Adewale Ogunleye

Wale joined the Commonwealth Foundation in 2011.

He is involved in all areas of grant-making and management across the Foundation’s grant streams. As a Senior Grants Officer he plays a key role in the assessment of applications and their eventual recommendation for grant awards, in addition to responding to grant implementation issues and challenges.

Wale has experience in proposal development, project management, and grants administration and management having worked in international development before joining the Foundation. He is motivated by positive changes in the lives of people and communities arising from grant and project activities.

In his spare time he is an active member of St Vincent de Paul Society, an international charity which provides support for the sick, needy and lonely. Wale enjoys reading books on a wide variety of subjects and also volunteers as a funding proposal writer for faith and homeless charities.