James Mwangi is a Partner with Dalberg Global Development Advisors and the Executive Director of the Dalberg Group, a collection of impact-driven businesses that seek to champion inclusive and sustainable growth around the world. James founded and built up Dalberg’s presence in Africa, beginning with the Johannesburg office in 2007, Nairobi in 2008, and Dakar in 2009, and served as Global Managing Partner from 2010 to 2014.
The latest news from the African Leadership Institute and its Fellows.
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Aidan Eyakuze, an economist, is a founding director of Serengeti Advisers Limited, a Tanzania-based regional advisory firm in economic and public policy, corporate finance and media analysis. He nurtures a keen intellectual and professional interest in economic policy, financial markets and emerging trends in information and communications technologies and their impact on society. He is also the Associate Regional Director of the Society for International Development (SID).
Erik Charas is an African entrepreneur and an anti poverty social activist, and has an extensive background and experience in the private and public sector in sub-Saharian Africa. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Charas, LDA, a private sector company that invests in, and drives the growth of entrepreneurship in Mozambique. Charas Lda investments target the very bottom strata of society with a view to transforming the next generation and the future of Mozambicans. Charas Lda investment range from public transport, telecoms,mining, agriculture, amongst others. Charas Lda also drives the biggest affordable housing developments in Mozambique, aimed at providing entry-level homes to young professionals.
Chetan Jeeva joined Investec in 2006 as a deal maker in the Structured and Leveraged Finance team responsible for originating and executing large leveraged and structured finance transactions primarily in South Africa. He has been involved in a number of landmark transactions in the SA Private Equity space. Prior to this, Chetan spent a year in Private Equity with RMB Corvest / Safika Investments and in development finance at the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa for a period of five years. Chetan completed his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Dr Tariro Makadzange is an infectious disease physician scientist. Her research training and career have focused on infectious diseases (primarily HIV infection and related opportunistic infections). Her current work focuses on understanding the immune correlates of HIV disease progression in perinatally infected children and adolescents, as well as the immunopathogenesis of cryptococcal disease in HIV infected adults.
Samuel Mensah founded and runs KISUA.com, an e-commerce platform selling exclusive contemporary African fashions globally. The site features beautiful, limited-run pieces alongside an online magazine brimming with original stories about African style, music, art and culture. Prior to founding KISUA, Samuel Mensah was Africa Director for Intel Capital (the investment arm of Intel, the computer chip maker), making investments in innovative African technology companies and start-ups.
Paul Kapelus has a 23-year career in the field of business and society. His focus has been in the natural resources sectors, working with mining, oil, gas, agriculture and forestry. Paul’s work has focused on how companies intersect with development and the strategies that need to be considered, designed and implemented. He has experience in partnership design and implementation, conflict resolution, bankable feasibility studies, social and human rights assessments, sustainability reporting and assurance, design of management systems, stakeholder engagement strategies and plans, design and management of trusts and foundations, training, coaching, and recruitment.
Mucha Mkanganwi is the founder and CEO of Pulse Pharmaceuticals. Previously, he was Group CEO of CAPS Holdings Limited, having risen through the ranks over a seven-year period during which he held several different positions spanning financial, operational and business development responsibilities. CAPS Holdings Limited is the largest listed pharmaceutical company in Zimbabwe.
Currently Deputy Minister of Communication, Science and Technology in the Tanzanian Government and a member of the ruling party's National Executive Committee, in 2014, January Makamba launched his campaign to be elected as the President of his country in 2015.
Ify Malo was most recently the Special Assistant on Legal and Policy Issues to the Nigerian Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance. Her vast experience includes working as a Counsel at Ashoka, Office of West Africa; deputy head intellectual property at the firm of George Ikoli & Okagbue; senior manager at the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG); associate at the Boston Public Health Commission; a Boston based Global Biotechnology firm - Genzyme Corporation; adjunct professor at the College of Management at University of Massachusetts Boston. At Genzyme Corporation Ify successfully developed strategic documents used in expanding the Global Market Access tactic in Latin America; Asia, and Europe.