Efosa Ojomo

Anti-poverty innovator

Senior Research Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation


Efosa is convinced innovation can resolve the prosperity paradox.

Efosa Ojomo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, where he leads the organization’s Global Prosperity research. In his most recent book, The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty (2019), co-authored with Clayton Christensen and Karen Dillon, he introduces a new framework for economic growth based on entrepreneurship and market-creating innovation.

In his work, he considers the best ways to help entrepreneurs, policy makers, and development practitioners spur economic prosperity in low- and middle-income countries, and in depressed regions in high-income economies.

His work has been published by the Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, Quartz, and the World Bank, and he regularly speaks on the topic of innovation and economic development.

Ojomo graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in computer engineering and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.