Co-founder and Managing Partner
Named by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 best entrepreneurs under 30, Chude Jideonwo is co-founder and managing partner of RED – a Nigerian media company that inspires young Africans to take action. RED consults for global brands including Facebook, Uber and the British Council, and the company has successfully managed communication for three successful African presidential campaigns. Jideonwo’s work deploys the media to build people, communities and nations. His immediate interests lie in social movements that shake up political, cultural and faith establishments, and return power to the hands and will of citizens. A lawyer, Jideonwo has a master’s degree in media and communication from the Pan-African University and he is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and the Strathmore Business School in Kenya. He has been a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, and sits on the boards of the Oando Foundation and Microsoft 4Afrika. In 2014, he was announced winner of the CNBC All Africa Young Business Leader of the Year. He is a research fellow with the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy. In 2016, he joined the faculty of the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, where he teaches journalism and corporate communication to undergraduate and post-graduate students.