People & Partners

Working together to develop the next generation of African leaders.

African Leadership Academy has attracted a diverse group of staff, faculty (“staffulty”), board members, and partners.  These dedicated professionals and global change-makers create a world-class team that furthers our mission of transforming the African continent through a powerful network of young leaders.

Staff & Faculty
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Ahmed Elkarib

Chief of Staff, Anzisha
Sudan

Akudo Obi

Laboratory Technician
Nigeria

Alex Mlangeni

Bookkeeper
South Africa

Amanda Chembezi

Senior Program Manager – Governance and Arts
Botswana

Amira Elibiary

Monitoring, Evaluation & Systems Manager
Egypt

Andile Mkhize

Educational Psychologist
South Africa

Angeline Mutepfa

Procurement Officer
Zimbabwe

Anne Kamau

Humanities Faculty
Kenya

Ansi Harford

Special Projects Manager
Belgium

Bassie Bondeva Turay

Admissions Officer
Sierra Leone

Busola Oni

Head of Department, Entrepreneurial Leadership
Nigeria

Camille Bastien

Program Associate - University Engagement and Partnerships
Mauritius

Christabel Ntorinkansah

Senior University Guidance Counselor
Ghana

Christopher Holmes

Admissions Administrator
South Africa

Christopher Wanzala

African Studies Faculty
Kenya

Dana Carr

Wellness Consultant
United States

Darius Nikoue

Driver
Benin

David Tait

Senior Director, Entrepreneurship Education Programs
South Africa

Deepshika Parmessur

Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty
Mauritius

Derek Smith

Dean of the Academy
United Kingdom

Didi Onwu

Managing Editor, Anzisha
Nigeria

Dimakatso (Nono) Sekhoto

Sector Lead, Agribusiness
South Africa

Efua Adabie

Head of Department, Science
Ghana
United Kingdom

Efua Agyare-Kumi

Writing & Rhetoric Faculty
Ghana

Elsie Adeya

Senior Program Associate – AL for Education
Kenya

Emelda Biermann

Head Nurse
South Africa

Emmanuel Mvula

People Administrator
South Africa

Emrys Phillips

Global Programs Coordinator
South Africa

Eunice Chilimanzi

Chair of Writing
Zimbabwe

Everisto Mugocha

Economics Faculty
Zimbabwe

Faith Muange

People with Disability & Inclusivity Lead
Kenya

Fezile Bekwa

Head of Student Wellbeing
South Africa

Francis Kurebwa

CFO, Anzisha Education Accelerator
Zimbabwe

Gamuchirai Chakaingesu

People Business Partner
Zimbabwe

Gemma Hart

African Studies Faculty
South Africa

Hatim Eltayeb

Chief Executive Officer
Sudan

Hayley van Zyl

Hospitality Manager
South Africa

Ismail Adeleke

Mathematics Faculty
Nigeria

Jabulani Maswanganyi

Director of Operations
South Africa

Jack Nkuna

Sports Coordinator
South Africa

Jacques Kafuka

Database Administrator
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jeremy Keen

