This season, we’re showcasing stories from the inaugural class of Changing Narratives Africa Fellowship, a highly selective program for African food entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their brands into global markets. This week’s guest is Temi Jebutu, a Nigerian Agribusiness professional with over 17 years of experience in Operations Management working with multinational and international organizations. He is currently the Managing Director of AACE Food Processing and Distribution Limited which produces spices, seasonings, snacks and complementary foods for local and international markets. Temi joined AACE Foods in 2014 and has led the growth of the organization by introducing innovative and nutritious products, improving the livelihoods of over 10,000 smallholder farmers in the company’s supply chain and displacing imports through promoting local sourcing. AACE Foods’ pioneering efforts have been recognized and supported by the Africa Diaspora Marketplace, Innovations Against Poverty (IAP), the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), Business call to Action (BctA), the London Stock Exchange, Ebony Life TV and WIMBIZ. Prior to returning to Nigeria to join AACE Foods, Temi had prior work experience in Canada with McDonalds Corporation and Sakai Spice. Temi holds a BSc. In Estate Management from Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria, an MBA in Operations Management from Frederick Taylor University, United states, and an MBA in Food Security from Business School Netherlands. He also has a Quality Management Certificate from the University of Manitoba Canada, is a member of the Stanford Seeds Transformation Network and a Cochran Fellow. Temi is a change agent in the Nigeria Agricultural sector and remains committed to promoting nutrition, producing nutritious food, improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and also ensuring gender equality and women empowerment in the agribusiness landscape.
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