Alero Ayida-Otobo, Chairman

Alero Ayida-Otobo is a Transformation Strategist with an invaluable understanding of sector-wide reforms in Africa. She is passionate about reforming educational and health systems which are key to National Development and transforming individuals and institutions.

Her desire for education reform began when she served as a Senior Adviser and Transformation Task Team Leader to a former Minister of Education in Nigeria in 2006/2007 after over 10 years in the Financial Services Industry. She was also for four years (2008-2012), a Lead Specialist for Education Policy under the Education Sector Support Programme for Nigeria (ESSPIN), a programme funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International development (DfID).
A graduate of Somerville College Oxford University, the Bartlett School of Architecture and Town Planning, University of London and the London Business School, Alero’s purpose is to “create wealth in Africa through the development of Human Potential.”

She is the Founder/CEO of Incubator Africa, a Development Agency established in 2012 that mobilizes and equips Africans to collaborate and actively participate in strategic reform activities. She is the visionary of the Education Hub, a state of the art Catalyst Center for Transformation, at the Lagos City Hall in the heart of Lagos Island. Her passion is to ignite, equip and develop Reform Entrepreneurs. Alero is a Nation Builder at heart.

She is currently Co-Founder and Board Member of Teach for Nigeria,
Chair of Slum2School Africa and Chair of the Association of Directors
and Educators in Nigeria (ASDEN).