ABOUT THE HOST
Olori Boye-Ajayi is an International Trade Consultant, and staunch advocate for female entrepreneurs. 3 words best describe Olori’s mission – Africa TradeReform. Olori’s devotion to excellence and the growth of the African economic ecosystem has been repeatedly recognized. In 2017, she was listed by SME 100 as one of the ‘Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria’ for her contribution to the Nigerian entrepreneurial ecosystem. In 2018, she received international recognition for her work and was nominated for the distinguished international fellowship program – the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), which is run by the U.S State Department. In 2019, she received the ‘Distinguished Service Award’ from the IVLP Alumni Association for her excellent contributions to the Secondary Schools Mentoring Programme held in 2019.
She was awarded an honorary award in 2019 from the African Fashion Development and Empowerment Center [AFDEC] for her contribution towards women empowerment in the Nigerian Fashion Industry. Similarly, in 2019, she was honored by Ideation Hub Africa for her tremendous contribution using business as a driver of social change and nation-building in Africa at the annual Women in Development Summit. In 2020, she was recognized as ‘Leader and Mentor’ for her role in the successful leadership and mentoring programs in Lagos state public schools by the US Consulate General Public Affairs office, Lagos Nigeria. She was also awarded ‘Outstanding Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ by The Entrepreneur Africa Awards, in 2020.
Currently, she serves as the President of the Export Community Agency (ECA), a regional-based end-to-end agency that offers exporters knowledge, funding opportunities, and access to global markets. She is an author, her book “Borderless Trade” was launched during very difficult times in Nigeria when there was a need to look inwards to see what more could be given to aid the advancement of entrepreneurs, businesses, and the economy. Olori uses her digital platforms and newly improved podcast -“Niihoho” to educate, motivate and have conversations with people who are interested in self-development and entrepreneurship.