Gillian Asafu-Adjaye is the Programme Officer for The Programme for African Leadership at the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, a networking and skills development initiative for LSE post graduate students from Africa and the African diaspora.
She has previously worked as a communications officer at the University of Oxford for the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx). Her work included managing applications for the AfOx visiting fellowship programme. A programme designed to enhance academic mobility and network building and supports African scholars and researchers working in any discipline to spend periods of flexible time in Oxford. She also handled AfOx multimedia including, video editing, social media content and website updates. While studying for her undergraduate degree she founded Ekua Haizel. The company focuses on providing opportunities for African diaspora students and recent graduates to undertake 10 week-long internships in Ghana; combined with a cultural tour around Ghana.
Gillian joined LSE in May 2020.