Prof. Obafemi Ajibola

Managing Director/CEO

Professor Obafemi Ajibola is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of New Nigeria Foundation. He holds a first degree from University of Ife; a doctorate degree in Agricultural Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; and has extensive administrative, research, teaching and consultancy experience. He was awarded D.Sc. degree (honoris causa) by the Osun State University, Osogbo in 2017. Prior to his work with NNF, Prof Ajibola was a Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he supervised several postgraduate students, published scores of academic papers and served at different times as Head, Department of Agricultural Engineering; Dean, Faculty of Technology; Chairman, Committee of Deans; and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration).  He is a registered Professional Engineer, Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) and has served as consultant to several national and international development organizations. He is the immediate past Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Osun State University, Osogbo; Chairman, Board of Directors of the Centre for Research and Development (CERAD); Member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) and Chairman of several development-oriented committees. Professor Ajibola is blessed with a loving family whose support has contributed immensely to his successful career.