Leadership

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees provides overall strategic direction, leadership, governance, resourcing and monitor performance and investment of donor investments.

The Brand Africa Board of Trustees is led by Brand Africa Founder and Executive Chairman, Thebe Ikalafeng, and comprises pan-African leaders, influencers and thought leaders across the public and private sector.

Board of Trustees, led by Founder and Chairman,Thebe Ikalafeng, which oversees governance and gives strategic direction, is supported by BrandLeadership Academy as the Secretariat and an independent active African and diaspora network of Patrons, Ambassadors, Counsels (for Academia,Branding, Creative, Youth, Media and Investment),National Partners, International Partners and Africa Champions who lend their experience and insights to Brand Africa initiatives and broaden its reach across Africa and globally.

The Board is supported by a Secretariat which oversees and implements day-to-day operations.

Thebe Ikalafeng

Thebe Ikalafeng
South Africa
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Richard Kiplagat

Richard Kiplagat
Kenya
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Prof. Richard Mkandawire

Prof. Richard Mkandawire
Malawi/South Africa
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Dr. Jacqueline Chimhanzi

Dr. Jacqueline Chimhanzi
Zimbabwe/South Africa
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Omar Ben Yedder

Omar Ben Yedder
Tunisia/UK
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Gina Din Kariuki

Gina Din Kariuki
Kenya
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Chris Diaz

Chris Diaz
Kenya
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Brand Counsel

The Brand Counsel is Brand Africa’s community of distinguished professionals, thought leaders influencers and related industry associations in branding, creative, innovation, marketing, research, communications and related disciplines across Africa and the diaspora who provide expert input and insight on Brand Africa’s brand-led agenda and initiatives.

Adama Sanneh

Adama Sanneh
Gambia/Italy
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Addis Alemayehou

Addis Alemayehou
Ethopia
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Ahmed Ebeid

Ahmed Ebeid
Egypt
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Aly Ramji

Aly Ramji
Tanzania
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Anaezi Modu

Anaezi Modu
Nigeria/USA
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Andrew Kanyengire

Andrew Kanyengire
Uganda/USA
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Bony Dashaco

Bony Dashaco
Cameroon
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Breznivio Antonio

Breznivio Antonio
Mozambique
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Christine Ramela

Christine Ramela
Mozambique
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Denver Phiri

Denver Phiri
Zimbabwe/UK
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Dianna Games

Dianna Games
South Africa/Nigeria
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Gary Thompson

Gary Thompson
Zimbabwe
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Gillian Rusike

Gillian Rusike
Zimbabwe
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Gladson Kuyeri

Gladson Kuyeri
Malawi
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Ivan Moroke

Ivan Moroke
South Africa
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Ivan Mweene

Ivan Mweene
Zambia
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Jacqueline Musiitwa

Jacqueline Musiitwa
Uganda/Kenya
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Julian Kiganda

Julian Kiganda
Uganda/USA
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Kabelo Binns

Kabelo Binns
Botswana
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Lamelle Shaw

Lamelle Shaw
Rwanda/Liberia
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Lazarus Jacobs

Lazarus Jacobs
Namibia
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Leah Banda

Leah Banda
Zambia/South Africa
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Madji Sock

Madji Sock
Senegal
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Mamoabi Ralebitso  Phori

Mamoabi Ralebitso Phori
Lesotho
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Michael Bonsu

Michael Bonsu
Ghana
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Mireille Tushiminina

Mireille Tushiminina
DRC
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Mimi Kalinda

Mimi Kalinda
DRC/South Africa
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Moky Makura

Moky Makura Nigeria/South Africa
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Musa Kalenga

Musa Kalenga
Zambia/South Africa
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Nicholas Kuhne

Nicholas Kuhne
South Africa
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Nonye Mpho Omotola

Nonye Mpho Omotola
Nigeria/UK/South Africa
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Sadamoudou Kaba

Sadamoudou Kaba
Cote D’Ivoire
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Samuel Mensah Jr

Samuel Mensah Jr
Ghana/South Africa

Dr. Sean Mckoy

Dr. Sean Mckoy
South Africa
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Swaady Martin

Swaady Martin
Cote d'Ivoire/
South Africa
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Terry Behan

Terry Behan
Ireland/South Africa
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Timothy Maurice Webster

Timothy Maurice Webster
USA/South Africa
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Tom Sitati

Tom Sitati
Kenya
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Victor Kgomoeswana

Victor Kgomoeswana
South Africa
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Yoadan Tilahun

Yoadan Tilahun
Ethopia/USA
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Youth Counsel

The Youth Counsel are influential African and diaspora youth (age 15-35) who are active in public, private or civil society initiatives aimed at accelerating Africa’s socio-economic development, image and reputation. The Youth Advisory Board helps to shape the African youth agenda, create awareness and mobilize participation in Brand Africa youth initiatives. Membership to the Youth Advisory Board is for a 3 year period or until the age of 35, whichever comes first.

