Fellowship Year: 2023
Nationality: Nigeria
Job Title: Partner
Organisation: McKinsey & Company, Lagos


Job Title: Partner

Organisation: McKinsey & Company, Lagos

Professional History: 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.

Academic and professional credentials: MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (1st Class honours), Warwick University; United Kingdom
MBA with distinction, Harvard University, USA



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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.