Lawrence Afere

CEO/Founder | Springboard | Nigeria
Lawrence Afere is the Founder of Springboard, a social enterprise that empowers small scale farmers and rural women through a cooperative movement in Nigeria. Lawrence is involved in projects that help promote optimal nutrition in Africa and develop the next generation of leaders, especially the One Million Leaders Africa project (OMLA). Lawrence was one of the 500 Young African Leaders invited to meet with President Obama. During this time, he met and learnt from top corporate and political leaders. He has a BA in Business Administration from Covenant University in Africa. He did a course on Business Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University in the US and has won several awards including the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship and the CEWAS Entrepreneurship Award in Switzerland.