Sub-Saharan Africa

Lorna Rutto

Lorna is a world economic forum young global leader and the Founder and CEO of EcoPost, a for-profit Social Enterprise that has created thousands of sustainable jobs for people in the marginalised communities while conserving the environment.

She was born in Nakuru, Kenya (Africa) in 1984. She holds a degree in Accounting from Africa Nazarene University where she demonstrated outstanding leadership capabilities and was elected as the first female student council president.

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 also worked for International Finance Corporation in Washington DC.

Melissa Bime

Evelyn Namara

Audrey Cheng

Olajumoke Adenowo

Olajumoke Adenowo (born 1968) is a prominent Architect and Philanthropist who when profiled by CNN was referred to as “Africa’s Starchitect”. At age 14 she enrolled to study Architecture at the University of Ife, where she also completed her postgraduate studies, gaining an MSc in Architecture.

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


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