Olamide Orekunrin Entreprenuer and Philantropist

There are many people who would love to achieve the goals they set, but they find excuses not to do it. There are many successful people out there who went after what they wanted in the end they got exactly what they wanted.

The inspiration stories of many entrepreneurs will always revolve around sacrifice and hard work. There are many challenges that a person faces, but those should act as the motivator rather than an excuse. Most of the successful people have one thing in common, they are always ready to share. They want to see other people succeed just like them.

There are some entrepreneurs who have managed to do what they love while making money at the same time. Most of the time, their motivator is not money, but rather the feeling of being successful in what they do. There are some people who always give out a lot of their wealth to charity but continue working.

Olamide Orekunrin is an entrepreneur who falls under this category – see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olamide-Orekunrin/e/B005DS8DTY
. She has managed to create a business that has continued to grow ad impact the life of people in many ways. She has a lot on her plate but she stills finds the time to help people who are needy in the society.

She has helped many people across the continent in one way or another – see http://www.olaorekunrin.com/press/. Olamide Orekunrin started the first air ambulance in Africa owned by an African. Most of the air ambulances available when she decided to start the business, were mainly foreign owned and very expensive. He service was seen as a service used by the rich and other people would be forced to use other means that weren’t fast and efficient. Many times, people would not make it or the condition would have worsened. The company has successfully provided services to both the private and governments across the continent.

Olamide Orekunrin was born and raised in the United Kingdom and was taken care of by foster parents – see https://www.crunchbase.com/person/ola-orekunrin. She joined the University of York where she graduated with a degree in medicine and surgery. She was the youngest doctor in the United Kingdom after graduating when she had only twenty-one years. She later got a scholarship to Japan where she advanced her studies and started getting interesting in aviation medicine.

She has continued to support women and encourage them to realize their full potential. She continues to play a big part in women entrepreneurship and healthcare.

 

Simon Herrick Professional Career

Simon Herrick is one of the most experienced CFO having worked for a number of companies in different sectors. Some of the sectors he has worked in include; Food, FMGC, Franchising, Retail, Manufacturing, Technology, Charity, private Equity & Venture Capital. He has served a number of positions but has more years of experience in Group Finance Director (CFO).

Simon Herrick has also worked in different countries. He worked for 10 years in France in a number of companies before moving back to the United Kingdom. He learned to speak French fluently when he lived and worked there. He easily blended into the new culture and was a better position to deliver the best that he could.
Simon Herrick first started out his at Price Waterhouse as the Audit Assistant Manager in December 1985. He worked for Price Waterhouse for four years before moving to other organizations. He worked for several organizations between December 1989 and December 2000. During the 11 years, he worked in the United Kingdom, France, and Scandinavia. Some of the companies that he worked with include; Regus, Hays plc, Pepsico, Alcatel Alsthom.

He then moved back to the United Kingdom and joined PA Consulting Group where he worked from December 2000 – December 2003 before moving to Darty. He was appointed the Non-Executive Director of Darty where he served from December 2004 – January 2010. This is after he was appointed as the Group Finance Officer of Kesa Electricals Plc, which is owned by Darty. In January 2010, he left Darty and joined Northern foods in the same position for some time and later appointed as the acting CEO. He left Northern Food in June 2011. He later worked at Debenhams as the CFO in November 2011 to June 2011.

He has also been involved with a number of charity events. Some of the organizations he has been involved with  are; Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation and Help for Heroes. Other charity organization that he has been involved in are mainly the ones focusing on health and Disaster and Humanitarian Relief. For more information look at http://www.nonexecutivedirectors.com/simon-herrick-ned-6221.html .