Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (MFR)

Managing Partner

Ndidi is a Co-Founder of Sahel Consulting and serves as its managing partner. She has 23 years of experience in international development, and through her work with Sahel has shaped agriculture strategy and policy in West Africa for a range of clients in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

She is also the co-founder of AACE Foods, a social enterprise which processes nutritious food made from the best of West Africa’s cereals, herbs, pulses and spices. She is the founder of LEAP Africa which works across Africa inspiring, empowering and equipping the next generation of dynamic, principled and innovative young leaders.

Ndidi started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in their Chicago, New York and Johannesburg Offices. She was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honour – Member of the Federal Republic from the Nigerian Government. She was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes.

Ndidi holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an undergraduate degree with honours in Multinational and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and a 2018 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow.

Ndidi serves as a director for Nestle Nigeria Plc., Nigerian Breweries Plc (Heineken). Godrej Consumer Products India, Fairfax Africa Canada, World Vegetable Center and on the Royal DSM Sustainability Board, Netherlands. She is the author of “Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide for Scaling Impact,” published by Routledge. She is a TED Global speaker and her work has been featured on CNN, BBC, Bloomberg and a range of other international and local media outlets.

Temitope Adegoroye

Associate Partner

Temitope is an Associate Partner at Sahel Consulting where he is responsible for client engagement, project management and implementation. He is passionate about the agribusiness sector and has worked extensively across a broad range of value chains, with specific expertise on roots and tubers. He is proficient in market analysis, business strategy development, business sustainability, and project management.

Temitope has led several studies on agricultural policies and market entry strategies and implemented consulting projects in a range of priority areas including innovations in seed systems, mechanization, on-farm productivity enhancement and improved market access for agribusiness stakeholders.

Temitope holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Agronomy from the University of Ibadan and received his undergraduate degree in Plant Science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife. He is currently completing his MBA at the Lagos Business School, Nigeria.

Falaq Tidjani

Manager

Falaq has worked with development organizations, private organizations and government agencies on strategic assessment and planning, market analysis, national and regional policy analysis and entry strategies. She has worked on the downstream and upstream sectors and various value chains such as roots and tubers, fruits and vegetables, edible oils, grains and cereals focusing on several countries including Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria.

Falaq holds a BSc in Business Economics (First Class Honors) from the Anglia Ruskin University, England. She is proficient in French and English.

Adaugo Onyebuchi

Consultant

Ada has extensive experience in consulting and project management and has worked with developmental organizations, private corporations, governmental and non-governmental agencies, on industry analysis, market entry strategies, and value chain research. She has worked on sugar and maize value chains and is currently focused on implementing innovative solutions in the yam value chain: providing business advisory support to key stakeholders to commercialize improved seed yam varieties. Ada leads the Corporate Shared Value (CSV) team at Sahel to implement the Sahel Scholars Programme (SASP) and the Matching Fund Programme.

Prior to joining Sahel, Ada led key developmental projects focused on addressing mal-nutrition, health and environmental challenges in Nigeria. Ada holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Oil and Gas Management specialized in health, safety and environment from Coventry University, UK and received her undergraduate degree in Cell Biology and Genetics from the University of Lagos Nigeria.

Olumide Oyebamiji

Consultant

Olumide works as part of a team at Sahel Consulting that provides agricultural value chain research and analysis, market entry strategies, policy consulting, and project implementation support to a wide range of clients.

He has worked on in-depth analysis of the maize and fertilizer value chains and is currently focused on the development of the local dairy sector in a way that improves the livelihoods of smallholder dairy farmers by improving their productivity and integrating them into the milk supply chain of formal dairy processors.

Olumide has close to a decade’s experience in development program management, research, business development, evidence-based advocacy and stakeholder engagement at local, national, and international levels.

He has led the design and implementation of high impact development programs on Access to Energy, Good Governance, Conflict, Stabilization & Reintegration, and Human Rights. He is also skilled in organizing public campaigns and community engagement.

His core competencies include research, data analysis & visualization; policy analysis; knowledge management; proposal development & donor engagement; and program monitoring, evaluation & lifecycle review.

Olumide holds a B.Sc. (First Class Hons) International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University and an M.Sc. Political Science (Development Studies) from the University of Port Harcourt.

