Olusiji Aina, is a Development Economists and an Enterprise Development Expert. He is a strategist with professional competency in building high impact market relevant skills for economic development, creating employment and promoting economic growth in Africa. Prior to joining Cognity Advisory as Director,
Partnership & Technical Services, Olusiji was the Technical Lead & Program Director, Income Generation and Livelihood for United States Aid for International Development (USAID) funded Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project in Nigeria. He was the Head of Operations for CBN-NESI Multi-Billion-naira power sector stabilization fund established by GoN.
Olusiji has over 20 years’ extensive professional work experience spanning financial inclusion, renewable energy, project management, agribusiness, enterprise development, human capital development, and 10 years of extensive banking experience in Institutional and Commercial Banking.
Olusiji is a graduate of Statistics and holds a Certificate in Enterprise Development through Value Chains and Market Systems from International Training Center of Turin, Italy. He obtained a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch Business School South Africa, and EMP from Lagos Business School. He is a Chartered Development Finance Analyst (CDFA), Chartered Global Investment Analysts (CGIA), Associate, Chartered Institute of Economist of Nigeria (ICEN).
Olusiji joins Impact Amplifier as the Country Partner/Director responsible for Business Development, Stakeholder Engagement, and Project Management for the Nigeria Office.