Head of Department - Humanities and Social Sciences
South Africa

Jomo Erick

Sector Lead, Infrastructure
Kenya

Josh Adler

Chief Programs Officer
South Africa

Judy Moholobela

CEO's Office Coordinator
South Africa

Karen Govender

Admissions Office Coordinator
South Africa

Karlene Abraham

Receptionist
South Africa

Kate Morris

Director of Institutional Learning
South Africa

Keabetswe Marumo

Year 1 Head
South Africa

Kedei Ibiang

Program Manager, AL for Health
Nigeria

Keith Mundangepfupfu

SEGL Faculty
Zimbabwe

Kelly-Ann Moodley

People Business Partner
South Africa

Keneilwe Motlana

Networks Coordinator
South Africa

Keshav Singh

Physics Faculty
South Africa

Lebo Dhlamini

Student Life Administrator
South Africa

Lemekeza Chimangafisi Kavayi

Anzisha Venture Partner
Malawi

Lerato Kubuzie

Senior Program Manager – Employer Engagement & Partnerships
South Africa

Leslie Moloto

Physics Faculty
South Africa

Lindile Cele

Impact Manager
South Africa

Louise Saunders

Head of Department, Creative Arts
South Africa

Lynn Van der Plank

Special Projects Editor, Anzisha
South Africa

Malilomo Nkhabu

Senior Program Associate - Governance
South Africa

Maria Bogdanova

Mathematics Faculty
South Africa

Mary Fox

Dean's Office Administrator
South Africa

Masresha Asres

Associate Director of University Guidance
Ethiopia

Matilda Dibakwane

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
South Africa

Mbali Shange

University Support Associate
South Africa

Melanie Smuts

Director, AL for Education
South Africa

Melissa Faux

Impact Manager
United States

Mfundo Mbanze

Videographer
South Africa

Michelle Peters

ACN Recruitment and Screening Analyst
South Africa

Miriro Matema

Head of Marketing & Communications, Networks
Zimbabwe

Mopati Morake

Director, Teaching & Learning
Botswana

Mpho Mphahlele

SEGL Faculty
South Africa

Muhannad Alramlawi

Princeton in Africa Fellow
Jordan

Munhle Manzini

Immigration & Compliance Manager
South Africa

Munyaradzi Chabata

Chief of Staff to the CFO
Zimbabwe

Nandi Mgwaba

Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty
South Africa

Natalia Sikombe

Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty
Zambia

Natalie Moyo

Anzisha Venture Partner
Zimbabwe

Nathalie Adams

Boarding Nurse
South Africa

Ndumiso Ngcobo

Procurement Manager
South Africa

Nicole Biscombe

Admissions Officer
South Africa

Nicole Gwindi

Head of Residence
Zimbabwe

Nkembo Kiala

Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty
Angola

Nkrumah Mauncho

Anzisha Venture Partner
Kenya

Norah Mutale

Impact Manager
Zimbabwe

Nosipho Nhlapo

Bookkeeper
South Africa

Nyeleti Munisi

Procurement Officer
South Africa

Olivia Nyahokwe

Economics Faculty
Zimbabwe

Oswell Manjengwa

Finance Controller
Zimbabwe

Owen Martin-Jones

Regional Director of Development
United Kingdom

Paul Dzai

Driver
South Africa

Pauline Ango

French Faculty
Cameroon

Pearl Utuk

Program Manager, Professional Services
Nigeria

Pedzisai Sibanda

Laboratory Technician
Zimbabwe

Pelumi Botti

African Studies Program Lead
Nigeria

Phenyo Tshwantsho

Science Faculty
South Africa

Pilot Mabasa

Head of Security
South Africa

Pippa Davies

Writing and Rhetoric Faculty
South Africa

Pride Nzima

Registrar
Zimbabwe

Prudence Erens

Head of Short Programs
South Africa

Rajae Lourayad

Admissions Officer
Morocco

Ramah Aleryan

Community & Research Associate
Egypt

Renatus Mshomba

Program Associate (Infrastructure and Agriculture)
Tanzania

Roshni Seckle

University Guidance Administrator
South Africa

Russell Julius

Venture Partner, Anzisha
South Africa

Samson Ayele

ALF Manager
United States

Samukeliso Nhlengethwa

Health & Wellness Counsellor
South Africa

Sebabatso Thulo

Head of Year 2
South Africa

Sheila Agiti

Director of Alumni Engagement
Ghana

Sheila Cizige

Anzisha Venture Partner
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Shizuha Hatori

