In her current role, she’s advising on trade and industrialisation sector strategies for Rwanda. As a Strategic Trade and Industrial Development Advisor, her experience has encompassed trade facilitation, industrial cluster mappings, value chain development and investment engagements with both public, private and non-profit sectors in ways that have centred on the enabling of a thriving business climate that underscores sustainable inclusive growth and development. Ms. Abiodun furthers trade interests through diplomatic liaisons at regional economic communities – EAC, COMESA, ECCAS. More recently Ms. Abiodun has actively advised on rebuilding Travel and Tourism in Rwanda/Africa.
Prior to this role, Ms. Abiodun worked as Private Sector Development Consultant at PwC UK/Nigeria helping to catalyse inclusive growth through private sector strategic partnerships on several development partners funded projects. Ms. Abiodun’s also held numerous Business Development Exec/Director roles in professional services and magic circle law firms, most recently as BDD at a social enterprise in East Africa that cater to World Food Programme’s lactating mothers and malnourished school going children in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the DRC etc.
In independent consulting capacity, with Ms. Abiodun’s entrepreneurial flair, she supports various women economic empowerment initiatives through engaging public, private, civil society actors in Africa to advance the course of women business owners, drawing attention to bottlenecks in cross-border trade and informal sectors. As a proactive development professional with almost two decades of professional experience backed by a strong strategic cap and a natural ability to identify and capitalise upon investment opportunities, she helps to drive gender-equal business growth. Toyin is sits on the Advisory Council for Women Economic Imperative Inc.