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Sike-Ezo Okeoghene Uzezi
Sike-Ezo Okeoghene Uzezi is a Farm Manager, Dufil Cassava Project at AGRIDRIVE LTD. He is a highly talented, knowledgeable, and professional Farm Manager with over 12years experiences of extensive knowledge of undertaking various farm operations with a demonstrated history of working in the agricultural value-chain. Skilled in Analytical Skills, Sales, Sales Management and a strong Agribusiness specialist. Strong information technology professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Agronomy, General from University of Ibadan.
ZUBAIR is the Sales and Operations Officer of Agridrive Nig.Ltd. He is an experienced Farm manager, Agricultural marketing expert, Agricultural value chain analyst with demonstrated work histories in both public and private sectors of Nigeria. ZUBAIR has 7 years working experiences ranging from Agronomy (arable crops, feed and fodder crops), Agricultural Financing, Agricultural extension services, Agrochemicals, Agricultural equipments Calibration and use. He has special skills in Vulnerability studies,Impact assessment and working with Rural Farmers.A Nigerian national. He holds Bachelor degree in Agriculture from University of Ilorin and Masters degree in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management from University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Head, Finance & Administration
Mrs. Roghokoghene Ovuakporie is a Financial Administrator by training and practise. She is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. She is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. She is a seasoned banker, accountant and administrator with over two decades work experience, spanning Bank Operations, Internal Controls, Human Resources Management, Financial Administration, Risk Management and Compliance. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science Degree in Banking and Finance.
ICT & Digital Tools Officer
Emmanuel Ogundiran is graduate of Computer Engineering, with adequate knowledge, skills, and 8+ years’ experience as an IT Professional. Possess excellent working knowledge Microsoft SharePoint, SQL, database management, Virtualization (Hyper-V/VMWARE), cloud technologies(Microsoft/AWS) and a high commitment to keep up to date with latest developments. He holds several professional certifications from Microsoft. He is a Graduate member of professional bodies including Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE), Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).
Omotola Osho is a Sales Representative with Agridrive Limited. She has over 9 years experience spanning across communications, administration, sales, public relations and customer service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Olabisi Onabanjo University and a Diploma in Public Relations from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.
Yekini Jayeola is the Operations officer of Agridrive Nigeria Limited. He is agricultural specialist with 15 years of experience cutting across agribusiness, agricultural mechanization, rural development, value chain catalyst and community entrance and engagement expert. He has worked as research assistance, purchased manager, farm manager, agricultural facilitator in farms and private organizations in Nigeria. He holds MSc in Agricultural extension and rural development from University of Ibadan, Nigeria, BSc Honours in Agriculture from Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State and NCE in Agriculture from Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Makolo Yahaya Audu
Operations Team Lead
Makolo is the Operations Team Lead of Agridrive Limited and current the Operations Team Lead for a signed 1000ha cassava mechanization project with Dufil prima foods at Odighi community, Edo state. An expert agronomist seasoned with the knowledge of good agronomic practices (GAP), of crops like Cassava, Maize, vegetables, soy beans and rice. Being a key player in the cassava value chain for four (4) years and over 6 years’ experience in the agricultural section and research with a core training of FADEL Agricultural projects management, brazil. A Member of Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN) with a Bachelor degree in Agriculture (Agronomy- option), from Federal University Kashere, Gombe State, Nigeria.
Managing Director and Board Member
George Marechera holds an MBA from Wolverhampton University, UK, a BSc Honours in Economics degree from University of Zimbabwe, and several professional management qualifications. George has over 25 years’ experience in both the private and public sector in more than 27 countries across the globe. He has worked as a Managing Director, General Manager, Senior Economist and Economist and spearheaded the implementation of major projects financed by the European Union, World Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and Japanese Aid. George has wide experience in the agriculture sector that includes strategic agri-business leadership and management, business strategy and models development and implementation, inclusive financing and market linkages, mechanisation and digital agriculture, gender mainstreaming and startup incubation. He has proven leadership skills in managing, developing and motivating teams. As Agri-business Specialist, George is responsible for coordinating and facilitating business initiatives between the AATF, agro-industry, smallholder farmers and all stakeholders in the agricultural industry to ensure appropriate knowledge is disseminated for effective and efficient service delivery. He is also the Managing Director of Agridrive Ltd, a social enterprise owned by AATF specializing in mechanisation and digital agriculture. George Marechera is a Zimbabwean national.
Legal Counsel & Board Secretary
Jane is the Legal Counsel and Board secretary of Agridrive Limited. She’s an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 9 years’ experience ranging from legal advice, compliance, contract Management, Intellectual Property Management, and Board Secretarial functions. A Kenyan national, Jane is a holder of a Masters of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the Kenya Methodist University, a Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and a Bachelors of Law from the University of South Africa.
Nkiru is a board member of Agridrive Limited. She brings over 20 years working experience with a decade of that from ExxonMobil as a project and design engineer and project manager for infrastructure projects in Nigeria, the United States, Singapore, and France. She also worked as a human capital development expert and management consultant in Canada and Nigeria. In 2015, she won an award from The Centre for Value Leadership (CVL) as an Outstanding Female Entrepreneur in the Agricultural Sector. She is also a Cochran Fellow of the USDA program and an IVLP Fellow of the US Department of State program.
Nkiru currently serves as the CEO/COO of Enviro Gro Farms – a company she co-founded to produce high-end vegetables for the Nigerian Market that is a premier commercial grower and marketer of fine quality vegetables in Nigeria. The farms are run in Epe with her partner and the support of their Dutch technical partners and an expatriate agronomist.
Kwame Akuffo – Akoto
Kwame is the board chairperson of Agridrive Limited. He has over 36 years of experience in all aspects of auditing operations, administration, finance, accounting, treasury, human resources systems development, and information technology functions. He has solid financial and executive experience in non-profit organizations as well as private industry and the profession (KPMG and PKF) earlier on in his career. He previously held a senior Executive Position at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in Nairobi, Kenya. He also served terms on the Boards of International Agricultural Research Centers and UNESCO.
Mr. Kwame is currently the Deputy Director General -Special Duties, IITA based in Ibadan Nigeria and has played key roles in the financial management of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) System. He also serves on the AATF Board of Trustees and is the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. A Ghanian national, Kwame is a Chartered Certified Accountant (UK) and Chartered Accountant (Ghana).