Experts & Staff

Adebayo Olukoshi

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

International relations; governance and human rights




Adebayo Olukoshi is a visiting fellow with the Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

His experience spans over 35 years in the academic sector, as well as in intergovernmental institutions. Olukoshi is a former director for Africa and west Asia at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and was a member of the African Union Assessment Panel. He has also chaired the board of several think-tanks, including the European Centre for Development Policy Management and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.

Olukoshi is a distinguished research professor at the Wits School of Governance in the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg). He holds a PhD in politics from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.