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)

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

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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