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.

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

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.

K. Monica Musonda

Monica Musonda is CEO & Founder of Java Foods, a Zambian based food processing company. Java Food’s core values are to deliver affordable nutrition, increase local production using local products, be innovative and enhance the value for shareholders while ensuring the fulfillment of our employees, customers, suppliers and community. Java Foods produces Zambia’s leading instant noodle brand eeZee Noodles and also produces a fortified high energy protein cereal – Supa Cereal, which is sold into school feeding programmes and in the rural areas.


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