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Leadership

His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II CON, Board Chairman

His Highness Muhammad Sanusi, Sarkin Kano is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Babban Gona and was most recently the 10th Governor and Chairman of the Board, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in

SImeon Bridgewater

Simeon Bridgewater, Board Observer

Simeon Bridgewater is an Investment Director at the Global Innovation Fund, where he identifies, evaluates and manages investments in the private sector that improve the lives of the poorest people in developing countries. His portfolio includes

Appolo Goma, Executive Director – Operations

Appolo is the Executive Director, Operations at Babban Gona. He was formerly the Group Chief Operations Officer (GCOO) at Notore Chemical Industries with responsibility for all operations including the Technical/Plant functions, commercial function,

Raymond-Guthrie

Raymond Guthrie, Board Observer

Raymond Guthrie is a Senior Partner in the Investment Team at the Global Innovation Fund (GIF). In his current role, Raymond manages a team of Investment Directors and Associates, developing and structuring risk capital investments and grants to

Orin Hasson, Board Observer

Orin Hasson is the representative from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on the Board of Directors at Babban Gona. At BMGF, he is a Program Officer on the agricultural development team and he manages grants which are focused on linking

Kola Masha, Managing Director

Kola is the Managing Director of Babban Gona. He holds the same position at Doreo Partners, an agriculture focused, African impact investing firm. Prior to founding Doreo and Babban Gona, Kola was the Managing Director and CEO of a

Lola Masha, Board Director

Lola is a Director at Babban Gona and the Country Manager for OLX Nigeria. Globally, the OLX brand is one of the world’s leading free, online classifieds platforms with 123 million unique users across 107 countries, generating traffic of over 1.8

Julian Peach, Board Director

Julian has been a Director at Babban Gona since 2014, and a senior private sector rural development and agricultural finance expert with over twenty-five years of technical and management experience working globally to help poor rural people

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

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