.

Top 100 Under 40 Most Influential People Of African Origin (MIPAD) Awards Winner, 2020

Award for Contributions Towards Community Development at the Diamond Special Recognition Awards Worldwide. 2018.

Nominated Best PR Consultant at the Podium Recognition Awards 2017

Best Young Leaders Award at the prestigious BEEFTA Awards UK, 2016

2015 Entrepreneur of the Year at the Ann Shine Awards United Kingdom.

City People's 2015 Top 10 Influential Young, Nigerians in the UK. 

Nigerian Centenary Award Winner - Top 100 Nigerians In The United Kingdom 2014

Emerging Leader Award at the International Achievers Recognition Awards, ICONs Award 2010
UnLtd* UK Catalyst Award Winner & Social Enterprise Ambassador. 2010

EDUCATION 
He is currently completing both a

1- Master Of Arts Degree In Diaspora & Transnational Studies at the University Of Ibadan.

& 2- Master Of International Law & Diplomacy(MILD) at the Faculty Of Law, University Of Lagos.

 

He holds a

- Masters Of Science degree in Management from College De Paris Ascendia Business School, France (2022)

- Post Graduate Certificate in Public Relations & Strategic Communication at Europe's Largest Public Relations University; Leeds Beckett University. (2017)

- Post Graduate Diploma In International Business and Management from the University Of Bradford School Of Management. 2010
- Bachelor Of Science Degree in Real Estate Management from The University Of Lagos. 2007

A Business Diploma In Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) 2011.
Diploma In Preparing To Teach Life-Long Studies.PTTLS (2015)
Certification In Life & Executive Leadership Training John Maxwell Team USA (2015)
Certificate In Business Leadership & Diplomatic Protocol from the European School Of Protocol, 2017.

Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Training. 2008
Certificate In Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) 2018
Certificate In Physical Intervention & Conflict Management. 2018
Executive Close Protection From European Security Academy, Poland. 2017

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Public Relations Officer Of The Central Association Of Nigerians In The UK, which represents over 2 million Nigerians in 2017

Member Central Executive Council, Nigerian In Diaspora Europe (NIDOE). 2018

Member Board Of Trustees, Nigerian In Diaspora Europe (NIDOE). 2018

WORK EXPERIENCE 
Jermaine started his work experience on an Industrial attachment in 2005 in the valuation department of Diya Fatimilehin & Co. Estate Surveyors & Valuers

Served in 2008 in Ogun State Property Company (OPIC), first in the admin department, and was moved to the real estate marketing department where he had record achievements.

He moved on to work in the Human Resources department of RMS TNS a leader in the research and development industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

He also worked in the E-learning unit of the Human Capital Development department of one of Nigeria’s leading banks; Skye Bank Plc. 

Nile African Development Organisation
Internation Youth Development Officer. 2010

Founder & CEO Diaspora PR Ltd 2014
He worked as a Business Consultant at MET Life in the United Kingdom. 2015
Financial Protection Adviser At OWL Financial 2016 - 2017
Consultant at EUNISURE 2017-2018
Global & Africa Affairs analyst for TV Continental, Channel TV, TRT in Turkey, etc 2016 

GOVERNMENTAL AIDE WORK
Media & PR Consultant to the Nigerian High Commission London serving 4 High/Acting Commissioners 2015 - 2018

Media Consultant to Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa Chairman/CEO of NigerianDiaspora Commission and former Senior Special Assistant To The President On Diaspora & Foreign Affairs.
International Publicity Consultant to House Committee Chairman On Diaspora Affairs Hon Rita Orji

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