Hi, I’m Carlton Babatunde Williams,
I love God, life, and my family and I’m passionate about raising leaders and influencing society.
I am the founder of Niara, an eco-system for inspired innovation to solve socio-economic problems in Africa. Niara manages a business network, hosts a yearly Inspire-Africa conference and runs a Leadership and Governance Institute where I am Chancellor.
I am also the founder and pastor of High Life, a vibrant faith-based community in Lagos Nigeria, focused on raising transformational leaders and influencers of society.
My first degree was a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos (great Akokite!) followed by an MBA from Cass Business School in London and doctorate from the North Carolina College of Theology. I also attended the DOMATA School of Missions and School of the Local Church, both in Tulsa Oklahoma. I developed my professional life over the past 30 years in many roles in computing and finance while also serving as a pastor and active as a conference speaker.
My life mission is to help people discover and demonstrate the full potential of their God-given magnificence. I love to help people see the resources available to them to live lives of impact and relevance. I believe that one person can make a difference to a generation and I try to demonstrate this belief in my focus on the individual.
I write, speak, and pastor. I live in Nigeria with my wife Anita and have four wonderful children: Vanessa, Keona, Zain and Zoella.
Apart from my active itinerary, I love chess, cycling and music.