Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Caitlin Dolkart

Erika Ottela

Erika currently works as a Strategy and Shared Services executive in ITSI, a South African EdTech start-up, managing teams for Strategy, Finance, HR, Content Acquisition, and Special Projects.

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


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