Sub-Saharan Africa

Thiaba Camara Sy

Founder and former Managing partner of DELOITTE Senegal and has sat for 9 years at the board of Deloitte Afrique, the holding company for all Deloitte network member firms in French-speaking Africa.

During her tenure with the Deloitte network, Thiaba has served several public institutions and private companies in virtually every sector of the West African economy; which has allowed her, over time, to develop a strong international professional network.

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.

Remi Hemerych

Rémi Hémeryck is an agricultural economist and has been the Executive Director of SOS SAHEL since 2002. He joined the organisation in 1997 as Technical Director.

Dr. Dorothy Jeff-Nnamani

Dorothy is a Physician leader in public health with expertise in developing sustainable health programs, community-oriented policies, and management protocols for efficient health care delivery system.

Dr. Anino Emuwa

Dr Anino Emuwa is the founder and managing director of Avandis Consulting, an  international management consultancy firm in France. Her firm provides strategy and advisory services to entrepreneurs and business leaders helping them to improve the performance of their organisations. Dr Emuwa, a former corporate banker with Citibank, believes that an innovation-driven private sector with inclusive leadership is essential to economic and social development.

Solape Hammond

Solape Hammond is the Special Adviser on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Investments to the Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria as well as the acting Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment.

Prior to this, she worked in the private sector for over 20 years in various capacities, gathering experience in Management Consulting, Risk Management, Banking and Financial Advisory.

Ijeoma D. Agboti-Obatoyinbo

Ijeoma is the Managing Director and CEO of FBNQuest Funds, the alternative investments business of FBNQuest, part of FBN Holdings Plc., which at 125 years since inception, is one of Africa’s oldest and largest financial services conglomerates. She is also a member of FBNQuest’s Executive Leadership Committee and sits on a number of company boards.

Solape Hammond

Solape is the Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Lagos, an innovation hub for entrepreneurs which provides work space, offices, consulting services and capacity building programs that inspire, connect and enable impact. Impact Hub Lagos is part of the rapidly expanding Impact Hub network of over 16,000 members across 102 hubs in 50 countries worldwide.

Chebet Lesan

Manka Angwafo


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