Bolanle Austen-Peters

Managing Director and Founder of Terra Kulture. She attended International School Ibadan, the University of Lagos where she studied Law and the London School of Economics where she obtained a Masters Degree in International Human Rights Law.

She practiced as a Lawyer with Afe Babalola & Co. (1992-1994) after which she worked with the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. She then worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Switzerland and Ethiopia (1996-1998) responsible for assessing Country Reports and resettlement of refugees in other countries. She joined the United Nations Development Programme in Namibia and was part of a team responsible for formulating Namibia’s poverty alleviation plan and Human Rights projects. (1998-2000) Between 2000- 2003 she returned to Nigeria as a Consultant to the United Nations Development Programme, Lagos, responsible for monitoring and evaluating the programmes in Nigeria, worked with Ajumogobia and Okeke a law firm in Lagos and as a Company Secretary for an indigenous Petroleum trading Company before founding Terra Kulture in August, 2003. She is happily married.