AFEX Beginnings — Saying Yes and Other Stories

by Ayodeji Balogun, CEO AFEX

For me, as humans, we define our success in clear fundamentals.

I was tasked with one goal: To transform Nigeria’s commodities exchange market into a scalable, efficient, and profitable system.

That was the beginning of my #myAFEXstory. It’s easy to see how interest can quickly metamorphose into an impact-driven project to fight food insecurity.

Growing what was to be the largest supply chain infrastructure to unlock capital for the agricultural sector and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers was a big goal, and is now a big achievement, but it required commitment, courage, and resilience.

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