Adenike Sheriff

Chief Of Staff,

Future Africa

Topic:

Africans funding African startups

14 October

Adenike Sheriff is the principal at Future Africa, a platform that provides capital, coaching and community for mission driven innovators building an African Future of purpose and prosperity within everyones’ reach.

In her current role, she supports innovators to access the resources that they need to scale including global funding.

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Alexandra Miszewski

Founder and Managing Director,

Novita Biotechnology

Topic:

Jam Friday: Tough conversations that changed my life and made an impact in my business

10 September

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Amanda O Mathe

Founder and Managing Director,

Ndlovukazi Online Media

Topic:

Pitch Training: #AfriJam21 Validation

Date TBC

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Courtney Koopman

 

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow

Topic:

Impactful Monday: Sustainability

4 October

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J. Scott Christianson

Associate Teaching Professor,

University of Missouri

Topic:

Deepfake is the Future of Content Creation, Society and Business

14 October

J Scott Christianson is an Associate Teaching Professor of management at the Trulaske College of Business, where his interests are focused on the impact of emerging technology on society and geopolitics. Prior to joining the college, he was a business owner with decades of experience in videoconferencing technology, project management, and information technology. He has worked on hundreds of information technology projects and remains actively involved in information technology initiatives and startups.

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Katchie Nzama

 

Intra-African travel blogger

Topic:

Dialogue Session: The New Frontier for Africa

14 October

Katchie Nzama is an intra-African travel adventurer, a beer afficionado, open water swimmer and scuba diver. She is a passionate about using digital media to advocate for community tourism. An award winning travel blogger and TV Presenter that has traveled 35 African countries solo using public transport.

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Kiara Bouw

 

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Candidate Fellow

Topic:

Impact Monday: Creating sustainable impact in Africa

13 September

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Mixo Ngoveni

CEO and Founder,

Geekulcha

Topic:

Developing Africa's top talent through coding

14 October

Mixo Fortune Ngoveni is the Founder/CEO of Geekulcha, an organisation which connects ICT students to the world of Technology while giving them exposure and a platform to showcase their tech skills while they connect.

He is young tech entrepreneur, mobile ninja, connector, social media geek, amateur chef, member of Tedx Pretoria’s organising team and brand manager for Red Bull Basement South Africa. In 2017 Mixo was selected as one of the Top IT Personality of the Year by the The Institute of IT Professionals South Africa; he is a Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans for 2015. In 2016 Mixo became one of the Top 100 Superbalist, HTXT Africa’s Top 10 Young South African’s in Tech, Youth Village Top 30 Under 30 Young Inspiring Africans and Ventureburn’s Top 31 entrepreneurs Under 40 making waves in South Africa.

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Molatelo Tlowana

 

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Candidate Fellow

Topic:

Jam Friday: Sustainability

1 October

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Monica Musonda

Founder and CEO,

Java Foods

Topic:

Dialogue Session: The New Frontier for Africa

14 October

Corporate lawyer turned entrepreneur & angel investor, Monica Musonda is the founder of Java Foods, a Zambian based food processing & consumer goods manufacture. Java Foods vision is to become a leading branded food company in Southern Africa whose brands are synonymous with high quality, good value and nutrition. She is one of the few Zambian women involved in manufacturing at a scalable level.

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Neo Osarumwense

 

 

Topic:

Jam Friday: Sustainability

8 October

Nkululeko Mthembu

Director,

PISTA Ventures

Topic:

Pitch Training: #AfriJam21 Social Enterprises

Date TBC

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Nozipho Tshabalala

Conversation Strategist and Global Moderator

 

Topic:

To inspire problem solving through harnessing the power of collaboration and digitalisation

14 October

Nozipho is the CEO of The Conversation Strategists a firm dedicated to facilitating consequential conversations on global stages. She describes it as “”helping smart people, have simple conversations, that make the world a better place.””

Her clients are international organisations ( World Bank Group, AU, ILO etc), governments, and multinationals in Africa. Nozipho is also a Human Capital Advocate for The World Bank and Global Citizen in Southern Africa. She is the chairperson designate of the LRMG Group and has served in government (The Presidency, RSA), civil society Umlambo Foundation), and corporate (Tata Africa, CNBC Africa).

