Nkiru Okpareke

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Enviro Gro Farms

Nkiru is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Enviro Gro Farms – a company she co-founded to produce high-end vegetables for the Nigerian Market. It is a premier commercial grower and marketer of fine quality vegetables in Nigeria. Nkiru has over twenty years working experience with a decade of that experience in ExxonMobil as a project and design engineer and project manager for infrastructure projects in Nigeria, United States, Singapore and France. Nkiru has a B.Eng in Engineering from the University of Port-Harcourt and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada. In 2015, she won an award from The Centre For Value Leadership (CVL) as an Outstanding Female Entrepreneur in the Agricultural Sector. She is also a Fellow of the Cochran Program of the United States Department of Agriculture and a fellow of the United State department of States International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) under the African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP).


Nkiru currently provides research support for the production of consistent insect frass and insect meal in line with global standards to Protein Kapital Ltd on the various projects they are working on. She is the board  chair of Agridrive Nigeria and Kenya and is also the Board Chair for IITA, Business Incubation Platform where she is in charge of strategic management of the board.