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Expanding the frontiers of innovation in food manufacturing for a sustainable future

Expanding the frontiers of innovation in food manufacturing for a sustainable future

In Nigeria alone, over 19 million people face acute food insecurity, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Globally, an estimated 828 million people were affected by hunger in 2021. Meet Adesola Ajayi, a trailblazing chemical engineer and strategy consultant strategizing revolutionary solutions that could transform the way we produce dairy – a major contributor to food insecurity and environmental degradation worldwide.

Adesola Ajayi is a chemical engineer and MBA candidate at global powerhouses like The Wharton School and London Business School. With a groundbreaking thesis on biodiesel production from waste cooking oil, Ajayi’s passion for renewable energy and sustainability was evident from the start.

Recently, she has developed strategy for Better Dairy, a sustainable dairy manufacturer leveraging precision fermentation and lab-made casein to disrupt traditional dairy production. By reducing the industry’s staggering environmental impact – livestock accounts for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions – Better Dairy aims to provide a healthier, more sustainable alternative to combat food insecurity and climate change.

Ajayi’s exceptional talents have earned her numerous accolades, including a coveted London Business School Merit Scholarship and fellowships from globally renowned consulting firms like Boston Consulting Group and Bain.

With a dual concentration in Technology & Analytics and Change Management, Ajayi is equipped to drive transformative change. Her managerial experience at Fortune 500 giants like Procter & Gamble, where she delivered outstanding business results, has further honed her ability to spearhead innovation.

“We can no longer afford to ignore the impact of our food systems,” Ajayi says. “It’s time to embrace innovative solutions that prioritize sustainability and the well-being of our planet and its people.”

As Africa and the global community grapple with the pressing challenges of climate change, population growth, and resource scarcity, Ajayi’s work offers a beacon of hope. By pioneering sustainable dairy manufacturing, she’s not only revolutionizing the industry but also paving the way for a future where food security is attainable for all.