LEADERS OF AFRICA


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Aliko Dangote

Chairman & CEO of Dangote Group
NIGERIA

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, made his fortune is cement, sugar and flour. In April 2014, months before oil prices plunged, he announced $9 billion in financing from a consortium of local and international lenders to construct a private oil refinery and fertilizer and petrochemical complex in the country.

Anabela Chambuca Pinho

CEO of Mozambique’s Stock Exchange
MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique is experiencing 8% a year growth and businesses across all sectors are growing. The Bolsa de Valores de Moçambique is still a very small operation but its CEO, Anabela Chambuca Pinho, is keen to steer it in new directions to ensure it takes advantage of the favourable economic environment and truly gets off the ground.

Colleen Larsen

CEO of Business Engage
SOUTH AFRICA

A prolific networker, organiser and visionary, Colleen drives Business Engage Association NPC, a South African based organisation at the forefront of strategic thinking on gender mainstreaming in the private sector. As a speaker and an author on the subject, Colleen is one of the leading voices for the sustainable advancement of women in the corporate and entrepreneurial space in South Africa today.

Cyril Ramaphosa

Founder of Shanduka Group
SOUTH AFRICA

Cyril is the founder of Shanduka Group. He was a Non-Executive Director for Standard Bank Group Limited. Ramaphosa is best known for founding the National Union of Mineworkers in South Africa and is also known for the role he played during the negotiations to bring a peaceful end to the apartheid and for steering the country towards its first democratic elections in 1994.


Dr Loyiso Mpuntsha

CEO of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS)
SOUTH AFRICA

At the helm of the South African National Blood Service is Dr. Loyiso Mpuntsha, a true Woman of Africa. Loyiso began her career in healthcare after 10 years of working as a Medical Officer. She realized then that broader policy issues needed to be addressed and thus moved on to working with the Medical Association and then the National Department of Health before heading the SANBS.

Dr Victoria Kisyombe

Founder of Sero Lease and Finance Ltd (SELFINA)
TANZANIA

Founded in 2002, SELFINA has taken a lead role as a pioneer of micro-credit in Tanzania through micro-leasing with particular attention to widows and young girls. In the past 11 years SELFINA has economically empowered more than 25,000 women and over 200,000 lives have been impacted through the benefits accrued.

Emmanuel Nnorom

CEO of Transcorp
NIGERIA

Tony O. Elumelu is a visionary entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He has been responsible for creating businesses across the continent, in sectors critical to Africa’s economic development including; investments in financial services, power generation, oil and gas, agribusiness, real estate and hospitality.

Eva Muraya

CEO and founder of Brand Strategy and Design Ltd
KENYA

She has won many accolades and awards for her brand building and advertising skills which have benefited many big companies including FedEx, Xerox and Equatorial Commercial Bank in Kenya. This go-getter believes you don’t get any results without hard work.


Guillaume Koffi

Architect at Koffi & Diabaté Group
CÔTE D’IVOIRE

A graduate of the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris, Guillaume Koffi is the founder and President of the Koffi & Diabaté Group. With over thirty years of experience in architectural studies and the management of major projects in Africa. He created Koffi & Diabaté Architectes and Koffi & Diabaté Group, specialized in Architecture, Real Estate Development and Construction.

Hadeel Ibrahim

Founding Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
TANZANIA

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 to support great African leadership. Hadeel is also a member of the Boards of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, Carter Center UK, Refugees International and the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development in Tanzania.

Hajia Bola Shagaya

Managing Director of Practoil Ltd
NIGERIA

Hajia Bola Shagaya is Nigeria’s richest businesswoman and the entrepreneur has secured interests in oil, banking, communications and photography, as well as a huge investment in real estate spanning several major cities. Practoil Ltd, one of Nigeria’s largest importers and distributors of base oil and was on the board of Intercity Bank (now Unity Bank PLC) for more than eight years.

Issad Rebrab

Founder of Cevital
ALGERIA

Cevital is Algeria’s biggest privately held conglomerate. Under his leadership it now owns one of the largest sugar refineries in the world, with an annual output of 1.5 million tons. In April 2014 the group, which also produces vegetable oil and margarine, acquired the French assets of Fagor, a large Spanish maker of appliances which had filed for bankruptcy protection. Cevital reportedly paid $30 million.


Jyoti Mukherjee

CEO of Software Technologies Limited (STL)
KENYA

STL today can count over 150 corporations in east Africa as its clients, making Mukherjee one of the few women who have founded and run big technology firms in the region.

Lynnette-Magasa

CEO of Boniswa Corporate Solutions
SOUTH AFRICA

Boniswa Corporate Solutions is a turnkey company that builds network for major cell phone companies, local and international, specialising in equipment housing, mast upgrade, sites, construction and brick building, supply of electrical fence, antennas, etc. Through our strategic foresight, Boniswa has grown to an extent that we are establishing footprints in Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique.

