Executive Director, FATE Foundation
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Adenike Adeyemi has over 19 years’ experience in non-profit management, enterprise development, strategy and organizational transformation. As the Executive Director of Nigeria’s foremost enterprise development organization, she leads FATE Foundation’s focus on enabling aspiring and emerging Nigerian entrepreneurs start, grow and scale their businesses through business incubation, growth support and accelerator Programmes.
Since joining the FATE in 2015, she has deepened the organisation’s strategic footprint in the Nigerian entrepreneurship ecosystem through business incubation programmes; sector focused accelerator programmes; and financial and non-financial linkage programs for the organisation’s over 6,000 flagship programme graduates. She has led the organization to become the thought leader in research and policy analysis on Nigerian MSMEs and the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem. She has also led the development of digital platforms for learning, advisory and support to expand the organization’s reach to over 120,000 entrepreneurs in their short course programmes.
Adenike’s previous experience includes Manager, Public & Development Sector Services, KPMG Nigeria; pioneer Executive Director, Nigeria Leadership Initiative; and Learning Support Programme Management at the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Program.
Adenike serves on a number of Boards including Trustee of the Youth Business International; non – Executive Director, VDT Bitflux Communications; Director, Oxbridge Tutorial College Foundation; and Advisory Board Member, BudgIT.She is a 2020 Eisenhower Fellow and has a Masters of Public Administration(with a specialization in nonprofit management) and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy & International Relations from Seton Hall University(2005); and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan(2001).