Deji Adebusoye 2022 speaker

Principal

Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Limited

Biography

Deji is a Principal at Sahel Capital, a food and agriculture-focused private investment firm in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sahel Capital manages two funds – Fund for Agriculture Financing in Nigeria (FAFIN), and Social Enterprise Fund for Agriculture in Africa (SEFAA). Deji leads investments and portfolio management for SEFAA and manages FAFIN portfolios. He is a director on the board of one of the portfolio companies.

Prior to that, he spent three years across a range of senior roles with Syngenta Crop Protection AG. He played a significant role in the formal opening of Syngenta Nigeria as the Chief Operating Officer and later became the Global Portfolio Operations Manager for one of the company’s business units in Switzerland. He started his career building systems and processes for Procter & Gamble across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Deji is both an African-Asia Impact Investing (AAII) Fellow and a Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA) Fellow.

Deji studied chemical engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University where he graduated with a first (1st) class degree and holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School.

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