Buky Alakija grew up in Lagos, Nigeria moving to the UK for Sixth Form and completing her International Baccalaureate at Sevenoaks School.
After Sevenoaks, Buky studied law at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University. She is a corporate lawyer, with a specialism in joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Buky started her career at Goldman Sachs International and qualified as a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She is currently a Senior Associate at CMS Nabarro Olswang LLP in the corporate transactions team with an energy and infrastructure sector focus.
Buky boarded at Girls' International House while her three brothers, also Sevenoaks alumni, were members of the International Centre. Buky lives in London with her husband, son and daughter.