Saudat Salami: Founder,

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Saudat Oladeinde Salami is an indigene of Epe, Lagos State. She attended Mainland Preparatory Primary School in Lagos for her Nursery and Primary education and proceeded to Plateau State, Nigeria for her Secondary school education at Federal Government College Jos, which she completed in 1992.

After her Secondary education, she went on to enroll for various Diploma and Certificate I. T programs. She has a Diploma in Data Processing, Programming and Operations from University of Lagos, Diploma in Desktop Publishing, Diploma in Database Management, Microsoft Certified Programmer, Microsoft Certified Application Specialist, APTECH Certificate of Proficiency in Information Systems Mgt, amongst others.

She worked in Administration, Business Development and Project Management in her early career. From 2000 – 2005 she worked as a Website Designer/Programmer and also being a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist she was a trainer for various corporate organizations including Total Nigeria Plc.

She is the M.D of Didiservices, an Internet solutions and technology training company and also the E.D of Rewards on Us Ltd, a relationship management company.

In 2005, she set up the foremost online fresh grocery delivery service to help working women meet up on their domestic responsibilities without putting stress on their careers. Easyshop considers the cultural responsibilities of the Nigerian woman at the home front and has put in place a multiplatform service which makes balancing work and home life easier to achieve. exposed her to livestock and crop farmers, market hubs and food processors spread across Nigeria. Due to the increase in farm waste, lack of food safety standards, high cost of produce and lack of traceability in the value chain she set up Initiative for Food Safety (IFoodS) in 2013. The initiative’s aim is to raise funds to enlighten small holder farmers on food safety standards and good hygiene practice that will help reduce farm waste, increase the shelf life of farm produce and give the farmers better value for their produce. Other activities of the initiative is to build food hubs, packing houses and cold chain services across Nigeria which is much needed in the agric value chain in the country.

She is a United States IVLP Alunmi, Vital Voices Grow 2015-2016 Fellow, a 2008 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women scholarship recipient, a participant of various Supplier Diversity Training Programs held by Vital Voices, ExxonMobil and WeConnect International, an Alumni of CEM (Certificate for Entrepreneurial Management) program at EDC and Fate Foundation-Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program in 2005.

She is an Associate Member of WIMBIZ (Women in Management, Business and Public Service), WEConnect international, Institute of Logistics Management of Nigeria and volunteer of various charity programs.

Saudat Salami is happily married to Mr. Abiodun Salami and they are blessed with two girls.

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