Swaady Martin-LekeSwaady Martin

South Africa, Johannesburg African countries of origin: Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea


Occupational Information

Occupation: Luxury & Retail Non-governmental Organization (The YSWARA Foundation)

Occupational Position: African Luxury brand YSWARA founder & CEO; also started and runs the YSWARA Foundation.


The development of an authentic African luxury: Luxe Ubuntu. Swaady and her team developed the concept of hiqh quality African goods that also creates economic value for the African society at large by addressing its prosperity needs and challenges. It aims to expand the meaningful income of all stakeholders contributing to luxury at the various levels of supply chain.


Master of business Administration (MBA), February 2012 London School of Economics (LSE), NYU Stern Business School & HEC Paris


2012 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow