Ademola Festus
West Africa Regional Manager - Sales & Partnerships
Lagos, Nigeria

Ademola joined KickStart in 2016 as a consultant and was quickly brought on full-time to lead sales and partnerships for Nigeria as Country Manager. Towards the end of 2018, he was promoted to Regional Manager of West Africa covering Northern Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana, and Mali. Prior to joining KickStart, Festus had 14 years of marketing and sales experience in industries such as fast moving consumer goods, construction, stock broking and pension management. He was previously the Regional Sales Manager for NASCO Group.


Ademola earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2005, a post graduate degree in Strategic Management in 2014 and a Master of Business Administration in 2017 from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria. He is an active member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria and an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria. He is also certified for Six Sigma Green Belt and has received trainings in DQ Sales and ACE Management from Whitten and Roy Partnership Nairobi.


He enthusiastically seeks challenging tasks in sales and marketing procedure, partnership creation and engagement, procurement management and supplies general management.