Ayisha Osori

Author, Politician and International Development Consultant

Panelist

Ayisha Osori

Author, Politician and International Development Consultant

Ayisha Osori has over 20 years of experience across the private, development and non-profit sectors in the areas of business development, regulation and compliance, general management, democracy and good governance, gender equality, inclusion and human rights. She has consulted for the World Bank, United Nations Children’s Fund, National Democratic Institute and Department of International Development.

Since 2018 she has served as the Executive Director for Open Society Initiative for West Africa where she has built on the organization’s legacy of enabling grant making, led the restructuring of its operations and strengthened the culture of communications and advocacy. Prior to joining the Board of OSIWA in 2014, she was the CEO of the Nigeran Women’s’ Trust Fund, taking it from a fledgling organization with no funding, into the organization it is today with absorptive capacity for over a million dollars. Ayisha Osori has degrees from the University of Lagos, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School and is a keen observer of society as documented in her books and articles.