SEGL Faculty
Japan

Sindisiwe Blose

Boarding Nurse
South Africa

Sirianna Santacrose

Director, SEGL
United States

Ssanyu Sematimba

Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty
Uganda

Sumanah Mustafa

Writing & Rhetoric Faculty
South Africa

Suzan Kibirige

Growth & Campaigns Manager: Anzisha
South Africa

Suzanne Hunter

Chief of Staff to the CEO
United States

Sylvia Rathele

Residential Counsellor
South Africa

Tatenda Murisa

Head of Department, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zimbabwe

Tebang Ntsasa

Development Associate
South Africa

Thandie Ramme

Alumni Engagement Associate
Botswana

Thembi Moyo

Finance Administrator
South Africa

Tinhiko Nkuna

Deputy Dean
South Africa

Tinyiko Nyathi

Networks Coordinator
South Africa

Uzoamaka Agyare-Kumi

Dean Emeritus
Nigeria

Val Wiggett

Senior Director, Career Programs
South Africa

Valentine Wathiomo

Program Associate, AL for Education
Kenya

Victoria Nondo

Accountant
Namibia

Vincent Tago

Senior Science Faculty
Kenya

Vusi Mkhonza

Driver
South Africa

Wade Zamechek

Vice President of Development
United States

Webster Magowo

Biology Faculty
Zimbabwe

Wilfrid Ahouansou

Program Manager - University Engagement & Partnerships
Benin

Wilson Da Silva

Director of Enrollment Management
Mozambique

Amira Elibiary

Monitoring, Evaluation & Systems Manager
Egypt

Ansi Harford

Special Projects Manager
Belgium

Hatim Eltayeb

Chief Executive Officer
Sudan

Jacques Kafuka

Database Administrator
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Judy Moholobela

