Ayokanmi Ayuba – FESP Mentor


Ayokanmi Ayuba






Ayokanmi Ayuba is a highly skilled and resourceful professional and business leader with over 25 years’ experience working across different industry sectors which includes development, ICT, professional services and construction in various capacities.
She is currently the Acting Country Director and Director of Programs for TechnoServe Nigeria, an international non-profit organization that applies a private-sector approach in addressing poverty and improving incomes and livelihoods of smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs around the developing world. TechnoServe achieves this by working with enterprising men and women to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. Ayokanmi is responsible for ensuring that the organization delivers on its mission and vision in Nigeria.
As one of her responsibilities, she oversees the implementation of all projects and ensures they are implemented in line with TechnoServe’s global best practices as well as meet and exceed donor expectations.
Before TechnoServe, Ayokanmi worked in SAP, a global software company where she worked in several roles over 9 years and the last role was around deepening the capacity of the local ecosystem of partners through several activities that addressed the identified gaps and barriers to success.
Ayokanmi is a Design Thinking professional and has facilitated workshops and training for small businesses as well as in academic institutions.
Ayokanmi is an alumna of Obafemi Awolowo University where she studied Architecture at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also has an MBA from the Lagos Business School.


Sector Experience

  • Agriculture
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail



  • Business Management and Administration
  • Customer Acquisition and Retention
  • Product Design and Development
  • Business Leadership
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Negotiation
  • Contract Management