Nigerian emerges most powerful black person in the UK
A Nigerian by the name of Tom Ilube, has been selected by Powerlist as the most powerful black man in the United kingdom. Tom Ilube, who is also a British citizen, was unveiled by the publication which selects 100 of the most powerful people of African and African Caribbean heritage.
An independent panel of judges recommended him, after which he was announced for the position.
Powerlist explained that competitors for the honour were judged on their “ability to change lives and alter events, as demonstrated over a protracted period of time and in a positive manner.”
The 53-year-old, who was born in Isleworth, west London, to a Nigerian father, schooled at the University of Benin, Edo State, where he bagged a B.Sc Physics. He later obtained an MBA at Cass Business School in London.
Tom Ilube is renowned for his outstanding work in education. He founded Hammersmith Academy, which opened in September 2011 and has gone on to become one of the UK’s most innovative technology schools.
As a philanthropist, he also opened the first science and technology school – the African Science Academy. It is based in Ghana and accepts young women with a passion and gift for maths and science from across the continent. And through the foundation, he has helped transform the lives of hundreds of children on the continent
He currently serves as a director of Crossword Cybersecurity Plc and Callcredit Limited.