CEO's Office Coordinator
South Africa

Kate Morris

Director of Institutional Learning
South Africa

Lindile Cele

Impact Manager
South Africa

Melissa Faux

Impact Manager
United States

Norah Mutale

Impact Manager
Zimbabwe

Owen Martin-Jones

Regional Director of Development
United Kingdom

Samson Ayele

ALF Manager
United States

Suzanne Hunter

Chief of Staff to the CEO
United States

Tebang Ntsasa

Development Associate
South Africa

Wade Zamechek

Vice President of Development
United States

Akudo Obi

Laboratory Technician
Nigeria

Andile Mkhize

Educational Psychologist
South Africa

Anne Kamau

Humanities Faculty
Kenya

Bassie Bondeva Turay

Admissions Officer
Sierra Leone

Busola Oni

Head of Department, Entrepreneurial Leadership
Nigeria

Christabel Ntorinkansah

Senior University Guidance Counselor
Ghana

Christopher Holmes

Admissions Administrator
South Africa

Christopher Wanzala

African Studies Faculty
Kenya

Dana Carr

Wellness Consultant
United States

Deepshika Parmessur

Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty
Mauritius

Derek Smith

Dean of the Academy
United Kingdom

Efua Adabie

Head of Department, Science
Ghana
United Kingdom

Efua Agyare-Kumi

Writing & Rhetoric Faculty
Ghana

Emelda Biermann

Head Nurse
South Africa

Emrys Phillips

Global Programs Coordinator
South Africa

Eunice Chilimanzi

Chair of Writing
Zimbabwe

Everisto Mugocha

Economics Faculty
Zimbabwe

Fezile Bekwa

Head of Student Wellbeing
South Africa

Gemma Hart

African Studies Faculty
South Africa

Ismail Adeleke

Mathematics Faculty
Nigeria

Jack Nkuna

Sports Coordinator
South Africa

Jeremy Keen

Head of Department - Humanities and Social Sciences
South Africa

Karen Govender

Admissions Office Coordinator
South Africa

Keabetswe Marumo

Year 1 Head
South Africa

Keith Mundangepfupfu

SEGL Faculty
Zimbabwe

Keshav Singh

Physics Faculty
South Africa

Lebo Dhlamini

Student Life Administrator
South Africa

Leslie Moloto

Physics Faculty
South Africa

Louise Saunders

Head of Department, Creative Arts
South Africa

Maria Bogdanova

Mathematics Faculty
South Africa

Mary Fox

Dean's Office Administrator
South Africa

Masresha Asres

Associate Director of University Guidance
Ethiopia

Mopati Morake

Director, Teaching & Learning
Botswana

Mpho Mphahlele

SEGL Faculty
South Africa

Muhannad Alramlawi

Princeton in Africa Fellow
Jordan

Nandi Mgwaba

Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty
South Africa

Natalia Sikombe

Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty
Zambia

Nathalie Adams

Boarding Nurse
South Africa

Nicole Biscombe

Admissions Officer
South Africa

Nicole Gwindi

Head of Residence
Zimbabwe

Nkembo Kiala

Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty
Angola

Olivia Nyahokwe

Economics Faculty
Zimbabwe

Pauline Ango

French Faculty
Cameroon

Pedzisai Sibanda

Laboratory Technician
Zimbabwe

Pelumi Botti

African Studies Program Lead
Nigeria

Phenyo Tshwantsho

Science Faculty
South Africa

Pippa Davies

Writing and Rhetoric Faculty
South Africa

Pride Nzima

Registrar
Zimbabwe

Prudence Erens

Head of Short Programs
South Africa

Rajae Lourayad

Admissions Officer
Morocco

Roshni Seckle

University Guidance Administrator
South Africa

Samukeliso Nhlengethwa

Health & Wellness Counsellor
South Africa

Sebabatso Thulo

Head of Year 2
South Africa

Shizuha Hatori

SEGL Faculty
Japan

Sindisiwe Blose

Boarding Nurse
South Africa

Ssanyu Sematimba

Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty
Uganda

Sumanah Mustafa

Writing & Rhetoric Faculty
South Africa

Sylvia Rathele

Residential Counsellor
South Africa

Tatenda Murisa

Head of Department, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zimbabwe

Tinhiko Nkuna

Deputy Dean
South Africa

Uzoamaka Agyare-Kumi

Dean Emeritus
Nigeria

Vincent Tago

Senior Science Faculty
Kenya

Webster Magowo

Biology Faculty
Zimbabwe

Wilson Da Silva

Director of Enrollment Management
Mozambique

Ahmed Elkarib

Chief of Staff, Anzisha
Sudan

Amanda Chembezi

Senior Program Manager – Governance and Arts
Botswana

Camille Bastien

Program Associate - University Engagement and Partnerships
Mauritius

David Tait

Senior Director, Entrepreneurship Education Programs
South Africa

Didi Onwu

Managing Editor, Anzisha
Nigeria

Dimakatso (Nono) Sekhoto

Sector Lead, Agribusiness
South Africa

Elsie Adeya

Senior Program Associate – AL for Education
Kenya

Faith Muange

People with Disability & Inclusivity Lead
Kenya

Francis Kurebwa

CFO, Anzisha Education Accelerator
Zimbabwe

Jomo Erick

Sector Lead, Infrastructure
Kenya

Josh Adler

Chief Programs Officer
South Africa

Kedei Ibiang

Program Manager, AL for Health
Nigeria

Keneilwe Motlana

Networks Coordinator
South Africa

Lemekeza Chimangafisi Kavayi

Anzisha Venture Partner
Malawi

Lerato Kubuzie

Senior Program Manager – Employer Engagement & Partnerships
South Africa

Lynn Van der Plank

Special Projects Editor, Anzisha
South Africa

Malilomo Nkhabu

Senior Program Associate - Governance
South Africa

Mbali Shange

University Support Associate
South Africa

Melanie Smuts

Director, AL for Education
South Africa

Mfundo Mbanze

Videographer
South Africa

Michelle Peters

ACN Recruitment and Screening Analyst
South Africa

Miriro Matema

Head of Marketing & Communications, Networks
Zimbabwe

Natalie Moyo

Anzisha Venture Partner
Zimbabwe

Nkrumah Mauncho

Anzisha Venture Partner
Kenya

Pearl Utuk

Program Manager, Professional Services
Nigeria

Ramah Aleryan

Community & Research Associate
Egypt

Renatus Mshomba

Program Associate (Infrastructure and Agriculture)
Tanzania

Russell Julius

Venture Partner, Anzisha
South Africa

Sheila Agiti

Director of Alumni Engagement
Ghana

Sheila Cizige

Anzisha Venture Partner
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Suzan Kibirige

