Hi great people, welcome to another edition of the Rebrand Nigeria Ambassadors Series!
Our Ambassador for today is Mrs. Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, a social entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is the co-founder of Sahel Consulting, private equity, and investment advisory firm. The company has two subsidiaries, Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Ltd and Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Ltd.
Ndidi and her husband Mezuo Nwuneli founded AACE Foods, a company that processes, packages and distributes nutritious and tasty food made from the best of West Africa’s fruits, herbs, vegetables, and cereals.
The product line of AACE Food includes spices, sauces, and complementary food that excite and satisfy institutional, commercial and retail customers.
The reason she started AACE foods is that the fruits and vegetables grown and harvested across the country are wasted because of lack of infrastructure to bring the product to the market. Sadly, 90% of processed foods consumed in Nigeria are imported because of safety issues.
In 2002, she established a non-profit organization, LEAP Africa. LEAP is an acronym for Leadership Effectiveness, Accountability, and Professionalism. The organization has trained over 50,000 Nigerians across 26 states who have initiated over 100 change projects in their various communities.
Ndidi also founded NIA; Ike, Akunuba in 2002, aimed at empowering young women to achieve their highest potential. Ndu, Ike and Akunuba are three Igbo words which mean Life, Strength and Wealth.
Its focus is to change the mindset of women to realize that with handwork and discipline, they can achieve whatever they put in their minds.
She won the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum Award 2017
Nigerians are creative people!
This campaign is powered by the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa.
For more information, please visit www.rebrandnigeria.com
God bless Nigeria!!