Michael Ede, Entrepreneur, Project Manager, Football Agent, Mentor, Investor & Family Man
Michael Ede is a UK business executive, serial entrepreneur, project manager, football agent, mentor and investor. He’s the founder of Uplift11 Sports - a UK based sports management agency and Maigmike Consulting, an IT consulting and management firm.
Born in Nigeria, Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the prestigious University of Jos, graduating with a second class honours. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School in Manchester, UK where he graduated with a merit. Michael Ede's core specialty revolves around project management, content business strategy, analytical and revolutionary business re-strategisation, social entrepreneurship and international business.
To date, Michael’s successes have earned him great reputation within the IT industry. He has had veritable and viable stints with some of the world's biggest financial institutions, consulting firms and biopharma giants like HSBC, Barclays, Bank of Ireland, Capgemini and AstraZeneca among others. Michael has close to two decades of experience in managing projects across the globe.
Michael is a sports enthusiast, an ardent supporter of Arsenal Football Club, UK. He is really a true ‘Gooner’ a term derived from the team’s nickname, the “Gunners”.
Overall, Michael has a deep understanding of how to drive scalable operational growth and innovation, and as a person who comes from humbling beginnings, enjoys demonstrating to others that the key to success stems from hard work, dedication, and resilience.
As a respected professional with benevolent values, he has fostered an international business network through his efforts, cultivated a rich executive history, and holds a strong reputation for seamlessly handling complex operations. This, in conjunction with his instilled passion for his dynamic roles, has positioned Michael to become the successful business and investing leader that he is today.
Michael Ede is happily married to Sarah, a British-Nigerian and they are blessed with two kids - Anne Elizabeth and Jason Asher-Michael. Sarah Ede is the CEO of Brighter Connect and a University of Exeter graduate with a Masters from the University of Bath, UK. Michael Ede and family currently reside in London, UK.