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Sylvester Okere DD, is the Founder and President, of the Maryland-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, and Senior Principal @ Strategic Groups LLC a division of Strategic Overseas Ltd. He is a certified Institutional Protection Manager CIPM l & ll, and recently served as the Executive Director of the ‘Operation Vote- Africa’ with Obama for America 2012 re-election campaign.
Sylvester is also the founder & CEO of Watchman Protective Services, Inc. which is a certified multi-faceted Private Security & Private Detective firm with head office in Maryland. The firm has trained and created employment to over 200 citizens in the Washington DC metro region. Sylvester is a member of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), American Security Council, and American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), World Association of Detectives, and International Foundation for Counter terrorism Security Professionals IACFP, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners ACFE.
Sylvester was the first African immigrant to serve on the Advisory Board of Directors for Maryland Sister-State Program overseeing an array of international business relationships. He is the first chairman of the Maryland-Nigeria Sister State Executive Committee. Sylvester, along with Maryland secretary of state “Mr. John P. McDonough” led a successful trade mission to Nigeria in November 2012 and was very instrumental in facilitating the Maryland Sister State relationship with Nigeria states of Ondo and Cross River. Dr Okere is our guest on PERSPECTIVES to discuss his experiences as an immigrant and his numerous accomplishments.
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