ABOUT



Toyin Umesiri is an Author, International Business Consultant, Supply Chain Strategist, Founder and CEO of Nazaru and Convener of the acclaimed Trade with Africa Business Summit. She provides Business Coaching to Entrepreneurs and Advisory and Consulting Services to Government Agencies and Multilateral Institutions.

In 2022, Toyin was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve as member on the Illinois District Export Council(ILDEC). District Export Councils (DECs) are organizations of leaders from the local business community, whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice for local firms.

Toyin serves on the Board of Directors of Westrock Coffee Company; a leading integrated coffee, tea, and extract service provider in the US, providing sourcing and financing, supply chain management, roasting, packaging, and distribution services to retailers, restaurants, convenience stores, commercial accounts, and hospitality customers around the world. With offices in ten countries, Westrock Coffee sources coffee from 35 origin countries.

Toyin Umesiri holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematical Sciences with focus on Computer Science from University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria and a Masters of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) from Central Michigan University. She is a Certified SAP Solutions Consultant and has helped design and deploy the most sophisticated and integrated Supply Chain systems in the world. Prior to launching her ventures, Toyin served as Business Strategist at the Headquarters of Fortune #1; Walmart, and Solutions Architect at Whirlpool Corporation supporting many supply chain functions and programs including in merchandising, technology, manufacturing and global sourcing.

Toyin previously served as Ambassador for Intra-African Trade Fair by appointment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Union (AU); the governing body of the 55 African nations. She teaches at Business Schools and mentor entrepreneurs on effective strategies to accelerate business growth and success while also providing strategic support to multi-lateral Institutions and governmental agencies to advance economic development through women and youth empowerment.

She is a global influencer, inspirational speaker and featured in books such as: Leading Women: Portraits of Inspirational Women in Technology, Founded by Women: Inspiration and Advice from 100 Female Founders, the Who's Who of the Nigerian Diaspora and also recognized as oneof Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring Women by Leading Ladies Africa and awarded distinguished honor by Consul General of the Nigerian Consulate New York.



Toyin Umesiri's opinions and expertise are sought after by media. For inquiry please email: info@toyinumesiri.com



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