How I moved from the public sector to the private sector: Ada Osakwe, Founder & CEO, Agrolay Ventures

Ada Osakwe, Founder & CEO, Agrolay Ventures

What degrees do you hold?

I have a first-class degree in Economics from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. I have a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick, UK, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, United States of America, where I was awarded a merit-based scholarship and the Kellogg Leadership Award, which is the highest honour given to a student for distinguished leadership.

What is your work history?

Before I relocated to Nigeria, I lived in New York and I was the Vice President, Kuramo Capital Management, a private equity firm that manages the Kuramo Africa Opportunity Fund. Before that, I was a Senior Investment Officer at the African Development Bank Group based in Tunisia. From November 2012 to May 2015, I served as the Senior Investment Adviser to Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina. Currently, I’m the CEO of Agroley Ventures. I’m also the 2016 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

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