With economic growth of 0.55% in the second quarter of 2017 Nigeria seems headed out of its recession, the worst it has experienced in 25 years. Make no mistake, however. That is only recovery in a technical sense: a recession technically happens when Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in an economy is negative for two consecutive quarters
Founder & Principal of Alder Consulting
Leke Alder is the Founder & Principal of Alder Consulting, Nigeria’s leading creative intelligence firm with offices in Lagos and London. He is credited with introducing branding as a discipline to Nigeria and has consulted on policy, politics and business at the highest levels locally and internationally. He has consulted on policy formulation for the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Federal Ministries of Information & Communication, Education, Foreign Affairs, and Solid Minerals Development, among others. He has also consulted on political strategy and communication campaigns at national and sub-national levels.
Leke Alder wrote the blueprint for Nigeria’s image management programme - the Heart of Africa project and was the Chief Consultant to the Federal Government on the project. He was appointed by the Federal Government to the Board of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and was Chairman of the Board Tenders Committee as well as Chairman of the Communications Committee. He served on the Board for 4 years.
He was a member of the Steering Committee for the World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Nigeria and the Chairman, Sub-Committee on Media, Host Broadcasting & Advertising. Leke Alder has been a member of the organising committee of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Day Waterman College.
He has served as a panelist at the Annual Africa Business Conferences of Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School and Kellogg School of Management. He was a speaker at the Financial ADFocus Conference, South Africa as well as Leadership Forum, Ghana.
He was a guest lecturer at the School of Media & Communications (SMC), Pan African University (now Pan Atlantic University) and guest speaker at the University’s Entrepreneurial Development School(EDS). He was also guest speaker at conferences held by the Nigerian Bar Association and Women in Management & Business (WimBiz). He has spoken at The Platform conference several times. He is the author of several books and was the host of a weekly radio business programme, Minding Your Business with Leke Alder on 92.3 Inspiration FM, Lagos.
Leke Alder is a lawyer, polymath and philanthropist. His photographs and furniture designs have raised millions of Naira for 9 orphanages supported by his foundation - Leke Alder Foundation. The Foundation has impacted over 120,000 lives. A patriot and Nigerian, he is married to Morenike and has 2 children – Olamide and Toluwani.