Chief of Staff

Olaniyi Ige is your 2021-2022 International Student Council Chief of Staff. He is a Ph.D Student in Economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with research interests in Monetary Economics, Financial Technology and Green Finance. Olaniyi is originally from Nigeria where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting, after which he completed his Business Foundation and Integration Course with SAP certification at the Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He worked in the Nigerian Pensions Industry before coming over to United States where he earned a Master’s degree in Economics with a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Business Analytics at Western Illinois university in 2016 and then moved over to Northern Illinois University where he earned a second Master’s degree in 2018. He is a member of the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and Young Government Leaders. He seeks to explore his passion for helping people at ISC.