20-22 May 2024

Yemi A.D.

Founder, Moonshot Platform Inc

Yemi founded JAD Productions, a leading European creative agency helping brands and their CEOs rethink innovative approaches towards communication strategy and company culture. Under his leadership JAD was awarded over fifteen international and Global awards for best campaigns, digital innovation, creative concepts and social impact. Yemi’s notable achievements includes leading a campaign for Mercedes Benz A-Class launch in Central Europe; increasing sales by 30% in the first 3 months, or ABB Robotics; facilitating the creation of strategy and new value proposition during the COVID Pandemic directly with 18 directors across the globe; advising Google Director for CEE region; co-designing launch of new services and advising Adidas CEE Director. Yemi also served on the advisory board of Central European T-Mobile & Telecom supporting the CEO with integration of the two markets and its two foreign teams.

Yemi is the founder of Moonshot Platform Inc., a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on accelerating young leaders, their ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ focused organizations, and their tech based social innovations. Under Yemi’s leadership, Moonshot gained members across 88 countries, reached over 3 million people within the first two years of existence, brought together leaders from various industries from both public and private sector and was endorsed by former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.

Notably, his five-year collaboration with Grammy Award-winning artist Kanye West saw him also create and execute global concerts, tours, and music videos, including his VMA performance (2010), the short film “Runaway” (2010), Saturday Night Live performances (2010), and The Yeezus Tour (2013), among other works. Yemi is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, he frequently speaks on the Future of Creativity, Millennial & Zillenial Freedom, or Space Exploration, including TEDx, CNN International, Aspen Institute, or Singularity University Summit. He is a 2022 recipient of a Silver Medal by the President of the Senate of the Czech Republic and was selected out of 1 million candidates as a crew member of dearMoon – the first civilian space trip around the Moon operated by SpaceX and led by Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa. Yemi will undergo a special training for the newly developed Starship, which is the most powerful spacecraft ever built, currently still in the development phase. Yemi’s global experience and inherent connection to culture gives him a great advantage in doing business internationally and has instilled in him a profound understanding of the next gen customer base.

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