Day 2 : Tuesday, 8 November 2016 14:00 - 15:30
Babban Gona, a sustainable private sector solution, that provides the members of hundreds of franchise farmer cooperatives, a holistic set of services to enable them increase their yields to 2.3 times the national average and increase their profitability to over 3.5X the average farmer. Babban Gona expects to sustainably enable 1 million small holder farmers lift themselves out of poverty by 2025. Kola brings significant leadership experience across four continents and multiple leading companies, including General Electric (GE), Abiomed and Notore. In addition, Kola brings extensive public sector experience as the former Senior Advisor to the Nigerian Minister of Agriculture. Kola is globally recognized as a thought leader in African Agribusiness. In recognition for his leadership in driving positive change on the African Continent he has received several global awards including the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship and Rainer Fellowship. Kola holds an MBA (Honors) from Harvard and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT.