Babafemi Oyewole

Executive director, PAFO

Babafemi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Panafrican Farmers Organisation (PAFO). In this role, Babafemi leads an organisation that represents over 80 million farmers and 73 national organisations spread across 49 countries in Africa and several partners across the globe.
Babafemi is a tri-sector professional with three decades of experience in corporate leadership, including over 10 years in the agricultural sector working with farmers and farmers organisations. Most recently, he served as CEOs of African Agribusiness Alliance and African Cashew Alliance. Prior to these positions, he was CEO of Africa Energy Investment Corporation (AEICORP), and General Manager, Banque Internationale du Benin.
Dr. Oyewole sits on the boards of Orabank Benin, FINADEV Benin and Supreme Microfinance Bank, Lagos and formerly on the Board of African Petroleum Institute, Cairo. He was an UNCTAD Africa expert and member of OECD advisory committee on natural resources. He obtained his PhD in Development Finance and Policy from the University of Bradford, UK as a Chevening Scholar. He speaks English and French.