Global Advisory Board

Obiageli Ezekwesili

Obiageli Ezekwesili (popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili) is a Nigerian chartered accountant. She is the co-founder of Transparency International, she serves as one of the pioneer directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. She also served as Federal Minister of Solid Minerals and then as Federal Minister of Education during the second-term presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo
Ezekwesili holds a master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She trained with the firm of Deloitte and Touche and qualified as a chartered accountant.

 

 

 

 

Adam Lupu – VP of Andela

Adam is currently serving as VP of Learning at Andela, helping to build the future of talent, software, and product development across Africa, North America, and Europe.
His curiosity and expertise have helped him serve as an Educator in K-12, higher ed, and professional training, as a Researcher in both academic and commercial applications, and as an EdTech business builder in multiple US cities. Throughout it all, he has held to one prime directive: to get learning right.

Tunji Ladner

Mr. Lardner holds a Bachelor degree in Philosophy from the University of Lagos (1980). His international experience includes a long association with the United Nations system, serving in various capacities worldwide.
Building on his early media career in Nigeria, he has over the last two decades gathered wide international experience including serving as an Adjunct Professor, Centre for New Media at the Columbia University School of Journalism (1996-8) and as a Research Fellow, Freedom Forum Media Studies Centre (1992-3) also at Columbia University.
Mr. Lardner was also a Reuter Scholar/Knight Fellow with the Department of Communications at Stanford University (1988-9). He is a published media scholar and communications consultant with academic work at both Stanford and Columbia Universities, U.S.A., and as a consultant he has practical experience designing and managing complex and multi-media communications and public policy projects for The World Bank and the United Nations.
He has served as a UN electoral staff observer and team leader, working to organize the historic 1994 South African Elections as well as a UN team leader in the monitoring of elections in Mozambique. He is the founder of WANGONeT.

Amanda Gelender

Amanda Gelender

Amanda is Senior Manager of Social Impact at GitHub, the world’s largest software development community. She graduated from Stanford University and is a writer, speaker, and mental health advocate. Amanda oversees GitHub’s flagship social impact projects in the US and Nigeria.
She has 14 years of experience in social change work across sectors and previously worked as Director of Strategy and Innovation at Vaya Consulting, a firm dedicated to supporting tech companies with diversity and inclusion efforts. Amanda is from California and currently lives in Amsterdam.