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Dele Olojede

Dele Olojede is the first African-born winner of the Pulitzer Prize, journalism highest honor. A writer, publisher and media entrepreneur, Dele is also a public speaker, particularly on what constitutes the good society, and how we might hope to achieve it, preferably in our lifetimes. He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative as well as the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and a moderator of Aspen leadership seminars. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, he is also a winner of the McNulty Prize and numerous others. Dele serves on the board of EARTH University, in Costa Rica, and is a Distinguished Alumnus of Columbia University in the City of New York.

Experience Managing Partner, Native Intelligence, 2004-present Senior Adviser, Omidyar Network, 2017-present Publisher & Chairman, NEXT Newspapers, 2007-2011 Correspondent and Foreign Editor, New York Newsday, 1988-2004 Reporter, Assistant Editor, Newswatch Magazine, 1984-1987 Reporter, National Concord newspaper, 1982-1984.

Education Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988 Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, University of Lagos, 1982.

Memberships and Honors Member of Advisory Boards at various times: KIF Governing Board, Harvard Business School Digital Initiative, Natural Resources Governance Institute, Crisis Action Patron, Etisalat Prize for Literature, Leadership Prize for Ethics in Business, Distinguished Alumni Prize, Columbia University.

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