Board of Directors
The board of directors of the Association of the Black Conservatives is called the National Council. Directors sit on the board for a term of two years and can be re-elected. To be eligible to sit on the board, a director needs to be a Black Canadian who meets one or more of the following criteria:
- Previous officials elected on a conservative platform;
- Previous or current conservative nomination candidates;
- Previous or current conservative provincial and federal conservative party riding /EDA directors; and/or
- Previous or current conservative party staffers.
The National Council is currently made up of the following:
Interim Chair and Board Secretary
Susie Adeniyi is the Interim Chair and Board Secretary for the National Council and Chair of the Membership and Outreach Committee. She was the Vice-President Memberships for the UCP Constituency Association in Edmonton-South West. In 2019, she worked as the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Hon. Kaycee Madu campaign during the Alberta Provincial Election, where he was elected as the only conservative seat in Edmonton and the first African born Cabinet Minister. Susie has sat on other boards including, Board of Governors and Senate at the University of Manitoba. She currently sits as Chair for the Engagement and Outreach Committee and as Vice-Chair for the Policy Committee. Previously, she chaired committees including, Environmental Committee, Student Senate Caucus and International Student Caucus. She currently serves as the Manager of Appointments (Public Agencies) for Premier Smith and previously served as the Chief of Staff for the Minister of Labour and Immigration at the Government of Alberta. Prior to this, she has worked as a Policy Analyst and Advocate. Susie earned a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Political Studies and minor in History from the University of Manitoba. She then completed a Master of Art in Global Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Students, University of London.
Aderoju Alao serves as the Director of Communications for the Association of Black Conservatives. She also serves as the Vice-President of Community Outreach on the United Conservative Party Constituency Association board in Edmonton South-West and manages Community Outreach on the Hon. Kaycee Madu campaign for the 2023 provincial elections. Her background is in Policy, Government and Public Affairs, spanning the public sector, post-secondary, oil and gas, and consulting industries. She currently works as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Advanced Education, Government of Alberta. Aderoju earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Policy and Strategic Studies from Covenant University, a Master of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan and a Master of Public Administration degree from the School of Public Policy at Central European University.
Akin Akinsipe is the Treasurer of the National Council. He is currently a Management consultant helping some of the largest organizations in the world improve their performance and organizational health. He previously spent over 10 years in the oil and gas industry in Technical, Project and Business Management capacities across Canada. He holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and Business Management from McMaster University and an MBA from Queens University. He is a designated Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional. Akin has served as President and Treasurer in various organizations across Canada. He strongly believes in mentoring, and he demonstrates that through active participation in various community/mentorship organizations. In 2017, he was entered into the Hall of fame as one of Canada’s top 150 Black Business Leaders.
Olatunde Olatona is the Chair of the Governance Committee. He sits on the Constituency Association Board for Airdrie East. He is currently the Managing Partner/Business Consultant of Glass Doctor of Calgary. Previously he has worked as a Business Manager in the oil and gas industry, as Senior Management, Research & Engineering, Manufacturing, and Field Operations with Schlumberger, a reputable Oil and Gas services company. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ilorin. He earned his Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, USA. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management for Oil and Gas from Herriot Watt University in the United Kingdom and a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute.
Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka
Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka, is a public health physician working in northern Saskatchewan for almost a decade. He is an associate professor at the college of medicine, University of Saskatchewan and adjunct professor at school of public health, University of Saskatchewan. He is the national president of the Canadian Association of Nigerian Physicians and Dentists (CANPAD).
Dr. Ndubuka is an advocate of social determinants of health, anti-Black racism, quality improvement, equity, diversity and inclusivity. He has an active interest in leadership, governance, research and sporting activities. He is actively engaged in the development of his local community through volunteer activities and continues to encourage the Black community to be engage in local, regional and provincial politics.
He has served as Board member in various professional and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Ndubuka is the past president of Rotary Club of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and two-time recipient of Rotary International Paul Harris Award. In 2018, he received the Rotary International Presidential Citation Award for outstanding leadership and service above self. He has served on the Prince Albert City Council Community Advisory Committee. As an avid sports lover and soccer coach, he has been serving as a Board member and President of the Prince Albert Youth Soccer Association since 2018. He has played a key role in promoting soccer as a tool for positive youth development and social empowerment. He continues to promote the advancement of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Canada.
Shola Agboola is a Conservative Candidate of Record for St.Boniface-St.Vital and made history in 2022 to become the first Black person to represent Manitoba on the Federal Leadership Committee of the Conservative party of Canada. He currently works with the Department of Justice for the Government of Manitoba. He graduated with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from University of Manitoba. He has worked in the past with the then Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Hon. Jason Kenney on immigration policies to ensure government policies produce fair, transparent, and efficient immigration system. He also worked with Hon. Vic Toews as a Federal Cabinet Minister to review policies relating to public safety to address issues of gangs and gun violence among youths in Canadian society.
Shola is also a philanthropist and the founder of Shola Agboola Goodwill Ambassador (SAGA) Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established as a Charity Foundation that engages with the government and partnering sponsors to provide quality educational support as well as skills development and mentorship to immigrants and youths in Canada. He volunteers on many organizations and has received many local and international awards in leadership, community services and humanitarian activities. He was recently recognized as one of the top 10 Nigerian professionals in Manitoba by the Nigerian Professionals in Manitoba and received the 2022 Mahatma Gandhi Community Service Award from the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada.
Nelson Osamudiamen is a practicing lawyer at Ford Nelson Lawyers, focusing primarily on personal injury and real estate law. He has served on the board of various non-profit organizations, including the board of Children’s Legal and Educational Resources Centre. He earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Calgary and obtained his Bachelor of Arts with distinction at Laurentian University in May 2010.