The African Leadership Institute is pleased to announce the Associates who have been selected for the 2023 Class of the Tutu Fellowship. As has been the case with previous cohorts, the people selected are exceptional emerging African leaders.
AFLI received more than 380 nominations of outstanding quality from across Africa, from which the cohort was selected. They are from Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda and span the worlds of consulting, banking, civil society, renewable energy, public sector, policy and entrepreneurship. It is this rich diversity of nationalities, professions and perspectives that makes the programme experience rich.
The selected candidates demonstrate the incredible wealth and breadth of leadership talent that exists in Africa’s young people, which bodes well for Africa’s future.
The biographies of the 2023 programme participants follow:
CEO of MAX
Adetayo Bamiduro is a mobility-technology pioneer, social entrepreneur and Cofounder at MAX, a platform which provides Africans access to income-generating vehicle subscriptions and zero emission vehicles. He is an internationally-recognized leader in the field of technology entrepreneurship, with a graduate degree from MIT.
Adetayo seeks to build labor justice, provide sustainable living wages, and fight unemployment throughout Africa by enabling commercial drivers to finance their own income-generating assets such as motorcycles, tuk-tuks, cars and minibuses. He is a 2022 TED Fellow, Endeavor Entrepreneur, Techstars Founder, MIT Alum, Harambe Gold Award Recipient, Alibaba eFounder Fellow, MIT Legatum Fellow, and Mastercard Foundation Fellow at MIT (2014).
Before co-founding MAX, Adetayo built a career in software engineering, product management, and management consulting at UACN, PwC, Dalberg, Konga, and NLNG - a Shell subsidiary operating in Africa.
Education: University of Ibadan, MIT Sloan School of Management
Partner at McKinsey & Company
Amandla Ooko-Ombaka is a development economist focused on agriculture and food, and a Partner at McKinsey & Company. She co-leads McKinsey's global food security initiative and the agri-food practice in Africa, where she collaborates with clients across the globe to better serve their farmers and customers.
Amandla is also a Board Member for Harvard Center for African Studies which she Chairs; and a board member for Fresh Life; Emerging Public Leaders-Kenya; and LendHer Capital. She believes that to transform economies - particularly emerging ones - governments serve a critical role setting the development agenda and enabling private-sector-led growth.
A co-author of several of McKinsey’s acclaimed Africa publications, her work has been featured in various media including Africa.com, BBC, Business Daily, CNBC, CNN and others. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at global fora alongside heads of state and CEOs of leading global businesses. She was named to the 100 Most Influential in Africa (New African) as a Change Maker.
She has obtained a Dubin Fellowship at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; a George Fellowship at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Business School; and a President’s Public Service Fellowship at Yale.
Education: Masters of Business Administration in general management - Harvard Business School; Masters of Public Administration with a focus on International Development - Harvard Business School; BA in Economics and International Studies, with distinction - Yale University
Director and Head of Tax, Allen Overy
Benjamin Mbana is the Director and Head of Tax at Allen Overy (South Africa) LLP. In this role, he is responsible for advising domestic and foreign clients on the full range of tax consultancy services available, with a particular focus on Mergers and Aquisitions transactions, cross border investments, financing transactions and corporate restructuring.
He came to tax advising after spending the better part of his youth as a professional hockey player, during which he time he represented his country at both the junior and senior levels.
In addition to his academic qualifications, he holds the internationally recognized Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) professional qualification through the South African Institute for Taxation (SAIT) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).
Education: Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Sciences - University of Pretoria, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Taxation - University of Pretoria, Master of Commerce in Taxation - University of PretoriaChartered Tax Advisor (CTA) - South African Institute of Taxation
Country Director, Accountability Lab
Doussouba Konate is the Country Director of Accountability Lab, Mali, and has ten years of experience in international development. She oversaw program implementation at Accountability Lab Global in Mali, Niger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Guinea-Bissau. She works closely with teams to improve the implementation of programs that focus on governance in these network labs. The Accountability Lab is a global trans-local network that supports governance that works for the people. It accomplishes this by encouraging active citizens, responsible leaders, and accountable institutions. Its vision is a world in which resources are used wisely, decisions benefit everyone equally, and people live secure lives.
