Kehinde Ayeni is the Executive Director of LEAP Africa, an organization focused on youth leadership development. Her primary goal is to drive the vision and mission strategically towards enabling youth transition and nurturing young Africans by creating and enabling opportunities for them to fulfil their potential.Prior to her current role she was the Chief Operating Officer for LEAP Africa, where she was responsible for developing and driving operational strategy; optimizing resources, process and people improvement; translating strategy into actionable goals for optimal performance, growth and sustainability. In that capacity, Kehinde provided leadership and support in resource planning and optimization, corporate communications and organizational development.Kehinde is a skilled facilitator and has led impact-driven sessions in LEAP Africa’s core leadership programmes within and outside Nigeria. She has also contributed to and led several projects within the organisation. In 2020, Kehinde was recognized among 50 African Women Making a Difference in Development by Donors for Africa.She has over 15 years’ of experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors, which has spanned operations, communications, branding and marketing. Kehinde is currently studying for an executive MBA at Lagos Business School; and is a 2021 Praxis Nonprofit Accelerator Program Fellow. Kehinde advocates for social good and promotes debates and causes related to leadership development, social entrepreneurship, and economic and youth development. She endeavours in her personal and professional life to continue creating the environment, opportunities and solutions to profit, empower and enable self and organizational sustainability.