Elizabeth Tolu Ojo joined the African Leadership University (ALU) from African Wildlife Foundation’s (AWF) Conservation Management and Leadership program. At AWF, she designed an environmental education framework, as well as a monitoring and evaluation system for the Classroom Africa programme. In 2016, she joined ALU as a consultant to launch the University’s School of Wildlife Conservation (SOWC). Over a 5 year period, she served in pivotal leadership roles for the School, building it into a thought leader for the business of conservation in Africa while recruiting 300+ students from 32 countries, awarding over $2m in scholarships across three academic programs, hosting three successful editions of the Business of Conservation Conference, and running a conservation entrepreneurs’ incubator program in collaboration with the Luc Hoffmann Institute and WWF. She now serves as the University’s Director of Talent Acquisition, building its employer brand, systems and processes to attract the best talent from across the world.
She received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Lagos and a master’s in Environmental Management from Yale School of the Environment. She is currently in the MBA programme at the ALU School of Business.