Meet Our Board

The HKS Nigeria Alumni Association fosters a community of its alumni to continue the school’s public service mission through programming that inspires graduates to expand their knowledge, network, and impact on the world.  Our Board Members support this mission through a variety of activities over the course of the year as guided through our By-Laws.

Frank Nweke II

HKSAAN President

Frank Nweke II, has decades of proven leadership experience. He has served as Nigeria’s Minister for Youth Development and Minister for Information. Prior to these appointments, he served as the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Enugu State.

Mr. Nweke was the Director General of the Nigeria Economic Summit group, a platform for public-private sector cooperation on Nigeria’s economic development. As the Director General, he ensured the recommendations from the annual Nigerian Economic Summit were considered by the Federal Executive Council, Nigeria’s highest decision-making body. He worked conscientiously to transform the NESG into a world-class think-tank by fostering partnerships with the World Economic Forum, Brookings Institute and the Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa, among others.

Dr. Aminu Mukhtar Dan’ Amu

HKSAAN Vice President

Dr. Aminu Mukhtar Dan’ Amu is the President of RAHIN Group – made up of Rahin Foods Limited, Rahin Farms Nigeria Limited and Rahin Consolidated Limited, a commodities trading company based in Kano State. He was a two (2) term Honourable Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development for Kano State and served two different administrations as the Economic Adviser to two Governors of Kano State. Dr. Mukhtar was a partner at Crimson Consulting Limited where he specialized in Policy formulation and analysis, Leadership and Strategic Management of Public Organisation. He also successfully led privatization of State-Owned Enterprises at the Bureau of Public Enterprises including Nigerdock Nigeria Plc and West African Refinery Company Limited, an offshore refinery in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

He holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an MBA from Bayero University Kano, and a Bsc. in Agriculture from Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria. He was honoured by the London Graduate School – Commonwealth University with a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration (DBA) Honoris Causa in recognition of his service, and outstanding contributions to society.

Innocent Isichei

VP Communications (Secretary)

Innocent Isichei currently serves as an adviser on Public Policy to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). At the CBN, Innocent is tasked with developing policy solutions that enable improved access to finance for underserved Nigerians. In this regard, he has worked on policy regulations guiding the set up and operations of Agent Networks and Payment Service Banks in Nigeria. These measures are aimed at leveraging on the distribution channels of non-bank entities, in increasing penetration of digital financial services. He also played a critical role towards the setup of the National Collateral Registry, which has enabled SMEs to leverage their movable assets into capital, for investment and growth. Prior to his role at the CBN, Innocent served as Head of Government Affairs at IBM for the West Africa Region.

Innocent received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan Ann-Arbor, and his Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Adaora Ndukwe-Ugwu

VP Finance (Treasurer)

Adaora Ndukwe-Ugwu is a Senior Public Finance Specialist and former banker, with 17+ years’ experience in both the public and private sectors where she worked in private wealth management, treasury, risk management, financial accounting, financial advisory, corporate governance and public policy. She currently leads the Treasury team at the Petroleum Equalisation Fund Management Board.

Adaora earned an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2018, where she was awarded the Eric Yankah Award for outstanding contribution to the Harvard Kennedy School and co-chaired the 2018 Harvard Africa Development Conference. She has an M.Sc. in Analysis and Design of Management Information Systems from the London School of Economics and a B.Sc. in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Buckingham, UK. She is an AILA Fellow with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C. Her interests include, financial inclusion, empowering women in local communities and educating the girl child. She is married with three children and lives in Abuja, Nigeria.

Adekunmilola Adio-Moses

VP Programs (Programs Secretary)

Adekunmilola Adio-Moses is Assistant Director (Governor’s Office), under the Office of the Chief of Staff, Lagos State Government. He is passionate about Development Economics and Innovative Reforms in Public Administration, with 21years professional experience in the Lagos State Public Service.

Kunmi’s B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees are both in Economics, from University of Ibadan, and University of Lagos, respectively and completed Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School. He is a proud Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow, who loves sports and enjoys networking with new cultures. He is happily married with children.

Victoria Fajemilehin-Ayanleye

VP Exec Education (Executive Education Rep)

Victoria Fajemilehin-Ayanleye is a Policy Advisor with the international NGO, Synergos. She is a leader in international development with focus on evidence-based policy research, analysis, and implementation. She has years of experience working in development across three continents and delivering policy solutions.

Victoria has a Master’s International Public Policy from University College London and a BA (First Class) in French from University of Lagos and completed Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School. She is proficient in English, Yoruba, and French and a beginner in Mandarin Chinese. She is one of the 2018 YNaija top 10 voices in policy in Nigeria and a 2018 Obama Foundation Leader in Africa.