Fellowship Year: 2017
Nationality: Nigeria
Job Title: Partner
Organisation: Johannesburg office of Bain & Company


Job Title: Partner

Organisation: Johannesburg office of Bain & Company

Professional History: Onyinye is a Partner at the Johannesburg office of Bain & Company. At Bain, she helps to lead African companies to become globally competitive by collaborating with them to develop a growth strategy and improve the operating performance of critical organization functions. While Onyinye’s work spans multiple industries and countries, she is most passionate about working with Consumer Goods and Retail companies and helping them adapt to meet the growing needs of the African populace. Onyinye has served on the executive committees of the Women at Bain and Black Retail programs at Bain.

Prior to joining Bain, Onyinye was General Manager at Alim Udo, an agricultural start-up in her native Nigeria, focused on providing high-quality protein to South Eastern Nigeria. She also served as a Sales Manager for GE’s Transportation division in the USA and Sub-Saharan Africa. In this capacity, she was responsible for managing the largest locomotive upgrade program in Africa.

Academic and professional credentials: BSc (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University
MBA from Harvard Business School
Rock Fellowship for Entrepreneurship (Harvard)



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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.