Bola Benson has a B.Sc. (Econs.) International Relations degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Diploma in Newspaper Journalism from the London School of Journalism. She previously worked in banking and most recently as a Trade Development Manager at the British Deputy High Commission.

She has an International Montessori Diploma (AMI) from the Maria Montessori Institute (UK).

She is married and a mother of five daughters who has a real passion for children and their development.