About Us

Vestance is a full-service consultancy firm dedicated to helping players in Africa’s agricultural sector unlock the full potential of agriculture.

Africa is a pivotal continent with vast potential for agricultural growth and food system transformation.

We are a group of industry-leading experts with extensive experience in providing research, analytics, and advisory that enhance agricultural productivity, safeguard investments, and improve livelihoods.

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Our People

Fatai Razaq

Fatai Razaq

Policy and Research

Razaq is a seasoned development economist with over a decade of expertise in macroeconomic research, public policy analysis & investment advisory. His professional journey has been marked by significant contributions to the thought leadership of notable organizations, including PwC, and Meristem Securities. Currently, he is Africa Policy and Advocacy Manager at the ONE Campaign.

Rildwan Bello

Rildwan Bello

Programme Manager

Rildwan is a trained product manager with background experience across various sectors such as advertising, insurance, technology, sustainable development, agriculture, commodity trading, and venture capital. He obtained his first and second degree in Forest Economics and Management from the University of Ibadan.

Zainab Oyetunde-Usman (Ph.D)

Zainab Oyetunde-Usman (Ph.D)

Research and Insights

Zainab is an experienced and Award-winning Behavioural Agricultural Economist and has contributed to micro-analysis and impact evaluation at the farm-level. She currently works with Rothamsted Research (UK) as a Research Social Scientist and engages in behavioural and impact modelling of innovative climate resilient techniques across the UK Agri-Food Systems.

Sodiq Alabi (MBA)

Sodiq Alabi (MBA)

Communications

Sodiq Alabi is a communication expert. He led communications at Paradigm Initiative between 2017 and 2019, led digital communication for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Nigeria between 2019 and 2022. He holds an MA in Media, Ethics and Social Change from the University of Sussex and an MBA (with specialisation in Marketing) from Ahmadu Bello University.

Yusuff Kasali

Yusuff Kasali

Farm Operations

Yusuff is a seasoned agribusiness leader with about a decade experience in the agribusiness value chain. Yusuff is currently the Head of Small Holder Partnerships at Babban Gona Farmer Services, where he works with about 100,000 Small holder farmers across Nigeria.

Tayo Adedeji (CFA, MBA)

Tayo Adedeji (CFA, MBA)

Investment and Finance

Adetayo is an experienced finance professional with over seven years of expertise in investment research and corporate finance. He holds the esteemed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter and an MBA from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Tobi Kabir Jabar (MBA)

Tobi Kabir Jabar (MBA)

Agribusiness and Trade

Kabir is a seasoned agribusiness professional with over ten years of experience in the sector. His experience spans across Marketing, Sales and Business Development. He currently heads sales operation and export markets for AFEX Commodities exchange Exchange. He holds an MBA from the Lagos Business School

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