Area Manager for Africa at ZONIN1821
Akintola Temitope, or Temi, started his first business in Nigeria at the age of 17. The business grew until it ran up against regulatory difficulties, and Temi moved on at the age of 26 to follow a career as an engineer in the oil and gas industry. In search of new challenges, Temi moved to Italy to pursue a double master degree in engineering through the prestigious Politecnicos di Torino and Milano, where he was selected by the Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) as one of the top 100 engineers in Italy. During his studies, he fell in love with the “bella vita” and enrolled in a food and wine MBA at the Bologna Business School. Currently, Temi is the Area Manager for Africa at ZONIN1821, where he and his team are responsible for business growth continent-wide. Temi also runs a consultancy company in Nigeria where he provides route-to-market services for companies willing to invest in his country.
"Hacking Africa’s Wine Culture"
Temitope Akintola, gives us a glimpse into the Zimbabwean wine market in addition to an overview of the wine markets of other African nations. This roundup will touch on recent developments and the import market while focusing on lifestyle and wine culture trends.