About

Dayo Okewale House of Lords

Biography

An internationally recognized leader, equal justice advocate, public speaker, and entrepreneur, Dayo Okewale leverages the power and influence of government, notability and business to combat some of the world’s greatest social issues. 

Dayo currently works as a chief of staff in the House of Lords (UK government), providing political, diplomatic and strategic insight to Crossbench Peers. Dayo employs in the House his valuable life and professional experiences, and a unique perspective which adds irrefutable value. 

Additionally, Dayo is co-chair of Equal Justice for NEXUS Global, NEXUS is a global community founded to bridge communities of wealth, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. With over 5000 Members from 70 countries, they work to unite next generation families, UHNW individuals, philanthropists, young investors, social entrepreneurs, and allies to catalyze new leadership and accelerate needed political, societal, indigenous, financial, environmental, and equal justice solutions.

Dayo is also part of the UNESCO Human Rights Global Integration forum alumni and leadership program, having served on the UNESCO board and having published articles on human rights, sports for development and eradicating poverty.

Dayo Okewale Founded Who’s Got Game Sport in 2008, the not for profit organisation specialises in using sport as a tool for social change and development, creating young global leaders and empowering young people with employability and business enterprise skills. Former professional basketball player, Dayo believes sport is an underused medium for teaching and instilling life and social skills, he is passionate with the in promoting the use of sport as a tool for education and change. 

 

 

 

Dayo was hounored to have met the Queen to celebrate his work and positive change in the commonwealth. Dayo has also meet President Obama, and had his work featured in The Daily Mail, the Voice, FT and other news publications.

 

More recently Dayo hosted Warner Brother’s ‘Just Mercy’ UK Film release reception at the House of Lords advocating discussions on UK/US criminal justice reform. 

 

 

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