Mosun Layode

About Mosun Layode
  • Executive Director, African Philanthropy Forum

Mosun Layode has more than 15 years of experience in international development and nonprofit leadership. She most recently served as the executive director of WIMBIZ (Women in Management, Business and Public Service), a leading nonprofit organization focused on elevating the status and influence of women and their contributions to nation building.

Prior to this, Layode was the executive director of LEAP Africa (Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability, Professionalism) which is committed to inspiring and empowering a new cadre of African leaders. Passionate about the interplay of social issues and business, Layode founded Social Runway, a nonprofit organization that supports social innovators. She also served as an independent development consultant for nonprofit organizations.

Layode studied urban and regional planning at the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria, and obtained an Master of Science degree in environmental resources management from Lagos State University. She holds an MBA from Lagos Business School and benefited from the executive programs offered by IESE Business School and Harvard Business School. Layode currently sits on nonprofit boards and is an alumnus of the United States International Visitors Leadership Program.

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