Emmanuel Adegboye

Academy Associate, Africa Programme

Emmanuel Adegboye


Emmanuel’s research focuses on sustainable urban development and economic opportunities for youth in Africa. He is also the Managing Partner of Utopia Lagos and is leading Utopia’s emerging efforts across Africa. Utopia is an urban innovation group that aims to build the urban ecosystem for emerging cities and their slums across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

He is passionate about leveraging technology to solve Africa’s biggest challenges and his work is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and creating an enabling environment for entrepreneurship to thrive on the continent. 

He is a certified Project Management Professional with several years of experience managing diverse programs, projects and developing systems for operational effectiveness. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics, postgraduate degrees in Space Applications and Environmental Management and a Certificate in Disciplined Entrepreneurship from MIT among other qualifications.


Past experience

2019 Managing Partner (Lagos)/Africa Strategy Lead, Utopia
2018 - 2020

Program Manager (Talent Product), Andela

Project Manager (Special Projects & Strategic Initiatives), Andela

Entrepreneurship Center Manager, Andela

2015 - 2018

Project/Operations Manager (Social Programmes), Venture Garden Group

Management Trainee/Project Manager (Special Projects), Venture Garden Group

2012 Project Officer, Space Applications and Environmental Science Laboratory