Growth & Campaigns Manager: Anzisha
South Africa

Thandie Ramme

Alumni Engagement Associate
Botswana

Tinyiko Nyathi

Networks Coordinator
South Africa

Val Wiggett

Senior Director, Career Programs
South Africa

Valentine Wathiomo

Program Associate, AL for Education
Kenya

Wilfrid Ahouansou

Program Manager - University Engagement & Partnerships
Benin

Alex Mlangeni

Bookkeeper
South Africa

Angeline Mutepfa

Procurement Officer
Zimbabwe

Darius Nikoue

Driver
Benin

Emmanuel Mvula

People Administrator
South Africa

Gamuchirai Chakaingesu

People Business Partner
Zimbabwe

Hayley van Zyl

Hospitality Manager
South Africa

Jabulani Maswanganyi

Director of Operations
South Africa

Karlene Abraham

Receptionist
South Africa

Kelly-Ann Moodley

People Business Partner
South Africa

Matilda Dibakwane

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
South Africa

Munhle Manzini

Immigration & Compliance Manager
South Africa

Munyaradzi Chabata

Chief of Staff to the CFO
Zimbabwe

Ndumiso Ngcobo

Procurement Manager
South Africa

Nosipho Nhlapo

Bookkeeper
South Africa

Nyeleti Munisi

Procurement Officer
South Africa

Oswell Manjengwa

Finance Controller
Zimbabwe

Paul Dzai

Driver
South Africa

Pilot Mabasa

Head of Security
South Africa

Thembi Moyo

Finance Administrator
South Africa

Victoria Nondo

Accountant
Namibia

Vusi Mkhonza

Driver
South Africa

Anisha Gordhan

CEO, Pan-African Capital Holdings Proprietary Limited
South Africa

Brian Waweru

Private Equity Transactor, RMB Ventures
Kenya

Caroline Modise

External Communications Specialist, De Beers Group Global
Botswana

Chinezi Chijioke

Co-Founder & CEO, Nova Pioneer Education Group
Nigeria

Chris Bradford

Co-Founder & Executive Chair
United States

Folasade Adefisayo

Commissioner for Education, Lagos State (Nigeria)
Nigeria

Fred Swaniker

Founder, African Leadership Group
Ghana

Khumo Shongwe

Senior Advisor, Royal Bafokeng Holdings
South Africa

Selwyn Blieden

Joint CEO, Caleo Private Equity
South Africa

Susanne Swaniker

Chief Financial Officer, De Beers - Global Sightholder Sales
Ghana

Terence Naidu

Founder and Managing Director, Envisionit Group of Companies
South Africa

Aida Ndiaye

Head of Public Policy, Policy Campaigns and Programs, Meta
Senegal

Alan Main

Senior Advisor, Bamboo Capital Partners
United Kingdom

Chris Bradford

Co-Founder & Executive Chair
United States

Euler Bropleh

Founder and Managing Director, VestedWorld
Liberia
United States

Molly Efrusy

President, Efrusy Family Foundation
United States

Peter Baird

Chief Financial Officer, Infrared Cameras, Inc.
United States

Queen Chinyere Quinn

Co-founder and Partner at Kupanda Capital
Nigeria

Scott Eisner

Senior Vice President, BGR Group
United States

Sneha Shah

Venture Partner, EarlyBird Venture Lab
United States

Tayo Oviosu

Founder & Group CEO, Paga
Nigeria

Derek Smith

Dean of the Academy
United Kingdom

Hatim Eltayeb

Chief Executive Officer
Sudan

Josh Adler

Chief Programs Officer
South Africa

Kate Morris

Director of Institutional Learning
South Africa

Wade Zamechek

Vice President of Development
United States

Acha Leke

Chairman Africa, McKinsey & Company
Cameroon

Chris Bradford

Co-Founder & Executive Chair
United States

Fred Swaniker

Founder, African Leadership Group
Ghana

Peter Mombaur

Chief Executive Officer, Terra Education
Germany

African Leadership Group

The African Leadership Group is a collective of organizations committed to developing two million ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa by 2030. Together, we aim to transform the continent by creating jobs, building sustainable infrastructure, addressing historical inequities, strengthening governance, and revolutionizing rural livelihoods through agricultural innovation. Our focus is on unlocking Africa’s potential through local solutions to global challenges.

ALU is an undergraduate and postgraduate institution that uses a unique and innovative learning model that integrates students’ learning with the real world, empowers students to take ownership of their own learning, ALU has two campuses—one in Mauritius and one in Rwanda.

ALX is a career accelerator for young professionals that prepares and helps them launch careers of impact.

The Room is a community of high impact leaders on a path to make global change. Individuals from around the world find and share opportunities, events, networks and resources to co-create a collective where opportunity and talent meet.

Our Partners

Our work is made possible by the generous support of hundreds of partners who have invested in our mission to develop the next generation of leaders for Africa. Below are some of ALA’s long-standing and high-impact partners. For a full list of our partners, please see our Annual Report.

Funding Partners

Educational Partners

Working at ALA

Working at ALA means being part of a diverse community that strives for excellence and provides opportunities for growth. Once you become Staffulty, you retain your network and connections for life.