Adesola Ajayi

Education: BEng Chemical Engineering, Covenant University, Nigeria; graduated in 2016

Pre-MBA industry: Consumer Goods

Pre-MBA role: Senior Manager, Category Strategy & Planner Leader – Oral Care, Procter & Gamble

Clubs: Women in Business Club (ExCo), Black in Business Club (ExCo)

About me: Desola earned her degree in chemical engineering from Covenant University in Nigeria. Upon graduating, she joined Procter & Gamble, where she worked across sales, commercial and product strategy roles. While at P&G, she worked over multiple regions, led P&G’s go-to-market expansion in Southern Africa and Central/East Africa expansion markets, and led product strategy for a $60 million dollar brand.

Desola decided to join LBS because of its international and diverse community, the strength and flexibility of the curriculum and the endless career opportunities. She was also motivated to advance her knowledge in business strategy and build networks with the exceptional cohort.

Desola is a recipient of Black in Business and LBS Merit Scholarships and is a BCG London Women’s MBA Fellow and Belong @ Bain MBA Fellow.

Desola is passionate about driving representation and inclusion, both from a gender and racial perspective. She served as women’s network leader at P&G, where she designed initiatives to create awareness and foster an inclusive culture, within and outside the workspace.

In her spare time, Desola enjoys mentoring young female professionals, volunteering on social impact initiatives, swimming, travelling, trying new restaurants and cuisines and spending time with family and friends.

Three topics I can be approached about: Application process; life at LBS and in London; Black in Business Club.

Email address: dajayi.mba2024@london.edu