President & CEO of Blissomo International Ltd
Blessing Irabor is the President & CEO of Blissomo International Ltd., based in Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria. BIL provides services in agriculture, tourism, business development, consulting and fashion.
Ms. Irabor is an accomplished entrepreneur, multi-talented businesswoman and an advocate on issues that affect women. She is highly respected in the business community for her leadership skills, intellect and creativity. Her
Personal accolades and professional achievements are extensive. She has acquired a diverse body of knowledge, which covers most aspects of life.
She serves as the President, Organisation of Women in International Trade (OWIT) Nigeria.
She is also the Project Leader for Agricultural and Business Linkages for Economic-development (ABLE) in the Niger-Delta (a project set-up to help build capacity of farmers and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in order to create access to funding and opportunities at the local and international markets). She is the initiator of One Community/One Project, an initiative aimed at building one cottage industry in each community across the nation, Women in Agriculture and Cottage Enterprise (WACA) and The Risks and Hazards of Women face in Cross Border Trade.
She is also the President of Blissomo Foundation which is focused on driving economic growth and sustainable intervention through agricultural value chain and fashion especially for women and youths.
She is actively involved, in different advocacy initiatives like ‘Make Agricultural Policy Work’ and ‘Street Children Equality Rights’ in Edo state, Nigeria.
She participates actively albeit in leadership positions, in numerous professional organizations and
Government agencies in different capacities, They are:
❖ Director of Programme, West Africa Region, Women of Africa Arise.
❖ Deputy Coordinator, NACCIMA Business Women Group, (NAWORG) Edo State
❖ Coordinator, NACCIMA Youth Entrepreneur, Edo State.
❖ Chairperson Agriculture and Agro-Allied Committee, Benin Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BENCCIMA).
❖ Special Adviser on non-governmental organizations, associations and co-operatives to the President of The South-South Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.
❖ Member, Niger-Delta Women in Agriculture.
❖ Executive member, Fadama agricultural program, Edo State chapter.
❖ Zonal Public Relations Officer and Chairperson Fashion and Apparel, African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) South-South.
❖ Executive member, Partners for Peace in the Niger-Delta, Edo State Chapter.
❖ Member, Institute of Strategic Management.
❖ Former Public Relations Officer, Benin Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture
❖ Deputy National Coordinator, Nigerian Women Farmers Association.
She has also served on the following government committees:
❖ Planning & Coordination Committee, Edo State Festival of Arts and Culture (2010).
❖ Edo State Abuja Carnival Committee (2010).
❖ Edo-State Talent Hunt (2010).
❖ Supervising Consultant, Edo Hotel, Edo State (2011).
❖ Edo State Export Promotion Committee on Non-Oil Export (2015).
❖ Edo Women’s Farmers Market Committee (Office of The Governor’s Wife), (2018).
A former “Nollywood” actress and film producer, she is a script writer, costume designer, fashion analyst and wardrobe make-over consultant. She is the co-founder of USI modeling agency in Lagos State, and she co-founded Jet Productions, an academy for training young artists (actors and actresses) in Nigeria . She also operates a mentorship program for youths and women in “Agripreneurship” in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Edo State. Her passion for Agriculture and farming inspired her to develop agricultural programs which facilitate the promotion and marketing of agro-products (processed and raw) to local and international buyers.
She has attended various conferences, seminars and workshops in Nigeria, Africa, Malaysia, and the USA and has been invited to speak at summits, conferences and seminars across the country, Africa and the United States of America.
She holds a National Diploma (ND) in Business Administration from the University of Port Harcourt-Nigeria. Nigerian Institute Of Professionals on Contractors Employees Health Safety.
A Certified Modern Day Bee Keeping Professional.
Global Influencer and an Alumni of ITC SME Academy in Geneva; Switzerland.
Africa Center for Leadership, Strategy and Development ( Center LSD) and Ignite Startup.
An Alumni of Ignite Startup.
Supportive Award for Skill Acquisition Development and Empowerment of Youths by Smile Africa.
Recognized as a Distinguished Visitor of Miami-Dade County by the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Global Ambassador Award by Nigeria International Business Forum.
Outstanding Business Leadership Award by African Women Industrialization Award
Her Company Blissomo International Ltd offers Consultancy services in Agriculture, Fashion and Business Tourism.
We also provide capacity building and development for micro and small business enterprises (MSMEs) in the areas of supply chain management, funding initiatives and market/export of agro-based products.
Contact: T: + (234) 803 744 8642; + (234) 805 857 2096; Email: email@example.com