YieldWise Nigeria Project Director, PYXERA Global
Over the past twenty five years, Lekan’s career has included professional experience in agricultural research & extension and agribusiness in the public, private and the social sectors. He worked with organizations such as the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Premier Seeds Nigeria and with UNDP/UNOPS Millennium Villages. He had also worked with Notore Chemical Industries, the Mercy Corps before joining PYXERA Global where he started as deputy project director and then Project Director for YieldWise Nigeria. In this position, he leads the day-to-day management of the project and is responsible for technical and strategic direction of the project. Lekan has a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Extension, and post-graduate diplomas in Business Management and Agronomy and Farm Management. He has also participated in several trainings such as in financial inclusion, program management and supply chain management. Lekan has passion for working with smallholder farmers and empowering women and youth.