Michael Ede

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Michael Ede
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Born (1975-03-03) March 3, 1975 (age 48)
Alma mater
  • Uplift11
  • Maigmike Consulting
Spouse(s)Sarah Ede

Michael Maigeri Ede (born 03 March 1975) popularly known as Michael Ede, is a UK-based Nigerian entrepreneur, football agent, and investor.[1][2] He is the founder of Maigmike Consulting, a leading consulting firm, and Uplift11,[3] a sports career management firm.[4] Ede also serves as the director of training and development manager for Brighter Connect, a training company he developed with his wife.[5]

Ede is a Football Association (FA) Registered Intermediary and has over 16 years of experience in the management of various projects across the globe.[6] He has worked for some of the world's biggest financial institutions, consulting firms, and biopharma giants such as AstraZeneca, CapGemini, Lloyds Banking Group, and RBS to name a few.[7][8]

Ede is also a member of the Professional Football Agents Association (ProFAA) and AMBA. Apart from his vast industry experience, he has also done several certification courses in SAP, CSM DBS, ACP, and others. He has been featured in several media outlets for his accomplishments such as Haute Living,[9] Influencive,[10] Tech Times,[11] IB Times, Vents Magazine,[12] News Break, and others.

Early life and education

Ede was born in Nigeria, West Africa, on March 3, 1975. He earned his bachelor's degree in biochemistry with honors from the University of Jos in Nigeria, West Africa. Ede graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom with a master's degree in business administration in 2011.


Ede started his career in September 2004 as a project support officer (contractor) at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He later became a junior finance project analyst at T-Mobile, Hatfield, in 2005.[13]

Then, Ede served as a project manager in multiple companies, including Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, Santander Global Banking & Markets, Lehman Brothers, Atlantic Asset Management bank, RBS, and Lloyds Banking Group.[11]

In March 2014, Ede joined The Mont Consulting Ltd. as Pega project manager and later became senior delivery and release manager (head of projects) there. He also served as the Pega project manager, lead scrum master, and worked with HSBC across different departments. Ede, after that, worked with other leading organizations, financial institutions, and consulting firms including AstraZeneca, Barclays, Bank of Ireland, and Capgemini, to name a few.[14]

Ede founded his own consulting firm in 2016, and he is currently the Managing Director. A few years later, he and his wife founded Brighter Connect, a training company where he serves as Director of Training and Development. In the year 2020, he founded Uplift11, a sports management firm.[15][16] As the Managing Director of Uplift11,[17][18] he works as an agent for footballers like Tonći Kukoč, Lugiani Gallardo, Lewis Horner, Charlevy Mabiala, and coaches like Emanuele Ferraro and Sergey Matveyev.[19]


  • Enhanced DBS Certificate
  • PRINCE2 Certified
  • Certified Scrum Master [CSM]
  • Professional Scrum Master 1 [PSM1]
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner [CSPO]
  • Agile Certified Practitioner [ACP]
  • SAFe Scrum Master 4.5 Certification
  • Certificate for GxP in IT
  • SAP Certified Application for Associate
  • RPA - Implementing Robotic Process Automation
  • John Viola Academy
  • Football Agent Pro Course
  • Football Agent Institute [FAI]
  • Football Scouting and Players Recruitment Level 1
  • FA Registered Players Intermediary
  • SAP Certified Application Associate - Ariba Integration

Personal life

Ede married Sarah Ede (Nee- Sarah Ejiama) in 2016. She is a British-Nigerian entrepreneur currently serving as the CEO of Brighter Connect. The couple has two children - a daughter named Anne Elizabeth, born in 2017, and a son named Jason Asher-Michael, born in 2020.

In the media


  1. "Michael Ede, Inspiring People to Become Entrepreneurs". NewsBreak. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  2. "Michael Ede's Uplift11 becomes the UK's number 1 sports talent incubator". Britain Daily. 2 August 2021. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  3. "Uplift11 - Crunchbase Company Profile & Funding". Crunchbase. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  4. "UPLIFT11 making an impact in the world of sports by representing the BEST talents across the globe • The Washington Mail". The Washington Mail. 25 June 2021. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  5. "Sports enthusiast Michael Ede inspires with his intellect". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  6. "Michael Ede, Inspiring Others to Lead by Example". www.ibtimes.sg. 17 September 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  7. "Determination leads to success". CelebMix. 11 October 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  8. Matters, Business (26 October 2021). "The Power of Effective Training and Leadership". Business Matters. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  9. "Entrepreneur Michael Ede Builds Success With Determination". Haute Living. 13 October 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  10. "Serial Entrepreneur & Management Specialist: Michael Ede". Influencive. 18 July 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Thompson, David (7 September 2021). "Michael Ede, Inspiring People to Become Entrepreneurs". Tech Times. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  12. "Uplift11: The UK's #1 Sports Talent Incubator". Vents Magazine. 18 July 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  13. TechBullion, Angela Scott-Briggs (20 September 2021). "Fusing Ingenuity And Masterful Entrepreneurship in Talents: The Michael Ede Model". TechBullion. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  14. "Serial entrepreneur and management specialist Michael Ede helping football athletes become household names". The Britonian. 2 August 2021. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  15. "UPLIFT11 making impact in the world of sports by representing the BEST talents across the globe". www.rfdtv.com. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  16. "UPLIFT11 making impact in the world of sports by representing the BEST talents across the globe". pressat.co.uk. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  17. "Uplift11 is Africa's Biggest Route to Global Sports Reckoning, Says Ede". THISDAYLIVE. 10 September 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  18. "Serial Entrepreneur & Management Specialist: Michael Ede". The Wall Street Publication. 4 July 2021. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  19. "Uplift11 - Player agency - Player Agents". www.transfermarkt.co.uk. Retrieved 1 November 2021.

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