Dean Okai Senior is a Father, businessman and community activist. He entered the political arena when joining Panther UK on May 7 1993 at the age of 18, where he was introduced to Pan African politics after reading "How Europe under developed Africa" by Walter Rodney after being introduced to it by his political teacher Emison Webster.
Concurrently he was running a pirate video wholesale business whilst living on his own which gave him clarity about the dichotomy between street life and petty criminals and the structures of the system that govern us.
He went on over the course of 25 years to run businesses and learn lessons from their failures, which enabled him to realise there is no substitute for lived experience. This experience leads to advanced problem solving skills that Dean decided to transfer to community solutions using Dr. Claud Anderson's tenets of Powernomics.
In 2017 he set up the Solution Room think tank to work in the areas of Education, Economics, Justice, Politics, and Media. With his partner Iola, this physically manifested as the monthly Thursday Club meeting with the tag line "Face to Face is the new social networking", which saw crowds of up to 200 attending the event.
Realising there was more needed than just physically meeting and the exchange of ideas, he set up the African Diaspora Political Action Committee (ADPAC) as a charity and soon to be trust, to lobby and advocate exclusively on behalf of African Diaspora people and built a relationship with 6th Region of the African Union.