Austin Tam-George is a communication and educational consultant with a Ph.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Tam-George is also an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School, Boston, where he studied Leadership and Public Policy in the Senior Executive Fellows program.
He also attended the IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, where he studied communication and leadership. Tam-George’s extensive multi-sectoral experience straddles the fields of education, government, oil and gas, and nonprofit.
For over 23 years, Dr. Tam-George taught in different universities, including the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he was Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His work as an educator has brought him in contact with students and professionals from over 70 countries.
In 2008, Tam-George served as a Research Consultant to the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in its good governance monitoring projects across Africa.
Tam-George also served in the Government of Rivers State, Nigeria, as Hon. Commissioner for Information and Communication. In 2018, he worked as the Group Corporate Affairs Director of Jagal, a Nigerian conglomerate with diverse portfolio that includes oil and gas and logistics.
In 2021, Tam-George served as Technical Advisor to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at its global conference on the impact of COVID-19 on the education of young people in African countries.
He is the Executive Director of the Institute of Communication and Corporate Studies (ICCS), Lagos.