Prof. Goski Alabi

Prof. Goski Alabi is one of Africa’s leading Full Professor in total quality management, and

a consultant in strategic leadership and corporate governance, with a focus on higher education

leadership and governance. She is an academic, a consultant, author and an accomplished

entrepreneur with more than 20 years of professional experience in academia, consultancy,

regulation, advocacy and business. Prof. Mrs. Alabi serves on several public, corporate and

international boards and committees. People have described her as the start-up queen and

educational revolutionist.

She is currently President and Founder of Laweh University College, the first accredited open

university in Ghana and second in West Africa. She is also President of the African Council

for Distance Education (ACDE) April, 2021, as well as Chair of the African Network for

Internationalization of Education – ANIE (September 2016 to date). She is also Chair of the

Continental Education Strategy for Africa Sub-Cluster on ODeL (2019 -till date) , Co-Chair

of the International Scientific Advisory Board of The World Bank “African Centre of

Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education, Lagos State University (July

7th, 2020) LASU-ACEITSE,

In June 2019, Prof. Goski was “The Lecturer”, Keynote speaker at the prestigious Oxford

University’s Sir David Watson Memorial Lecture at the Human Welfare Conference


As an Author, Prof. Goski is author of the seminal book “Managing for Excellence in the

21st Century, the Total Quality Approach” which appeared in the New York Times in August

2017., and two other recent books, “Leadership Makes the Difference

but Leaders Matter and the Four Capitals for Success: A Personal Leadership Guide among


As a consultant She also consulted for the Ministry of Trade and Industry on the National

Quality Awareness Project, strategic planning to the Bank of Ghana, the Public Services

Commission, the Architects Registration Council. of Ghana and the Ethiopian Institute of

Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC). She also offered several

other consultancy services to the Association of African Universities, (AAU), the African

Union Commission, as well as the European Union Commission among a few to mention. Prof.

Goski has also led and participated in several Work Bank, DFID and EU Commission Projects

successfully. She also audited several national and international public and private universities

for the then National Accreditation Board and the African Union Commission’s Quality Rating


As An Academic, Prof, Goski is the Founding Dean of the school of Graduate Studies and

Centre for International Education of the University of Professional Studies (2009-2016) and

(2017-2018) respectively. As Dean of the Graduate school of the UPSA, Prof. Goski Alabi

grew the school from zero to about 1000 students in six years and gain the acclaimed ACBSP

accreditation of America, the first to receive the ACBSP accreditation in Africa, and earned

the ACBSP Ambassador for Africa in 2016.

Prof Goski has received several awards. She was awarded Africa’s Most Respected CEO,

Education Category in Dubia in July, 2021 by the Business Executive Magazine for

Establishing and Managing Laweh Open University College, the first Accredited Open

University in Ghana and second in West Africa