Executive Secretary, Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers & Exporters Association of Nigeria
Akin Sawyerr, is a Supply Chain Specialist with three decades of experience in various geographies primarily focusing on pharmaceutical and fresh fruits and vegetables. He is currently Executive Secretary of Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers and Exporters Association of Nigeria (AFGEAN) and also to Nigerian Agro Business Group, a body advising the Federal Government of Nigeria on policy matters related to agriculture and food production. He is also Nigeria Advisor to Supply Chain & Logistics Group. He has worked with DHL and has been instrumental in development of Cold Chain for Pharmaceuticals in Middle East. He has also been consulting DHL for exports of Fresh Produce from Nigeria. His other consulting assignments includes European Union on Ecowas, Embassy of The Netherlands in Nigeria, Rwanda Development Board, British Trade International, DFID, COLEACP etc. In his professional career, he has worked with pharma giants like Glaxo, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Recordati etc. & several other assignments in Middle East and West Africa. He brings a vast experience in supply chain with specialization in cold chain for perishables.