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Occupational Information

Occupation: Journalist

Occupational Position: Editor of African Business

Professional History

Lanre is the Editor of African Business, IC Publications. He is the former Editor of This Is Africa at the Financial Times and has worked with the Bloomberg Media initiative Africa. He also serves on the board of the Business Council for Africa.


Degree in Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.