Ayo Ajayi is the vice president for International Development at PATH and leads strategy development and implementation for all country programs, with offices located in Asia, Africa, eastern Europe and Latin America. He manages professional staff at PATH’s international headquarters as well as in the countries where they work.
Before joining PATH in 2008, Ajayi worked for 16 years with the Population Council, serving as regional director for sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, he was Africa regional vice president for Pathfinder International, served as a government health officer in Nigeria and taught at Boston University School of Public Health. He has served as the technical advisor and program evaluator on numerous occasions for the US Agency for International Development, the World Health Organization and several other United Nations agencies and private foundations. Ajayi is a founding board member of the Burkitt’s Lymphoma Kenya Fund and serves on the boards of Ibis Reproductive Health and the Positive Action for Children Fund.
Ajayi earned his MD from the University of Ibadan’s Medical School in Nigeria. He received an MPH and a distinguished alumnus award from Boston University School of Public Health with an emphasis on Health Systems and he completed a postgraduate certificate program in Family Planning Impact Evaluation at the London University School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.