Bala Yunusa Yusuf, Board Director
Bala is a Director at Babban Gona and the former Team Leader of the United Nations Millennium Village Project in Nigeria where he oversaw the technical and financial implementation of the Millennium Villages Project. He led the expansion of the Project to cover Saulawa District, impacting 29,000 vulnerable people, and facilitated the adoption of the Millennium Villages model at the national level, reaching 21 million people across 113 Local Governments. He also won a grant from the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) in Africa to implement a soil health programme in Northern Nigeria targeting 30,000 smallholder farmers. He has six years’ experience in the Nigerian banking sub-sector as a Relationship Manager and Branch Head at Guaranty Trust Bank. He holds an MSc. in Development Finance from the University of Manchester and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at the same institution.