Michael Ajayi , Country Director Enactus Nigeria, Is Rise Networks Youth of The Week

Michael Ajayi is a graduate of Water Resources & Environmental Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. He took leadership of Enactus Nigeria as the Country Head in 2015.

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Through this platform team of outstanding university students create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, the students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success which transforms both the lives of the people they serve and in turn, the lives of the students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders.

Since taking leadership of Enactus Nigeria he has passionately engaged in community mobilization, grass-roots developmental projects, and youth and women empowerment programs dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators.

Over the years, he has continually demonstrated leadership in youth and entrepreneurship development. This where the basis for his selection by the United States government to participate at the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2015 and also shortlisted by Avance Media among the 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians in the Leadership and Civic Society category.

Michael is a result-oriented, deliberate, articulate, confident and persuasive team-builder who is able to motivate, communicate, lead or follow to achieve set goals.

Michael Ajayi’s passion and dedication towards entrepreneurship, youth development, and inclusion is an inspiration and we celebrate him for positive impacts made on the youth towards achieving Nigeria’s development framework.

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