Asma Mansour

Asma Mansour
Tunisia
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Bouba Diemé

Bouba Diemé
Mali
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Christian Ngan

Christian Ngan
Cameroon
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Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo
Nigeria
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Damien Mouzoun

Damien Mouzoun
Benin/Rwanda
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David Sengeh

David Sengeh
Sierra Leone
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Dr. Dougoukolo Ba-Konaré

Dr. Dougoukolo Ba-Konaré
Mali/France
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Ibtissam Bougataya

Ibtissam Bougataya
Morocco
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Imad Mesdoua

Imad Mesdoua
Algeria/UK
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James Woods

James Woods
Malawi/UK
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Jomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta
Kenya

Kijala Shako

Kijala Shako
Kenya
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Dr. Laud Boateng

Dr. Laud Boateng
Ghana
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Lebo Poonyane

Lebo Poonyane
South Africa
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Lodewikus Lombaard

Lodewikus Lombaard
South Africa/USA
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Mark Kaigwa

Mark Kaigwa
Kenya
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Mazen Helmy

Mazen Helmy
Egypt
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Okechukwu Ofili

Okechukwu Ofili
Nigeria/USA
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Olivia Mukam Wandji

Olivia Mukam Wandji
Cameroon
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Omar Khalifa

Omar Khalifa
Egypt
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Patrick Ngowi

Patrick Ngowi
Tanzania
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Pretty Segwai

Pretty Segwai
Botswana/Japan
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Salathiel Ntakirutimana

Salathiel Ntakirutimana
Burundi
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Saran Kaba Jones

Saran Kaba Jones
Liberia/USA
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Shingirirai Nyamwanza

Shingirirai Nyamwanza
Zimbabwe
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Siya Xuza

Siya Xuza
South Africa
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Sourou Zomahoun

Sourou Zomahoun
Benin Republic/Japan
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William Chitangala

William Chitangala
Zambia/Germany
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Zibusiso Mkhwanazi

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi
South Africa
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Investment Counsel

The Brand Africa Investment Counsel is Brand Africa’s community of trade, investment and finance professionals who provide expert input and direction for initiatives and opportunities to promote trade and investment within and between Africa and other markets, and to create an enabling environment to trade and do business in Africa.

Media Counsel

Brand Africa Media Counsel are experienced and influential African and diaspora editors, journalists and media owners who through their report and coverage of Africa and African stories shape and provide an authentic context to the African narrative that shapes the African brand.

Farai Gundan

Farai Gundan
Zimbabwe/USA
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Jonathan Lyamgohn

Jonathan Lyamgohn
Nigeria
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Omar Ben Yedder

Omar Ben Yedder
Tunisia/UK
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William Kalombo

William Kalombo
Kenya
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Creative Counsel

The Brand Africa Creative Counsel is a community of influential and experienced African and diaspora creative professionals across design, advertising, fashion, arts and culture whose ideas help shape an authentic African narrative and brand image.

Dave Holland

Dave Holland
South Africa/
Singapore
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Hicham Lahlou

Hicham Lahlou
Morocco
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Simphiwe Dana

Simphiwe Dana
South Africa
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Academic Counsel

Brand Africa Academic Counsel is Brand Africa’s community of distinguished African and diaspora academic professionals and academic thought leaders and influencers in communications, branding, creativity, media, economics, business, development and social sciences, who provide expert input and context into and shape the Brand Africa’s world-class education agenda to ensure that it responds to African conditions.

Prof. Alinah Kelo Segobye

Prof. Alinah Kelo Segobye
South Africa
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Dr. Carla Enslin

Dr. Carla Enslin
South Africa
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Koffi Kouakou

Koffi Kouakou
Cote D’Ivoire/South Africa
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Dr. Muzong Kodi

Dr. Muzong Kodi
DRC/UK
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Prof. Richard Mkandawire

Prof. Richard Mkandawire
Malawi/South Africa
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Prof. Robert Hinson

Prof. Robert Hinson
Ghana
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Dr. Tendai Mhizha

Dr. Tendai Mhizha
Zimbabwe/
South Africa
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Secretariat: Brand Leadership Academy™

The Secretariat is led by Brand Leadership Academy, a center of excellence in brand-driven, customer-centric leadership development. BLA aims to inspire African brand leaders by strengthening their brand building capabilities with cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary, world-class insights to help them build great African and global brands in Africa.
www.brandleadershipacademy.org

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