Fellowship Year: 2023
Nationality: Nigeria
Job Title: CEO
Organisation: MAX


Job Title: CEO

Organisation: MAX

Professional History: Adetayo is a mobility-technology pioneer, social entrepreneur and Cofounder at MAX, a platform which provides Africans access to income-generating vehicle subscriptions and zero emission vehicles. He is an internationally-recognized leader in the field of technology entrepreneurship, with a graduate degree from MIT.
Adetayo seeks to build labor justice, provide sustainable living wages, and fight unemployment throughout Africa by enabling commercial drivers to finance their own income-generating assets such as motorcycles, tuk-tuks, cars and minibuses. He is a 2022 TED Fellow, Endeavor Entrepreneur, Techstars Founder, MIT Alum, Harambe Gold Award Recipient, Alibaba eFounder Fellow, MIT Legatum Fellow, and Mastercard Foundation Fellow at MIT (2014).
Before co-founding MAX, Adetayo built a career in software engineering, product management, and management consulting at UACN, PwC, Dalberg, Konga, and NLNG - a Shell subsidiary operating in Africa.

Academic and professional credentials: University of Ibadan
MIT Sloan School of Management



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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.