Mr. Niyi Ojuolape assumed the leadership of the Ghana Country Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as Resident Representative in 2017. Before his appointment, he served variously as the Chief of Staff a.i. at the Headquarters in New York. Prior to that, he was the Special Assistant to the Executive Director, a position which he held for six and a half years during which he provided specialized technical support to the executive management of the organization. In that position, Mr. Ojuolape also doubled as a member of the Executive Committee, providing strategic support as the Head of Secretariat.
In the course of his rich career in the international development sphere, the UNFPA Representative has also worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he acted as the Deputy Representative of the organization, liaising with political influencers within government, and collaborated with colleagues on the landmark advocacy on the demographic dividend.
Before joining UNFPA in 2011, Mr. Ojuolape served the Nigerian Government severally as Special Assistant to the Minister of Health and as the Chief Programme Officer for Donor Coordination in the Nigerian National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). In that Agency, he worked on several World Bank funded projects between 2002 and 2009.
Mr. Ojuolape holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Calabar and a Banking and Finance Degree from Ondo State University in Nigeria.
He has a passion for working with and for young people and is committed to ensuring his organization delivers in a world where every young person’s potential is fulfilled.