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    Nelson Amo
    ECOWAS
    Nelson is CEO of Innohub Limited, a Business Venture Accelerator and Impact Investment Platform...
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    Rania Reda
    COMESA
    Rania encourages women in all sectors to take advantage of the mentoring in this...
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    Simbarashe Sibanda
    SADC
    Simbarashe (Simba) Sibanda is the managing partner of Levdin Marketing Consultancy. Levdin Marketing operates...
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    Inacio ChiPepe “Pepe” Hatewa
    SADC
    As a young “under 30” entrepreneur, Pepe has spent most of his life...
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    Duncan Rinehart
    UMA, USA
    Dr. Duncan Rinehart is Director of the Leadership Development Institute in Morocco, which is...
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    Chigedze Chinyepi
    SACU
    Chigedze Chinyepi is the founder and owner of Business Support Agency and Tjina Nkado...
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    Percy Raditladi
    SACU
    Percy Raditladi became well-known for founding Botswana’s private commercial FM radio station in 1998....
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    Stefanie Sohm
    EUROPE, UMA
    Stefanie Sohm is the founding director of Growing Markets in Rabat, Morocco. Growing Markets,...
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    Magatte Camara
    ECOWAS
      Magatte Camara is the Hub Manager of Jokkolabs in Dakar, Senegal. He is...
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    Babacar Lo
    ECOWAS
    Babacar Lo is a Senegalese serial entrepreneur. He is passionate about technology and is...
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    Philip Constantine
    SACU
    Philip Constantine is an angel investor who is also Chairman of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO)...
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    Martino Ghielmi
    EUROPE
    Martino Ghielmi is in charge of the West Africa operations and Global Partnership at...
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    Loic Mackosso
    CEMAC
    Loic Mackosso is Founder and Managing Partner at Aries Investissements, an advisory company that...
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    Andrews Ayiku
    ECOWAS
    Andrews Ayiku holds an MBA in Marketing from the Ghana Institute of Management...
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    Rokhaya Dieye
    ECOWAS
    Rokhaya DIEYE is Manager by training. She is active member of international and...
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    Emmanuel Etim
    ECOWAS
    Emmanuel Etim is Chairman and Group CEO of Africa Business and Investment Groups based...
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    Tokunboh Ishmael
    ECOWAS
    Tokunboh Ishmael is a co-founder and Managing Director of Alitheia Capital, an investment management...
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    Jonas Yawovi Dzinekou
    COMESA
    Jonas Yawovi Dzinekou is a lecturer of business strategy at Tangaza University College. His...
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    Marieme Fall
    ECOWAS
    Marieme Fall is the Associate General Director at the Young Business Leader’s Center (CJD)...
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    Anna Getaneh
    COMESA
    Anna Getaneh is formally an internationally acclaimed model, and now a humanitarian and social...
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    Wanjiru Gathigi
    COMESA
    Wanjiru Gathigi, from Kenya, is a banker, Global Shaper and Change Maker. At 29,...
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    Lyne Landry
    EUROPE
    Lyne Landry heads the impact division of a private equity investment firm, a position...
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    Ahmed Legrouri
    UMA
    Professor Ahmed Legrouri is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) at the...
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    Papa Landing Mane
    ECOWAS
    Papa Landing Mane is the President of Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants d’Entreprise, or CJD Senegal,...
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    Chad Maxwell
    USA
    Chad Maxwell is the Founder & CEO of Dabaddo, a start-up focused on the...
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    Danny Meyer
    SACU
    Danny Meyer founded SMEs Compete to help Namibian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow...
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    Olivia Mukam
    CEMAC
    Olivia Mukam has six years of experience working with thousands of youth leaders, high...
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    Muthoni Nduhiu
    COMESA
    Muthoni Nduhiu of Kenya is the Founder and CEO of Mastermind Africa Alliance, a...
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    Bikundo Onyari
    COMESA
    Bikundo Onyari is a Kenyan coach, mentor, trainer and facilitator with deep skills in...
