Class of 2015 Tutu Fellows announced
10 African countries represented among 23 programme participants
The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is proud to announce the 2015 intake of selected candidates for the prestigious Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Among more than 250 nominees from 32 African countries, 23 of Africa’s highest potential young leaders were selected to take part in the programme. Spanning more than 15 industries, representing 10 African countries, and ranging from 29 to 40 years of age, the selected candidates demonstrate the wealth and breadth of leadership talent that exists in Africa’s youth.
“We believe serving one’s followers with selfless inspirational leadership based on strong values is the critical ingredient that is going to catapult Africa forward socially, politically and economically. The Tutu Leadership Fellowship was created in order to maximize the impact that leadership can have, whether at a country level, across the continent, or even globally.”
- Peter Wilson, co-founder and global CEO of AFLI
Tutu Fellows are exceptional African leaders from all walks of life and different parts of society who use their leadership abilities to help transform the continent. Selected candidates are those who have demonstrated they have the potential to be top level leaders in their sectors in Africa within a few years, and who will lead with integrity, strong values and compassion for their fellow Africans. With the financial support of GSK, Investec, Centum, Rio Tinto, GlaxoSmithKline, AGCO, ASO Savings and Lagos State; and in collaboration with Oxford University, the class of 2015 will be exposed to some of the top African and global leaders, strategists and thinkers.
The 2015 Tutu Fellow candidates include:
Name Country Occupation
Mr. Ayodeji Adewunmi Nigeria Co-Founder and CEO - Jobberman.com
Ms. Uduak Amimo Kenya Journalist, TV Presenter - Citizen TV
Mr. Wiebe Boer Nigeria Director, Strategy - Heirs Holdings
Mr. Mawuli Dake Ghana CEO - The Africa Group Consult
Mr. Husameldin Elnasri Sudan Agribusiness Strategist - DAL Group
Ms. Raqiya Ibrahim Somaliland Founder - Somaliland Women’s Lawyers Assoc.
Ms. Ije Ikoku Nigeria Co-Founder - CEC Africa Investments
Mr. Uzodinma Iweala Nigeria Co-Founder of Ventures Africa and a physician
Ms. Kopano Mabaso RSA Author/doctor/Rhodes Scholar
Mr. Munyaradzi Murape Zimbabwe Divisional Director - CBZ Bank
Ms. Bowale Odumade Nigeria Vice-President, Africa Finance Corporation
Mr. Ronald Osumba Kenya Deputy Party Leader - Kenya National Congress
Ms. Samah Salman Sudan Strategy Manager - DAL Foods
Mr. Landry Signé Cameroon Co-founder & CEO - Global Network for Africa
Ms. Elsabeth T. Tedros Ethiopia Sr. Investment Officer, Infrastructure - NEPAD
Ms. Mosunmola Umoru Nigeria Farmer/ Agribusiness Entrepreneur
Mr. Craig Wing RSA Social Entrepreneur & WEF Global Shaper
Mr. Fredrick Murimi Ngari Kenya Company Secretary & Corporate Affairs - Centum
Mr. Mobolaji Adewumi Nigeria Special Advisor to MD - ASO Savings
Ms. Theresia Ott RSA Superintendent, Ecology & Rehabilitation, RioTinto
Ms. Merab Olang Kenya HR Director, Kenya and East Africa - GSK
Mr. Reagile Moatshe RSA Head Asset Finance, Corporate Banking - Investec
“Since we created the Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme 10 years ago, the breadth and quality of talent among the nominated candidates has increased every year,” added Wilson. “Once they complete the programme, these candidates will join the ranks of more than 200 Tutu Fellows, each of whom is making tremendous progress in their respective spheres of influence, from Presidential candidates to Nobel Peace Prize nominees.”
Archbishop Tutu Fellowship Programme
As AFLI’s flagship leadership development programme, the Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme welcomes an elite group of African leaders, representing a wide range of sectors. Offered on a part-time basis over six months, the Programme includes two nine-day Group Learning Modules with an impressive array of distinguished leaders and faculty; the first at the historic Mont Fleur conference facility in South Africa, and the other module split between Oxford University and London. The programme officially commences on the 25th April 2015.
Between modules, Group Projects are undertaken. Working through the scenario planning methodology and putting it into practice, the objective of these Group Projects is to develop solutions for some of the challenges faced by Africa. In addition, candidates are required to develop their own individual projects (in consultation with their mentors), and submit these in a year-end dissertation for peer review. Over the years, these Community Projects have included improving facilities at disadvantaged schools, introducing solar technology in local neighbourhoods and youth-focused education campaigns. Upon completing the Programme, Tutu Fellows continue to play active roles in their respective communities, countries and spheres of influence. Part of an extensive network of global leaders, all Fellows are expected to attend AFLI alumni events, as well as function as ambassadors for the programme across all segments of society.