Dayo Mosobalaje
Co-Regional Partnerships Manager, West Africa
Lagos, Nigeria

As Sub-Regional Manager for West Africa, Dayo drives the expansion and deepening of KickStart’s impact in the region by building partnerships and linkages among private, public and development stakeholders. Dayo is focused on strategic partnership development in Southern Nigeria, Ghana and Mali.


Dayo is a business strategist and competitiveness specialist with over eight years of experience managing agriculture value chains, country competitiveness and institutional capacity building strategy. Prior to joining KickStart, Dayo led cross-country growth strategy development, managed livestock value chain competitiveness, and oversaw international marketing initiatives for major European brands in Nigeria and other West African countries. Dayo holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and MSc from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan.


Why KickStart? “Inspired by own upbringing, I was drawn to the transformative effects of Kickstart’s approach on the lives of rural people and smallholder farmers, and its ability to generate systemic change for poverty alleviation.”