Olajumoke ADEKEYE

Passionate about helping young people get jobs, Olajumoke Adekeye is the Founder of The Young Business Agency, a youth employment accelerator based in Nigeria that is designing tailored content to help youth bridge 21st century workforce skills gaps.

To date, more than 1,000 young people have benefited from the employability skills curriculum, workforce training programmes, and job fairs that Olajumoke has designed and executed. In 2019, she was nominated as one of 40 global judges to help select five winners for the UNICEF-funded Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge.

She has also been tapped to provide a boots-on-the-ground youth perspective on SDG-8 at various international platforms, including at the World Economic Forum (Davos) and the United Nations (New York). Trained as a biochemist and statistician, she has a unique background in youth workforce development and public health.

Her work experience spans three continents and involves major operational roles, including managing a team of 300 people on a $50 million social marketing programme in Nigeria. Olajumoke is the Curator of the Abuja Hub of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

Master’s in Epidemiology and Advanced Biostatistics, Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique
Master’s in Public Health, University of Sheffield
B.A., Biochemistry and French, Grinnell College

Current: Curator
Past: Entrepreneurship and Employability Program Director
Global Shaper since April 2013