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Michael Ede Selected as Top CEO and Sports Agent of the Year by IAOTP

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Michael Ede Selected as Top CEO and Sports Agent of the Year by IAOTP

Michael Ede, Founder and CEO of Uplift11 SPORTS and Maigmike Consulting, was recently selected as Top CEO & Sports Agent of the Year for 2023 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the industry.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself; only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations, and contributions to their communities. All Honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honour their achievements.

With more than two decades of experience in the industry, Mr Ede has certainly proven himself an expert in his profession. Michael has established himself as a successful entrepreneur. Uplift11 SPORTS is one of the UK's fastest-growing sports management companies, and Maigmike Consulting is a cutting-edge IT service management and consulting organization. Michael has worked with several world's largest financial institutions, biopharma conglomerates, and consulting organizations, including HSBC, Barclays, Bank of Ireland, Santander, Lloyds Banking Group, AstraZeneca, Capgemini, and Wipro Technologies.

Michael is a versatile business leader with experience in multiple industries, including sports management, IT, consulting, and writing. He is an entrepreneur, football agent, project manager, writer, author, keynote speaker, mentor, and investor. Some of his areas of expertise include but are not limited to strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, project management, analytical and revolutionary business re-stratification, and content business strategy.

Before embarking on his career path, Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Jos, Nigeria, and an MBA from the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, UK.

Throughout his illustrious career, Michael has received many awards and accolades and has been recognized worldwide for his accomplishments. He was named Top CEO and Sports Agent of the Year for 2023 by IAOTP and will be considered for an exclusive interview on TIP radio. Michael has also been awarded “Men Leaders to look up to in 2022” and “Players’ Agent of the Year” for 2019.

In addition to his successful career, On March 3, 2023, Michael's book, ONE SHOT (Business Case for Success) The Recipe for Top Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders in the Twenty-First Century, was launched. The book is an Amazon Best Seller and is available on over 39,000 retail channels worldwide. Michael is now writing his second book, an autobiography titled 'ENIGMA,' which is scheduled to be published in the summer of 2023.

Active in his community, Michael is a member of the Forbes Business Council and the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). He is also an ACE Business Club Co-Igniter. His essays have appeared on Forbes, and he has collaborated on multiple pieces with Forbes Panel Experts.

His blog posts are published on both his official website ( and his author website (

The President of the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), Stephanie Cirami, stated: "Choosing Michael for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. He is inspirational, influential, and a true visionary and thought leader. We cannot wait to meet him and celebrate his accomplishments at this year's gala."

Looking back, Michael attributes his success to his perseverance, work ethic, and the mentors he has had along the way. When not working, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his family. In the future, he hopes to inspire and influence those getting into the field.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are allowed to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that hand-picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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