AFLI draws upon distinguished leaders from across a multitude of sectors to share their personal leadership lessons, insights and experiences with participants.

  • H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania
  • H.E. Joachim Chissano, Former President of Mozambique
  • Mrs. Graca Machel, Former First Lady of Mozambique and First Lady of South Africa
  • Dr Donald Kaberuka, President of the Africa Development Bank
  • Baroness Lynda Chalker – Founder of “Africa Matters”, Former Minister of International Development in the UK Government
  • Lord Chris Patten, Last British Governor of Hong Kong and current Chair of the BBC Board, and Chancellor of Oxford University
  • Mr. Andrew Mitchell, Former UK Minister for International Development
  • Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Econet Wireless Holdings
  • Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline
  • Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto
  • Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Former VC of the University of Cape Town, Former Managing Director, World Bank Group
  • President Offmann – Former President of Mauritius
  • Baroness Amos – previously Minister for Africa in the UK
  • Baroness Scotland – Attorney General in the previous UK Government, and highest-ranking black politician in the UK
  • Mo Ibrahim – Entrepreneur and Founder Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Dr. Shirley Zinn – Award winning Businesswomen, and Human Resources expert
  • Prof. PLO Lumumba – Lawyer & Advocate of High Court; Former Director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Prof. Derek Smith – Emeritus Professor of Information Systems at University of Cape Town
  • Gary Kirsten – As Manager/Coach of the Indian and South African national cricket teams, led them both to Number 1 in the world
  • Trevor Manuel, MP; former Minister of Finance in South African Government, and Head of the National Planning Commission
  • Aidan Eyakuze – Tutu Fellow and Founder of Serengeti Advisors, Tanzania
  • Chantell Ilbury – Strategist and Facilitator; co-author of bestsellers “Mind of a Fox” and “Games Foxes Play”
  • Dr. Melvyn Ayogu – Former Director of the Standard Bank Global Leadership centre
  • Victor van Vuuren – Director, International Labour Organisation, East and Southern Africa
  • Ben Caiquo – Former Minister of Trade, Ghana
  • Raman Gopalakrishnan – Executive Director, Tata Sons, India
  • Dr. Franklin Sonn – Former SA Ambassador to Washington &Chancellor of the University of Free State
  • Prof. John Simpson –Co-founder & Director, Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing
  • Dr. Dambisa Moyo – Economist & author of “Dead Aid” amongst others
  • Hadeel Ibrahim – CEO Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Andrew Feinstein – Former ANC MP, and author of corruption exposing books, “After the Party” and “The Shadow World inside the Global Arms Trade”
  • Martha Karua MP – Presidential Candidate, Kenya
  • Prof. Paul Collier – Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University
  • Jan du Plessis – Chairman Rio Tinto
  • Sam Walsh – CEO Rio Tinto
  • Babatunde Fashola – Governor of Lagos State
  • Nasir El Rufei – Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
  • Joyce Aryee – Former Minister in Ghana government; CEO Ghana Chamber of Mines
  • Don Markwell – Warden Rhodes House, Oxford
  • Prof. Ngaire Woods – Dean of Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford
  • David Milliband – Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, UK Government
  • Myles Wickstead – Former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Coordinator of Africa Commission
  • James Martin – Founder of the Oxford Martin 21st Century School, Oxford and author of numerous books on the future of technology
  • Richard Dowden – CEO Royal Africa Society
  • Nuhu Ribadu – Former Director of Nigeria’s Economic & Financial Crimes Commission and Presidential Candidate
  • Grant Harris – Special Advisor on Africa to President of the United States
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