Introducing the DECA ICDC 2024 Keynote Speaker

Mar 14, 2024

DECA is pleased to announce that Kido Okeleke, will deliver the keynote during the 2024 DECA International Career Development Conference Grand Opening Session.

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Kido Okeleke’s journey began on the basketball court, where he discovered a deep love for sports, entertainment and marketing. This passion transformed into a series of remarkable achievements, with Kido achieving first place at Collegiate DECA ICDC in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing competitive event.

Kido’s insatiable curiosity and enthusiasm for sports led him to a pivotal internship at Adidas Canada, where he honed skills in finance, marketing and event coordination. As his career continued, he held roles at TD Securities and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors ownership group. He has also fostered relationships with global brands such as OVO, Google, Axe, Red Bull and Drew House.

Today, Kido serves as a Global Product Line Manager II in Special Projects for Jordan Brand at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon, where he combines his passion for streetwear culture and deep marketing knowledge to help create apparel products.


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