Sheriff Olujide

Biography

Sheriff is the Managing Partner at SGC Ventures.

Before devoting his full time to Venture Building and the Startup ecosystem, Sheriff gained valuable experience in Banking, Wealth Management and Private Banking during a career that features roles at leading global financial services firms such as HSBC Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, and Rabobank. Sheriff also advises several Eastern European ultra-wealthy families on a wide range of family office.

Sheriff holds an MBA Finance from University of Wales and a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Biotechnology from University of Westminster in London.

Worked

RaboBank
HSBC Bank
Royal Bank of Scotland

Education

Master of Business Administration (Finance), Cardiff, Wales
Bachelor of Science in Medical Biotechnology, London, United Kingdom

Wilhelmina Jewell Strong – Sparks

Biography

Jewell is an American Corporate / innovation business executive and investor(venture as a service, grant assessment ams allocation) with a passion for the arts, sciences. She advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in management, society and culture.

A biologist turned venture development expert and investor with research, data analysis, marketing and strategic communications experience. Her career has spanned across the areas of: R&D, biotechnology, neuroscience, sustainability, engineering, design, consumer electronics , manufacturing sourcing and product management.

Jewell has worked for companies such as: Surcle.io, P&G, Eli Lilly, Posit Science, Amgen, Cradle to Cradle Institute, and METRO GROUP AG (Media Markt, Saturn, METRO/ Makro) throughout her career. She has extensive experience in R&D (6yrs), sales & marketing (6 yrs), and 11yrs of strategic partnerships, scouting, innovation + digital implementation experience.

Worked

United17 Ventures
BITHOUSE Ventures Group

Education

Executive Certificate, Health, Climate & Entrepreneurship
MBA, Strategic Planning, Global Markets and Corporate Communications, San Francisco, US
Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology, Pennsylvania, US

Baraa Al-Juhani

Biography

Baraa is responsible for driving projects and creating stellar marketing operations at SGC ventures.

Prior to joining SGC, Baraa was a part of FreightGate’s logistics team in Los Angeles, and prior to that was a financial data analyst at Gagné Associates in Washington, DC. Baraa has the desire to constantly experiment with new technologies and tools to drive innovation and creativity.

Worked

FreightGates
Gagne Associates

Education

MSc, Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College Graduate School, Wellesley, US
BSc, Business Management, Sam Houston State University , Texas, US

Arif Daum

Biography

Arif Joined SGC Ventures in 2021 as a Project Manager. His sector of focus includes managing teams and working on delivering projects within budget, time, and scope. Arif works alongside our founders, technical Partners to scope, manage as well as provide oversight and control of all of our projects. Prior to joining SGC Ventures, Arif worked in a leadership role in the hospitality sector where he managed a team of 13 people.

Arif holds a Masters of Science in Project Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from University of Roehampton in London.

Education

MSc, Project Management, University of Westminster, London, UK
BSc, Business Management, University of Roehampton, London, UK

Igbunu Oneyibo

Biography

Igbunu recently joined SGC Ventures. Her area of focus within our Venture Studio is Technology Front-end Development and Partners with our founders and technical Partners, to drive out high quality value-added web based solutions.

With a keen interest in Technology and a self-taught developer, Igbunu manages the design and development of user-facing features and responsive, cross-browser and device interfaces for various products in our portfolio.

Igbunu graduated from University of Manchester with Masters in Zoology from Manchester University.

Worked

Garrison Barclay Estates

Education

Master of Science in Zoology, Manchester, UK
Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Manchester, UK