Who Is Emil Ekiyor?
Emil Nabo Bendo Ekiyor was born in Lagos, Nigeria and belongs to the historical and rich Ijaw tribe in Patani in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Emil left his family in Nigeria at the age of fifteen to pursue educational opportunities in the United States (US). Emil played football and basketball upon arrival to the US. Athletics played a role in his ability to adapt and understand the new culture. Through experiences as a collegiate football player, team captain, six years of playing experience in the National Football League (NFL), and ten years coaching experience, Emil developed leadership and team building skills. Post NFL, the exposure to high expectations, teamwork, professionalism and extreme scrutiny as an athlete has assisted Emil in making a natural transition to the for profit and non-profit world where he gained over ten years of experience as a business owner, executive and administrator.
Emil currently serves in leadership positions as Co-Owner of Supereaglesfootball.com, Vice President of the Indianapolis Chapter of Indiana Black Expo, President of Indy Youth Sports, CoChair Voices for School Choice and Indianapolis Prayer Breakfast Leadership Team. Within the Indianapolis community, Emil has worked to identify key issues, develop a coalition of stakeholders to generate solutions and create a team of qualified individuals and organizations to execute the plan to solve societal issues.