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 was established in 2009 to fight malnutrition, reduce post-harvest losses among smallholder farmers and displace imports. Ndidi is also the managing partner of Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd. which works across West Africa, unlocking the agriculture and nutrition potential in the region. She is the founder of LEAP Africa which inspires, empowers and equips a new cadre of principled, disciplined and dynamic young leaders in Africa.

She started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in their Chicago, New York and Johannesburg Offices.

Ndidi holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ndidi was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honor from the Nigerian Government. She was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes. Ndidi serves on the boards of Nestle Nigeria Plc., Nigerian Breweries Plc., Globethics.net Switzerland, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. India, Fairfax Africa Holdings Canada, Royal DSM Sustainability Board, Netherlands and the African Philanthropy Forum.

Ndidi is the author of “Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide for Scaling Impact,” published by Routledge in 2016.