Olayide Adesanya


Deputy Director, Programmes

Olayide’s background in Mass Communication gives her a sophisticated grasp of human relations but her real passion comes from using that background to build and sustain professional relationships with the Foundation’s clients, partners, service providers, etc.  She joined the Foundation in 2002 as a Programmes Officer and is currently a Deputy Director, Programmes with responsibility for programmes implementation and supervision; and managing the programme staff to ensure set targets and objectives are achieved.  She is emotionally intelligent and possesses life skills with tons of demonstrable experience in training and manpower development, community development, research and development, social investment, journalism, and public relations. Layide has been involved in the conception, design, implementation and supervision of various development projects and has contributed to the successful execution of many of these projects both as team leader and member.  Prior to joining the NNF team, Olayide had a distinguished career at the Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC) in various capacities including training and marketing and worked in the print and electronic media. She also worked in the education sector as the pioneer head of the Corona Teachers’ College, with responsibility for the development and management of the College to achieve and maintain the highest degree of educational standards and discipline. She studied Mass Communication, has a postgraduate degree in Business Administration and a Certificate in Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Processes, from the Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen, The Netherlands.