team member1 bigMrs. Polly Alakija is an experienced board-level executive with a demonstrable history of sound project management and leadership skills. She is in charge of overall administration of the Yar’Adua Centre and coordination of the Foundation’s programmes. Born in Malvern, Worcestershire, Britain, U.K., she obtained a Diploma in Arts and Design from Oxford Polytechnic and Montessori Teaching Diploma from the London Montessori Centre, U.K.

Mrs. Alakija served as an advisor to the Aliko Dangote Foundation, was Chairperson of the Lagos State Council of Arts and Culture and Founder of Five Cowries Arts Education Initiative. She is also a trustee of JRandle Centre of Yoruba Culture Lagos, a Board Member of Alliance Française Lagos and sits on the Transitionary Advisory Board for the Mayor of London (Sadiq Khan) World City Culture Forum.
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