Peter Wilson (Zimbabwe), the Executive Director of the Institute, leads the management of the Institute.
A Rhodes Scholar, he
has lived most of his
life in Southern Africa.
After 20 years with Shell
, the last 4 in the renowned Shell
International Group Planning think tank, he
established himself as an international strategy consultant to both the public and private sector.
For the last 10 years he
has worked extensively in Africa, principally on UN sponsored national development strategy projects, as well on corporate strategy consultations in Europe, USA and Asia.
Olugbenga Adesida (Nigeria), the Associate Director, is a futures and strategy consultant.
has undertaken assignments for AfDB, COMESA, UNDP and SARIPS in several countries, including Sierra Leone, Botswana, Kenya, Cape Verde, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Seychelles, Tanzania, South Africa and Zambia.
In addition, he
participated as an expert in global projects such as the World Water Scenarios
for the 21st Century (World Water Commission), Humanity 3000 (Foundation for the Future) and State of the Future reports (Millennium Project).
He has authored papers on development management, futures studies, technology policy, co-edited a book on the future of Africa (African Voices, African Visions), served as a guest editor for special editions of Futures and African Development Review, and made presentations in several high level conferences around the world.
He has refereed articles for several journals and served as a member of the international editorial board of the journal Futures from 1999 to 2001.
was with the United Nations Development Program from 1992 through 1998.
Olugbenga received his BA and MA in economics from the City College of New York and PhD from an interdisciplinary program, Media@LSE, at the London School of Economics and Political Science