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Ayo Owodunni

City Councilor - City of Kitchener, Canada

Ayo Owodunni is a management consultant who brings over 10 years of experience in coaching, training and strategic direction to enterprise-level clients looking to achieve big-picture goals while also focusing on diversity and inclusion. His approach combines expertise, personal stories, and humor to break barriers and facilitate communication. As a result, Ayo's client list includes renowned companies such as Spotify, Canada Life, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, CIBC, TMX Group, and Hydro One, to name a few.

Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Ayo also shares his immigrant experience and helpful advice through radio segments on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and CityNews Kitchener. His book, Values, Culture, Period - Redefining the Value of Values to Drive Business Results and Inclusive Leadership: The Immigrant View - Helping immigrants Thrive and Soar in Your Organization, also includes practical information for international professionals establishing themselves in Canada.

Ayo holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and a Life Coach certification. He serves on several organization boards, including, Leadership Waterloo Region,,, and Emergency Response Africa. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.

Ayo Owodunni
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