Mrs. Folasade Ogunde graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Currently, Ms Ogunde holds the position of Director at UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust. She joined the ICRISAT governing board in 2018.
She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an associate member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). She started her professional career with the firm of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (Chartered Accountants), where she gained accounting and audit experience, had a stint in treasury management before joining UAC of Nigeria Plc in 1997.
She has held such positions as Management Accountant, UAC Foods; Divisional Commercial Director, Mr. Bigg’s (now UAC Restaurants) and Group Treasurer, UAC of Nigeria Plc. She has attended senior management and leadership programmes at Ashridge Management College, UK; Cranfield University, UK and Havard Business School, USA.
She is also on the board of RT Briscoe Plc and Associate Member at International Facility Management Association. Ms Ogunde was also the Executive Director & Finance Director for UACN Property Development Plc, Commercial Director at UAC Foods Ltd. and Group Treasurer at UACN Plc.