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Operating Partner

Olaniyi Oladejo

Experience & Activities

Niyi has over 25-years of experience in various industries; of which over 8-years has been in the food and agricultural sector. He has worked extensively within the QSR, bakery, poultry, and cassava starch sectors. He has also worked within food and agriculture private equity since 2016.

Niyi was previously the Deputy Managing Director of Food Concepts Plc., a multi-brand food retail company. He started his career in 1992 as a Community Pharmacist, and subsequently worked within the healthcare sector with Interscavon and GlaxoWellcome. He also worked as a management consultant with ReStraL and Philips Consulting; and in operating roles within telecoms with MTN Nigeria and MTS First Wireless. Prior to joining Sahel, he was an independent consultant on the Human Resources Component of FEPAR (Federal Public Administration Reform) programme, a DFID sponsored project which provided technical assistance to select central administrative agencies in the Nigerian Federal Public Service. He serves on the Board of Directors of Crest Agro and Dayntee Farms.

Niyi has a B. Pharm (First Class) degree from the University of Ibadan. He was the 1990 Best Graduating Student of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.