Mosunmola Cynthia UmoruMosunmola Cynthia Umoru


Nigeria

 

Occupational Information


Job Title: Founder & Chief Realization Officer of Honeysuckles PTL Ventures

Professional History


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'.  Now, heading up Harvesters Farms, Cynthia'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.

She 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. Cynthia 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. She has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.

Qualifications


Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from Pan African University
BSc in Zoology from Lagos State University

Programs


2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


Additional tags:  Farmer, Agribusiness, Entrepreneur,
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