Ade Sun-Basorun

Ade Sun-Basorun

Ade Sun-Basorun is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FoodCo Nigeria Limited. He is a seasoned executive with experience leading business transformation at FoodCo, McKinsey & Company and General Electric (GE) in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and the US. In 2017, he joined FoodCo Nigeria Limited as an Executive Director and has successfully repositioned the business from a supermarket-chain operation to a diversified consumer goods company with interests in retail, quick service restaurants, manufacturing, and entertainment. Growing from five outlets, FoodCo is now the largest supermarket chain in South-West Nigeria, outside Lagos, and is only one of two omni-channel retailers in the country with 16 outlets spread across Lagos, Oyo and Ogun States. He has co-authored several publications on the African consumer sector including:

• Reaching for the Stars: Digital innovation in emerging market banking
• Africa’s Growing Giant: Nigeria’s new retail economy
• Rise of the African Consumer

He graduated with Honours in Electrical Engineering (Computers & Communications) from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He also holds a distinction in the MBA (Strategy) program of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

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