Ayodeji Ojo

Senior Analyst

The keywords that best describe me:
Resilient |Trust-worthy | Diligent | Team-player

What I do at Sahel:
Monitoring and evaluation of Sahel Consulting projects.

Why I love working in Sahel:
Sahel is in a class of its own with high standards. The organization provides learning opportunities and a great working environment.

Other non-work related interests:
Soccer, Reading (Especially African literature and Autobiographies) and Listening to music.

Previous work experience:
Hanovia Medical Limited,  Deji joined Sahel Consulting in August, 2017

Education:
MSc. Agricultural Economics from University of Ibadan
B.Agric. Tech. Agricultural Economics and Extension from Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Elias Bakare

Senior Analyst

The keywords that best describe me:
Logical | Convergent Thinker | Resourceful | Observant | Collaborator

What I do at Sahel:
My actions at Sahel lead to transforming the lives of smallholder farmers across Nigeria and West Africa. More specifically, I am involved in proposal development, business case development, project support activities, branding and communications activities, and corporate shared value (CSV) activities.

Why I love working in Sahel:
Arguably the best consulting firm to learn proper work ethics, world-class project delivery and manage high-level stakeholder interactions. The people at Sahel are the best there can be.

Other non-work related interests:
The movies | Meditating on the beach | Tours | Kitchen innovations

Previous work experience:
Sawubona Advisory Services, BusiT Consults and Westville Consulting. Elias joined Sahel Consulting in September 2017.

Education:
BSc. Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; Agribusiness Management Programme from Lagos Business School. New Business Models from Darden School of Business, University of Michigan, US (Short-course); Master Project Manager (MPM) & Certified Prince2 Manager (CPM) from the International Project Management Academy (IPMA).

Fisayo Kayode

Senior Analyst

The keywords that best describe me:
Resilient | Calm | Zestful | Team player

What I do at Sahel:
Proposal development, Value chain analysis, Project implementation, Industry, and market research and analysis

Why I love working in Sahel:
Working in Sahel is intriguing because of its high relevance to my interests

Other non-work related interests:
Singing | Reading | Livestock discovery

Previous work experience:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Fisayo joined Sahel in July 2017

Education:
B. Agriculture (Animal Science) from Bayero University, Kano
Sustainable Food Production through Livestock Health Management from College of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (short course), Graduate Animal Scientist (GAS), Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, Milking to Potential Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands.

Buhari Zubairu

Senior Analyst

The keywords that best describe me:
Patient | Team player | Creative | Ambivert

What I do at Sahel:
Coordinate and monitor organizations’ field intervention and project implementations

Why I love working in Sahel:
Sahel gives its staff the opportunity to learn professionally and improve their standards. The organization values competency and good initiatives.

Other non-work related interests:
TaeKwonDo | First aid | Creativity

Previous work experience:
eHealth Systems Africa

Education:
BSc Human Physiology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Mohammed Rilwan

Senior Analyst

The keywords that best describe me:
Hardworking | Resilient

What I do at Sahel:
Coordinate and implement the infrastructure and feed and fodder interventions of the Nigerian Dairy Development Program (NDDP) in Kano.

Why I love working in Sahel:
I love working in Sahel because It is a challenging environment and one gets to work on innovative projects with a team of professionals.

Other non-work related interests:
Soccer| Reading | Listening to music

Previous work experience:
Foreman Assistant at Tiamin Multi services Global Limited and Technical team lead at polio surveillance (AVADAR) eHealth systems Africa

Education:
B.Eng Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Minna.

Oseno Osagie

Senior Analyst

The keywords that best describe me:
Ambitious | Resilient | Assertive | Team-player

What I do in Sahel:
Business Planning and Development, Market Research, Industry, and Landscape Analysis, Project Implementation, Proposal, and Business case development.

Why I love working in Sahel:
Sahel is a great learning environment. Each day presents new opportunities and challenges, which really helps me to stay focused and interested.

The culture is great, and the environment is incredibly empowering. There is room for professional and personal development and I get to work with some of the brightest minds.

It feels good to be part of a company that is making a real difference.

