National President, African Women Entrepreneurship Programme
Angela Ajala has served as the Executive Director of Ladela Schools since January 2004.
She has been in the Education and Training business for more than three decades.
Most recently she veered into Agricultural business and undertook the position of Managing Director of Global Ladela Agro- Allied Farms (GLAF), a company empowering a new generation of Agripreneurs in all aspects of Agriculture, from virtual farming to training to export, etc.
Angela is a Goldman Sachs Scholar and an Alumni of Enterprise Development Centre, Pan- Atlantic University Lagos.
She currently serves as an Advisory Member of Board of the Enterprise Development Centre.
Angela belongs to a number of Organisations and International NGOs.
She is the immediate Past President of Business and Professional Women (BPW) an International NGO that develops the professional, business and leadership potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs around the World.
She currently sits on the Board of Business and Professional Women.
She was instrumental to the setting of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) and among the four member committee that drew up a constitution to guide the then new Association in 2004. Today she sits on the Board of the FCT Chapter of the Association, and is a mentor to many Schools.
She is currently the National President of African Women Entrepreneurship Programme, Nigeria Chapter, an engagement Initiative that targets African Women Entrepreneurs to promote business growth, increase trade both regionally and to U.S Markets through the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), they also create better business environment and empower African Women Entrepreneurs to become voices of change in their communities.
Angela is a Qualified Quality Assessors Manager and is the Council Chair of Skills Care Development Organisation, a Sector Skills Council for Education and care responsible for guiding the system for the development, classification and recognition of skills, knowledge, understanding and competencies acquired by individuals in the Education and Care Industry. To also promote quality care in Education and Health Organisations through the National Skills Qualification Framework.
Angela was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She is married with two children and one grandchild. She loves reading.
She earned a BA and MA in English from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and has over the years gone for many short courses in different specialisations ranging from Business Innovation and Strategy to Leadership, Counselling, Agriculture, etc.
She has held the following positions, and some are still ongoing:
– Member, Governing Board of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
– Chairperson Board of Trustees, Educate Nigeria Initiative.
– Director, School Resource Centre.
– Director, Ultimate Health.
– Mentor and Lead Coach: Department of Quality Assurance, Education Secretariat, FCT.
– Board Member, The Irede Foundation.
– Board Member, Team Member.
– Member of Board of the Nigeria American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) representing the African Women Entrepreneurship Programme there.
Angela has received many awards for contributions in fields of deep interest.
She is an Author, a Coach, Mentor, an Educational Administrator per excellence, Business Consultant and Collaborator in numerous Development projects.