tfss 8f2767c1 3b38 4c8e a8fa cd5f48c7a1de Abimbola PariolaAderonke Onadeko



Occupational Information

Job Title: Business Development Consultant

Professional History

Aderonke is currently collaborating with 2007 Tutu Fellow Mezuo Nwuneli in a venture called Nourishing Africa, which is a hub for entrepreneurs to accelerate their work, connect with funders, markets, talent, and celebrate their successes. It connects agtech and digital innovators to ensure that Africa nourishes itself and becomes a net exporter of food by 2050.

Previously she worked as a food technologist in the United States and Nigeria before moving into the oil and gas sector. She is a serial entrepreneur and has birthed many small and medium-sized companies that are thriving. Some of which are beverage manufacturing, farming, telecommunications marketing to mention a few. She speaks to audiences on starting their own ventures and the empowerment of youths and women. She has won awards for community service, mentoring, business, and educational achievements. 

She's now the Country representative for Natixis International, Corporate & Investment Banking. Natixis is the Corporate, Investment, Insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd largest banking group in France, with 35 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne. She is a member of the Institute of Petroleum now Energy Institute UK.


Resource development (food science and technology) at the University of Rhode Island in the United States
Crude oil and Petroleum Products Trading and Marketing at the Petroleum and Energy studies college in Oxford
MBA in Entrepreneurship at the Durham Business School in 2003 as a Chevening Scholar
Chief Executives program at the Lagos Business School (Pan Atlantic University) in Nigeria


2006 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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