Meet Our Facilitators
Reignite Public Affairs National Dialogue Series (RPA NDS), which is in partnership with Nigeria’s foremost business media group, BusinessDay, is a knowledge-based policy dialogue series for collating refined submissions of thought leaders and stakeholders in order to promote dialogue on critical national issues,...
Ade Adefeko is the current Vice President, Corporate & Government Relations. He is also in charge of External Communication and Stakeholder Management at OLAM NIGERIA, a subsidiary of OLAM International of Singapore the parent company with a presence in 70 countries and the largest Agribusiness and food company in Nigeria.
His 27 years professional career spans diverse sectors including Broadcast/Pay-Tv, FMCG, Banking and Sports industries where he held senior management roles in Treasury, Credit and Operations.
Prior to joining OLAM, Ade played a pivotal role in broadcast policy advocacy as Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs with Multi-Choice Africa’s Nigerian subsidiary before joining British American Tobacco as Area Head of Communication and Regulatory Affairs for Benin, Niger and Togo; the office was based in Nigeria where he managed core regulatory issues in the highly sensitive West African Tobacco industry.
Ade is a polyglot, an avid writer, with a weekly column in Leadership Newspaper and a tenure as a football pundit on SuperSports.
He is also on the advisory board of the African Wealth Report (AWR) and SYNERGOS Nigeria’s State Partnership for Agriculture (SPA) in non-executive capacities.
He is also the current Chairman of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture Export Action Group (NACCIMA) NEXAG.
Olufemi Awoyemi, Founder and Chairman of Proshare Nigeria Limited (Nigeria’s foremost financial information hub) is a graduate of accounting and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), the Institute of Directors (IoD), and the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)
He is an Associate member of the Institute of Management; and holds Honorary fellowships of the Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers (IAPM), Institute of Credit Administration (ICA), Business Process Management Institute (BPMI) and the Institute of Information Management (IIM).
Olufemi has been able to build an impeccable portfolio of commercial and management achievements, garnered over three decades of progressive responsibility and results with well-known local and international firms including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, UAC of Nigeria, Eterna Oil & Gas Plc, Phillips Consulting, Fountain Trust Bank Plc, British American Tobacco and Proshare Limited.