Nike Akerele-De Souza

Chief operating officer

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, Yoruba

Nike is a chartered accountant, human resources and social impact specialist, with a diverse background and exposure to the private, consulting, and non-profit sectors working and living in several countries. Extensive career operating as part of senior leadership as well as entrepreneurial ventures in both the private and social impact sectors.


Operations; strategy and business planning; finance and talent management

Before IIED

  • Client service director - Dressler KBO Consulting
  • Co-founder - Teach for Nigeria
  • Founder/CEO - PeoplePrime & PeopleTemp
  • Group head/senior manager - Arthur Andersen/KPMG
  • Senior consultant - Mitchell Titus & Co, CPA
  • Senior consultant - Gardiner Kamya & Co, CPA


  • MA in Educational Planning, Economics and International Development at University College London (UCL)
  • Owner Manager Program (OMP) - Entrepreneurship Development at Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University
  • BSc in Business Administration (concentration in Accounting and Management Information Systems) at The American University, Washington, DC, USA