Olawale, Rotimi Opeyemi is a leading agric entrepreneur, recognised young leader in Africa’s agric sector and international speaker who has addressed global audience at high level meetings of various multilateral institutions.
He is the founder and CEO of JR Farms Limited (with operations in Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia and Netherlands), a leading agribusiness in Africa determined to transform Agriculture in Africa by undertaking opportunities for growth and business that will engender sustainable food production and increased incomes for farmers in Africa.
Olawale champions various agriculture initiatives with focus on creating decent jobs for youth and women and raise the next generation of agrarian leaders in Africa, such initiatives include Green Agribusiness Fund with partnership support from global partners such as Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Labour Organization among others.
Olawale holds a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Comparative Religions from University of Ilorin, an executive certificate in Agribusiness Management Programme from the Lagos Business School and currently, an Executive MBA in Food and Agriculture in the Netherlands. He has featured on several global interviews in recognition of his unique approach in the agric sector and rural economy in Africa. He mentors several young people across Africa and beyond.