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7th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF2021)

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Minister, Communications and Digitalisation, Ghana

Myriam Fournier Kacimi

Founder & CEO, Sungy

Nomalanga Sitole

Entrepreneur | Speaker | Storyteller | Online Facilitator

Ester Matlou

Acquisition Manager | Retail Relationship Banking | Nedbank Limited

Natasha Parmanand

Managing Director, Operations, FedEx Express, Southern Africa

Pierre D. Kadet

Senior Regional Director – West Africa, Middle East & North Africa Programs

Mpho Phalatse

Executive Mayor, City of Johannesburg

Juan Pablo Davila

Industrial Development Expert, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

Eric Osiakwan

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Liebe Jeannot

Founder and Managing Partner, Akazi Capital

Sawa Nakagawa

Founder & Partner, ThreeArrows Impact Partner

Micheal Sudarkasa

CEO, Africa Business Group

Dorothy Tembo

Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre

Amel Hamza

Acting Director, Gender and Civil Society Engagement Department, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Michelle Koza

Operations Support Manager, Shell

Thobile Dube

Retailer Recruitment Manager

Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Tiara Pathon

Digital Skills Lead – Africa, Amazon Web Services

Nirmala Reddy

Strategy Specialist, Enterprise Development, Business Banking, Nedbank

Farouk Khailann

CEO, Premium Africa Holdings

Sthembiso Dlamini

CEO, Gauteng Tourism Authority

Tabitha Karanja

Chief Executive Officer, Keroche Breweries Limited

Carl Man

Vice President, Social Impact for CEMEA region., Visa

Victoria Sabula

Chief Executive Officer, AECF

Betty Kiplagat

Government Affairs Leader for Africa and the Middle East, Corteva

Jemimah Njuki

Director for Africa, IFPRI

Izabela Milewska

Digital Skills Global Leader, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Barbara Makhubedu

Chief Financial Officer, Shell Downstream, South Africa

Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

CEO, African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development)

Chris Cooter

High Commissioner of Canada to South Africa

Colleen Harrison

Head of Marketing, Payfast

Peter Ndoro

Broadcast Journalist/Anchor, SABC

Rose Sibisi

Media Entrepreneur & Journalist

Precious Nkabinde

Communications Lead, South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, Roche Diagnostics

Vanessa Adams

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Chief of Party, AGRA

Mimi Fawaz

Broadcast Journalist, BBC News

Asanda Beda

Broadcast Journalist, SABC

Lesa Bradshaw

Managing Member, Bradshaw LeRoux Disability Inclusion Specialists

Yavi Madurai

Regional Advisor, Global Project, Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, GIZ

Zineb Sqalli

Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Waris Dirie

Model, author, actress and human rights activist, Desert Flower Foundation

Sandra Orta

General Manager, Roche Diagnostics

Natasha Parmanand

Managing Director Operations, Southern Africa, FedEx Express

Nonkqubela Mayatula

Founder, Miarestate Wildlife Estate

Manal Rostom

Nike Ambassador & Nike Run Club Coach

Ramah Nyang

Business Journalist, Bloomberg & CGTN (Africa Bureau)

Oulimata Sarr

Regional Director, West & Central Africa, UN Women

Jenna Clifford

Founder, Jenna Clifford Designs South Africa

Sharmla Chetty

Chief Executive Officer, Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE), Bryanston

Eleni Giokos

CNN Anchor & Correspondent

Odunayo Eweniyi

Founder & COO, Piggyvest

Mark Matovu

Founder & CEO, Managing Partner, Nampya Farmers Market

Shirley Machaba

Chief Executive Officer, PwC Southern Africa

Mansi Dholakia

Founder & CEO, Global Mental Health Association, India

Nuru Nyerere-Inyangete

Executive Director, Epitome Architects Ltd

Sabdiyo Dido

Head, Gender & Inclusiveness, AGRA

Omar Shoukry Sakr

Founder & CEO, Nawah Scientific

Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa

Founder & Executive Director, Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab

Rose-Marie Bouboutou

Broadcast Journalist, BBC News

Myriam Fournier Kacimi

Founder & CEO, Sungy

Adele Dejak

Founder, Adele Dejak

Ada Osakwe

Managing Partner, Agrolay Ventures

Marek Zmyslowski

Co-founder, SunRoof & Regional Manager Africa, RTB House

Chebet Lesan

CEO, BrightGreen Renewable Energy

Mark Eddo

UN Development Consultant, TV Presenter & Founder, Mark Eddo Media

Olugbenga Agboola

Chief Executive Officer, Flutterwave

Virpi Stucki

Chief, Rural Entrepreneurship, Job Creation & Human Security Division, UNIDO

Lindsey Keighley

Vice President, Product, Yoco

Bethlehem Tilahun-Alemu

Founder & CEO, SoleRebels

Daisy Molefhi

Founder & Vice Chancellor, ABM University College, Botswana

Buhle Goslar

Chief Executive Officer, Africa Region & Pakistan, Jumo

Virginia Rose Losada

Global Coordinator & Senior Technical Officer, Women’s Entrepreneurship Development – SME Unit, ILO

Brett King

Founder & Executive Chairman, Moven

Beth Dunford

Vice President, Agriculture, Human & Social Development, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Minister, Communications & Digitalisation, Ghana

Rania Al-Mashat

Minister, International Cooperation, Egypt

Paula Ingabire

Minister, ICT & Innovation, Rwanda

John Nkengasong

Director, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Irene Ochem

Founder & CEO, Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)

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