Bunmi Otegbade

MPP, Field IV – Economics & Public Policy (Class of 2019)
Woodrow Wilson School
Email Address: 
Otegbade@princeton.edu

Bunmi is building a workforce-for-the-future in Africa. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, he co-founded Generation Enterprise, a non-profit reducing unemployment and poverty by providing transferrable skills and career pathways for youth through an AI-enabled skills education tool in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. He helps advance Government participation in the African technology ecosystem through AVDD.gov.ng, which funded over 80 impressive civic tech startups, and featured Mark Zuckerberg. He is an investor in food, healthcare, and energy startups, and serves as a policy advisor to Lagos State Government in TVET. 

Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Bunmi was a management consultant advising Africa’s biggest companies in manufacturing, telecoms and banking across Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and South Africa. Upon graduation, he plans to continue working in the development space, particularly in the deployment of social and public investments. He graduated from Baylor University in 2007 with a B.S.E. in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

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