Festus Ademola

West Africa Regional Manager

Lagos, Nigeria

Festus 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 managing strategic impacts across Northern Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Senegal. Prior to joining KickStart, Festus accumulated 14 years of marketing and sales experience in industries such as fast moving consumer goods, construction, stock brokering and pension management. He was previously the Regional Sales Manager for NASCO Group.

Ademola earned a BSc in Economics in 2005, a post graduate degree in Strategic Management in 2014, and MBA 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. Ademola enthusiastically seeks challenging tasks in sales and marketing procedure, partnership creation and engagement, procurement management and supplies general management.