Mark Shuttleworth

Founder of the Mark Shuttleworth Foundation
SOUTH AFRICA

Mark Richard Shuttleworth is a South African entrepreneur and space tourist who became the first citizen of an independent African country to travel to space. Shuttleworth founded Canonical Ltd. and as of 2013, provides leadership for the Ubuntu operating system. He heads up the Mark Shuttleworth Foundation and continues to drive change in the world through the Foundation.

Monica Katebe Musonda

CEO and Founder of Java Foods Limited
ZAMBIA

This CEO of Java Foods, a Zambian-based food processing company also serves on as a Director on the boards of Bank of Zambia, African Life Assurance (subsidiary of Sanlam), Dangote Industries Zambia. She is a member of the Advisory Board, Microsoft4Afrika, Chairperson of Kwacha Pension Trust Fund and a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum.


Nicky Oppenheimer

Former Chairman of De Beers
SOUTH AFRICA

After cashing out of the diamond business, Nicky Oppenheimer has moved into investing. The Oppenheimer family ended its 85-year reign atop diamond giant De Beers in 2012 when Nicky sold his 40% stake to mining conglomerate Anglo American for $5.1 billion in cash. Anglo American, which Nicky’s grandfather founded, now controls 85% of De Beers; the government of Botswana owns the remaining 15%.

Njeri Rionge

Co-founder of Wananchi Online
KENYA

A serial entrepreneur, Njeri co-founded internet service provider Wananchi Online that has since been transformed into Wananchi Group Holdings. Last year the company raised US$57.5 million in growth capital from a group of international investors.

Patrice Motsepe

Founder of African Rainbow Minerals
SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa’s first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe founded and chairs African Rainbow Minerals, a publicly traded firm that mines and processes iron, manganese, chrome, platinum, copper, nickel, coal and gold. Motsepe also has a stake in Sanlam, a listed financial services firm, and is the president and owner of the Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club.

Rapelang Rabana

Founder Yeigo Communications
SOUTH AFRICA

Rapelang is a young, hotshot, South African entrepreneur who knew from the start exactly what she wanted. Shortly after finishing her studies at the University of Cape Town and at the tender age of just 23, she co-founded Yeigo Communications, which became one of the first companies in the world to offer VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services for mobile phones.


Sibongile Sambo

Founder and Managing Director of SRS Aviation
SOUTH AFRICA

Sibongile Sambo is a highly educated entrepreneur having several degrees under her belt. SRS Aviation is the first 100 percent black female-owned aviation company, which offers clients professional and personalised flight options to destinations around the world. She previously gained experience working for the likes of Telkom, City Power and De Beers.

Slim Othmani

Chairman of Nca-Rouiba
ALGERIA

Slim Othmani has headed the NCA-Rouiba Juice company, owned by his family, since 1999. Prior to NCA-Rouiba Juice, he spent seven years as operations manager at Fruital-Coca-Cola, a business also owned by his family and shared today with Equatorial Bottling Company from Catalonia, Spain. Prior to returning to Algeria and his family-owned business, he served as Regional Sales Manager for North Africa for Alis Technologies, a Canadian technology venture.

Tokyo Sexwale

Non-Executive Chair of Mvelaphanda Holdings
SOUTH AFRICA

Sexwale is a businessman, politician, anti-apartheid activist, and former political prisoner. A charismatic leader, Sexwale was imprisoned on Robben Island for his anti-apartheid activities, alongside figures such as Nelson Mandela. After the 1994 general election—the first universal franchise election in South Africa—Sexwale became the Premier of Gauteng Province.

Valentina da Luz Guebuza

Investor
MOZAMBIQUE

The 33 year-old daughter of Mozambique’s President Armando Guebuza heads Focus 21 Management & Development, a large family-owned investment holding company with interests in banking, telecommunications, fisheries, transport, mining and property. Focus 21 owns significant stakes in Beira Grain Terminal and Chinese Pay TV Company StarTimes’ operations in Mozambique.


Vera Songwe

Country Director at AFC (Africa Finance Corporation)
SENEGAL

A Cameroonian national, Songwe joined the Bank in 1998 as a young professional in the East Asia and Pacific Region. She has worked on several countries and regions including Cambodia, Morocco, Tunisia, Malaysia, Mongolia, and the Philippines.

Vuyani Jarana

Chief Officer at Vodacom Business
SOUTH AFRICA

At Vodacom, Vuyani directs coordination and execution of the enterprise business in markets where Vodacom has presence. He is responsible for Vodacom’s pan African enterprise business strategy, he is the chairman of Vodacom Business Africa, Chairman of Vodacom Business Nigeria as well as Chairman of Stortech a subsidiary of Vodacom focusing on Storage and cloud-based ICT services.

Xoliswa Njokweni

MD at Thermitrex
SOUTH AFRICA

A serial entrepreneur, Njeri co-founded internet service provider Wananchi Online that has since been transformed into Wananchi Group Holdings. Last year the company raised US$57.5 million in growth capital from a group of international investors.