Rowland Okorie Taps Clark Swanson As World Leader Project Nwafor Igbo
CEO Rowland Okorie of Equity Concepts is tapping his mentor Clark Swanson to be the World Project Leader of Project NWAFOR Igbo. A project focused at bringing massive development in the Eastern part of Nigeria mainly comprising five major states, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.
Mr. Swanson is an American entrepreneur and investor focused on disruptive technologies with large addressable markets. He is former Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Flavocure Biotech, Inc., a drug discovery and research company focused on advancing treatment for oncology with research and trials based at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins. Most recently, Mr. Swanson served as start-up President, CEO, and Vice Chairman for Blockcap, Inc, a blockchain digital asset company acquired in June, 2021 as part of a $4.3 billion merger with Nasdaq listed Power & Digital Infrastructure (Nasdaq: XPDI) backed by Blackrock Private Investments Fund. Swanson also is Co-Founder of Vilotos Pharmaceuticals, a virology company with research and development focused on Covid-19, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and other viruses for which Mr. Swanson is a patent author and co-inventor. Mr. Swanson has served as Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer and Director of Blackline Safety Corp., a preeminent (Deloitte Fastest 500, TSX 50, Profit 500 & IDC Top 10 to Watch) technology company publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
His most recent philanthropic efforts have been focused on the local Nevada community. As Founder of the Nevada Educational Enrichment Directive (“NEED”), Mr. Swanson has taken a hands-on approach to improving public educational attainment and school quality in Nevada through recommended directives established by bipartisan government, educational scholars, civil and business leaders. Mr. Swanson holds a degree in Economics from Pepperdine University and a Masters in Business Administration from Graziadio School of Business & Management where he graduated with distinction. He has been a guest lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Management and Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business & Management.
Project NWAFOR Igbo is focused on bringing in companies that will create massive jobs for our youth, we will parade a team of high-profile managerial skills backed by credible, young, seasoned, vibrant and dedicated professionals with a reputation for excellence, who have acquired quality professional training and first-class industry experiences.
Due to many years of actions and inactions from wrong leadership, there has been a lot of mismanagement and lack of development. Recently and for the first time in many years insecurity has spread across the land making it more difficult for development to thrive. This is why Project NWAFOR Igbo has come as a catalyst of growth, development and economic empowerment. This can be achieved through our blueprint called the SYITE Agenda (SECURITY, YOUTH, INFRASTRUCTURE, TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT).
NWAFOR is born out of the need to strategically harness the sectional strength of the Igbo population in the Southeastern part of Nigeria states namely Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo. They are known for their spirit of enterprise, hardworking, peaceful and controlling the nation’s trade and commerce.