Hyelni Hassan is an experienced international development project manager who has worked with  local and international NGOs in Northern Nigeria around communities affected by insurgency managing projects centered on child protection and Gender Based Violence (GBV). She is also the founder and CEO of Sheelda Enterprises that empowers over 500 rural women in Northern Nigeria by engaging them in the processing of groundnuts into groundnut oil. The company won Best in Manufacturing National Award MSME Award 2020.


Hyelni holds an MSc in Project Management from Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.