Mosunmola Cynthia Umoru
Occupation: Farmer/Agribusiness Entrepreneur
Occupational Position: Founder & Chief Realization Officer of Harvesters Farms Limited, Mosunmola ‘s daily role is to oversee the development & operations of a 7,000-hectare agribusiness engaged principally in farming, food production, processing and distribution of a wide range of produce, and Farmshoppe™, a retail brand for freshly processed farm produce.
Mosunmola is an Ashoka Fellow and Goldman Sachs 10,000 women Scholar, who has served as an ambassador, advocate and consultant to the African Union Commission (Youth Division). Mosunmola set up ABIRA Agricultural and Educational Support Initiative to help bridge the gaps identified in Nigeria and to pursue significant youth involvement in the sector, realising that sustainable economic growth rests on SME development. ABIRA engages schools, governments, and businesses through a range of highly-impactful partnerships and interventions and to establish a training program to teach business to young people. Mosunmola serves on the Boards of several growing businesses in Nigeria. Her advocacy initiatives for the Agricultural sector have earned several awards and consultancy roles in Africa. Mosunmola was recently selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.
Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru is an Agribusiness Entrepreneur who started her journey straight out of college with Honeysuckles PTL Ventures marketing freshly processed chickens, snails and catfish to quick service restaurants in Nigeria. She proudly calls herself a 'farmer'.
Pan African University, Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management; Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, B. Sc Zoology
2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow