Michael Ojo

Country Director, Nigeria

Michael is a very experienced professional with extensive senior management and leadership expertise gained from a variety of assignments across London over nearly twenty years, and more recently within the international development and international trade and development sector in West Africa. Michael joined GAIN from WaterAid, where he was the Country Director of the Nigeria programme. Michael started life as a Veterinary Surgeon before pursuing a career in public health, moving to sustainability and environment policy, transport, and back to public health (WASH) and nutrition. This eclectic pathway has produced a versatile and adaptable manager and leader with a focus on improvement.

Michael leads GAIN’s work in Nigeria focused on transforming our food systems to make healthier and sustainable food choices more affordable, available and desirable including work to scale up business investments in nutritious food value chains, reduce post harvest losses, secure better diets for children, and progress food fortification at scale. 

Over the years, Michael has developed a keen interest in business-led and market-based solutions to development challenges which was part of the attraction for joining GAIN.