Dr. Christopher Kolade, Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), is the Founding Patron and a Director of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative. He is the Pro-Chancellor, Pan-African University and a member of the governing council.
Dr. Kolade was the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (2002-2007). He was also the Director-General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) as well as the Chief Executive, Executive Chairman and Chairman (non-executive) of Cadbury Nigeria Plc.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Fellow, Society of Nigerian Broadcasters, Fellow, Institute of Directors (Nigeria) and has held the Presidency of these and many other professional bodies to which he belonged. He also sits on the Board of several organisations including the Christopher Kolade Foundation (CKF); Transparency in Nigeria and the Convention on Business Integrity