Ada Osakwe (September 2, 1981) is a Nigerian economist, an entrepreneur, and corporate executive, who is the founder and chief executive officer of Agrolay Ventures, an agribusiness investment company based in Nigeria, which invests in African agricultural food-related companies.
- "So in your quest to thrive, there will be curve-balls thrown your way and you’ll have to take risks, it’s a given. But you’ve just got to trust your journey".
- Ada Osakwe advices graduating students as the first African to give a speech at the convocation ceremony of Kellogg School of Management  on June, 19th 2020.
- " Globally, we are at a tipping point, as we see various forms of injustice being revealed. And so now, more than ever, the world needs brave leaders like you, and me, and all other Kellogg grads around the world, to provide solutions to the existential problems being faced by humanity".
- Views on the importance of finding one's voice  on June, 19th, 2020.
- "It so important to find your voice and help others find theirs too, during these extraordinary times".
- Ada Osakwe becomes first African to give a speech at the convocation ceremony of Kellogg School of Management  on June 2020, Retrieved on November 2022.
- "I believe what’s most important is my quest to live a life that is relevant, and it can only be relevant if I have found solutions to problems that make a difference in the world I live in".
-  April, 23rd 2016.
- Get someone who believes in you and sell your idea. Be bold, be audacious, just do it.
- "As a young woman who has worked hard to promote Africa in all I do, this meant a lot to me. I was sad when due to COVID 19, I was unable to join them in person. But by God’s grace, we will do so next year"
-  on missing to address the class of 2020 convocation ceremony
- "So in your quest to thrive, there will be curve-balls thrown your way and you’ll have to take risks, it’s a given. But you’ve just got to trust your journey"
-  she advice
- "To demonstrate that agriculture is a money-making business, and not some charity project, and a business that can deliver some astronomical returns"
-  on her involvement in agriculture
- "Governments must do a much better job as facilitators of enterprise, and not be a hindering force to SMEs that we all know are the engines of growth and employment in any economy"
-  on government supporting Small businesses
Quotes about her
- "She’s a woman determined to break boundaries in the world and play a leading role in the transformation of Africa and its generation of young people"
- Ada Osakwe becomes first African to give a speech at the convocation ceremony of Kellogg School of Management by Kemi Ajumobi ( June 2020),Retrieved on November 2022