Meet Our Director
AYODEJI MEGBOPE is the Founder, MD CEO of NO LEFT-OVERS NIG LTD. A full scale catering outfit which started with a takeoff capital of N1,000 (c4.52, c4.90 in 2007), with the sale of local bean cakes known as “Moin-Moin” but has grown the business into what today has an annual turn—over that runs into millions of Naira.
Ayo was one of the first women worldwide to benefit from the 10,000 Women Initiative sponsored by Goldman Sachs — a programme set up to empower 10,000 undeserved women worldwide with formal business skills and education.
Today she is an ambassador of the 10,000 Women Initiative; she has graced numerous local and international platforms and thus become an inspiration to many. She was a speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York with world leaders in attendance and has also addressed the Annual General Meeting of Goldman Sachs in New York both in 2009.
In December 2011, Ayo was invited by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey for the Second Global Summit on Entrepreneurship to speak on the panel session titled “Global Entrepreneurship Revolution.
In April 2013, she was one of the three women nominated to represent Nigeria in the Fortune7U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Programme — a partnership which connects talented, emerging women leaders from all over the world with members of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders for a month—long internship programme in the U.S.
In March 2014, Ayo was invited to speak at the White House in celebration of International Women’s Day. In June 2016, Ayo was invited as a Panelist at the United States of Women Conference Summit where she spoke alongside Mr. Warren Buffet on her journey as an Entrepreneur. She was also privileged to deliver an address at a State House Dinner in Washington DC where she welcomed the First Lady of the United States of America, Mrs. Michelle Obama. In January 2019, Ayo was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to talk about her journey as an entrepreneur.
Ayo is a graduate of the Enterprise for Development Centre (EDC) where she completed her Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management program. She is also a graduate of the Manchester Business School where she earned a Diploma in Business Administration. Ayodeji is the pioneer President of the Nigerian Chapter of the Association of Business Women in Commerce and Industry and also the Convener of the Grace Ladies International Business Ministries. She is committed to spreading and sharing the importance of women empowerment and inspire others on the possibilities and advantages of starting small and growing big. Ayo continues to grow No Left-Overs. She is happily married and blessed with two children.