John-Ubong Silas is a global business strategist and partnership development expert passionate about building the entrepreneurship capacity of small to midsize enterprises (SMEs) and rapidly expanding their growth.

He has served as an SME development advisor to senior executives of various organizations, including the UN, USAID, Pyexera Global, and several African countries (Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya). Previously, John-Ubong served as Vice President of Partnership at LDI Africa, a social enterprise that helps African corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations enter the global marketplace