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Bowale Musa

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Junior Data Analyst

Bowale Musa

Bowale contributes to the delivery of the Foundation’s strategy by providing a range of data services, including data visualisation and analysis. He also supports the Data Lead in developing the use of data by the Foundation and the sector.

Bowale worked as a data analyst in the finance sector before joining the Foundation in 2021.


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