Black Business Professional Network (BBPN) NB Inc
Rufina Ajalie holds an MBA with a specialization in professional sales and business development, a Master’s degree in Health Education, and Bachelor’s degree in Health Education. She has specialization in the areas of people-management strategy implementation to support effective employee development, management, retention whilst creating and enabling high performance in dynamic work situations.
Over the last 18 years in her classification, she has demonstrated her expertise in business consulting and advisory services, strategic policy formulation and review, organizational structure design and realignment, finance management, change management, training needs assessment, and recruitment (head-hunting). She has marked experience in developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs stemming from her excellent background in human resources and administrative management.
She is a change agent, successfully contributing to the transformation of various organizations in the non for profit, private and public sectors. She is a co-founder of the united colors of fashion (UCOF). A non-profit which provides training opportunities and support for immigrants and minorities who are interested in pursuing an education, a business, or a career in fashion. It also creates a platform for celebrating cultural diversity through fashion by promoting the works of fashion designers and entrepreneurs in the Maritimes, who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). And currently, supervising the Human Resources department in her organization.
She is a Rotarian who has served in different capacities as the public image chair for two consecutive terms, she is the current polio chair and president-elect for the next Rotary year of her club
She loves fashion, cooking, baking, and creating an engaging fun-filled environment for all to succeed.
William holds a joint M.Sc. degree in Regional Development Planning & Management from the Technical University of Dortmund (Germany) and the University of Philippine Diliman (Philippines). William is the go-to person at the Newcomers Centre for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot project. He provides support to designated employers, helping them settle their newly hired foreign skilled staff coming to Saint John and developing settlement plans for employees that are already in Canada.
William moved to Saint John in the summer of 2011 to join his family, and today he is very proud to call Saint John his home. Himself a newcomer, William brings to our team a wealth of experience not only from his successful settlement in Saint John, but also from working within the settlement sector for the past three years. He is very passionate about making Saint John an inclusive community welcoming people from all around the world and from all walks of life.
Apart from helping newcomers to get a good start in their new community, William enjoys speaking on issues pertaining to immigration, refugees and cultural competency. When William isn’t working on Immigration and cultural competencies, he is helping newcomers to buy or sell a home. That’s is the commitment he made to guide homeowners and sellers to make great decisions.
Ebenezer helps organizations transform their people, process and technology using cutting edge agile and data analytics techniques. He is a strategic innovative and dynamic Business analysis professional with a bias for data analytics and over 13 years hands on experience in requirements elicitation and analysis, solution assessment and validation, Business Transformation, Project Management, Business Case development, Business Process Re-engineering, Business Systems Analysis, Business Planning and Advisory.
Ebenezer has a passion for excellence and an eye for detail while seeking to solve business problems with proven business analysis techniques aligned to BABOK and methodologies across different industries such as Financial Services, Retail, Health Insurance, Telecommunications, Consumer Business and Professional Services.
Saa Andrew graduated from Saint Thomas University in Fredericton NB with a degree in Human Rights Law. He is the Chief Creative Officer for Battle of the Arts NB (BOTA), a youth-led art-based show that works with diverse community members and partners to promote cultural awareness through the arts. Gbongbor is also the past president of the NB African Association Inc.
Since 2011, Gbongbor’s youth-led art show has included artists from across the east coast working to empower youth, bring community together and create excitement around arts, and learn in a safe space. Saa Andrew writes, composes, performs and produces music.
He does cultural awareness presentations in schools for children and youth, and educators. He also worked with diverse artists around Canada and across the border on numerous art projects. Work with groups, organizations, and individuals with the aim of building stronger communities using the arts.
Olaitan Onyebuoha is a dynamic, cross-functional experienced professional with excellent problem-solving, project management, communication, sales, client services, and relationship management background. She holds a Masters of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship and Technology Management stream) from the University of New Brunswick Saint John, an Immigration Consulting Diploma from Ashton College, Vancouver BC, and a Bachelors degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria, her home country.
Olaitan is a College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants member and a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. The principle of Robert Ingersoll’s we rise by lifting others makes Olaitan commit to supporting people, mostly immigrants from various countries and cultures.
Olaitan’s flair for research, experiential learning, problem-solving, and knowledge sharing contributed to her professional and personal growth through networking and learning from others in Canada and her home country – Nigeria. She also volunteers across platforms to give back and promote New Brunswick as a choice province for international students to study and immigrants to live.
Recipient of Tom McCann Memorial Trophy 2020, J.D Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School
Husoni Raymond was from Kingston, Jamaica, graduated from St. Thomas University with a BA in Communications, Public Policy & Criminology, and has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement in Fredericton to address barriers faced by racialized people who reside in New Brunswick.
In his exact words, “strong communication, motivation, and dependability are some attributes I bring to the table. My passion coupled with my skill set formed the foundation for my involvement with many public services initiatives. Strong work ethic, adaptability, and integrity are at the cornerstone of who I am. They have allowed me to build strong working relationships and make meaningful contributions to the projects I’ve been involved with. Above all, I am a people person – committed to making those around me feel included and helping to make the world more inclusive.
He held the position of Manager, Anti-racism Projects & Initiatives at the NB Multicultural Council till September 2021. In this role, Husoni consolidated available research and data on disparities and systemic racism and discrimination in New Brunswick, develop and documented best practices, policies, and tools to assist organizations, employers, and individuals to address systemic racism and become anti-racist allies. Husoni resumed to York University – Osgoode Hall Law School this Fall 2021.
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Originally from Nigeria, Agunbiade Seun Richards and his family relocated to Canada as permanent residents in July 2018 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His professional background is in business development and strategy. He has worked with some leading IT multination companies, like Acer Computer, Toshiba, Asus, and Kaspersky Lab, with an MBA internship at AECOM. His entrepreneurship journey has seen him establish businesses in Lagos – Nigeria, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, and now in Saint John – Canada.
Currently studying at the University of New Brunswick for his doctorate degree, he is researching the Impact of Immigrant Entrepreneurship on Economic development and Population growth across Atlantic Canada.
He loves researching and volunteering for the good of society and being part of solving community problems. He believes lots of the issues faced in our global
communities today can be solved by social entrepreneurs – and that’s where he finds himself relevant. He is the recipient of a number of entrepreneurship and cultural diversity awards across Canada. ‘My goal is to continuously develop myself, build a network of impact-driven entrepreneurs and help other new entrepreneurs establish and grow their businesses.”
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