Abisola Adefioye

Business development coordinator, Strategy and Learning Group

Abisola is an international development professional with experience in the creation and submission of multimillion-pound bids from donors across the international development sector. She has written (non-technical), managed and coordinated high quality proposals in response to requests for proposals from major donors such as UNICEF and USAID.


Business development; bid/proposal support; bid compliance; example text; formatting.

Before IIED

  • Business development manager, Crown Agents 
  • Business intelligence coordinator, Crown Agents
  • Intern, Oasis Belgium 
  • Intern, Future of London



  • BA in international development and geography

Current work

Abisola works closely with the business development manager, research colleagues and project managers, supporting them in their fundraising efforts with a wide selection of potential donors, including trusts, foundations, multilaterals, governments and commercial leads.