Because she believes education is power, she sits on the board of several organizations, including Caravan to Class that offer access to education for women and youth. She also manages a program that has provided scholarships to 19 young women to pursue their university education.
Doussouba is an Obama Leaders Africa and a Fellow for Feedback Labs. She has been recognized as a Social Change Intrapreneur by the Future of Good organization in Canada as one of the Top 21 Young Impact Leaders.
Education: Master in International studies in Cooperation, Development and Economy - Université de Montréal; Bachelor in Political Studies in International Relations - Université de Sherbrooke
Chief Executive Officer, Teach For Nigeria
Folawe Omikunle is the Chief Executive Officer of Teach For Nigeria, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a movement of leaders who will eliminate inequity in education. Since 2016, Teach for Nigeria has recruited and placed almost 2,000 of Nigeria’s most talented graduates to teach in more than 300 underserved schools in Nigeria.
A social entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in education, development, non-profit management, fundraising, and sustainability, she has received a number of awards and been recognised for the work she has done. This includes being one of the Top 10 Finalists nominated for the Africa Education Medal in 2022; named one of the 100 most inspiring Nigerian women by Leading Ladies Africa; one of the 60 most inspiring and impactful women in Nigeria in 2020; won the HER Network Education Woman of the Year award in 2018; and the Arclight Foundation Woman of the Year in Education award.
Folawe sits on a number of Boards and Advisory Councils, that include Nigeria Breweries Education Trust Fund, The Blind Society of Nigeria, Global School Leaders and the Teach For All, Africa Advisory Council. She was a pioneer Fellow of the Africa Philanthropy Systems Change Program and participated in the Women Emerging Leadership Expedition.
Education: BSC, International Law and Diplomacy - Babcock University, MA Diplomatic Studies - University of Westminster, International Diploma Montessori - Modern Montessori International, Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) - Corona College of Education
Principal & Head of Africa at CommerzVentures
Hangwi Muambadzi is the Principal and Head of Africa at CommerzVentures, a specialist fintech venture capital fund. She is a tech investor and strategic advisor who has built a career that connects investment, innovation and technology, with significant experience across the African continent. She began her investment career as a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) investment banker at Deutsche Bank, then went on to early-stage venture capital and impact investing in South Africa. Following that, she continued to build her investment portfolio across sub-Saharan Africa when she joined the CDC Group (now British International Investment - BII) in London.
Hangwi also spent part of her corporate career as Vice President at Barclays Africa (later rebranded to Absa), driving the digital transformation and innovation strategy for the bank across its African markets, as well as leading various new business ventures within the bank in a collaborative effort to seize growth opportunities across the continent.
Hangwi sits on several boards in private equity, fintech, and agriculture across South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt and Zambia. She is also an ambassador for One Young World and a life coach to young professionals.
Education: Bachelor of Business Science - University of Cape Town, Master of Business Administration - University of Oxford
Hannah Subayi Kamuanga
Country Officer for the DRC at Proparco
Hannah Subayi Kamuanga is the Country Officer for the Democratic Republic of Congo at Proparco, one of the largest development finance institutions (DFI) in the world. Proparco has promoted sustainable economic, social and environmental development for more than 45 years in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle-East. In addition to her work at Proparco, Hannah advises a number of early-stage funds and start-ups on the continent that include Launch Africa Ventures, a pan-African early-stage investment fund, and Aruwa Capital, a Nigerian private equity fund with a focus on women-owned and led tech ventures.
In 2023, Hannah was re-appointed as a non-executive director of ABAN, the African Business Angel Network, a pan-African non-profit association. At ABAN, she has designed and implemented investment programmes for Francophone Africa and other frontier markets. She has also co-founded two investment clubs – Dazzle Angels, the first women-led tech club investing in female-led tech businesses, based in South Africa; and, DRC Impact Angels, the first impact investment club in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In her home country, she also launched latech243 – a collective of start-ups and tech stakeholders that is representative of the vitality of the DRC.
Before joining Proparco, Hannah was a portfolio manager in a 1bn$ African fund and an investment banker in London.
