Directors

The APDC Directors have been drawn from development experts around the world who will give their time and resources to see that the Company grows and delivers its objective to contribute to youth employment and job creation, as well as better development project outcomes. They include:

 

 

Dr. Chiji Ojukwu
Managing Director

Former Director of Agriculture and Agroindustry at the African Development Bank, and currently Senior Consultant at the Brazil Africa Institute. Expert in project management, advocacy, policy, operations, and teaching of COSTAB, financial and economic analysis of projects, and application of Cost-Benefit Analysis in agricultural sector operations

Dr. Paul Lester Woomer
Director

Senior Consultant on Value Chains and youth Agripreneurship at the IITA Ibadan and Technical Advicer to IITA DG on Youth Agripreneurship.

Ms. Lilian A. Onyegbulam
Director

Lecturer, Value Chain Specialist and Agripreneur at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike; Former Project Assistant at FAO Rome, Italy on Food Security and Nutrition Capacity Development in emergency and rehabilitation context (EU-ECHO) and Research Associate, African Agricultural Technologies Foundation (AATF) 

Mr. Dougou Keita
Director

Former Manager, Agriculture Division, Central and West Regions at the African Development Bank, and currently Senior Consultant at Farming Systems Research, Extension & Operations, Bamako, Mali, Experienced Agronomist and Value Chain specialist

Dr. Lawal Umar
Director

Former Chief Livestock Officer and experienced Operations Task Manager across the African continent, at the African Development Bank, Abidajn, Tunis and Nairobi Offices

5. Dr Chi Tawah
Director

Former Lead Adviser to the Senior Vice President at the African Development Bank, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, experienced Operations manager and livestock specialist

Dr. Kifle A. Wondemu
Director

Former Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Bradford, UK. and Consultant with the African Development Bank, ILO, and EIB. A  development economist and monitoring and evaluation specialist with extensive experience in economic research, theory-driven program design, monitoring, and evaluation

Mr. Lawrence Onukwuba
Company Secretary