Ayo Olajiga is an African finance executive with experience in building businesses, serving clients, and structuring complex transactions across the continent. He is a member of RMB Nigeria Executive Committee, where he has completed several transactions covering advisory, debt and global markets solutions and started a new merchant banking business in Nigeria. He is also the Co-Founder and Board Director of a food processing business focused on exporting finished food products from Africa where historically raw materials were exported.
Interviewing him on set we have Hakeem Jimo. The founder of Veggie Victory, a manufacturing start-up with its retail product vegetarian chunks. He is a communications expert and the founder and managing director of Lionsun Consulting, a Lagos based PR and business consulting firm with a special focus on German companies like Lufthansa, BASF and most recently the German Business Club.
Join us as we listen to their Journey on Entrepreneurship in the Food Industry.
Sector: Food Industry
seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in agro-processing, investment banking and management consulting in two of Africa’s largest economies with a deep passion for driving economic development in Africa through business transformation and scaling enterprises.
Ayodele is the Co-Founder & CEO of Foodpro Limited, a Nigerian based FMCG business currently focused on processing and producing superior quality cashew nut products for retail and commercial customers in Nigeria and around the world.
His leadership and management consulting experience, as well as his passion to empower other African startup founders to scale and become economically viable, have seen him offer coaching, mentorship, and advisory services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the scaling phase. As a visiting faculty member at one of the leading Pan-African entrepreneurship institutes in Nigeria, Ayo facilitates industry-specific workshops and masterclasses focused on agro-processing and manufacturing at large.
His passion for Africa and belief that education is the window to the world led him to cofound ‘Teach for Nigeria’, a Not-for-profit organization committed to ending education inequality in Nigeria by ensuring that every child irrespective of economic background has access to quality education. He remains an active board member of Teach for Nigeria.
Source: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayodeleolajiga/
Founder/CEO Veggie Victory
Sector: Food Industry
The founder of Veggie Victory, a manufacturing start-up with its retail product vegetarian chunks. He is a communications expert and the founder and managing director of Lionsun Consulting, a Lagos based PR and business consulting firm with a special focus on German companies like Lufthansa, BASF and most recently the German Business Club.