Veblen Directors Program and Terawork excited to announce new advisory board

Terawork, a rapidly expanding company utilizing technology to connect businesses with talented freelancers worldwide, has announced its plans for further growth. CEO Femi Taiwo expressed his enthusiasm for the addition of three exceptional individuals from the Veblen Directors Program to Terawork’s advisory team. Taiwo anticipates their valuable insights to yield numerous advantages, including enhanced sales, cultural development, extended network reach, improved corporate governance, and increased operational efficiency. Terawork remains committed to its mission of linking African talents with global value chains and eagerly anticipates the positive impacts to come.

Singapore, Singapore, 28th Jun 2023 – Veblen Directors Program, which trains and connects executives with public and private companies, have provided 3 executives for African Terawork’s new advisory board.

Terawork, a fast growing company that uses technology to connect business with global freelance talent is looking to grow its business. Femi Taiwo, CEO of Terawork, says: “My team and I are excited to have three brilliant minds from the Veblen Directors Program join our advisory team. I have no doubt they will bring a breadth of benefits. We look forward to impacts across sales, culture, network reach, corporate governance and operational efficiency as we continue our quests to connect African talents with global value chains.”

Rene Aafjes, Olukayode Akinbinu and Tokeshia Schroeder were the executives selected to join the online marketplace.

Rene Aafjes is a seasoned sales and business executive. A professional who values education and personal growth, Aafjes is always seeking new ways to improve his skills and better serve his clients. He says, “I am excited to work with Terawork; the freelancing space has provided me opportunity to not just grow my own businesses but many other companies I’ve been involved in. I love the opportunities this industry provides people.”

Olukayode Akinbinu is an accomplished finance leader specialising in strategic planning and financial analysis with nearly two decades of experience. Currently he spearheads the strategic initiatives of a top bank in Africa with over $30 billion in total assets.

Akinbinu’s expertise lies in corporate governance, revenue assurance and cost optimisation. He is also passionate about digital innovation and has participated in the retail transformation of a wholesale bank. “I am honoured to join the Terawork team on their mission to empower African talent and connect them with opportunities worldwide.

“With a visionary founder at the helm, Terawork is poised to revolutionise the HR Tech landscape in Africa. We will unlock the full potential of African professionals, fostering economic growth and driving innovation.”

The third board position goes to Tokeshia Schroeder, an experienced senior operations leader with a strong background in the fintech and mortgage industries. She has a proven track record of driving operational efficiency, with expertise in credit risk management, underwriting and securitisation strategy.

Schroeder’s accomplishments include restructuring loan origination processes, reducing credit and compliance errors and scaling teams for increased capacity. “As a leader, I know how hard it can be to find quality talent within a narrow geographical footprint, especially as a small business or start-up with limited resources. Terawork is using technology to connect business and entrepreneurs to quality talent without those limits.

“I am looking forward to apply my career learnings in customer experience, operational strategy and business transformation to support Terawork as they continue to grow and provide increased value to their stakeholders.”

About Veblen Directors Programme

Veblen works with Executives, Thought Leaders and Entrepreneurs to train and connect them with public and private companies needing Board support. Veblen is a global network focused on board priorities such as Investor Relations, Good governance, ESG and Fundraising.

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About Terawork

With a mission to create economic opportunities through sustainable talent supply, online freelance marketplace Terawork plugs talent everywhere into the global workforce, so they can work, achieve strong earning potential and live better lives. The company enables local and global businesses to connect with professionals in services from software development, digital marketing and web design to event planning and virtual assistance. The company is incorporated in Delaware, United States and Nigeria. It currently operates from Lagos, Nigeria.

For further information, please contact Femi Taiwo at

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