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Chigozie Bashua

2023 Fellow

CEO, The Nut Place Limited

Chigozie Bashua

Chigozie Bashua is the founder and chief executive officer of The Nut Place, a sustainable food technology company that makes gluten-free food products from edible nuts. She is responsible for driving the vision, setting the goals and objectives of the business, and developing the business strategy and the roadmap of the company. The Nut Place improves nutrition and promotes healthy living in Africa and reduces post-harvest wastage and food losses within the agri-processing value chain. Her products include healthy nut flour, nut snacks, and crisps, ready-to-eat roasted nuts, and lactose-free beverages. She is committed to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2, 5, 8, and 12. Her social impact programs include the provision of discounted healthy food products for diabetic patients, improving gender equality by running an 80 percent women-led company, and increasing the number of women suppliers and vendors. Chigozie studied Electrical/Electronics and Computer Engineering and has more than 14 years of work experience in information technology and telecommunications. She has certifications in ITIL, COBIT 5, Project Management, and Business Continuity Management Systems. She also consults other businesses on business planning strategy and business continuity management systems.

What Chigozie can offer other fellows:

Chigozie can offer other fellows training on business planning and strategy, share her knowledge of building an agribusiness in Nigeria and her expertise in building a great organizational culture.


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