February 7, 2024

Our Woman crush Wednesday, TOYIN UMESIRI is a world-class Entrepreneurship Leader who has built her journey brick by brick, ascending from the ground floor to collaborating with top business and government leaders on advancing trade, investment, and economic development across the globe.

Her path began at the heart of a Fortune 1 giant, Walmart, where she honed her skills as a Supply Chain and Business Strategist. This experience laid the foundation for her ventures, including Nazaru, a thriving company, and the acclaimed Trade with Africa Business Summit (TWA Summit), a platform convening the world’s best minds to unlock Africa’s potential.

A dedicated advocate for entrepreneurship, Toyin channels her extensive experience in entrepreneurship, international trade, and economic development to empower aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners alike, equipping them with the skills and resilience needed to thrive in today’s interconnected global economy.

Toyin Umesiri’s influence extends beyond the boardroom, as evidenced by her distinguished appointments. Currently, she serves on the Illinois District Export Council (ILDEC) under the appointment of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and holds a pivotal position on the board of Westrock Coffee Company, a leading provider of integrated coffee, tea, and extract services in the nation.

Further exemplifying her commitment to advancing intracontinental trade, Toyin has been bestowed the prestigious title of Ambassador for the Intra-Africa Trade Fair by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Africa Union (AU), representing the collective interests of 55 African member nations.

In addition to her illustrious career, Toyin Umesiri shares her insights as the esteemed host of the Business TV Show, Quantum Leap, broadcasted in Aurora, Illinois.

Through her unwavering dedication, expertise, and visionary leadership, Toyin Umesiri continues to shape the landscape of global entrepreneurship and trade, leaving an indelible mark on those she encounters and empowering countless individuals to embrace their potential for success.


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