Lori SpiveyAugust 2, 2018
Chief Executive Officer, Nazaru
Toyin Umesiri is an entrepreneur and the convener of the Trade with Africa Business Summit. After over a decade working in corporate America; at Fortune 1 (Walmart) & Fortune 150 (Whirlpool Corporation), she made the big leap to full-time entrepreneurship to follow her passion for Africa.
Toyin's experience spans developing technology solutions and global strategy for Apparel Merchandising, Manufacturing, Finance and Controlling, Logistics and Supply Chain for leading brands. She also led the team responsible for designing the Global Sourcing and Supplier Management solutions at Walmart.
Following a trip to Africa in 2015, she committed to using her skills and global networks built as leverage in empowering people on the African continent. As CEO of Nazaru (www.nazaru.com), she leads a U.S. based company that drives increased U.S. commercial interest in Africa by not only fostering Business to Business (B2B) dialog that leads to mutually beneficial arrangements but also showcasing Africa's exporters and brands.
In 2016 Toyin was featured as a leading and inspirational woman in technology on the platform The Spark Women (http://www.thesparkwomen.com/) and published in a book called LEADING WOMEN.