Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, renown for his part in the struggle for freedom in apartheid, South Africa, for being a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and for chairing the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is the patron of AFLI. He is a remarkable leader, a global icon of moral and just leadership, and a pioneer for peace and non-violent resolution to conflict and non-racism. He is our role model and his values and philosophy lie at the heart of our organisation.
A small team is responsible for creating, managing, coordinating and developing the African Leadership Institute’s programmes and alumni network, as well as conducting its daily business affairs. It is also responsible for appointing and directing Regional Representatives, the core faculty, and the strategic institutional partnerships.
Sean Lance (Co-Founder & Chairman, AFLI United Kingdom)
Previously Chairman & CEO of Chiron Corporation (US biotechnology company), and before that COO of Glaxo-Wellcome (UK based international pharmaceutical company). Now retired but, until recently on the Boards of pharmaceutical companies Crucell (Netherlands) and Interpharma (Hong Kong).
Strive Masiyiwa (Chairman, AFLI South Africa)
He is the founder and chairman of the global telecommunications group, Econet Wireless. He serves on a number of international boards, including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Advisory Board of the Counsel on Foreign Relations, the Africa Progress Panel, AGRA, the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Boards for Sustainable Energy, and for Education. He is a juror of the Hilton Foundation’s Humanitarian Prize. He is also one of the founders, with Sir Richard Branson, of the global think tank, known as the Carbon War Room.
Peter Wilson (Co-Founder & Global CEO)
Founder & Global CEO of the African Leadership Institute; ran his own Management Consulting company, PRB Consulting, advising global corporations and African governments on strategic development; Rhodes Scholar.
Dr. Jackie Chimhanzi (CEO)
Jackie is passionate about Africa's development and was a development finance strategist with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa. Prior to that, she was a strategy consultant with Deloitte South Africa and also helped set up the Deloitte Africa Desk. She was featured on Forbes 2012 20 Youngest Power Women of Africa list. Previously, she was an academic in the UK where she lectured and published her research. Her PhD focused on enhancing the effectiveness with which companies implement their strategies.
Norman Smit (Communications consultant)
South African-born Norman Smit is CEO of Integrated Media Strategies. He helped start up South Africa's 1st independent prime-time TV news broadcast, eNews, and produced it for two years. Much of his work is in economic and workforce development communications, and clients range from small businesses to the Canadian government.
Directors and Trustees
The Institute’s activities are guided and monitored by a board of directors, eminent personalities in their own spheres of activity. In accordance with the rules of the UK Charity Commission, the Board includes a majority of UK Residents. In South Africa, where AFLI is registered as a not-for-profit organisation, a separate Board directs the Institute’s affairs.
- Mr. Sean Lance (Co Founder & Chairman, United Kingdom).
Previously Chairman & CEO of Chiron Corporation (US biotechnology company), and before that COO of Glaxo-Wellcome (UK based international pharmaceutical company). Now retired, but until recently on the Boards of pharmaceutical companies Crucell (Netherlands) and Interpharma (Hong Kong)
- Mr. Michael Stone (British & Zimbabwe).
Lawyer, until retirement was senior legal advisor for GlaxoSmithKline. Rhodes Scholar
- Mr. John Greensmith (South African)
Previously Chief Executive of Plan International’s global operations, and before that Chief Executive BP Africa. Retired and now active in the NGO sector
- Dr. Nkosana Moyo (Zimbabwe)
Founder & Chairman of “MINDS”. Until recently, Chief Operating Officer, African Development Bank; previously Partner for Africa, Actis Capital, responsible for managing Actis’ business in Africa
- Dr. John Ohiorhenuan (Nigeria)
Previously UN Resident Coordinator in South Africa; and Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention & Recovery at UNDP (New York). Now retired and part-time teaches Development Economics at Columbia & New Schools Universities in New York
- Lord David Hacking (British)
International Arbitrator, Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator, Barrister-at-Law and an Associate Member of Littleton Chambers, The Temple, London
- Mr. Strive Masiyiwa (Chairman, South Africa)
- Mr. Sean Lance (Vice Chairman, South-Africa)
- Mr. Peter Wilson (South Africa)
Co-Founder & Global CEO of the African Leadership Institute; ran his own Management Consulting company, PRB Consulting; Rhodes Scholar
- Mr. Aidan Eyakuze (Tanzania)
Economist; Archbishop Tutu Fellow; Founding Director of Serengeti Advisers based in Tanzania; Programme Director, Executive Director, Twaweza East Africa
- Dr. Terence G. Sibiya (Swaziland/South Africa)
Executive Head, Relationship Management & Coverage, Nedbank Corporate & Investment Banking; Archbishop Tutu Fellow
- Dr. Jacqueline Chimhanzi (Zimbabwe)
Senior Strategist, Industrial Development Corporation, South Africa; Archbishop Tutu Fellow
- Mr. Lai Yahaya
(Nigeria) – Lawyer, economist and public policy adviser to the Nigerian government, and international donor agencies. Archbishop Tutu Fellow
- Ms. Funmi Iyanda (Nigeria). CEO of Ignite Media, she is a household name in Nigeria as a multi-award wining producer, broadcaster and journalist. Archbishop Tutu Fellow.
- Dr. Olugbenga Adesida (Nigeria/Cape Verde)
Economist and Strategy & Development Consultant. Currently advisor to several Ministers in the Cape Verde government, and has previously advised many of the Institutions active in Africa.
- Mr. James Mwangi (Kenya)
Global Managing Partner, Dalberg Consulting, overseeing the group’s activities in its 10 offices in 5 Regions of the world. currently serves on the Program Advisory Committee of the Clinton Global Initiative, is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and an Archbishop Tutu Fellow.
Mont Fleur, South Africa
- Caryn Solomon, PhD
- Kurt A. April, PhD
- Peter Wilson
- Olugbenga Adesida, PhD
- Sean P. Lance
- Professor Brian O’Connell
- Dr. Clem Sunter
- Dr. Nkosana Moyo
- Dr Allen Zimbler
- Mpho Letlape
- Molefi Mokutu
- Prof. Keith Grint
- Tim Cullen, MBE
- Oliver Fischer, PhD
- Richard Olivier, Founder Olivier Mythodrama
- Peter Hanke
- Prof. John Lennox
- Stewart Morgan
- Prof. Jon Stokes
- Marshall Young, D Phil
- Prof. Eddie Obeng
- Dr. John Ohiorhenuan