Sub-Saharan Africa

K. Monica Musonda

By way of background, Monica is a dual qualified English solicitor and Zambian advocate with over 16 years post qualification experience. She begun her legal career working for the Attorney General of Zambia, where she advised on the privatization of state owned enterprises. She then went on to work in private practice for Clifford Chance and Edward Nathan (where she rose to the rank of partner). She worked also worked for International Finance Corporation in Washington DC.

Melissa Bime

Evelyn Namara

Audrey Cheng

Olajumoke Adenowo

Olajumoke, a pioneer recipient of the keenly contested New African Woman in Business Award (from the same stable as the African Banker of the Year Award) was also nominated for the West African Business Woman of The Year award at the CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards in 2014.

Genevieve Sangudi

Genevieve Sangudi is the Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, advising on buyout and growth opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Sangudi played a lead role in launching Carlyle’s maiden Sub-Saharan Africa fund, including fundraising, formulating the investment strategy, origination and execution.

Kathy Ku

Nneka Mobisson

Salma Abdulai

Thato Kgatlhanye

Thato Kgatlhanye launched her company when she was 18. As she was about to start her undergraduate degree, she came up with an idea to help underprivileged pupils who face challenges with their education. Rethaka – literally meaning “we are fellows” – encourages children to attend school and learn effectively.

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