HRH Queen Sylvia

Her Royal Highness the Nnabagereka (Queen) Sylvia Nagginda is the wife of the King of Buganda, King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II. She is a traditional and cultural leader of the people of Buganda, the largest Kingdom in Uganda occupying almost a quarter of the country with a population exceeding 7 million people, which is equivalent […]


Robert (Bob) Collymore is the CEO of Safaricom Limited, a leading communications company in Africa and pioneer of M-PESA, the world’s most developed mobile payment system. His work experience spans across diverse countries such as Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom where he has held senior roles in marketing, purchasing, retail and corporate affairs. […]

Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi

Mr. Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi, a former Moroccan banker, has been working for Wafabank for 34 years and five years as director of Attijariwafa Bank Foundation. Concerned by the development of his country, he works to improve the quality of Morocco’s education system through the mobilization and the involvement of businesses, moving them beyond charity or […]

Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a feminist thinker, gender specialist, social entrepreneur, policy advocate, writer, and social change Philanthropy practitioner. She co-founded the African Women’s Development Fund, (AWDF) – the first Africa-wide grant-making foundation for women, and served as the founding Executive Director from 2001-2010. AWDF has played a key role in the promotion and protection of […]

William Campbell

William Campbell currently serves as President of Sanoch Management, a consulting and investment firm for financial companies, start-ups, and venture capital firms. Mr. Campbell was most recently Chairman of Chase Card Services at JPMorgan Chase & Co., the nation’s second largest credit card organization. From 2005 to 2007 he served as Chairman of Visa International, […]

Zouera Youssoufou

Ms. Zouera Youssoufou is the managing director and CEO of Dangote Foundation, based in Lagos. In this role, she leads the Foundation’s efforts to improve the health, nutrition and educational outcomes for the less fortunate, primarily in Nigeria and in Africa. Youssoufou is responsible for the Foundation’s short, medium and long term strategies, and provides […]

Sumitra Aswani

Sumitra is a fourth-generation member of Tolaram Group – a 70-year-old family business headquartered in Singapore, with a majority of its business operations in Africa. She currently heads the affiliated family foundation, Ishk Tolaram Foundation, working on education, employment, and healthcare issues in vulnerable populations in Indonesia and Nigeria. Encouraged by recent trends in the social […]

Julie Essiam

Julie Essiam is currently the CEO for the Ecobank Foundation, and the Group Executive for Human Resource & Corporate Affairs, for the Ecobank Group. Starting her career on the business side, and then later on to Human Resources, Corporate Affairs, and now development work, the common ethos of all Julie’s work has been her continued […]


Group Executive Managing Director at BMCE Bank of Africa, Mr. Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi began his career in the French financial markets, leading research on trading at a large French investment bank. He joined BMCE Bank in 1990. He serves as BMCE’s Chairman of the General Management Committee, Vice Chairman of the Group Executive Committee and of […]