Seapei Mafoyane

Ms Mafoyane (B.Sc. Microbiology, M.B.A.) is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Shanduka Black Umbrellas, an enterprise and supplier development company involved in the support of emerging black businesses. Shanduka Black Umbrellas is the ESD partner to Transnet SOC, Lonmin PLC, Anglo American among other corporates. Seapei brings together CEO and COO expertise

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Matt Davies

Matt graduated with first class honours in Economics from the University of Wales. Passionate about social impact, he explored social enterprise opportunities throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, America and Africa. Seeing the great potential of crowdfunding whilst working at Kiva.org in San Francisco, Matt went to explore similar innovations in Africa. Matt is now the Experience

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Matt Davies

Matt graduated with first class honours in Economics from the University of Wales. Passionate about social impact, he explored social enterprise opportunities throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, America and Africa. Seeing the great potential of crowdfunding whilst working at Kiva.org in San Francisco, Matt went to explore similar innovations in Africa. Matt is now the Experience

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Adefunke Adeyemi

Recently identified as one of the 200 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) globally in recognition of her achievements, Adefunke Adeyemi is a transformative leader, agent of change and influencer, positively impacting lives and the business environment through her passion, work and initiatives. A product of the prestigious University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, she

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Osayi Alile

A 2007 “Young Global Leader” (YGL) by the World Economic Forum, a Fellow of the African Leadership Network and an alumna of the Harvard Business School, IMD and Yale Executive Education Programs, Ms. Alile holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Lagos and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from

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Chidiogo Akunyili

Chidiogo Akunyili is the Founder of She ROARs – Reimagining Our Africa Rising —a Pan-African community empowering women to unleash their full potential and that of the continent. She is a writer, storyteller, and movement builder who is impacting global narrative based in her belief and championship of the power of people to change the

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Lt. Gen. T.Y. Danjuma

Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (Rtd.) GCON is the Chairman and Founder of the TY Danjuma Foundation. He is from Takum Local Government area in Taraba State. Lt. Gen. Danjuma had an illustrious career in the Nigerian army retiring as Chief of Army Staff. He has also held top advisory positions to previous and the

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Moky Makura

Moky Makura joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the Deputy Director for Communications Africa in January 2015. In this regional role which is based in South Africa, she is responsible for building and managing the Foundation’s reputation on the continent. Since July this year, Moky has taken up the role of Interim Country

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George Kronnisanyon Werner

George Kronnisanyon Werner currently serves as the Minister of Education and Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Scholarship Committee of the Government of Liberia. Prior to his ascendancy as Minister of Education, he held the position of Director General of the Liberian Civil Service Agency where he led a massive clean-up of the Government of Liberia’s payroll

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Mark Muriithi Laichena

Mark Muriithi Laichena is GiveDirectly’s Kenya Country Director. GiveDirectly is a non-profit that aims to reshape international giving by allowing donors who value transparency, rigorous evaluation, and respect for the poor, to provide cash grants directly to the world’s poorest. Since launching in 2011, GiveDirectly has raised over $140M and has been celebrated as one

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