Who we are
ALX & The Room are two institutions working together to reimagine how top talent learns, grows and connects with each other and with opportunities throughout their lifetime. We are an initiative born in Africa but with a global ambition.
We are part of the African Leadership Group, an ecosystem of 4 institutions with +15 years of experience and a proven track record of developing Africa’s future generation of leaders.
We were listed as one of the 50 most innovative companies (alongside Alibaba & Amazon) in 2019 by Fast Company.
Our shared mission at African Leadership Group
By 2035, Africa will have the largest and youngest workforce in the world. By 2100, the continent will be home to 40% of the world’s population.
In the absence of strong institutions, leaders can break or move societies forward. Without strong leadership, this population explosion will cast Africa into unprecedented economic, social and political volatility with global implications
To transform Africa by developing 3 million ethical and entrepreneurial leaders through innovative, digitally enabled programs.
4 Things to know about us
(1) Two institutions, one company.
Although ALX & The Room have separate teams driving individual objectives, we are all part of the same company and work together to select, develop and connect top talent in Africa and across the world.
(2) We are hiring globally!
After the Covid-19 crisis, we decided to become a fully remote team even after the pandemic is over. Although we prefer candidates to be based in EMEA, our global team is formed by people from across all locations, from Australia to California.
(3) We are a diverse team of mission-driven, highly talented individuals.
Many of our employees come from companies like McKinsey, BCG, or Google or universities such as Stanford or Oxford, in search of a more mission-driven job. Our hiring process is a highly rigorous one (on average, only 5% of applicants get an offer from us) with a strong emphasis on culture and values.
(4) We care deeply about developing our highly talented staff.
Because we care about lifelong learning & have pioneered an innovative approach to education, we place a high emphasis on giving our employees high autonomy & growth.