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Simi Olusola

Aspilos Foundation
Executive Director
simi@aspilosfoundation.org.ng
Simi Olusola is a multipotentialite, development sector expert and entrepreneur who is passionate about the growth and development of Nigeria and Africa. She works with various organisations and the government to ensure economic growth and improve governance in the country.

She has been working in the not for profit sector for over 9 years with a focus on poverty reduction via the pathways of economic empowerment and good governance. She's the Founder and CEO of Aspilos Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation working to eradicate poverty and inequality in Africa by designing and implementing projects in technology for development, micro enterprise acceleration & development, active citizenship and policy influencing. Notable among the projects of Aspilos Foundation are AboCoders and Citizens’ Platform. The organisation has impacted almost 500 people directly via its economic growth projects and over 1500 people via its good governance projects.

Along with her co-director, Simi runs Nuach Consulting, a small & niche consulting firm that helps start-ups become a going concern and works with international organisations to implement programmes. Nuach Consulting provides high level solutions in the areas of Strategy, Operations, IT, Human Capital Development and Project Management. The team has a cumulative experience of over 13 years in these areas and has deployed solutions for clients in the technology, development, transport and agric sectors. They have worked with large enterprises as well as MSMEs and local as well as international organisations.

She is a lifelong volunteer with a passion for societal development. She has a B.Sc in Physiology from the University of Ibadan, a certificate in Social Sector Management from the Pan Atlantic University and has a master’s degree in Data, Economics and Development policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in view.

She is a 2020 Acumen West Africa Fellow, a Strategy Advisor for TechHer NG, a 2019 fellow of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative, a 2016 LEAP Africa Social Innovators Program fellow, a 2017 member of the Young African Leadership Initiative RLC West Africa and an International Citizen Service volunteer.