Board of Advisers
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Professor Francis Showemimo
Professor Francis Showemimo – is a Professor of Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, he is currently a Researcher, Lecturer and Crop technology advocate with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He was the former Director of the University Company, where he made excellent returns for the University. He is the current Director of the Institute for Human Resources Development, the highest income generating unit of the University. His researches has led to the release and commercialization of 8 Sorghum varieties, 14 Maize varieties, 4 Sunflower varieties, 2 Ofada rice varieties. He is an agricultural consultant to some seed companies, farm outfits and aspiring entrepreneurs. He has visited over 25 countries across all continents in the cause of his knowledge pursuits. He is a motivational speaker, trained Baptist minister, a family man and he believes in making the impossible possible.
Francis Ajayi is an Economist. He was in the academia and he imparted knowledge in two tertiary institutions of higher learning in Nigeria. He was one time Regional Manager and Treasurer in Wema Bank Plc – one of Nigeria’s oldest Banks with deep roots in Western Nigeria, the home of Ofada rice.
He is part of the founding team at Ofadarice.com, he is on the advisory board and has contributed immensely to the various research efforts and body of knowledge that birth the company. Francis exposures in research, strategic planning and exposure to SMEs space spanning the last thirty (30) years will in no doubt be of immense benefit to the company.