In June, Teach For All was thrilled to welcome Dzingai Mutumbuka, Chairman of the Zimbabwe National Commission of UNESCO and former Education Minister of Zimbabwe, and Gbenga Oyebode MFR, Chairman, Aluko & Oyebode, to our Board. The new Directors join 12 fellow leaders in the global business, philanthropic, academic, and education sectors.
Dzingai Mutumbuka currently serves as a member of the governing board for UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning and is the former Chair of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), which brings together all African education ministers and donors supporting education in Africa. Among Africa’s longest-serving education ministers, Mr. Mutumbuka subsequently later led a distinguished career working for multilateral organizations including the World Bank. During a recent Teach For All Talk with Teach For All CEO and Co-founder Wendy Kopp, he shared his perspective on the improvements in access to education across the African continent over the last 35 years.
Gbenga Oyebode is the Chairman of Aluko & Oyebode, (Barristers, Solicitors & Trademark Agents), one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria, with offices in Lagos, Abuja, and Port-Harcourt. Mr. Oyebode has a prominent career in the field of law and is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the International Bar Association (IBA).
To support the network’s efforts to develop collective leadership to ensure all children can fulfill their potential, Teach For All is committed to establishing a diverse Board of Directors who bring unique global perspectives to our work. We look forward to learning from Mr. Mutumbuka and Mr. Oyebode’s experience, insights, and leadership as they begin their service on the Board.