Education: Masters Degree II - Finance - HEC Paris Business School; Masters Degree II - Business Law - Université Paris I La Sorbonne
Director of Country Programmes at Open Ownership
Karabo Rajuili is the Director of Country Programmes at Open Ownership (OO). OO is a global organisation working to advance greater corporate transparency and drive accountability in global financial architecture. In her role, Karabo oversees country teams in Africa, Asia and Latin America in providing implementation support to reform efforts. OO wants beneficial ownership disclosures that are accurate and complete to reduce corruption and tax evasion and results in fair development opportunities, which in turn builds societal trust. Additionally, it supports government efforts to make high-quality data shareable, and educate others how to use that data.
Prior to OO, Karabo worked as head of advocacy at the investigative journalism centre, amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, leading in information rights and strategic litigation on matters including state surveillance, corporate transparency, political finance reforms, and environmental governance in South Africa and the region.
She serves on the board of the Media Monitoring Africa Trust and the Saarah Baartman Centre for Women and Children. She holds academic qualifications in political science, fine art and conflict management. She is a Fellow of the International Peace and Security Institute (IPSI) and the African School of Internet Governance (Afrisig).
Education: University of KwaZulu Natal
Marie-Alix de Putter
President of the Bluemind Foundation
Marie-Alix de Putter is the Founder and President of the Bluemind Foundation, a community and research organization fighting stigma and providing care around mental health in Africa. She started the organization in July 2021 after the murder of her husband and her experience with PTSD, depression, and anxiety. The organization's motto is 'Mental health is health.' Under her leadership, Bluemind Foundation's award-winning signature program, Heal by Hair, has seen its social footprint and impact quickly grow, with more than 36,000 women impacted each year.
Marie-Alix is a senior executive with 16 years of experience in corporate affairs and strategy in both the public and the private sectors in Africa. A published and bestselling author, her work has been read and watched by 280M+ people on various channels, including major national and international media, in more than 130 countries. She has previously served as Communication Director for Africa at OCP Group; and founded HEMLEY Productions, a content media company. Marie-Alix is also the co-founder of The Okwelians, an organisation whose mission is to build a community of ethical and responsible leaders committed to promote social innovation with the ambition to contribute decisively to the transformation of Cameroon and Africa.
Marie-Alix has received several awards. In 2021, the Quartz Africa 30 Innovators Award, and 50 women leaders in Communications in Africa; in 2018, Communication Leader in Africa; and in 2022, Best Woman Leader of Africa for her innovative impact on women and mental health in Africa.
Education: Masters degree in Political Science and International Relations - Sorbonne Paris Nord University, France; Masters degree in Project Management - Sorbonne Paris Nord University; Executive MBA in Business Management and Communications - CELSA, France; Masters degree in Corporate Business Communications - Paris Sorbonne University, France; Executive certificate in Authentic Leader Development - Harvard Business School, USA.
Executive Director of the Amazon Leadership Initiative (TheALI)
Mary Izobo is the Founder and Executive Director of The Amazon Leadership Initiative (TheALI). TheALI empowers women and girls, fosters inclusivity in leadership roles, and provides mentorship and education to alleviate gender inequality. She is an international human rights lawyer, gender equality advocate, and governance specialist.
Prior to starting up TheALI, Mary was the Legal Advisor of the African Peer Review Mechanism, an organ of the African Union, and has worked for the United Nations; the Institute for Strategic Litigation in Africa; and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa.
She is the recipient of several awards, including Africa's Top Legal Millennial - The Amazon of Women's Rights, for her work in promoting gender equality in Africa; a Certificate of Excellence as Futurist Activist by Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions for her advocacy on human rights in Africa; an Award of Recognition as SPE Top Pathfinders for her honourable achievements as one of the 60 Pathfinders being celebrated as thriving women in the spirit of Nigeria’s 60th independence; and, a State Honors Award for Public Service for her outstanding contributions to the development of Kaduna State, Nigeria.
She is studying for her PhD in International Law and Governance at the University of Pretoria.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in French Language and French Literature - University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - University of Aberdeen, Scotland; Barrister at Law, Nigerian Law School Bwari, Abuja, Nigeria; Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa - University of Pretoria; South Africa; Master of Laws (LLM) in Rule of Law for Development - Loyola University Chicago USA; Doctor of Laws (LLD) in International Law and Governance - University of Pretoria, South Africa (under way)
Partner at McKinsey & Company, West Africa
Mayowa Kuyoro is a Partner in McKinsey’s Lagos office, where she leads McKinsey West Africa’s Financial Institutions practice. She also co-leads the firm’s business building across the continent, especially fintech companies. Mayowa leads the work the firm does on gender research in Africa and is feels strongly that access to finance can play a key role in Africa’s growth and development. She has extensive experience across the continent serving major public private and social sector institutions.
