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Ferdinand ‘Ladi Adimefe is a creative industrialist and Techpreneur. He is the founder of Imaginarium Group – a creative technologies firm that specializes in harnessing emergent telecommunications and media opportunities.
He holds a Master’s degree from the Pan-Atlantic University, (Lagos Business School) and a B.Sc. Human Anatomy from the University of Port Harcourt.
Ferdinand is a member of the Information Communications Committee of the Nigeria Economic Forum; tasked with research and proposing policy formulation for driving Nigeria’s technological advancement. He is also a Ford Foundation inductee selected by the foundation to create a blueprint for Nigeria’s next 50 years in 2010, and a recipients of The Future Awards: Nigeria’s best 100, and was inducted as a Guardian of The Future by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014.
He is a founding member of Guardians of The Nation International (GOTNI), and a graduate of the LEAP Africa program for young leaders. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Development Association of Nigeria (IDAN).
Ferdy serves on the board of the Slum to School Africa initiative, a non-profit aimed at improving access to education for children who live in hard-to-reach slums across Nigeria. He is a founding partner of the Avant-Garde Interface – a Lagos based online-offline forum giving young people opportunities to interface with industry mentors in their areas of interest and contribute to economic growth.
He is the curator of the Creative Nigeria Project – a non-profit that sits at the intersection of art and advocacy.
He is happily married to Lily and blessed with three children.