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    Yusuf Randera-Rees
    SACU
    Yusuf Randera-Rees founded a very innovative investment organization in Africa called Awethu, meaning “Our...
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    Fredrik Wittboldt
    EUROPE
    Fredrik Wittboldt brings a very hands-on approach to entrepreneurship, not to mention 19...
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    Blake Patton
    USA
    Blake Patton is the Managing Partner of Tech Square Ventures, a seed and...
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    Lori Collins
    USA
    Lori Collins is a strategic advisor for emerging ventures and Executive Director of...
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    Chris Busch
    USA
    Chris Busch is a prominent, young innovator and contributor to entrepreneurship worldwide. Having previously...
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    Jerry Neumann
    USA
    Founder of Neu Venture Capital, Jerry Neumann is one of the most...
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    Tigist Araya
    COMESA
    As Managing Partner of East Gate Africa, Tigist leads a foreign investment advisory...
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    António da Conceição Neto
    SADC
    Antonio is a business mentor. His company INDIGEST – Indicadores de Gestão, Lda, in...
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    Sérgio Calundungo
    SADC
    Sérgio Calundungo is a champion for social entrepreneurs. As director of ADRA –...
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    Tiago Laranjeiro
    SADC
    Tiago is an entrepreneur and pioneer in Angola. As founder of the first...
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    Tobias Mweendo
    SADC
    Tobias Mweendo, a Botswana based Zambian national, is a specialist in novel business concept...
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    Tumi Mbaakanyi
    SACU
    Tumi Mbaakanyi is the President of Botswana’s Women in Business Association (WIBA) – an...
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    Gaothobogwe Radikwata
    SACU
    Gaothobogwe (Gao) is a director of several companies co-owned with her husband. The first,...
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    Kiluange Tiny
    SADC
    Kiluanga has spent 12 years in Angola and Sao Tome helping interpret and...
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    Dr. João António Freire
    SADC
    Dr. Freire is a life-long advocate for the small business person. He has...
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    Miguel Raposo Alves
    SADC
    Miguel is an entrepreneur who helps entrepreneurs start private businesses. He started Angola’s...
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    Sendji Vieira Dias
    SADC
    Sendji spends every day helping small businesses grow through the first venture capital...
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    Helder Da Silva Gonçalves De Moura E Preza
    SADC
    After 26 years in the aviation industry, Helder founded ORGANIZAÇÕES ESPAÇO VIVO, a...
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    Phenyo Moroka
    SACU
    Phenyo Moroka has over ten years’ experience working in Botswana’s private sector. Most recently...
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    Orefitlhetse Masire
    SACU
    Orefitlhetse Masire is the founding director of Career Diversity, a training company for entrepreneurs in...
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    Reem Kassem
    COMESA
    Reem is the founding director of AGORA for Arts and Culture, a program which...
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    Ebenezer Arthur
    ECOWAS
    Ebenezer Arthur is COO of Innohub in Accra, Ghana. Innohub is a Business Venture Accelerator...
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    Oumar Yam
    ECOWAS
    Oumar Yam, a Senegalese, has been an entrepreneur since 2009. He is the co-founder...
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    Mirabelle Moreaux
    ECOWAS
    As an investor with Injaro Investments and Injaro Agricultural Capital Holdings, Mirabelle Moreaux invests...
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    Ghadir Fareed
    COMESA
    Ghadir Fareed has launched two businesses in Alexandria, Egypt, that have leading edge business...
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    Mohamed Aglan
    COMESA
    Mohamed Algan is an entrepreneur that always seeks beyond success; a dreamer who likes...
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    Mohamed Rady
    COMESA
    Mohamed Rady is manager of the INNO 101 StartUp Accelerator in Alexandria, Egypt. During...
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    Mohamed Abdul-Aziz
    COMESA
    As founder of Umbrella for Business Development, Mohamed is focused on helping entrepreneurs jump-start...
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    Mohamed Hanno
    COMESA
    With nearly thirty years of experience in the IT field, Mr. Mohamed Hanno is...
