AFLI draws upon distinguished leaders from across a multitude of sectors to share their personal leadership lessons, insights and experiences with participants. Please

  • Mr Trevor Manuel - Chairman of the Board, Old Mutual Group; Former Minister of Finance, South Africa. Current AFLI SA Chairman
  • Mr Strive Masiyiwa - Founder & Chairman, Econet Wireless Holdings. Former AFLI Chairman
  • Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Director General of the World Trade Organisation. Former Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Mrs Graca Machel - Founder of the Graca Machel Trust, Former First Lady of Mozambique, and Former First Lady of South Africa
  • Dr Donald Kaberuka - Former President of the African Development Bank
  • Dr Akin Adesina - President of the African Development Bank
  • Prof. Benedict Oramah - Pres African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)
  • Dr Ibrahim Mayaki - CEO of the NEPAD Agency
  • Prof Carlos Lopes - Former Executive Secretary, UNECA; AFLI Advisory Board member
  • Dr Mo Ibrahim - Entrepreneur and Founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Dr Dambisa Moyo - Economist & author of “Dead Aid”, amongst others
  • Grant Harris - Former Special Assistant to President Obama & Senior Director for African Affairs
  • Baroness Scotland - Secretary General of the Commonwealth; Former Attorney General in the UK Government
  • The Rt Honourable Lord William Hague - Former Leader of the Conservative Party, UK & Former Foreign Secretary
  • Lord Mark Malloch-Browne - President of Open Society Foundations; former UN Deputy-Secretary General & UK Foreign Minister
  • Lord Chris Patten - Chancellor of Oxford University; last British Governor of Hong Kong; former Chair of the BBC Board.
  • Prof Ngaire Woods - Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford. AFLI Advisory Board member
  • Sir Myles Wickstead - Former UK Ambassador to Ethiopia & Coordinator of the Africa Commission
  • H.E. Jakaya Kikwete - Former President of Tanzania
  • H.E. Joachim Chissano - Former President of Mozambique
  • The Rt Hon. David Cameron - Former PM of the UK
  • Sir Andrew Witty - Former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline
  • Babatunde Fashola - Former Governor of Lagos State
  • Baroness Valerie Amos - Former UK Minister for Africa
  • Prof Ian Goldin - Dean of the Oxford 21st Century School
  • Jan du Plessis - Former Chairman Rio Tinto
  • David Milliband - President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee; former UK Foreign Secretary
  • Richard Dowden - Former CEO Royal Africa Society




About AFLI



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.