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Mr. Richard Feyisayo Soyombo

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“I will miss Richard very much. He inspired me! I traveled to Nigeria several times for business. I wish he was still here his Nigerian Solar Dreams...Read More ยป
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“I will cherish the times and conversations we had. Good times and laughs together. Will think of you when I go to Brazil. Ciao- ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Jan Tomlinson - Dublin, CA

Nigerian born, Richard F.A. Soyombo was the Dean, Global Learning Programs and Services Division at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. Prior to that he was the Director of the Bay Area Center for International Trade Development (CITD) also at Skyline College. With almost two decades of experience in international business development, Richard played various roles in both the public and private sectors. A strategic planning and positioning specialist, he possessed a solid background in successful international market growth solutions, localization of plants and personnel, distributor network development and multiculturalism.

Richard was a specialist in the markets of Latin America, the African sub-Sahara and Southeast Asia. His previous jobs included serving as the Assistant to the Director of Latin American Trade at the Massachusetts Port Authority. He was Adjunct Faculty at various California colleges, and served as a consultant on minority business development. Richard was an acknowledged speaker/writer at several international forums and sat on the Board of San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and SF Black Chamber of Commerce. He was also very involved in various Nigeria-America causes. Richard was multilingual speaking over four Spanish, Portuguese, English and Yoruba. He is survived by three adult children, Ivane, Nathan, Joshua, a wife Jumoke, three brothers, two sisters and his mother.

A service of songs will be held on Friday May 15th at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Hill at 7 pm and funeral service on Saturday, May 16th at 10:00 am also at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church.