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    Rizwana Ameer Meea
    SADC
    Rizwana Ameer Meea founded Sphere Management 5 years ago to meet the growing need...
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    Ore Sofekun
    ECOWAS
    Dr. Ore Sofekun is the CEO of Investment One Funds Management Limited which invests...
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    Luis Goncalves Branco
    SADC
    As Deputy CEO of Dominio Capital Mozambique and the Principal Investment Officer for Grupo...
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    Omar Afra
    COMESA
    Omar Afra is the co-founder of UpWest, based in Alexandria, Egypt. Born and raised...
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    Anne Marie Fall
    ECOWAS
    Anne Marie Fall, of Senegal, is the founder and managing director of the “Institut...
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    Matt Troniak
    UMA
    Matt Troniak has deep experience in project and business management in North Africa, Saharan...
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    Ahmed Bastawy
    COMESA
    Ahmed Bastawy is a mechanical engineer turned social entrepreneur. He believes that grassroots initiatives...
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    Sherine Abdelbaki
    COMESA
    Sherine Abdelbaki is an Egyptian business professional with 20 years of working experience in...
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    Taffi Ayodele
    ECOWAS
    Taffi Ayodele and her husband JG own and operate Thando’s Shoes. Thando’s Shoes, launched...
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    Jibolu “JG” Ayodele
    ECOWAS
    JG Ayodele and his wife Taffi own and operate Thando’s Shoes. Thando’s Shoes, launched...
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    William Fellows
    UMA, USA
    William Fellows is Associé Gérant (Managing Partner) at Lixia Capsia Gestionis, an emerging markets...
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    June Madete
    COMESA
    June Madete is an engineer, researcher and senior lecturer at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.June...
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    Ilyes Abdeljouad
    UMA
    Active in environmental consulting in North Africa, Ilyes is an entrepreneur and small business...
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    Fred Ishugah
    COMESA
    Fred Ishugah is an energy engineer by profession. In Kenya, he is a teacher...
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    Samuel Darko
    SADC
    Samuel Darko, a native of Ghana, currently serves as Director of Outreach at the...
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    Tolu Agunbiade
    ECOWAS
    Tolu Agunbiade is on the Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty at the African Leadership University (ALU),...
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    Kevin Schuster
    ECOWAS, USA
    Kevin Schuster serves as Vice President of Growth for VOTO Mobile. VOTO Mobile is...
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    Harouna Ba
    ECOWAS
    Harouna Ba is a consultant in financial and organizational strategy. As an entrepreneur, Harouna...
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    Ochatre Nixon
    COMESA
    Ochatre Nixon is an energetic, self-motivated and results-oriented individual with the desire to make...
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    Anderson Howard Mugisa
    COMESA
    Anderson Howard Mugisa is the 27 years old Executive Director of the Federation of...
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    Gilbert Ewehmeh
    CEMAC
    Gilbert Ewehmeh is a social entrepreneur, business consultant, and founder and CEO of YES...
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    Etonde Martin
    CEMAC
    Etonde Martin founded SIPEC - Sherai's Initiative for Promoting Entrepreneurs in Cameroon – in...
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    Jean Mboum Bongkwaha
    CEMAC
    Jean Mboum Bongkwaha is an entrepreneur who has started several businesses; the most recent...
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    Annick Akobe
    CEMAC
    Annick is an entrepreneur and mentor who has worked in private business, NGO’s and...
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    Hervé Dija
    CEMAC
    Hervé Dija is a young tech entrepreneur who has started three tech businesses in...
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    Patrick Ndjientcheu
    CEMAC
    Patrick Ndjientcheu is a Digital Innovation Driver! For more than 5 years, he has successfully...
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    Steve Tchoumba
    CEMAC
    Steve Tchoumba started a few educational businesses in Cameroon following his dual passions of...
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    Stephanie Mvodo
    CEMAC
    Dr. Stephanie Mvodo is an expert in agriculture, education, and business in Cameroon. Growing...
