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.

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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

Peter Onwucha

Manufacturing Operations & Logistics (VP)

Peter Onwucha leads Releaf as its VP manufacturing operations & Logistics. With over 12 years industrial FMCG experience, which span across: Technical Manager, ECCBC Gambia, Process Engineer, Unilever, ...etc. He has M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry, University of Port Harcourt. 2013 Unilever's MD technical award winner.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on reliability of all fronts of manufacturing operations, to effectively service customers’ demands with brands at sustainable-profit-margins and of regulatory compliance. Also, to mentor leaders of the future (growth mindset)

Favorite book(s)

How Successful People Lead by J.C Maxwell

25 ways to Win with People by J.C Maxwell.

Bible (kjv)

Working style/MBTI

ENTJ - The commander

Favorite operating principle

Assertive Contrarian

Jennifer Umana

Data and Quality Analyst

Releaf's Manufacturing Unit Data and Quality Analyst. Jennifer previously educated children in Lagos. An alumni of the University of Uyo, where she studied Botany and Ecology.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on data accuracy and Quality checks that simplifies forecast and aid decision making

Favorite book(s)

Destiny by T.D. Jakes
A woman after God's own heart by Elizabeth George

Working style/MBTI

ENFJ-T - The protagonist

Favorite operating principle

Analytical Tactician

Ayodeji Jayeoba

Sourcing (VP)

Ex-Andelan, while there, he worked with tech juggernaut, Microsoft and financial startup, Invest forward as a fullstack developer. An Electrical & Electronic Engineering graduate from OAU, Ile-Ife. Part time artist and drummer.

What my role looks like day to day

Negotiating with vendors & contractor, quickly adapting resources to meet sourcing targets, tracking field agents' progress & designing experiments.

Favorite book(s)

The scriptures

Working style/MBTI

INFP-A The Mediator

Favorite operating principle

African Man - Original

Chukwuemeka Amadi

Chief of Staff

British Council Enterprise Fellow and an alumnus of Fate Foundation founded by Fola Adeola [GT Bank Founder] Emeka holds a Project Management Certificate from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from ABU, Zaria.

Emeka is experienced in Project Management & Business Communication.

What my role looks like day to day

The Third Eye of Releaf; Leading Special Projects, converting user's needs to develop directional path for all stakeholders, and heading Branding & Culture.

Favorite book(s)

Shoe Dog - Phil Knight
The Culture Code - Daniel Coyle
Building a Story Brand - Donald Miller

Working style/MBTI

ENFJ - A - The Protagonist

Favorite operating principle

Implication Synthesis

Charles Nwachukwu

Operations/Logistics Manager

Lead as Operations/Logistics Manager. Previously worked at Rivers State Vegetable Oil Company and Planet Oil & Chemical Industries Ltd, seasoned agro and allied company. Studied Industrial Chemistry at Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

What my role looks like day to day

Drives Production, Quality assurance, Sales, and Logistics activities  for optimum visibility, sustainability and profitability

Favorite book(s)

Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do!

Working style/MBTI

INFJ-A -The Advocate

Favorite operating principle

Unblockable Collaborator

Chuks Miracle Okafor

Software Engineer

Chuks lead Releaf SW development team. Previously, worked at Nuture Technology, a FinTech institution. Lead the team of Engineers that worked on ANSCIMS & ANSSID an Identity and Tax Payment/Collection Solutions for Anambra state government. He studied Computer Science at Federal University of Makurdi.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on leading software development critical & logic implementation to improve an overall profitability in raw material sourcing & factory equipment computerize maintenance

Favorite book(s)

Good Morning, Holy Spirit - Book by Benny Hinn

The Pragmatic Programmer - Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas

Working style/MBTI

ENFJ-A - The protagonist

Favorite operating principle

The Industrialist

Emmanuel Amaechi

Procurement Manager

Emmanuel works at Releaf as Industrial Chief of Staff. He previously worked with secondary schools in Surulere Lagos on crime eradication during his National youth service. He studied Edu Economics at University of Nigeria Nsukka.

What my role looks like day to day

Focus on negotiations and timely delivery to increase profit and value

Favorite book(s)

Dreams from my father- Barack Obama

Working style/MBTI

ENFJ- The Protagonist

Favorite operating principle

Implication Synthesis

Idorenyin Okuku

Sourcing Officer

Idorenyin who is a graduate of Mass Communication from Akwa Ibom Polytechnic and a Chief Editor for that same department in 2013, worked with Spectranet as Customer Care Representative. She is a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and currently the Sourcing Officer at Releaf.

What my role looks like day to day

Focused on sourcing effectiveness, customer discovery, gathering Information from suppliers, undertake community relations, coordinate activities of direct line Report, execute market research, survey for information gathering and  Raw Materials Price Analysis.

Favorite book(s)

The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho
48 Laws of power and Mastery : Robert Green
Start With Why: Simon Sinek

Working style/MBTI

INFJ-T -The Advocate

Favorite operating principle

Social Capitalist

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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