The Managing Director & CEO of Rokel Commercial Bank, Dr Walton Ekundayo Gilpin has been inducted as a member of the African Leadership Council.

Dr Walton has been granted all honours and privileges pertaining to membership in the council on 25th February 2023.

The African Leadership Council is an elite network of Africa’s most outstanding leaders.

It is an exclusive platform for political and business leaders, policy titans, opinion leaders, entrepreneurs and executives who are committed to deepening unrivalled African access, lifetime relationships and partnerships across the continent while taking action to grow their global citizenship status as a force for good – eradicating poverty in Africa. The council provide members with pan-African visibility, recognition for their contributions and cementing their thought leadership.

Below are some of the benefits members of the Council are entitled to;


Direct contact and access to key African leaders across diverse fields, and other multilateral stakeholders via the Council’s platform, exclusive VIP events and personalised introductions.

Insider Insight

Exclusive Monthly members-only Council meetings with the opportunity to network, connect and get introduced to Africa’s business and policy insiders. Be armed with key insights, trends, insider tips, and opportunities on the continent.

Business-to-Policy Leaders Linkages

Assistance with setting up private meetings, trade missions and business linkages with strategic business and political leaders on the continent – bridging the gap between the business community and policymakers.

One Community, Multiple Working Groups

Be a part of the larger African Leadership Community of influencers, entrepreneurs, policymakers and playmakers for Africa’s growth and development through our peer-based working groups. Meet council members during your Africa and global trips, developing lifetime relationships and quality networks across the world.

Loyalty Programs, Member Discounts, Partner Benefits

Automatic enrolment into the ALM Lifetime Loyalty program with tonnes of upgrades, discounts on PR packages and media management, reputation management, partner services, etc. All spending with us or our accredited partners builds towards elite status with amazing benefits.

Strategic Lifetime Relationships & Partnerships

Access to strategic in-country African and global partnerships, connections and business development opportunities and relationships with potential for a lifetime value.

Opportunity to contribute to African Leaders Coalition Against Poverty Project

Learn about how to contribute your quota towards implementing SDG Goal 1 and help to solve some of humanity’s greatest problems, starting in Africa; help eradicate extreme poverty.

Media Visibility & PR

Access to tons of diverse, credible international media coverage and reputation management, actively managed by the council, helping you to be published internationally so your name comes up in conversations – for all the right reasons.

Thought Leadership Opportunities

Nurture and influence Africa’s business growth story by being a mentor to mentors – a leader of other business leaders via speaking engagements, international showcases, and board members of leading fast-growth organisations.