Tunde Ajia

Board Member

Personal Profile

Tunde is a project management consultant and strategy advisor with over 20 years of experience, managing the delivery of complex projects and major programmes within the infrastructure space across diverse sectors of industry. He is a unique combination of a strategist, entrepreneur and academic, providing numerous organisations and governments with advice on strategy for delivering megaprojects, infrastructure development, PPP initiatives and project financing.

He previously founded Jabiut Development Partners, which is an independent Africa focused advisory firm that facilitates the sustainable development of infrastructure across the continent, where he served as the Managing Partner. He is also an active volunteer in the Global project management community and has previously served on several committees for the Association for Project Management (APM) UK, the International Project Management Association (IPMA), and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) UK. He currently sits on the boards of both the Project Management Institute (PMI) UK Chapter and Oxford Urbanists (OU), a global non-profit organisation on sustainable urbanism.

Tunde is a Chartered Manager (CMgr) and holds an MSc in Major Programme Management from the University of Oxford, an MBA from Grenoble Graduate School of Business, an MSc in Project Management from Northumbria University. He is currently a Doctoral Researcher at Cranfield School of Management, researching on Megaprojects. His work has been published by several mediums including Harvard’s Africa Policy Journal (A Harvard Kennedy School of Government Publication), the International Centre for Complex Project Management, Nigeria’s Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission amongst others. He is also a contributor to the development of the 2021 Leadership in Complexity Framework developed by the Global Alliance for Project Professions (GAPPS) and has conducted extensive research in infrastructure development and economic growth.

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