Bolaji AkinboroisCo-Founder & Co-CEO, Cellulant corporation
Bolaji Akinborois a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Cellulant corporation. He is building a blockchain based Business-Business-Consumer(B-B-C)Marketplace that is anchored on Agriculture across Africa.Through the marketplace,farmers gain access to market, industries can gain access to quality produce,and consumers gain access to finished goods-the Farm to Fork model.Prior to assuming the rol eas Co-CEO,he was responsible for the executing 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 $1B to rural farmers through an e-wallet platform.Subsequently, thee-wallet system was implemented in Liberia, Togo and most recently Afghanistan.This e-wallet system has evolved into the blockchain based Marketplace. Bolaji 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 US$10M 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 Corporation,where he provided strategic and financial support from a board position till he returned to Nigeria to implement the e-wallet solution for GES in 2014. Bolaji has also served as Country Director for Plan-international in Malawi and Tanzania. Bolaji 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 and Harvard Business School.