Ade currently serves as Vice President Corporate & Government Relations, in charge of External Communication and Stakeholder Management at OLAM NIGERIA, the largest Agribusiness and food company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of OLAM international of Singapore, the parent company with a presence in 65 countries 25 of which are in Africa. His 30-year professional career spans diverse sectors which include Broadcast/Pay-TV, FMCG and the Banking industry where he held senior management roles in Treasury, Credit and Operations.
Prior to joining OLAM, Ade played a pivotal role in broadcast policy advocacy as Director Corporate Communications and Public Affairs with Multi-Choice (DStv) Nigeria. Subsequently, he became the Area Head of Communication and Regulatory Affairs, British American Tobacco for Benin, Niger, and Togo based in Nigeria, where he managed core regulatory issues in the highly sensitive tobacco industry. Ade is a polyglot and an avid writer, with weekly columns in Business Day Newspaper entitled ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH ADE ADEFEKO’ and THE CABLE, an online publication.
A former football pundit on SuperSport, Ade is also Vice Chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Export Group (MANEG), member of the Industrial and Competitiveness Presidential Advisory Council, current Chairman of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Agricultural Trade Group and a member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and industry-LCCI Export Group.
A Pan Africanist, Ade strives to continually advance Africa’s cause and agenda as a distinguished thought leader and speaker in domestic and international fora. He helps to tell the African story and shape the narrative through his own prism and leverages his wisdom, experience, and connections by serving on several Boards in non–executive positions. He was recently appointed as a Director of MobiHealth and sits on the board of SYNERGOS-Nigeria’s State Partnership For Agriculture in a non- executive capacity.
His mantra of life is simple- For God and Country