Onyekachi Wambu

Mr. Onyekachi Wambu is Director of the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD), a UK based charity with a mission to expand and enhance the contributions of Africans in the diaspora in order to advance Africa’s development. AFFORD is a pioneer and innovator in the field of policy and practice of ‘migration and development’. AFFORD’s advocacy

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Francesca Perrin

Ms. Francesca Perrin is the founder and director of The Indigo Trust, part of The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (SFCT, which is the operating office of 18 grant-making trusts established by three generations of the Sainsbury family. The trusts’ donations to charitable causes throughout several decades represent one of the leading examples of sustained philanthropy

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Una Osili

Dr. Una Osili is the director of research at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, a leading academic institution dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice worldwide. She leads the school’s extensive research program on the philanthropic behavior of households, foundations and corporations. Osili is also a professor

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Reverend Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah

Reverend Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah is the current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in northwestern Nigeria. He was ordained on December 19, 1976. He was formerly the secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and vicar general of the Archdiocese of Kaduna until he was ordained as bishop of on September 8,

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Naila Farouky

Ms. Naila Farouky has built an award-winning career across several continents. She is a Peabody Award recipient with experience in executive project management, media production and strategic development and communications. In January 2014, she took on the role of CEO at the Arab Foundations Forum (AFF), a membership-based network of associations and foundations in the

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Moulay Hafid Elalamy

Mr. Moulay Hafid Elalamy was appointed Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy in 2013. After receiving a degree in Information Systems from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada, Moulay served as the Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Quebec. While in Canada, he also served as Director of Information Systems

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Kathleen Bury

Ms. Kathleen Bury is CEO of the Mowgli Foundation. During her time working within and at the helm of Mowgli, Bury helped the team double in size, win three major awards for employment generation (impact), mentoring program quality and mentor network in the Arab Region, as well as expand into eight new countries. This has

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Dounia Benslimane

Ms. Dounia Benslimane has worked in the field of culture and development since 2008. In 2011, Benslimane became the director of “La Fondation des Arts Vivants,” as well as the coordinator of an urban arts venue, “Fabrique Culturelle des Anciens Abattoirs of Casablanca.” She is also co-founder and executive director of Association Racines. Benslimane has

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Yap Boum

Professor Yap Boum II is the regional representative for Epicenter Africa, the research arm of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), known also as Doctors Without Borders. He is currently based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. From 2009 to 2014, Boum headed the Epicenter’s research base in Mbarara, Uganda, leading research projects on tuberculosis and malaria among others. Most

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Walé Adeosun

Mr. Walé Adeosun, CFA, is the founder, CEO and chief investment officer of Kuramo Capital Management, a Securities and Exchange Commission registered investment management firm with $300 million in assets. Kuramo Capital focuses on investing in sub-Saharan Africa and has offices located in New York, Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya. Adeosun is the chairman of

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