Modupe Adefeso-Olateju is the CEO of The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) which is a consultancy firm that supports an array of education partnership projects. She possesses a combination of cross-cutting skills and industry experience gained from a decade of leadership in the profit and non-profit sectors, and years of research into private sector participation in education. As an education policy specialist, she served as a member of the Federal Minister of Education’s Technical Task Team (Nigeria) where she contributed to the development of the 4-Year Strategic Plan for the Development of the Education Sector (2011-2015).
Modupe leads on a range of donor-funded education sector programmes where she provides technical assistance to aid evidence-based policy making. She supports government departments and non-state organizations in the areas of quantitative and qualitative research, strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation, reporting and overall programme management. Besides her education consultancy work, she is passionate about helping young people achieve their professional and academic potential and serves as a trustee of the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, London and Incubator Africa Development Team, Nigeria. Modupe holds a PhD in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London, where her research assessed the effectiveness of public and private schools in Nigeria and explored implications for public-private partnership in education.