Meet the people building the agro-industrial backbone of Africa.

We’re a mission-driven team of supply chain experts, agro-industrial veterans, hardware & software engineers and operators of the highest calibre from all industries singularly focused on one mission: Industrializing food processing in Africa.

Founders

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Yale Computer Science graduate. A mentee of President Adesina of African Development Bank, Ikenna previously worked at Bain & Company, a top global management consultancy.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on capital recruitment & allocation - both human and financial.

Favorite book(s)

Principles by Ray Dalio, Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Working style/MBTI

ENTP - The Debater

Favorite operating principle

Implication Synthesis

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Yale Computer Science graduate. A mentee of President Adesina of African Development Bank, Ikenna previously worked at Bain & Company, a top global management consultancy.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on capital recruitment & allocation - both human and financial.

Favorite book(s)

Principles by Ray Dalio, Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Working style/MBTI

ENTP - The Debater

Favorite operating principle

Implication Synthesis

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Yale Computer Science graduate. A mentee of President Adesina of African Development Bank, Ikenna previously worked at Bain & Company, a top global management consultancy.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on capital recruitment & allocation - both human and financial.

Favorite book(s)

Principles by Ray Dalio, Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Working style/MBTI

ENTP - The Debater

Favorite operating principle

Implication Synthesis

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Yale Computer Science graduate. A mentee of President Adesina of African Development Bank, Ikenna previously worked at Bain & Company, a top global management consultancy.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on capital recruitment & allocation - both human and financial.

Favorite book(s)

Principles by Ray Dalio, Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Working style/MBTI

ENTP - The Debater

Favorite operating principle

Implication Synthesis

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Yale Computer Science graduate. A mentee of President Adesina of African Development Bank, Ikenna previously worked at Bain & Company, a top global management consultancy.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on capital recruitment & allocation - both human and financial.

Favorite book(s)

Principles by Ray Dalio, Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Working style/MBTI

ENTP - The Debater

Favorite operating principle

Implication Synthesis

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Yale Computer Science graduate. A mentee of President Adesina of African Development Bank, Ikenna previously worked at Bain & Company, a top global management consultancy.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on capital recruitment & allocation - both human and financial.

Favorite book(s)

Principles by Ray Dalio, Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Working style/MBTI

ENTP - The Debater

Favorite operating principle

Implication Synthesis

Ikenna Nzewi

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Ikenna lead Releaf as its CEO. Previously, he worked at Bain & Company, a top global management consultancy. Ikenna studied Computer Science at Yale University. He is an Eagle Scout and Valedictorian of his high school.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on capital recruitment & allocation - both human and financial.

Favorite book(s)

Principles by Ray Dalio

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

Working style/MBTI

ENTP - The Debater

Favorite operating principle

Implication Synthesis

Isaiah Udotong

Chief Growth Officer (CGO)

MIT Mechanical Engineering graduate with a concentration in Global Development + Philosophy. Spent 2 summers at Facebook as a software engineer. He is a Congressional Award Gold Medalist and a Bill Gates Millenium Scholar.


What my role looks like day to day

Focus on bleeding edge opportunities for expansion in new geographies, crops & by-products to grow revenue & margins.

Favorite book(s)

Metu Netr by Ra Un Nefer Amen The Struggle Continues by Kwame Nkrumah

Working style/MBTI

INFJ - The Advocate

Favorite operating principle

Creator 0:1

Uzoma Ayogu

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Duke Mechanical Engineering graduate and currently serves on Duke’s Board of Trustees as a full voting member alongside the likes of Tim Cook (Apple CEO) & Adam Silver (NBA commissioner). Uzo has professional experience as a systems engineer working on jet engines at GE Aviation.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on leading software development to increase our sourcing scale & hardware R&D to improve our crop output quality.

Favorite book(s)

From Third World to First by Lee Kuan Yew, Mountains beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Working style/MBTI

ENFJ - The Protagonist

Favorite operating principle

Innovative rational decision making

Larger team profiles coming soon

Advisors

Backed and advised by strong local & global partners

Y Combinator

World's best early stage startup accelerator with its companies having a combined valuation of over $100B including AirbnB, Stripe, Dropbox, Paystack, Flutterwave & more

Akinwumi Adesina

President of The African Development Bank & Former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture.

Ifueko Okauru

Former Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service (IRS) Executive Chairman, Board Member of Nigeria Breweries Plc & Diamond Bank Plc.

Want to join our team?

Join Releaf and help us write the new African growth story - one where we realize a vision of shared prosperity for Africa - in our lifetime.

Please send us an email at founders@releaf.ng

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