Simon Kolawole

Simon Kolawole is the Founder & CEO of Cable Newspaper Ltd, publishers of an online newspaper to be launched in November 2013. He was the Editor of THISDAY, regarded as Nigeria’s most influential newspaper, from 2007-2012.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and a master’s degree in Governance and Development from the University of Sussex, UK, as a British Chevening Scholar, in 2006.

Kolawole was named among Africa’s next generation of leaders by The Banker, a publication of Financial Times of London, in 2009. He was the Mo Ibrahim Fellow on the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in 2010.

In March 2012, he was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Kolawole concentrates most of his thoughts on nation-building and its impediments, and has written extensively on governance, conflict and development. He writes a weekly column for THISDAY.


Confronting Political, Ethnic, and Economic Challenges as One People with One Goal

Event Details

The Harbour Point, Wilmot Point Close, Victoria Island, Lagos

October 1, 2013

9:30 am