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    Helene Mugob
    CEMAC
    Helene Mugob is Founder and Executive Director of Virtuous Women International, a unique training...
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    Diane Ndeuna
    CEMAC
    Diane Ndeuna is the Executive President of EDEN and a Consultant in creating and...
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    Rollin Foko
    CEMAC
    Rollin Foko is a business plan specialist with M2B Conseils in Douala, Cameroon....
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    Gilles Lewat
    CEMAC
    Gilles Lewat is the founder and CEO of Youth Business Cameroon in Douala,...
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    Alain Jaques
    EUROPE
    Alain Jaques is a serial entrepreneur who had a variety of retail businesses before...
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    Mike Oakley
    EUROPE
    Mike is the former Vice-President of Jacobs Engineering, responsible for Performance Management for...
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    Henriqueta de Carvalho
    SADC
    As Secretary of FMEA (Federation of Women Entrepreneurs in Angola), Henriqueta de Carvalho enables...
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    Anthony Same
    CEMAC
    Anthony Same has a deep knowledge of the Francophone and West and Central African...
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    Bertrand Tiotsop
    CEMAC
    Bertrand Tiotsop strives to leverage his talents in order to create positive change in...
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    Msafiri N. Chagama
    SADC
    Msafiri N. Chagama is a Business Development & Management Trainer and Consultant. He is...
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    Collin Gumbu
    SADC
    Collin Gumbu is currently Business Development Manager of the Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi), the...
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    Hilda Karamagi
    COMESA
    Hilda Karamagi has over 15 years of pan-African Marketing experience with a proven track...
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    Hassan Abdel Mageed
    COMESA
    Hassan Abdel Mageed joined Bank of Khartoum in 2009 as a Manager for Business...
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    Comfort Sakoma
    ECOWAS
    Comfort Sakoma has dedicated herself to helping women find fulfillment in their business. She...
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    Rogers Karebi
    COMESA
    Rogers Karebi is currently the Secretary General and founding member of The Uganda Business...
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    Bobby Ikazoboh
    ECOWAS
    Bobby Ikazoboh is a Nigerian entrepreneur working in the area of Education. Following the...
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    Ikenna Okonkwo
    ECOWAS
    Ikenna Okonkwo is the co-founder and CEO of Heels.com.ng, an e-commerce startup with a specific...
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    Pierre Henri Billong Ngando
    CEMAC
    Pierre Henri Billong Ngando is an analyst, designer, and project manager specializing in IT...
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    Remi Duyile
    ECOWAS
     After 17 years with a Fortune 100 Company, Remi Duyile left her position as...
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    Dr. Thomas Kraft
    USA
    Dr. Thomas Kraft is the Director of Technology Ventures Development for Rice Alliance, which since its...
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    Juliana Garaizar
    USA
    Juliana Garaizar, originally from Spain, is the director of the Houston Angel Network (HAN),...
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    Ruben Derderian
    USA
    Ruben Derderian is an accomplished corporate leader and entrepreneur with more than 35 years of executive level business...
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    Anne Kang Sim
    USA
    Anne Kang Sim is the Principal at Port Partners, a boutique advisory firm that...
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    Theresa Motter
    ASIA, USA
    Theresa Motter was raised in small business and understands the challenges and opportunities of...
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    George Chira Kirumba
    COMESA
    George Chira Kirumba is a 31-year old Kenyan based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is...
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    Martin Eigbike
    ECOWAS
    Martin Eigbike is as an Associate Partner at Dalberg, a strategic advisory firm based...
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    Soizic Merdrignac
    ECOWAS
    Franco-Ivorian, Soizic Merdrignac operates on three continents. She is part of a new generation...
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    Maréme Malong
    CEMAC
    Maréme Malong spent her early years shared between Nice and Dakar, two cities of...
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    John Walugembe
    COMESA
    John Kakungulu Walugembe is the Executive Director of the Uganda Small Scale Industries Association...
