Samah SalmanSamah Salman


Sudan

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Strategy professional in leading African agri-food business

Occupational Position: Post graduate student, Agricultural Economic School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK

Projects


Samah was on the executive leadership team of one of the largest agri-food enterprises in Africa, operating out of Khartoum. As Strategic Planning Manager, she established a strategy office and drove the company strategy with senior management. They received recognition from the UK’s Management Consultancy Association for ‘Runner Up, Best Strategy Project’ as well as the UAE’s ‘Best Project’ prize at the CSR Arabia Awards for their sustainable agri-food strategy. Samah was also part of a team that set up CNPC (China National Petroleum Company)’s operation in Sudan and also worked with a Malaysian-Chinese-Emirati-Sudanese oil and gas consortium in Sudan. She also has had experience with Merrill Lynch, SG Cowen and the US Senate.

Professional History


Samah سماح)) is a strategy and finance professional with extensive experience in American, Asian, African and Middle Eastern corporate environments. A global citizen, Samah has lived in the U.S., Sudan, Italy and the UK. She speaks English, Arabic, proficient French and is learning Chinese.

Qualifications


B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Benjamin Franklin Scholar; Joseph Wharton Scholar

Programs


2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship

Featured News

Norman Smit
23 December 2017

Making a simple change can help realize one’s full potential. At TED Talent Search Lagos 2017 in Nigeria, Victoria Ohaeri describes the importance of changing her name to positively affect others' perceptions.  The 2016 Tutu Fellow tells her personal story about the effects of labeling, and how changing her name made all the difference.

Norman Smit
21 December 2017

Young farmers participating in a project started by 2017 Tutu Fellow Samuel Kariuki have had their first harvest and been paid for the fruits of their labour.  The new farmers in the agro-entrepreneurship Fort Hall Eye Project harvested two tons of beans. This green success is taking place in one of the most troubled counties in Kenya, where alcoholism has left almost no household unaffected.

Peter Wilson
21 December 2017

When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

Norman Smit
20 December 2017

The CEO of All On, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is helping to build access to affordable sustainable energy for low income households, small business, and communities.  All On is an independent impact investing company.  As part of its approach it has also provided a grant to the acclaimed Nigerian tech incubator, Co-Creation Hub, to challenge Nigeria’s innovators on energy. Co-Creation Hub is run by 2017 Tutu Fellow 'Bosun Tijani.

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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