Co-Founder, Cellulant and CEO, Cellulant Nigeria Limited
Bolaji Akinboro is a Co-Founder of Cellulant corporation and the CEO of Cellulant Nigeria Limited. Prior to assuming this role he was responsible for the Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GES) project; an agricultural subsidy program for the Federal Government of Nigeria which enabled the disbursement of fertilizer, seed and other agricultural inputs worth $1 billion to rural farmers through an e-wallet platform. The project has now spread to Liberia, Togo and most recently Afghanistan.
Akinboro has driven Sales and Marketing at Procter & Gamble in Nigeria. He set up P&G in Ghana where he served as its founding executive and grew the business from scratch to a $10 million USD per year business in two years. He was recruited by the World Bank through KPMG to head the Business Development Unit for its Africa Virtual University (AVU) project in East Africa.
During this time he met Ken and they founded Cellulant; where he provided strategic and financial support from a board position until his resumption as the CEO of Cellulant Nigeria in 2014. Akinboro has also served as Country Director for Plan-international in Malawi and Tanzania.
Akinboro is a pharmacy graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and holds a post-graduate certificate in management from Herriot Watt University in the UK. He is also an alumnus of the Oxford University Business Economics Program.