Board Members

Carol Pineau is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist with more than 20 years experience reporting on Africa. She is the host and producer of Foreign Policy’s Africa Forward podcast. Her groundbreaking film, Africa Open for Business, and the advocacy campaign accompanying the

Professor Fred Olayele’s diverse career spans academia, government, finance, and international development. A distinguished economist and public policy expert, his research interests and practice areas cover trade policy, innovation, FDI, urban policy, political economy, and inclusive development. He has published

Professor Awiti is a consultant scientist at the CIFOR-ICRAF (Center for International Forest Research – World Agroforestry)He was Vice Provost at Aga Khan University. He also served as Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Communication and Founding Director

Paul Clyde is President of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, the Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration, the Movses and Maija Kaldjian Collegiate Lecturer in Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business. From

Head Private Sector Operations, African Development Bank.Mr. Ezekiel Odiogo is a global investment banker, thinker, cross-industry expert, and leader - spanning multiple sectors (Energy, Transport, Technology Media Telecoms (TMT), Financial Services, and SME Development). As Head, Private Sector Investment Operations

Dr. Nedelcovych sits on numerous corporate and non-profit Boards of Directors, including West Africa LNG, Vista Bank Group, Vista Bank Guinea, Moodai International Bank (in formation), Fayus Inc., BO Group Africa, the Corporate Council on Africa, Invest Africa US, and

Bhekinkosi Moyo is the director and Adjunct Professor of the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI), a writer, researcher and thought-leader who has championed the African discourse on philanthropy, contributed to the growth of many African civil society

Paul Mukoki is a Finance Manager: Advancement Division of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is also currently a PhD candidate with the Wits Business School. His research interests are in infrastructure financing, bond markets development, renewable energy, climate

Michael Sudarkasa is a U.S. attorney and African economic development specialist based in Johannesburg, South Africa who has experience and expertise in facilitating trade and investment projects involving business expansion within Africa, as well as between Africa and other parts of

Emmanuel Aduayi is a Business Development Executive/Africa liaison at Axxess, the leading global technology innovator for healthcare at home, providing software solutions that help more than 9,000 home health, home care, hospice, and palliative organization. With a global presence across