Mayowa has co-authored several published research reports and articles that have obtained extensive press coverage, including The Economist, Quartz, the Financial Times, CNN and financial tech in Africa. Some titles include The end of the beginning; and, The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Africa.
Mayowa has been given several awards and recognition. She was named to the list: 40 under 40 Global Black Women in Asset Management; and, One Young World Global Ambassador.
Outside of McKinsey, Mayowa sits on the advisory board of The Green Investment Club, a community-based investment club that has mobilized over $14m dollars and helped create 2,000 jobs for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.
Education: MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (1st Class honours), Warwick University; MBA with distinction, Harvard University
Co-founder & Director of Go1
South Africa and Uganda
Melvyn Lubega is the Co-founder and Director of Go1, one of the world’s largest corporate education content hubs for on-demand training and resources. He is an experienced African technology investor and entrepreneur who has built businesses that serve customers on every continent, except Antarctica. He built and scaled Go1 to become the first South African unicorn, attracting more than $400 million in investment from leading tier-1 investors. He says the company was started by his co-founders in a garage in Australia as a web development company.
Melvyn has advised leading enterprises and governments in more than 10 countries across the Middle East and Africa when he worked with Boston Consulting Group, joining as one of their first consultants in the region in 2011. Today, he serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of JSE-listed Adcorp Holdings Limited, Africa’s largest workforce solutions company. He is a Rhodes Scholar and an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow.
Education: Bachelor of Business Science in Actuarial Science, Bachelor of BusSci Hons, Masters of Public Policies, Masters of Sciences in Education, Learning and Technology (Rhodes Scholar)
CEO of Olsuswa Energy Limited
Mugwe Manga is the co-founder and CEO of Olsuswa Energy Limited, a Kenyan geothermal development firm voted among the top 50 companies on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Future Shapers ELITE network for innovation in 2020. Since 2016, the company has been developing the Barrier concession in Kenya. Olsuswa Energy's purpose is to transform lives through geothermal energy. He has been involved in several start-ups and is a seasoned business strategist with more than 15 years’ experience.
He says he remains fixated on finding and driving solutions that create sustainable growth for Africa. He is the author of several thought-provoking articles and the book The Energy Future of Africa.
He began his career at Goldman Sachs, London, and has since gone on to serve on African boards, including ICEA Lion Insurance Group, East Africa’s leading insurance company; and he is also a board member of VisionFund Kenya, a micro-finance institution that is part of the World Vision family.
In 2010, he co-founded the Africa Digna Foundation chapter in Kenya, a Spanish-based foundation that focuses on promoting education for girls from less privileged backgrounds, and in 2018, he helped set up Kenya’s first ward-based neighbourhood association where he lives, to promote civic participation, accountability and good governance.
Education: BSc (Hons) Economics, MIB - Grenoble École de Management , Diploma in Sustainability - Swedish Institute Management Program (SIMP), Sweden Organisational Leadership Certificate - Harvard Business School, USA
Head of M&A, Sub-Saharan Africa, JP Morgan
Njabulo Ngubane is an Executive Director in JP Morgan’s Sub Saharan Africa Investment Banking team with his primary focus on strategic Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) transactions in the region. He joined JP Morgan in February 2019 as a Vice President in the Investment Banking team and previously worked at Deutsche Bank South Africa within the Corporate Finance and M&A team. Over his 14 year international banking career, Njabulo has worked on a number of landmark transactions in equity and equity-linked capital markets in addition to M&A transactions. His transaction experience also encompasses a number of sectors and countries and he views cross-border transactions an area where international banks can add the most value to clients through know-how and international networks.
Njabulo is also a JP Morgan representative on the Investment Committee of the Abadali Fund. This is a ZAR300 mn development established in partnership with the Department of Trade & Competition (dtic) which focuses on majority-owned and managed Small and Medium Enterprises in South Africa that are not able to access financing from traditional financial institutions.
