Kola Masha

Kola Masha is the managing director and co-founder of Babban Gona, a social enterprise which serves a network of smallholder farmers in Nigeria with a model created to attract youth. Prior to Babban Gona, Kola was the managing director and CEO of a major subsidiary of the Notore Group, one of Nigeria's leading agricultural conglomerates. Kola brings significant leadership and experience in VC, corporate finance, business development, marketing and operations across four continents with multiple global companies, including GE and Abiomed. Kola holds an MBA from Harvard and master's in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

By Kola Masha


Where Youth Join Trust Groups, Not Insurgency Groups

By providing a combination of financial and nonfinancial services to over 16,000 smallholders, a social enterprise in northern Nigeria is harnessing the power of agriculture to create jobs for youth and improve livelihoods.