ROLE PLAYERS 2018 - Babatomiwa Adesida

Babatomiwa Adesida

Private Sector and Philanthropy Engagement
Sustainable Development Goals Fund

Babatomiwa Adesida is the Private Sector and Philanthropy Engagement Consultant for the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund), a United Nations mechanism; based in New York; that brings together UN agencies, national governments, academia, civil society and business to achieve SDGs. His role entails engaging the Private Sector to establish sustainable partnerships with the UN through the SDG Fund in numerous countries around the world.

He has over 15 years of Private Sector experience and has been involved in the development, implementation and monitoring of projects and policies through the private sector in partnership with numerous governments in different countries some of which include Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Tanzania, Zambia, Switzerland, Singapore and U.A.E. His most recent Private sector role was with Sahara Group where he served as the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager for Sahara Foundation; a subsidiary of Sahara Group Limited.

Babatomiwa received a B.Sc with honours in Sociology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and MSc. in Public Policy from the University Of Bristol, U.K where he won a partial scholarship for international students. He is extremely passionate about Social Reconstruction particularly in developing nations and plays an integral role in promoting the welfare of the underprivileged in the society through partnerships with various organizations and like-minded individuals. He has been nominated for and also received several CSR awards some of which include the Future Awards Nigeria, the Nigeria CSR awards and the 100 most impactful CSR leaders (Global listing) in India.

As a motivational speaker and a firm believer in Africa's inherent greatness, he has travelled vastly delivering numerous papers to the continents youth.

Babatomiwa is married with two children. He is an avid Manchester United fan and also enjoys swimming, table tennis and travelling.