Adenike Adeyemi is the Executive Director for FATE Foundation where her main responsibility as the organisation’s chief executive officer is to work with the Board to develop a mid to long term strategic plan for FATE while at the same time overseeing the implementation of program, operational and financial activities in line with the organisation’s vision.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria a dual Masters degree in Public Administration and Diplomacy & International Relations from Seton Hall University, United States of America.
Adenike has extensive knowledge and experience with the Nigerian public, development and nonprofit sectors. Before joining FATE, she worked as an Engagement Manager in the Management Consulting unit of KPMG Advisory Services Nigeria where her clients included Federal and State Ministries, International Development Agencies, Corporate Foundations, Family Businesses and Nonprofits. Prior to KPMG, Adenike was the pioneer Coordinator/Executive Director for the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) where she facilitated the transition of NLI from an idea into an operational organisation with responsibility for delivering key initiatives such as the Senior Leaders Seminar, Future Leaders Programme, the Rwanda Leadership Initiative and the annual Christopher Kolade Symposium. While in Graduate School, Adenike worked as a Graduate Assistant and Programme Participant Facilitator for the Seton Hall New Jersey Education Opportunity Programme. She started her professional career in 2001, with the West African NGO Network (WANGONeT) as a Training and Administrative Assistant.
Adenike also engages in several community development and volunteer programs. She has been a member of the human capital development commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and is currently an active mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation’s Women in Business Programme.