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Candidates announced for 2016 Tutu Leadership Programme

Candidates announced for 2016 Tutu Leadership Programme

AFLI is pleased to announce the 24 candidates selected for the 2016 Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme, including the 5 candidates nominated by our sponsoring organisations – AGCO, Centum Investments, GSK, Investec and Rio Tinto – without whose generous support this incredible programme would not exist. There were 305 top-quality nominations from 32 countries for a slot in this prestigious programme, and inevitably there will be many disappointed, excellent candidates. The programme has developed a reputation as the foremost leadership programme designed specifically for Africa’s next-generation leaders, and as such is attracting Africa’s highest-calibre emerging leaders from all sectors. Competition is fierce for a place on the programme. It is evident from reviewing the applications that Africa is blessed with a very rich set of top-quality young leaders who have the potential to lead the continent to a bright future, and who are already doing amazing things.

The 24 candidates are from 13 different countries, including less-represented countries like Somaliland, South Sudan and Guinea Bissau. They also represent a wide spectrum of sectors, from government, business, civil society, entrepreneurs, education, etc – which provides a platform for rich dialogue and learning. The 24 Associates of the 2016 Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme are:

Name Nationality Brief Bio
     
Peter Biar Ajak South Sudan Political analyst and government advisor. PhD candidate in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University. Country Co-Director International Growth Centre
Sureka Asbury Zambia Co-Founder of Volunteer Afrika, a non-profit organisation mobilizing volunteers to assist NGO's with targeted pro bono work. Previously Editor Trading Africa at Reuters
Mutsa Chironga Zimbabwe Partner, McKinsey, leading their Africa Financial Services practice. BA (Hon.) Cambridge University, and MPA/ID Harvard University
Tshepo Ditshego South Africa Executive Assistant to the CEO of Discovery Invest. Previously head of the Retail Project Office at STANLIB, simultaneously head of Continuous Improvement and E-Commerce
Nhlanhla Dlamini South Africa Founder & MD of Maneli Group, an agricultural investment company. Rhodes Scholar, Oxford, and Harvard MBA; previously engagement manager at McKinsey Consulting
Rosy Ama Fynn Ghana Marketing & Airtel Money Director, and Customer Care Director, Airtel Ghana. Harvard MBA. Founding member of Neo Africa Foundation, enhancing human capital development in Africa
Dorothy Ghettuba Kenya CEO & Co-Founder of Spielworks Media producing local content for TV and other digital media and for commercial customers. Chosen as one of the top 50 business people in Kenya
Amanda Gicharu Kenya Co-Founder of Tech Republic Africa providing STEM education to youth. Co-founder of Amanda's Kitchen, an online restaurant. AMEX Emerging Innovator award. Previously Google and the UN
Jon Kornik South Africa Principal, Energy Access & Investments, Google. Leading Google's energy investments in Africa, notably solar and wind. Columbia MBA
Nike Lawrence Liberia Strategy Specialist, Dangote Group Corporate Strategy Team, with special interest in agricultural initiatives and future direction of the group. Harvard MBA
Succès Masra Chad Senior Financial Economist and Project Manager at African Development Bank, interests in large-scale energy projects on the continent. Founder: GenerationABCD
Neema Ndunguru Tanzania Director, Business Environment, President's Delivery Bureau, supporting the implementation of initiatives to create a more favourable business climate in Tanzania
Victoria Ibezim Ohaeri Nigeria Human rights activist, SXSW 2013 honoree, Harvard Law School, Founder Spaces for Change/S4C, a non-profit working to strengthen public participation in policy development.
Bame Pule Botswana Founder/CEO of African Lighthouse, start-up private equity firm focusing on key sectors in Africa. Harvard Business School. Previously Investment Principle, Africa Fund, Actis Capital
André Hilton Ross South Africa Head, Financial Institutions Group for Africa, Barclays Africa. Co-Founder Jala Peo Foundation, a sport for development NGO using mountain biking. SA sport development programme of the year
Sadiq Usman Nigeria Head, Corporate Business Development, Flour Mills of Nigeria. Previously, Special Advisor to the previous Governor of the Reserve Bank of Nigeria
Joao Bernardo Viera Guinea Bissau Secretary of State for Transportation & Communication, Government of Guinea Bissau, and spokesperson for the ruling party. Law degree from Universidade Lusiadas, Lisbon
Raqiya Yusuf Ibrahim Somaliland Human Rights lawyer and activist, member of the Somaliland National Human Rights Commission. Until recently Co-Founder & CEO of Somaliland Women's Lawyers Association
George Sibotshiwe Zimbabwe Special Assistant to Chairman of Econet Wireless, Director of African Democratic Institute, Chairman of Impact Capital Alliance. Co-Founder of Sendr, motorbike courier start-up
     
    Sponsors' Candidates
     
Cumeshan Moodliar South Africa Regional Head, Investec Private Bank, Eastern Cape. Qualified attorney. Law degrees from Rhodes and Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan University
Thandi Mazibuko South Africa Superintendent, Mining Plant, Richards Bay Minerals, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto. B-Tech in Metallurgical Engineering
Sue Chuzu Zambia Marketing & Communications Manager, AGCO, supporting Africa and Middle East. Selected as first ever Africa Ambassador for AGCO Corporation. Director AGCO Zambia
Emile Malan South Africa GSK Area Medical Operations Director working across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Medical doctor, MBA
Christianus Ochieng Kenya Managing Director, Athena Properties, a subsidiary of Centum Investments - built the company from scratch to now, delivering major property development projects in East Africa
     
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