Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola has recently been appointed as the chair of the board of trustees for the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation. Under her leadership the foundation will continue its efforts to positively impact communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
About Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola
Lagos-born Adebiyi went to the Supreme Education Foundation secondary school and later entered the University of Lagos, but she left after a year to complete her studies in America. She graduated from Fisk University and then went to Vanderbilt University, where she earned a master’s degree. She worked for IBM for five years before deciding to study further. She was accepted to study for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Bilikiss is CEO of the Lagos-based recycling company, Wecyclers. She believes: “one man’s waste is another man’s treasure.” She and her company have gathered many awards and prizes including the King Baudouin International Development Prize in 2018/19.
“Making a positive impact for communities is a topic close to my heart and I am very excited to lead the foundation and write the next chapter together” – Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola
About Heineken Africa Foundation
The HEINEKEN Africa Foundation (HAF) is a foundation established by the HEINEKEN Company in 2007. It is a separate legal entity and registered under Dutch law and has non-profit status (ANBI).
The aim of the Foundation is to improve the health of needy communities in Sub-Sahara African countries where HEINEKEN operates by supporting mother and child healthcare and water related projects. The Foundation is funded by an endowment fund provided by the HEINEKEN Company. The Foundation works closely with the local HEINEKEN operating companies in Sub-Sahara Africa and with selected NGO’s to look for projects which meet the objectives of the Foundation.