BIOGRAPHY OF DR JIDE ADEDEJI
Dr Adedeji is a dynamic visionary, entrepreneurial academic and business owner with expertise and interest in using advanced technology to create value in every sector of the global agricultural value chain in which he has 30 years’ experience from 3 continents spanning product development and trademarks of over 30 new foods, beverages, confectionery, flavor and fragrance products. He has numerous publications, presentations and US patents in his field.
As the pioneer Chief Executive Officer of Teragro, the agribusiness subsidiary of The Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, Transcorp, he set-up the first commercial juice concentrate factory and business in Nigeria that supplied concentrates to the Coca-Cola company in Nigeria. He is an agribusiness turnaround expert and strategist with world class technical know how and skills.
Dr Adedeji is an entrepreneur, scientist, innovator and business owner with strong interest in value added agro-industrial business enterprises in Africa and the USA, he is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Easysauces Nigeria Limited, owners of the Obe Sauce™ trademark, Manufacturers of Obe sauce, a processed tomato based sauce. Easysauces operates a state of the art manufacturing plant located in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. The Company is certified by the National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control, has the CGMP certification for export business, it’s a FDA approved facility and has applied for the International Food Safety Systems Certification, FSSC22000 certification including GFSI, the Global Food Safety Initiative.
Dr. Adedeji has a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Food Science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has a Master of Science degree and postgraduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition from the same institution. He has various research affiliations with The Center for Advanced Food Technology (CAFT) in New Brunswick New Jersey. He is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, Illinois and The American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington DC and an active member of the Agricultural and Foods Division of the ACS. He is Chair of the symposium “Flavors in Non-Carbonated beverages” AGFD, Agriculture and foods division of the American Chemical Society 100th Anniversary in Philadelphia, PA. USA.