Education: BBus Sc Honours (Economics) degree - University of Cape Town; Executive Program - Columbia Business School,USA
Member of the Oyo State House of Assembly
Oluseyi Adisa is the member of the Oyo State House of Assembly representing Afijio state constituency. He is a public administrator, lawyer and policy maker with 11 years’ experience in the legislative and executive arms of government. He says his political ideology is centered on participatory governance for sustainable development. Seyi is committed to building the next generation of political leaders to solve underdevelopment in Africa and he uses his Politics of Development podcast and the Seyi Adisa Political Show to demystify politics and encourage younger audiences to join politics.
In October 2020, Seyi was recognised as one of the Most Influential Persons of African Descent (MIPAD) under 40 worldwide in the Politics & Governance category by the UN-affiliate, The MIPAD 100. In August 2022, he was nominated as the Most Influential Young Person in Oyo State under the Governance category by the Oyo State Youth Awards.
Education: MPA, LLB – University of Birmingham, Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria, Fundamentals of Strategy course – Harvard University, Bachelor of Laws - Nigeria Law School, LPC– BPP Law School UK.
Dr Patrick Gatonga
Group CEO for AAR Insurance Holdings
Dr Patrick Gatonga is the Group CEO for AAR Insurance Holdings, where he leads impact and sustainable growth. Patrick has worked as a senior executive in the insurance industry with particular focus on growth, transformations, innovation, and digitalization. He previously served as CEO for Jubilee Health Insurance (Kenya) and as Board Director at Jubilee Insurance’s Uganda and Tanzania businesses. Prior to that he worked as Commercial Executive at Old Mutual. He has also worked extensively across Africa and the Middle East, including as Senior Consultant at McKinsey, where he worked in multiple sectors such as Financial Services, Logistics and Utilities.
Patrick is also a certified Executive Coach. He is a member of the UK Academy of Executive Coaching, member of the Insurance Institute of Kenya, Fellow of the Life Management Institute (USA), member of the General Insurance Council (AKI), and a member of the Kenya Medical Association.
Besides his professional career, he is also a classical pianist and youth leadership development advocate.
Education: Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBChB (MD Equivalent), MBA - University of Nairobi, Kenya
Head of Client Acquisition for Banking at Investec
Prudence Mashalane is the Head of Client Acquisition for Banking at Investec, a position she has held since July 2017. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing the acquisition strategy for banking, as well as managing the launch of the banking incentive programme and the implementation of its related customer relationship management. She has also been instrumental in building out the mortgage origination channel. With more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry, Prudence brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role.
Prior to joining Investec, she held various senior positions at Standard Bank, including Head Retail Banking Gauteng, Head Private Banking, Head Prestige Banking, Manager Branch Banking, Regional Personal and Business Banking Manager, and Branch Manager Margate.
Prudence has visited countries such as Uganda, London, and Dubai in pursuit of expanding her knowledge and career.
Education: Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management - University of South Africa; International Executive Development Programme (Financial Services) - Wits Business School; General Management Programme - Harvard Business School; Regulatory Examination Certificates RE 05 and RE 1 - Financial Planning Institute
Founder of leaders
Shazia Shariff is the founder of leaders, a pan-African organization that empowers young, exceptional grassroots leaders to drive innovative solutions to local systemic challenges, working with their communities and stakeholders in government, civil society and private sector.
Championed by 100+ eminent leaders across Africa, leaders is establishing its inaugural hub in Rwanda - ejo leaders - in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board, MIT Gov Lab, Mastercard Foundation, and others. Their goal is to empower a network of 50,000 leaders in six countries by 2040, who are equipped to deliver tangible local systemic change across specific sectors such as healthcare, education, urbanisation, digitization, agriculture among others. Prior to establishing leaders, Shazia was a public sector advisor at McKinsey & Company and the World Food Programme, serving governments across Africa to design and deliver large-scale programs on rural electrification, financial inclusion, agricultural transformation, and civil service capacity building.
