Africa Advisory Board

The Africa Advisory Board brings together business people, entrepreneurs, public servants, academic leaders, and cultural figures to advise the Center for African Studies as we chart a course for engagement across Africa. Africa Advisory Board members help to determine the Center’s research priorities and advise on policy relevance at annual meetings of the Board. Board members also serve as ambassadors for the Center and assist in shaping the field of African Studies, intellectually and institutionally.


Myma Belo-Osagie

Chair, Harvard Africa Advisory Board
Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie Law Firm

Sangu Delle

Co-Chair, Harvard University Center for African Studies Leadership Council
Co-founder and CEO of Golden Palm Investments
Kayode Ogunro

Kayode Ogunro

Co-Chair, Harvard University Center for African Studies Leadership Council
Managing Partner, Aion Holdings
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Folorunso Alakija

Executive Vice-Chairman, Famfa Oil Limited
Mrs. Folorunso Alakija is a businesswoman who has forayed into uncharted territories. She is a philanthropist with a sincere desire to help the needy, a... Read more about Folorunso Alakija
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Margaret Anadu

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Margaret Anadu joined Goldman Sachs’ analyst program directly after graduating from Harvard in 2003. She says that the program was the ideal entrée to both the... Read more about Margaret Anadu

Kola Karim

CEO & Managing Director
Shoreline Energy International
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Gavin Rajah

Creative Director, Gavin Rajah Atelier
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Gavin Rajah is an entrepreneur and award winning personality in the creative industry, specialising in fashion, product development, events and interiors. His... Read more about Gavin Rajah