‘Detoun Abbi-Olaniyan has a degree in Business Administration from Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye (now Olabisi Onabanjo University).
She is a veteran banker, an agribusiness expert and entrepreneur with an aggregate experience of 23 years. As a double alumnus of Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan African University, she holds two professional certificates in Entrepreneurship Development and Management, ‘Detoun is an alumnus of African Managers Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, and has attended extensive courses at International Trade Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.
‘Detoun is a HIVE Global Leaders Program alumnus, HIVE Women Global Leadership facilitator for Nigeria and a member of SheTrades Commonwealth.
She is the Ag. Regional Executive, Abuja and the Head, Agribusiness Banking at SunTrust Bank Nigeria Ltd. Her mandate is to develop sustainable agribusiness portfolio, deepen financial inclusion opportunities and provide support for the niche critical sectors along the entire agricultural value chain as well as access to credit to smallholder farmers across Nigeria. In addition, she is passionate about providing support platforms for Women in Agribusiness across Nigeria.
An advocate for the improvement and scaling of agriculture/farming, she firmly believes that the consistent domestic market access is the catalyst for food security which must be supported with the best standards without losing focus on the strengthening and empowerment of smallholder farmers. She is a passionate natural farmer.
‘Detoun as she prefers to be called consummate reader, learner and mom