Education: Bachelors of Commerce in International Management and Political Science - McGill University, Canada; Masters in Public Policy, with Distinction - University of Oxford, UK
Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation of Senegal
Sijh Diagne is the Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation of the Republic of Senegal. In this role, he provides strategic advice in key priorities at the Ministry and plays a lead role in the conception and drafting of the Ministry’s flagship policy programs. He was one of the principal architects of Senegal's economic resiliency program against COVID-19, Senegal's economic recovery plan, and the emergency youth jobs plan.
During Senegal's chairmanship of the African Union in 2022, Sijh participated at the G20 meetings as the Deputy representing the African Union. In that capacity, he was the lead negotiator on key policy documents and defended Africa’s position in those meetings.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Economy, Sijh was an Investment Banker in the Technology, Media and Telecom Group at Credit Suisse in New York. He was also a Consultant at Mastercard, covering the largest clients across the Middle East and Africa. He began his career in the Dubai office of Oliver Wyman and covered clients across North America, the Middle East and Africa.
Education: Bachelors degree with honors - Northwestern University, MBA - Harvard Business School.
Dr Stellah Wairimu Bosire
Director and Founder of SWB Consulting
Dr Stellah Wairimu Bosire is the director and founder of SWB Consulting. She is an award-winning expert in working with not-for-profit organisations, in particular those in the fields of sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, adolescent and youth health, and rights of sexual and gender minority persons. She is a Board Member of Civicus Alliance; a Global Advisory Board Member of Racism and Global Health, and previously was Co-Executive Director, UHAI EASHRI.
She has served as the CEO of the Kenya Medical Association; Vice Chair of the HIV/AIDS Tribunal of Kenya; and as Chairman of the National Gay, Lesbian Human Rights Commission of Kenya.
Stellah is an Aspen Institute 2018 Fellow and was named one of the 40 Under 40 most influential women in Kenya in 2017; is a 2019 Face of Science Awardee Kenya; a 2019 Accountability International Awardee; and a 2020 Top 100 most influential young people in Kenya. She is also a Commonwealth Point of Light awardee, an honour given by the Queen of England. This latter award was in recognition of her work in gender and human rights. Stellah is a seasoned writer and she has been published in national and International media. She is an Aspen New Voices Global fellow 2018, and a British Connect Leadership 2019 fellow.
Education: Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery, MBA - Healthcare management - Strathmore Business School, Msc. Global Health Policy - London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine
Head of ESG at Alitheia Capital
Temilade Denton is Head of Social Impact and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) at Alitheia Capital, her investment speciality. In this role, she is responsible for identifying and realizing opportunities for sustainability and value creation through private equity investments and ensuring coherence between the investment and the impact objectives of the firm in achieving superior returns. She says that in this role, her goal is to make the world a better place by creating systemic and sustainable social impact through investments in equitable and scalable businesses.
Prior to her work at Alitheia Capital, she was a Project Consultant at UNESCO, where she helped develop, promote, and market an e-learning tool titled Women in African History. She has also been a consultant to a project in The Gambia on a research paper on the role of knowledge systems in mapping, understanding and addressing environmental change in the country and a programme officer at the Growing Businesses Foundation, where she led efforts to build capacity to assist young entrepreneurs succeed.
Temilade has also also served a number of community organisations, including the Executive Committee of A Thousand; Lekki Youth Organisation; and, Living Fountain Orphanage.
Education: BA Sociology and Social Work - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana; Master of Public Affairs in Global Energy and Sustainability - Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, France
Theodros (Teddy) Roux
Growth Director at ESP
Theodros (Teddy) Roux is Growth Director at ESP. He is an expert in private sector development and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) financing in fragile states. He has advised private equity funds and enterprises on issues ranging from strategic audits to regional growth strategies. He has also advised governments and multilaterals on issues related private sector and entrepreneurship development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Teddy led the design and launch of 10 'Intelligent Capital' facilities that support more than 600 Micro and SMEs a year across Africa, with both technical assistance and financing. ESP defines 'intelligent capital' as the right combination of insights and investments to enable the growth of high-impact entrepreneurs across Sub-Saharan Africa. He has co-authored several publications on private sector development in sub-Saharan Africa and is a co-founder of the EntrAfrica ESPartners Foundation, which is dedicated to entrepreneurship.
Prior to ESP, Teddy spent eight years working in Corporate Finance.
Education: Bachelors degree in Business Administration, MA in International Relations & International Economics - Johns Hopkins University