Self-motivated, friendly, diligent, resolute, calculated, and tenacious, an Amazon who will not accept ‘no.’ That is Yetunde Juliet Adeshile, the CEO/founder of The Next Chosen Generation CIC in the United Kingdom. Born to the late Chief Oyedele Ashamu, a Nigerian billionaire, her UK-educated father set an extraordinarily high bar and pressure for her to live up to, but that was his bar, not hers.
Yetunde has established herself as a successful professional wearing numerous hats in the United Kingdom for an extended period. She is a chartered project and program manager, a John Maxwell-accredited leadership expert, an author, a politician, a trained and certified education and career counselor, and a minister.
She is well-known in the United Kingdom for her leadership and talent engagement experience in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, where she has implemented high-profile initiatives and programs. Yetunde, the first black woman to serve on the board of the Association of Project Management (APM) in the United Kingdom, believes in justice and equity and is committed to the development and welfare of children and adolescents.
In 2021, Yetunde was elected a Vange councilor. On both the Community and Well-Being and Enforcement and Public Order panels, she serves as a vice-chairman.
For the Basildon Council, she serves as a member of the Basildon Youth Strategy Group.
Yetunde is the founder and CEO of The Next Chosen Generation, which is a youth charity. She is also an author. Project management consultant and motivational speaker are her professions.
PAWAfrica UK Chairperson, Basildon Side By Side Vice-Chairperson, STEM Ambassador, member of Forum for African, African-Caribbean and Asian Women in Politics (UK) and sits on the Advisory Executive Council of the international Women Economic Forum are just a few of the organizations she serves on.
After earning her first degree in social policy and management, the astute politician transitioned into project management. While on the lookout for a supposedly permanent position, providence snatched her directly into the clutches of project management. Her short position as a project administrator sparked an interest in learning more about what it takes to be a project manager. At the time, the profession was considered innovative in the United Kingdom.
She completed internal training and was offered a position in her new role. After eight months, Adeshile was offered a position as a project manager after her first career choice as a human resource manager did not pan out.