Three Tutu Fellows have been selected for the 2024 cohort of the 100 Young Global Leaders Forum. They are 2018 Fellows Judy Sikuza and Temi Marcella, and 2023 Fellow Melvyn Lubega. Twelve people from Africa were selected and a total of 80 across various regions.

The forum selects people each year to build a community of outstanding people to address the world's most pressing problems.  It says this year's cohort, ranging from tech moguls to former athletes, brings together brilliant minds and passionate leaders from business, civil society, academia, government, and beyond.

The candidates will undertake a transformative three-year journey, addressing global challenges and driving positive change. 

Last year, The Forum of Young Global Leaders also selected Tutu Fellows for their 2023 cohort. The two selected were 2018 Fellow Oluseun Onigbinde and 2022 Fellow Aïssata Lam.

Judy Sikuza, CEO of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, is an advocate of education and leadership as catalysts for positive change. She contributes to global conversations on resilience, transformation and nation-building. With degrees from Nelson Mandela University and Columbia University, she blends academic work with practical experience and embodies a holistic approach to her work.

Temi Marcella is an investment professional and the inaugural Executive Director and Board Member of Evercare Hospital in Nigeria. She has served on several Presidential committees, which have shaped healthcare transformation in Nigeria. Temi is a Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle Fellow, Kauffman Venture Capital Fellow, World Economic Forum Global Shaper alumnus, and Goldman Sachs Global Leader.

Melvyn Lubega is a technology entrepreneur and founder of the Baobab Group which employs over 1,000 people. He is a Partner at Breega, a venture capital portfolio with investments in disruptive technologies designed to address socio-economic challenges. He completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, receiving a distinction for his research on disruptive technologies in emerging markets.

More can be read about the full cohort and the selected Tutu Fellows at The Forum of Young Global Leaders

Header image: Group image of the Class of 2024 courtesy of The Forum of Young Global Leaders

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) 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.