Our Team

This is the team of builder-executors and consultants that have laid the bricks to drive Afara’s mission forward in 2021-22.

We call them “The Creators”!

Lara Rabiu

Founder/Chief Curator

Arpit Singh 

Chief Technology Officer 

Vinayak Mahbubani

Chief of Staff

Krutarth Shah

Chief of Staff

Ayodele James

Vice President of Partnerships

Debanjan Nayak

Strategic Research
and Special Projects

Daniel Alumona

Program Manager
Global Peer Collaboration

Nicolas Akposibruke

Programs and

Shubham Parakh

Consultant Growth
and Marketing

Adejoke Odocha

Co-founder, The Bridge
Program, CAO

Nkemdilim Uwaje-Begho

Digital Technology

Veda Sunassee


Katleho Mohono


We are the team of builders, thinkers, explorers, and executors enabling Afara’s mission.

We equip young people with tools, support systems, experiences, and connect them with opportunities needed to transform Nigeria’s economic and political landscape.

We approach our work with curiosity and experimentation, and our daily engagements are met with urgency and determination.
We believe our future success is dependent on the quality of our collective imagination