Speakers at the 2018 APF Annual Conference

Tsitsi Masiyiwa

Executive Chairperson, Higherlife Foundation

Tsitsi Masiyiwa is an African philanthropist and social entrepreneur, who has devoted

Dr Judy Dlamini

Founder, Mbekani Group

Dr Judy Dlamini started out as a medical doctor before changing into

Donne Nicol

CEO, Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation

Donné Nicol is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, which

Graça Machel

Founder, Graça Machel Trust

Graça Machel is an African stateswoman whose decades long professional and public


Senior Economic Advisor, AEDPI

Dr. (Mrs) Obiageli Ezekwesili is a Public Policy Analyst / Senior Economic

Patricia Nzolantima

Founder, International Working Ladies

Patricia Nzolantima is very involved in women empowerment. She’s the Founder &

Lord Dr Hastings

Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG

Michael began his career as a teacher moving into government service in

Ellen Agler

CEO, The END Fund

Ellen serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the END Fund, working

Dr Herbert Wigwe

GMD/CEO, Access Bank Plc

Dr Herbert Wigwe is a seasoned Nigerian banker and entrepreneur. He is

Andrew Doust

Founder, Plenitude Partners

As founder of Plenitude Partners, Andrew, advises ultra-high net-worth families globally, helping

William Smith

Co-Founder & ED, Monrovia Football Academy

William Smith is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Monrovia Football Academy.

Rosie Motene

Pan African Media proprietor

Rosie Motene is a Pan African Media proprietor, who holds a Bachelor of

Patrick Awuah


Patrick Awuah is Founder and President of Ashesi University in Ghana, which

Dr Iqbal Survé

Founder, The Sekunjalo Group

Dr Survé is a Physician, Entrepreneur and an ardent Philanthropist, born and

Vuyiswa Sidzumo

Program Officer - Southern Africa The Ford Foundation

Vuyiswa is a scientist by training with an MSc in Biochemistry. She

Dr. Isayvani Naicker

Director for Strategy & Partnership, African Academy of Sciences

Dr. Isayvani Naicker has over 20 years’ management and practical experience in

Dr. Acha Leke

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

A Senior Partner in the Johannesburg office, Dr. Acha Leke started his

C.D. Glin

President, USADF

C.D. Glin is the President & CEO of the U.S. African Development

Ndanatsei Bofu-Tawamba

CEO, Urgent Action Fund-Africa

Ndanatsei Bofu-Tawamba, an African citizen and Zimbabwean national, is the CEO &

Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa

Co-Founder, Simba Education

Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa is a social entrepreneur and advocate for youth-led social

Tonye Cole

Co-Founder,Sahara Group

Tonye P. Cole is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Sahara Group,

Bongiwe Mlangeni

CEO, Social Justice Initiative

Bongiwe Mlangeni is the Chief Executive Officer of the Social Justice Initiative (SJI),

Mubuso Zamchiya

Managing Director, Luminos

Mubuso Zamchiya is Managing Director of Luminos, a philanthropic fund that is

Prof. Una O. Osili

Associate Dean, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Una O. Osili, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean of Research and International

Anita Kemi Dasilva is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a medical

Daryl Heald

Founder, Generosity Path

Daryl Heald began his career in 1988 as a commercial real estate

Noxolo Hlongwane

Head of Philanthropy, Nedbank Private Wealth

Noxolo heads up the Philanthropy Office at Nedbank Private Wealth and is responsible

Maxwell Gomera

Director, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Branch at UN Environment

Maxwell is Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services Branch at UN Environment.

Ndidi Nwuneli

Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting; Co-Founder, AACE Foods; Founder, LEAP Africa

Ndidi Nwuneli is the co-founder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution, which

English Sall

Co-Founder, Impact Thread

English Sall is data enthusiast and researcher at heart. She is a

Ms. Nyokabi Kenyatta

Director, Kenyetta Trust

Nyokabi has over 30 years experience in property development, education and farming,

Gbenga Oyebode

Founder, Aluko and Oyebode

Gbenga Oyebode, founded Aluko & Oyebode, where he is currently the Chairman

Lesego Serolong

Co-founder, Raise the Children International

Lesego (30) is the co-founder and chairwoman of Raise the Children International,

Oulimata Sarr

Deputy Regional Director, UN Women for West and Central Africa

With over 25 years’ experience in finance and development, Oulimata Sarr is

Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo

Executive Director, ONE Africa

Prior to joining ONE, Kwaramba-Kayombo was Country Director for World Vision in

Leonora Sauls

Head of Philanthropy, Ackerman Family Foundation

Leonora Sauls is passionate about development and enthusiastic about promoting positive community

Fred Swaniker

Founder/CEO, African Leadership University

Fred is passionate about Africa, believing that the missing ingredient on the

Diane Robison

Global Special Projects Lead, Teach For All

As Global Special Projects Lead at Teach For All, Diane leads on

Dikembe Mutombo

Founder, Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

Dikembe Mutombo hails from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 1987, Mutombo

Nolwandle Noli Mboweni

CEO, Vela International

Nolwandle Noli Mboweni was born in 1961 3 October in Orlando East, Soweto

Nneka Mobisson

Co-founder and CEO, mDoc

Dr. L. Nneka Mobisson is co-founder and CEO of mDoc, a digital

Dr. Angela Gichaga

CEO, Financing Alliance for Health

Dr. Angela Gichaga is a public/social sector enthusiast with experience working across

Kamil Olufowobi

Founder & CEO, Most Influential 100 Company

Most Influential 100 (MI1) is the World’s #1 EXCELLENCE Network and inline

Amadou Gallo Fall

NBA Vice President and Managing Director – Africa

A Senegalese native, Amadou Gallo Fall currently holds the position of NBA

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Biodiversity Scientist & 6th President, Republic of Mauritius

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been the Managing Director of the Centre International de

Dr. Patricia Masikati

Agroforestry Systems Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre

Dr. Patricia Masikati is an Agroforestry Systems Scientist at the World Agroforestry

Dr Olawale Salami

Clinical Project Manager, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Dr Olawale Salami is the Pediatric HIV clinical project manager at the

Gill Bates

CEO, CAF Southern Africa

Gill assumed her role as CAF Southern Africa’s CEO in January 2017.


CEO, Convergence Finance

Joan M. Larrea brings to Convergence 20 years of experience in emerging

Micheline Ntiru

Transformation Facilitator, Stanford Seed

Micheline Ntiru focuses on impact investment, financial inclusion and SME development in Africa

Sibongile Mkhabela

CEO, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund

Sibongile (Bongi) Mkhabela, a social worker by profession and an activist by

Herve Ludovic De Lys

Country Representative, UNICEF South Africa

Hervé Ludovic de Lys is UNICEF Country Representative to the Republic of

Dumisani Mngadi

COO, African Union Foundation

Mngadi boasts a rich history in the academic and development sectors across

Dr Rethabile Melamu

General Manager, Green Economy The Innovation Hub.

Dr Rethabile Melamu is a dynamic and self-motivated professional; she obtained her

Alan Fowler

Chair in African Philanthropy, Wits Business School

Alan Fowler is honorary professor of the Chair in African Philanthropy, to

Mamadou Biteye

MD, Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office

Mamadou Biteye is the Managing Director for the Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional

Sumitra Aswani

Executive Director, Ishk Tolaram Foundation

Sumitra is a fourth-generation family member of Tolaram Group and currently serves