Adenike Adeyemi

As FATE Executive Director, Adenike oversees the development, monitoring and implementation of the Foundation’s strategic direction including program design, operations management, fund development, partner development and overall sustainability.

Prior to joining FATE, Adenike worked as an Engagement Manager in KPMG Nigeria’s Management Consulting Unit. She supported the Public Sector Partner with the development of KPMG’s development advisory strategy. She managed several clients within the education and non profit and development sectors gaining key competencies such as Strategy Design and Implementation, Institutional Transformation, Learning Program Design and impact assessment.

Adenike also served as the pioneer Coordinator/Executive Director for the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI), a leadership focused nonprofit affiliated with the Aspen Institute. At NLI, Adenike facilitated the transition of NLI from an idea into an fully operational entity while also coordinating the design and launch of several NLI flagship programmes such as the Future Leaders programme, the Rwanda Leadership Initiative and the Annual NLI Symposium. She started her professional career in 2001 with the West African NGO Network (WANGONET) as a Training and Administrative Assistant. She is a member of the human capital development commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) an active mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation’s Women in Business programme.

Adenike has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Linguistics (2001) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She also has a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Master of Arts (MA) in Diplomacy and International Relations (2005) from Seton Hall University in the United States.