Global Advisory Council

African Leadership Academy understands that to be a truly great African school means embracing guidance from truly great educators in Africa and from across the world. ALA’s Global Advisory Council consists of bodies of eminent leaders from around the world, in the fields of business, education, entrepreneurship, leadership development, and philanthropy, who serve as ambassadors and strategic advisors of ALA.

William Asiko

President, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation

Patrick Awuah

Founder & President, Ashesi University

Hakeem Belo-Osagie

Chairman, Etisalat Nigeria

Dr. Myma Belo-Osagie

Managing Partner, Udo, Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Dr. Nick Binedell

Founding Director, Gordon Institute of Business Science

Ed Brakeman

Managing Director, Bain Capital

Gary Cohen

Chairman, IBM Africa & General Manager, Global Communications Sector

Robert Collymore

CEO, Safaricom Limited

Nomsa Daniels

Executive Director, New Faces New Voices

Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah

Co-Founder and CEO, African Capital Alliance

Carly Fiorina

Former CEO, Hewlett Packard

Tunde Folawiyo

Managing Director, Yinka Folawiyo Group

Bradford Gioia

Headmaster, Montgomery Bell Academy

Amb. Donald Gips, Ret.

Partner, Albright Stonebridge Group

Wilfred Griekspoor

Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

John Antony Hood

President & CEO, Robertson Foundation

Itumeleng Kgaboesele

CEO, Sphere Holdings

Christopher Khaemba

Inaugural Dean, African Leadership Academy

Acha Leke

Co-founder, ALA & Director, McKinsey and Company

Lai Cheng Lim

Former Principal, Raffles Institution, Singapore

Wendy Luhabe

Founder and Chairperson, Women Private Equity Fund

Temba Maqubela

Headmaster, Groton School

Jacko Maree

Former Chief Executive, Standard Bank Group

Rick Menell

Former Senior Advisor, Credit Suisse 

Phuthuma Nhleko

Chairman, MTN Group

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Former Deputy President, Republic of South Africa & Executive Director, UN Women

Festus Mogae

Former President, Republic of Botswana

Peter Mombaur

Co-founder, ALA & Managing Director, Tana Africa Capital

Futhi Mtoba

Chairman, Deloitte Southern Africa

James Mwangi

CEO and Managing Director, Equity Bank

Sizwe Nxasana

Former CEO, FirstRand Banking Group

Gbenga Oyebode

Founder and Managing Partner, Aluko & Oyebode

Isaac Shongwe

Founder & Non-Executive Chairman, Letsema Holdings

Ibrahim Slaoui

Chairman & Managing Director, Mafoder

John Thorton

Former President and Co-CEO, Goldman Sachs

Dr. Ralph Townsend

Headmaster, Winchester College