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Nyari Samushonga

CEO,

WeThinkCode_

Topic:

Traversing the Digital Chasm

14 October

Nyari Samushonga is the CEO of WeThinkCode, a tech academy that operates in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town. As an entrepreneur and tech executive, Nyari is passionate about seeing Africans take their place as makers of cutting edge technology. She has accelerated the recruitment of women students to the point of parity within the academy. In her role as CEO of WeThinkCode_she has driven effective initiative to scale the impact of an organization. These include doubling the recruitment capacity and launching a home grown curriculum that caters to the South African market. She has led the organisation through a period of dynamic growth.

A chartered accountant by training, Nyari has previously operated as the Managing director of ThoughtWorks Africa, a subsidiary of the global software development consultancy, and a Manager in Deloitte’s audit and assurance division operating in both Harare and New York. Born in Zimbabwe, she also lived and worked in the United States and Tanzania. She is based in Johannesburg, South Africa where she follows a strict exercise regime when not reading for her masters in development finance.

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Keitumetse Pule

Founder,

Foundhers Circle

Topic:

Jam Friday: Collaboration

24 September

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Selebogo Molefe

Founder and Managing Director,

THUD

Topic:

Pitch Training: #AfriJam21 Creation

Date TBC

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Foyinsola Ogunrombi

 

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow

Topic:

Impactful Monday: Collaboration

27 September

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Buhle Dhlamini

Fellowship Director,

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Topic:

Vote of Thanks and Closing

16 October

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Charleen Duncan

Head of Programmes,

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Topic:

Masterclass Introductions

14 October

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Cheryl Jacob

Head of Social Entrepreneurship,

E Squared Investments

Topic:

Masterclass: Sustainability and Positive Citizenship

16 October

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Deon White

Head of Information Systems and Technology,

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Topic:

Keynote Introductions

15 October

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Jalal Ghiassi-Razavi

Association Director,

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Topic:

Vote of Thanks

14 October

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Lolo Mini

HR Executive,

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Topic:

Keynote Introductions

16 October

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Lwazi Wali

Founder and CEO,

H(er)Q

Topic:

Africans funding African startups

14 October

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Maria Zaloumis

Founder and CEO,

Tuzini Farms

Topic:

From Breaking Even to Thriving!

16 October

From a nursing background based in Australia (diaspora) to the youngest female commercial farmer in the country and a readily recognized brand “Zed Farmer”, Maria has a story worth knowing. How did she manage to transition from such a completely unrelated field, navigate the terrain of being a sole trader/farmer to running a business that employs over 100 people and generates staggering volumes of produce in the form of tomatoes, onions, groundnuts today?

Ensure you join the event and learn from her exactly what steps she took to convert this idea into reality and how you can too, if you choose to take serious action thereafter.

Ramona Kasavan

Founder and CEO,

MimiWomen

Topic:

Masterclass: Sustainable Growth through Collaboration

16 October

Durban-born, Ramona Kasavan, is the CEO of a social enterprise Mimi which she proudly founded in 2014. Her goal: to promote girl- child education through the sponsorship of her own brand of sanitary pads.

Ramona holds a triple major in Media, Marketing and Communications, as well as an Honours Degree in Marketing Strategy and a Masters in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation from Wits Business School. She started her venture after pursuing her Honours Degree in Brand Leadership and Strategic Marketing – writing her dissertation on the constructs of femininity in sanitary pad advertising. She has successfully completed her certification in Social Entrepreneurship at The Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Mimi is not only her passion project, but also her brainchild. A social entrepreneur and media personality, Ramona is a strong-willed and outspoken advocate for women empowerment. She previously worked as a radio DJ on Highveld Stereo, East Coast
Radio, and was a presenter on the popular travel and lifestyle TV magazine, Eastern
Mosaic. She currently works at Heart FM as a weekend radio Deejay on Cape Town’s hottest radio station.

Ramona founded an in-house enterprise development programme named Pads and Cents, which addresses the needs of underprivileged young women in South Africa.

Through a direct selling model, aimed at empowering unemployed females, Pads and Cents teaches young women, between the ages of 18 and 35, to save, secure and invest in their own future. As one of the few business incubators in the country for women, run by women, Pads and Cents gives women financial literacy and business skills – in a bid to decrease unemployment levels, and encourage women to embark on their own entrepreneurial journeys.