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    Raymond Guillouzo
    SADC
    Raymond Guillouzo is an international consultant and expert trainer in financial accounting, entrepreneurship, and...
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    William Ssendagire
    COMESA
    William Ssendagire is an independent consultant and founder of AGRO-SUPPORT Services, which offers services...
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    Steve Tawia
    ECOWAS
    Steve Tawia is an all-round consultant in finance, technology and social entrepreneurship with more...
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    Margaret Nabagenyi
    COMESA
    Margaret Nabagenyi of Uganda is excellent at management and coordination, developing strategic business plans...
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    Ethan Musolini
    COMESA
    Ethan Musolini, aka the “Merchant of Success” is the CEO of Success Africa, a...
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    Sam Rosenfeld
    USA
    Sam Rosenfeld is a serial entrepreneur across three continents with nine businesses launched, four...
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    Jonathan Shaw
    SADC
    Jonathan Shaw is the CEO of Kivu Green Energy.  The American, born in Kenya,...
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    Thomas Jensen
    USA
    Thomas Jensen is the Executive Director and co-founder of Enterprise Futures Network (EFN). A...
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    Bernard West
    USA
    Bernard West is the CEO and founder of Pan African (PA) Education Holdings. Passionate...
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    Paulo Dinis
    SADC
    Paulo Dinis is a Managing Director of a multi-national consulting firm. His career has...
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    John Stanton Jr.
    USA
    John Stanton Jr. is a long time entrepreneur and Board Member for the Rice...
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    Christophe du Pontavice
    EUROPE
    Christophe du Pontavice started his first company when he was 26 years old and...
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    Cal Broomhead
    USA
    Cal Broomhead has mentored several energy and sustainability start-ups and has a special interest...
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    Rania Missoumi
    USA
    Rania Missoumi understands emerging markets and what it takes for entrepreneurs to succeed. Rania is...
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    Ashni Mohnot
    ASIA, USA
    As a Senior Partner and Head of Undergraduate Services at OnCourse, Ashni  Mohnot is actively...
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    Tom Anyos
    USA
    For over 30 years, Tom Anyos has served as the President of The Technology...
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    Mary Shepard Spaeth
    EUROPE, USA
    Dr. Mary Shepard Spaeth, Swedish, founded three companies and mentored hundreds of start-ups individualy...
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    Ravi Mistry
    ASIA, USA
    Ravi Mistry, Indian, is a Silicon Valley start-up advisor, mentor, entrepreneur, and angel Investor....
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    Andreas Hendel
    EUROPE
    Andreas Hendel, German, is a Business Angel who leads innovations in the FinTech sector...
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    Vivek Chand
    ASIA, EUROPE
    Vivek Chand, Indian, helps small businesses launch and scale around the globe in countries...
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    Edward Chan-Lizardo
    USA
    Edward Chan-Lizardo is experienced in launching businesses and raising funds for entrepreneurs.  Ed humbly...
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    Aaron McDaniel
    USA
    Aaron McDaniel understands the needs of every entrepreneur trying to attract investors for their...
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    Michael Jay Moon
    USA
    Michael Jay Moon, American, possesses deep knowledge of every stage of business development. He...
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    Kenneth James
    USA
    Kenneth James, Ed.D. knows that good entrepreneurs must be good leaders. This passion for...
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    Akshat Shah
    ASIA, USA
    Akshat Shah, Indian, knows impact, and he knows how to couple impact with marketing...
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    Greg Free
    USA
    Greg Free, American, is an experienced Silicon Valley Sales & Marketing executive with over...
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    Neil Sankar
    ASIA, USA
    Neil Sankar M.D., is both an experienced mentor and physician. Originally from India, Neil...
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    John Raabo Nielsen
    ASIA, USA
    John Raabo Nielsen, Denmark, has diverse corporate experience spanning from work with start-ups to...
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    Hoon Meng Ong
    ASIA
    Hoon Meng Ong, Singapore, has a track record of building successful sales and marketing...

 


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