Faith AbiodunNigeria | Executive Director

    Faith is a strategic leadership consultant, entrepreneur, international affairs analyst, writer and speaker. His early career in journalism included stints as a reporter for The Guardian and as a radio host, interviewing numerous personalities including Nobel Laureates, Wole Soyinka and Leymah Gbowee. Today, he provides socio-political commentary for global news outlets like the BBC, Al Jazeera, and South African Broadcasting Corporation. He has founded and led numerous organizations and ventures including Global Impact Network, The Speech Academy, Future Africa and ThinkTank.

    In a career spanning nearly a decade at African Leadership Academy (ALA), he served as an executive overseeing Communications, Marketing, Program Recruitment and Partnerships, and managed large cross-functional teams identifying and developing leaders around the world. He built and managed relationships with governments, NGOs, institutions and consultants in four continents, and developed several signature programmes at the Academy. In 2013, he founded the ALA Model African Union, creating a platform for developing the continent’s future public sector leaders.

    Faith earned a Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Union of Campus Journalists; and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) at Syracuse University, New York, where he was a University Senator and President of the Coalition of Multicultural Public Affairs Students. He is an alumnus of the World Innovation Summit for Education’s Executive Education Programme, a former Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School, and International Advisory Board member for the Global Youth Innovation Network.