Oluwayimika Angel Adelaja

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Direct Produce and Agro-Allied Services

BSc in Biology, Temple University; trained as an epidemiologist, Michigan State University. Angel Adelaja is a development consultant and entrepreneur. Through her consultancy, she formulates inclusive growth strategies for governments and organizations. Specifically developing good governance strategies to reduce health disparity, poverty, unemployment and boost agricultural and economic development, but also experience with international relations, private sector engagement and fund sourcing. She is Co-Founder of WeFarmAfrica.org and CEO/Founder of Fresh Direct Produce and Agro-Allied Services bringing communities together with agricultural technologies to strengthen agricultural value chain. Focused on developmental economics and women and youth empowerment, utilizing grass roots campaigns, technology and innovation to assist these groups in solving global issues, especially in agriculture. She wears another hat as owner, Zahara Empresa, an Abuja-based mega spa and salon. She has served as Technical Assistant and Research Consultant to the Director General of the Office of Economic Development and Partnership in the Office of the Governor of the State of Osun (consultancy ongoing), Special Assistant to the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Poverty Alleviation and National Coordinator of the National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) and Consultant to the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Wealth Creation.