Ms. Simisola Smith (FRSA)
Director of Royal African Education and Institutional Partnership
OIGO is very pleased of its extensive networks with various institutions and corporate organisations with strong supports for African educational culture. Ms. Simisola Smith who is appointed as OIGO Director of Royal African Education and Institutional Partnership in 2019 takes the vision of His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M) into the arena of international community where she builds new educational culture, partnership and collaboration on behalf of OIGO. She is devoted to an extensive network of international partnership, assisting and facilitating admissions space for African students into global higher education environment and promoting institutional engagement and support between OIGO and partners such as universities, international professional bodies, charities and NGOs that funds education, government agencies, corporate organisations, etc. Her vast knowledge is able to support the development of global academic exchange for African education culture, furthering OIGO cooperation and providing new and exciting opportunities for OIGO in Africa and across the globe.
Simi as she is fondly called is committed to the cause of securing international excellent platform for African students, repositioning culture of education excellence, resurgence of relevant skills that support industry effectiveness, functionality and productivity. She is very resolved to lead OIGO international partnership and collaboration with higher education and proven global partners driving the vision of the CEO.
Ms. Smith is a graduate of King’s College London with a degree in Biomedical Science and Master of Art degree in Health Promotion and International Development, University College London (UCL), UK. As part of her undergraduate degree at King’s College London, Simi was elected as the Vice President, (Academic Affairs) where she engaged students, senior academics and external organizations, improving overall reputation of King’s College London locally, nationally and internationally.
Simisola is very experienced within the dome of international education. She possesses wealth of international experience and networks in transnational education and engagements. She enjoyed immense quality roles at the University of Sunderland where she worked as International Development Manager (Africa). Additionally, she served as King’s College Marketing and Recruitment Consultant (Nigeria) and at Lancaster University, UK as Regional Manager (Africa). She oversees Berlin School of Business and Innovation, Germany activities in Africa as Business Development Manager.