Other non-work-related interests:
Reading | Listening to Music | Artisan Formulation| Watching TV

Previous work experience:
KPMG (3+ years). Oseno Joined Sahel April 2018

Language:
English and French (Intermediary)

Education:
BSc Accounting and Finance (Covenant University)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN Member)

Rahmat Eyinfunjowo

Senior Analyst

The keywords that best describe me:
Proactive | Dedicated | Intuitive | Self-starter | Conscientious

What I do at Sahel:
I provide project implementation support, conduct primary and secondary research, perform data analysis, and develop reports of research and analyses. I am also actively involved in the strategy development and execution of the Sahel Cooperate Shared Value (CSV) programmes.

Why I love working in Sahel:
The nature of work at Sahel keeps you on your thinking toes every time! The culture of excellence guarantees that you stay in top shape intellectually and the team make-up ensures that you rub minds with the most talented brains in the industry.

Other non-work related interests:
Reading | Writing | Cycling | Shopping | DIY Crafts | Community Development

Previous work experience:
Agri-Logic Nigeria. Rahmat joined Sahel Consulting in August 2018.

Education:
B. Agric. (Soil Science) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Ifeoma Umunna

Research Analyst

The keywords that best describe me:
Self-motivated | Intuitive |Tactful | Purpose-driven

What I do at Sahel:
I coordinate the Nourishing Africa Initiative at Sahel Consulting. Nourishing Africa is an online hub aimed at helping entrepreneurs in the agriculture and food landscape-scale their businesses in order for Africa to become self-sustaining by 2050 and become net exporters to the world.

Why Do I Like Sahel:
Sahel provides a challenging but rewarding environment for one to learn quickly and expand their knowledge beyond their typical expertise.

Other non-work-related interests:
Movies | Sports | International Affairs | Exercise

Previous work experience:
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Adolescent Health – PMNCH (WHO), Geneva; Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, London; and Girl Effect, Abuja.

Education:
Bachelor in Social Science in International Relations, Sociology and Gender Studies (first class) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa; Masters in International Development with honors from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Omobolaji Etti

ICT Associate

The key words that best describe me:
Adaptable | Goal- oriented | Integrity | Simplicity

What I do in Sahel:
ICT policy development, Graphic design, Network management, Social media management, Technical support, Video editing, and Website management

Why I love working in Sahel:
Sahel is one big family, coupled with talented professionals

Other non-work related interests:
Video games | Watching football match |Playing Basketball | Creating new ideas | Surfing the Internet for new knowledge

Previous work experience:
IT support officer at Skylinks Satellite Communications Limited; Digital Marketing Officer at Shixels Studios Limited; Digital Marketing Executive at Worldbay Technologies Limited and other freelance jobs related to IT

Education:
BSc. Hons. in Economics – Babcock University; Desktop publishing, Network centered computing & Digital web authoring – NIIT; Web design & Microsoft certified professional (MCP) on windows – GNT; Network Management – TTC Mobile; ITIL in IT Service Management – Harrybaker Training Institute; Graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.

Adedolapo Adeseye

Accountant

The keywords that best describe me:
Inquisitive| Patient | Concise | Diligent

What I do at Sahel:
Financial Reporting, Tax matters, Project reporting, Financial modeling for business plan development and overseeing administrative activities.

Why I love working in Sahel:
Sahel Consulting is a great learning environment that presents new opportunities that keep you focused and energized. The work culture is great and mutual respect among all staff is unique. At Sahel, we preach integrity and excellence.

Other non-work related interests:
Listening to Music | Teaching | Movies | Soccer

Previous work experience:
Adeyemi Ajibade & Co (Firm of chartered accountants): Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited. Dolapo joined Sahel Consulting in 2018.

Education:
B.Sc. Accounting (First Class Honors) from Osun State University.
Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (Professional Member)

Chioma Bankole

HR Associate

The keywords that best describe me:
Self Motivated | Goal Oriented | People Oriented |Resilient | Integrity

What I do at Sahel:
Managing Human Resources/Administrative functions and ensuring compliance with global best practices.

Why I love working in Sahel:
The culture promotes a high sense of personal and professional development. I am excited to be part of a world-class organization that is passionate about unlocking the potential of Agriculture and Nutrition in West Africa.

Other non-work-related interests:
Reading | Cooking | Music | Helping people

Previous work experience:
Ripples Konhect Consulting Services and Job-Link Recruitment Services. Chioma joined Sahel Consulting in January 2019

Education:
BSc Applied Microbiology and Brewing, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), ACIPM, Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, a Certified course in Mastering Human Resources Management Programme – Lagos Business School.