Abosede is a tri-sector leader with 20 years’ experience working across the non-profit, private, and public sectors as a development professional. She began her career with ActionAid International Nigeria and coordinated Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability for Keystone Bank, FirstBank and Samsung Electronics West Africa, respectively. Abosede was also the founding Director, Strategy, Funding and Stakeholder Management at the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) as part of a team creating jobs in Africa’s largest city by population, Lagos. In these roles, Abosede contributed to improving the health, education, and economic outcomes in over 30 States in Nigeria and five cities across West Africa.
She has a degree in Political Science/Public Administration from Igbinedion University, an MSc in Communication for Innovation & Development from Reading University and a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School where she was recognized with the Josephine Vernon award as the most outstanding Edward S. Mason Fellow and the Women and Public Policy Programme Barbara Jordan Award for Women’s Leadership. Abosede is an associate fellow of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative and a Vital Voice VV Engage fellow.
She is an expert in using a multi-sectoral approach in Programme Management and Policy Implementation. She is skilled in development communications, stakeholder management, fundraising and sustainability; complemented by strong analytical, team building and interpersonal skills. She was named Woman of the Year 2020 for her work in Women’s Political Participation by her Network and one of Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspirational Women by Leading Ladies Africa in 2019.