In the detail that was announced by the World Business Angels Investment Forum, Wale’s core responsibilities with this appointment entail representing the United States of America at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum as well as drive engagements for WBAF to provide opportunities for United States of America’s startups, scale-ups, and high growth businesses and open doors for economic development.
According to the Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Altuntas Baybar said that it’s an opportunity to do great things together to empower the global entrepreneurial and angel investor ecosystem.
Wale Salami was inducted into this office together with three other appointees which include Robert Levin of USA, Anthony Leung of China, and Abdulrahman Aliyu of Nigeria where Robert Levin doubles as Chairman of Board of Directors – WBAF USA Country Office in Washington DC.
In Wale’s appreciation remarks, he said: “It is an honour of a lifetime to be recognized by WBAF and to contribute my little quota to the noble mission and corporate vision of financial inclusion on a global scale.
I am humbled by the vote of confidence and look forward to collaborating with every senator and High Commissioners to spreading the gospel of WBAF in the United States of America and across the globe”
Wale Salami is an angel investor, venture capitalist, U.S. Army veteran, and tech professional with over 12 years of experience working in military, nonprofit, and private-sector roles in world-class organizations.
He is currently with Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he executes cloud adoption strategy in the SouthEast AMER region.
On the side, he serves as Co-Founder and Executive Director of Midlothian Angel Network. Wale has a board seat at Utiva, #MushinToTheWorld Foundation, Rising Leadership Foundation (Texas), and at The Green Investment Club (TGIC); Nigeria’s largest investment club with over $17m capital under custody (CUC).
He has a certificate in Private Equity & Venture Capital from Universitä Bocconi, BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Lagos State University, and an executive MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Salami is a member of HBS Alumni Angels Association (HBSAAA), The Stanford Angels Club, and also a chartered member of the Angel Capital Association (ACA); a network of over 14,000+ active, professional angels.
Wale is keen on economic development and pours all of his heart into driving economic activities that impact America and certainly has his commitments towards other nations across key continents of the world, is glad to be recognized by the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
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