Professor Emeritus Albert J. Alos was born in Barcelona, Spain; he studied Electrical Engineering at University of Bilbao, Spain. After completing his Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1966, he spent one year in Kenya teaching at Strathmore College and the Department of Electrical Engineering of University of Nairobi.
He came to Nigeria in October 1967 as a lecturer in the Department of Electronics of the University of Ife (today Obafemi Awolowo University). As the first lecturer in the newly created department, he was involved in curricula design and in the setting up of engineering laboratories. In 1971 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Lagos. He was appointed Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1983. He moved to University of Ibadan as Professor and Head of Department of Electrical Engineering and retired in 1992. During his 25 years in the university system, he combined “gown and town”, dedicating some of his time to the promotion of educational projects that could contribute to the development of the youth. His concern for quality education led him to join other individuals who shared the same concern in registering the Educational Co-operation Society, a Nigerian not-for-profit NGO that promotes projects for the advancement of education. He retired from the university system to help start a new project, this time on a full-time basis: the Lagos Business School. He was appointed Director General of the school in 1993. In 1996 he led the process of raising the status of the school to that of a private university working closely with government. After government’s approval to operate as a private university in January 2002, Lagos Business School became the first school of Pan-African University, and he was appointed the University’s Vice-Chancellor.
Professionally, he is a COREN-registered engineer, a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineers, a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He was a member of the Vision 2010 Committee and served as a Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group for six years. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Business Day (a daily financial newspaper) and a Trustee of the IOD Corporate Governance Centre.