Governance & Leadership
Chief Operating Officer
Fola, a Nigerian national, joined us from The Red Iroko Group, an Africa focused Investment Advisory firm based in Mauritius, where he was the Founder and Managing Partner. An Engineer by training, he has an MBA from the London Business School and further training in Leadership and Management from Harvard University, The Aspen Institute and Tulsa University.
He brings over 25 years of Africa and International experience in various sectors. He has strong operational, strategic, management, financial and commercial expertise acquired by working with large multinational companies. He has held several senior executive positions including Chief Executive Officer for East Africa region, Global Chief Operating Officer, Regional Vice President for Africa and the Caribbean, Regional Vice President for Europe and the CIS, Chief Executive Officer for South East Africa and Regional Cluster Manager for South East Asia to name a few.
His experience in over 12 countries in Africa (Algeria, Angola, Cameroun, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia); Asia (Indonesia and Thailand) and Europe (France and the United Kingdom).
Opinion: Agricultural extension as a crucial support to development
The Sustainable Development Goals position agriculture at the forefront of addressing rural poverty, hunger and livelihoods. Evidence suggests that gains in agriculture have a significantly greater return on investment when targeting poverty and hunger, often up to five times more than investment in other sectors. As a result, donors, such as the World Bank, the European Commission, the United States
Agri-scientist Maria Andrade receives M S Swaminathan Award
CHENNAI: Renowned agricultural scientist from Mozambique and World Food Prize 2016 laureate Dr Maria Isabel Andrade was honoured with the ‘Dr M.S. Swaminathan Award for Environment Protection 2017’ by the RotaryClub of Madras East (RCME), at an event in Chennai, on Tuesday. The award, according to a statement, is presented to an individual, company or NGO
University of Ghana releases three new WACCI hybrid maize varieties
Accra, July 3, GNA – The National Variety Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has approved and recommended three new WACCI hybrid maize varieties to be released onto the market for cultivation and consumption. The varieties, which are now waiting to be gazetted by the National Seed Council, were