Born on the 24th April 1938, Apostle Hayford Alile briefly attended the University of Ibadan as a scholar in Physics and thereafter proceeded to Howard University, Washington D.C, where he earned his B.A degree in Economics and Mathematics.
He later attended Rutgers Graduate School of Management, New Jersey, USA for his MBA and the Harvard Business School for AMP. Apostle Alile’s rich working history began as Economic and Financial Consultant to Louis Berger Inc, East Orange, New Jersey, USA in 1968. Between 1969 and 1972, he served as Assistant Director, Rutgers University Entrepreneurial Development Center, New Jersey and Rutgers Minority Investment Co. Inc. He worked as an Investment Advisor/Broker with Investors Diversified Services Inc, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1972-1973. In 1973, he returned to Nigeria to head the Management Consulting Department of the Center for Management Development, Lagos, and was from there appointed in 1976 as the Executive Director /CEO of the then Lagos Stock Exchange in 1979. He retired from that position in 1999 and was in that same year appointed to the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He was also on the Boards of the (Mint) The Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc, and the Central Securities & Clearing Systems Limited (CSCS). At the Centre for Management Development, he was responsible for the establishment of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMCON) and the Nigerian Association of Management Consultants (NAMCON)