Management

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Ibrahim Buwanhot

Head, Business Development

Ibrahim has five years’ experience in strategy and startups in developing economies. He is an innovative and result oriented team player, skilled in Strategic Planning, Strategy Management and Business Development. Ibrahim has been a major contributor to developing business initiatives in line with the objectives of Novus Agro.

He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN). He is the current Head of the Business Development Unit and has served in this capacity since inception of the firm.

Ibrahim is a graduate of sociology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria and holds a Diploma in Purchasing and Supply.

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Richard Popoola

Head, Field Operations

Richard joined Novus Agro at inception as a project manager. He spearheaded the Enumeration and Trade Facilitation process of our business while building the market structure over the years. His experience cuts across banking, telecommunications and Agro MIS systems. As the current Head of Field Operations, Richard supervises the activities of a growing number of field workers which include Enumerators, Trade Coordinators and Facilitators.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

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Obiajuru Igborgbor- Luya

Strategy Manager

Obiajuru is currently charged with developing market-facing strategy for Novus Agro and has also played a key role in the development of media publicity for Novus agro. She is a graduate of Zoology from the University of Lagos and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration from the same university. She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN). Her experience in marketing and sales, coupled with her attention to detail, serves as leverage when promoting the business objectives of the firm. Obbie is a skilled business analyst, strategic planner, trainer and resource person.