Fellowship Year: 2024
Nationality: Ghana
Job Title: Founder
Organisation: Africa Foresight Group

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Job Title: Founder

Organisation: Africa Foresight Group

Professional History: Yasmin Kumi is a founder of Africa Foresight Group (AFG), a tech talent company she started in 2016. When she founded the organisation, she set out to create a disruptive business model in which it would become the Uber of consultants in Africa. AFG brings top, flexible teams of African management consultants and skilled freelancers to companies through an in-house-built software platform. It has been active in more than 15 African markets with a pool of more than 250 management consultants contracting in more than 200 projects across Africa. With its consultants, the company offers unique insights into Africa's cultural systems so that the experts within its network can assist clients in implementing effective plans to obtain optimal outcomes. AFG supports small and mid-sized businesses in their expansions through short and long-term projects. It has become a virtual headquarters for new projects and grows African economies by keeping the revenue of their consultants in Africa, rather than jetting in Western consultants.

Prior to founding AFG, Yasmin worked at McKinsey & Company for five years.

During her MSc at Oxford, she was elected the president of the prestigious Oxford University Africa Society and hosted Aliko Dangote as well as President John Mahama at the university. It was during this time that she realized that the African consulting market was highly underserved, leaving many African businesses and investment funds without accessible, affordable top talent teams to grow their companies, leading her to start up AFG.

The German-raised, Ghanian-native is a Gold Room Award holder of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, a leading network for top youth entrepreneurs from Africa. Yasmin was listed as one of Future of Ghana’s 30 Under 30 Pioneers in 2017. AFG was awarded the African Diaspora Impact & Innovation Award in 2018 by the African Diaspora Network (ADN) and has been featured in CNN, Forbes, BBC and The Economist.

Academic and professional credentials: Undergraduate degree - Seoul National University, South Korea
MSc in African Studies - University of Oxford, UK
MBA - University of Oxford, Said Business School, UK

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