On Ramona’s quest to expand Mimi, she has been nominated for multiple awards as well won Prism Awards for Mimi campaigns. She has been able to travel abroad to speak to global organisations such as the UN Women to speak about the plight of women globally regarding sanitary pads and their necessity.

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Tambudzai Muzenda

Sustainability Lead,

Symphonia for South Africa

Topic:

Keynote Introductions

16 October

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Yogavelli Nambiar

CEO

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Topic:

TBC

Date TBC

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Aline Kabanda

Rwanda Country Director,

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy

Topic:

Allan Gray Entities Philanthopic Discussion

15 October

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Caleb Dlamini

Director,

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Topic:

Vote of Thanks

15 October

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Charmaine Houvet

Commissioner,

Presidential 4IR Commission

Topic:

Keynote: Collaboration

15 October

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Chebet Chikumbu

Africa Director,

Global Citizen

Topic:

Dialogue Session: The New Frontier for Africa

14 October

“At Global Citizen, Chebet Chikumbu is the Regional Director for Southern and East Africa leading an all-women team focused on youth development across Africa to solve this big education and literacy crisis. Chebet joined the team in 2018 for the execution and delivery of Mandela 100 – our inaugural festival on the African continent and is currently responsible for leading the Joburg-based office and setting its organisational strategy, providing oversight of staff and major activities as well as managing key partnerships within the region. Prior to Global Citizen, Chebet co-founded a boutique consultancy to strengthen agricultural value chain financing mechanisms to smallholder farmers and provide capacity building consultation to development organisations.

Chebet has also served at Praekelt Foundation and Mandela Institute of Development Studies where she dedicated her energy towards designing programs underpinned in indigenous knowledge systems, youth advocacy and information dissemination as a basic human right for young people on the African continent while harnessing the power of technology to solve social issues.

Chebet obtained a Master of Commerce in Development Economics at the University of Cape Town. She loves road running, has finished the Cape Town marathon and enjoys watching tennis.”

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Emma Dicks

Director,

CodeSpace Academy

Topic:

Developing Africa's top talent through coding

14 October

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Julian Hewitt

CEO,

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship

Topic:

Allan Gray Entities Philanthopic Discussion

15 October

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Keren Swanson

Programme Manager,

Allan Gray Makers

Topic:

Allan Gray Entities Philanthopic Discussion

15 October

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Leaveil Des Fountain

Client Relationship Manager,

Allan Gray

Topic:

Masterclass: Sustainable Leadership for Next Generation of African Entrepreneurs

16 October

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Muzi Mthombeni

Lead Brand Strategist,

Leo Burnett

Topic:

Masterclass: Digital Democracy and Entrepreneurship

14 October

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Ola Brown

Founder,

Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company

Topic:

Panel Discussion: Sustainability in Entrepreneurship.

16 October

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Roheid Ojageer

AGEC Manager,

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Topic:

Session with the Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge

14 October

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Sipho Pilime

Programmes Associate,

E Squared Investments

Topic:

Allan Gray Entities Philanthopic Discussion

15 October

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Stacey Brewer

Co-founder and CEO,

SPARK Schools

Topic:

Panel Discussion: Sustainability in Entrepreneurship.

16 October

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Bogolo Kenewendo

Former Minister of Trade and Investment Botswana

 

Topic:

Keynote: Sustainability 

16 October

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Charmaine Houvet

Chair, Presidential,

4IR Commission

Topic:

Keynote: Collaboration

15 October

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Kizito Okechukwu

Executive Head,

22 ON SLOANE

Topic:

Keynote: Digitalisation

14 October

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Curtis Young

Head of Digital and Marketing Analytics,

Standard Bank Group

Topic:

Pitching Judge

16 October

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Lucretia Chopera

Senior Investment Associate,

E Squared Investments

Topic:

Pitching Judge

16 October

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Mosidi Modise

Managing Director,

Moop Inc.

Topic:

Pitching Judge

16 October

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Sanjay Soni

Executive Director,

Black Lite Group

Topic:

Pitching Judge

16 October

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S’onqoba Vuba

Co-Founder and Managing Director,

Perpetu8

Topic:

Pitching Judge

16 October

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Kizito Okechukwu

Executive Head,

22 ON SLOANE

Topic:

Keynote: Digitilisation

14 October

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Dare Odumade

CEO,

Chekkit

Topic:

Panel Discussion: Sustainability in Entrepreneurship

16 October

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