Ogirinye Innocent is an Agro-professional by training and practice with over Ten (10) s of Agricultural experience both in public and Private sector. He has served in several Agricultural Project design and implementation committees including the Presidential Initiative for Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme (YEAP). He is also founder of YISA-Nigeria, an organization empowering young Nigerians in Agriculture.
Innocent served as Project Coordinator of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture led Private Sector Driven Agricultural Mechanization Programme (PSDAMP) between 2013 to 2017 under the Advisory Ministerial Mechanization Committee(AMMC). He has also worked as based level consultant to FAO and AUC on the Rwanda Government Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization Programme. Ogirinye also served as a member of the high-level committee of African Union Commission(AUC) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the design of Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (SAM) in Africa in 2017. He a Colombia Business School REVCEL Trainer.
Ogirinye holds a combined Honours degree in Agricultural Economics, Management and Extension from Ebonyi State University and a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Development from University of Abuja with specialty in Gender and Agriculture Development. He also holds several proficiency certificates in Agriculture, participated in conferences and symposia as lead speaker and panelist. He is a fellow of LEAP Africa Social Innovator and many others. He brings his vast experience in Agribusiness and leadership to bear as Technical Adviser in NAMEL