Philanthropies and CSR Leader, Microsoft Nigeria
Olusola Amusan, is the Author of Are You Branded or Stranded (2010), a global shaper of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Country Support Mechanism (CSM) of the Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund in Nigeria and the President of the 8th Session of the African Youth and Governance Conference. He is passionate about social entrepreneurship as a key to unlocking Africa’s immense potential.
Olusola is strongly concerned about subjects such as unemployment and its economic impact, literacy, eradicating poverty and inspiring leadership, through the effective deployment and use of big data, mobility, social media and cloud technologies. In 2014, he was appointed as the head of Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft Nigeria, Olusola is responsible for driving all non-profit initiatives, social investments and impact oriented engagements for the subsidiary within the larger Middle East and Africa group. He is also an author, conference speaker, trainer and local Development Professional- widely acclaimed as one of Africa’s Youngest Growth Consultants.
Before Microsoft, Olusola has worked on projects involving the World Bank, Model UN, First Bank of Nigeria, Youth bridge Foundation Ghana, Zambia & Johannesburg, Schwarzkopf Foundation Germany, GIZ, Ashoka US as well as Entrepreneur Organization in the United States. He studied Executive Leadership at eCORNEL, a Cornell University program and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with focus on eLearning systems in FUTA. He currently studies at Philanthropy University, focuses on Non-Profit Strategies for developing economies and is on the Curators University Team. www.curators.ng