Students & Alumni

A number of Harvard students and alumni are involved in businesses, projects, and research related to Entrepreneurship in Africa. The Center for African Studies works to support and promote their work:

Hafsat Abiola, College ’96: Founder, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy; Ashoka Fellow; WEF Young Global Leader

Søren Peter Andreasen, HKS ’99: Co-founder, Dalberg

Hakeem Belo-Osagie, HBS ’80: Forbes 40th richest man in Africa, United Bank for Africa (former CEO), current chair of Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services

Jake Cusack, HBS/HKS graduate: Co-founder, CrossBoundary

Sangu Delle, College ’10; JD/MBA candidate HLS & HBS: Co-founder of Golden Palm Investments

Ismail Douiri, HBS ’99: CEO of Attijariwafa Bank

Tony Elumelu, HBS Advanced Management Certificate: Heirs Holdings Limited;

Vincent Le Guennou, HBS graduate: Co-founder, Emerging Capital Partners

Tunde Kehinde, HBS ’11: Co-founder, Jumia; Co-founder, Africa Courier Express

Shane Kiernan, HSPH ’14: Co-Founder, Tomato Jos

Jonathan Kola, College ’12: Co-founder, WeCyclers

Mira Mehta, HBS ’14: Co-Founder, Tomato Jos

Tenjiwe Moyana, College ’07: Founder, Zuva Interiors

Jacques Nyemb, HKS ’15: corporate lawyer; developed West African regulatory frameworks

Ndidi Nwuneli, HBS ’99: Co-founder, AACE Foods

Efosa Ojomo, HBS ’15: Co-founder, WeCyclers

Amandla Ooko-Ombaka, HBS ’16: Co-founder, Soko; Second Story Africa

Victor Osibodu, HBS: CEO/Founder, Vigeo

Yousriya Sawiris, HBS Executive Education Programs 2008; Secretary General, Sawiris Foundation for Social Development

Henrik Skovby, HKS graduate: Co-founder, Dalberg

Elsa Sze, HBS ’14: Founder, Agora

Admassu Tadesse, HBS: CEO, PTA Bank

Brooks Washington, College ‘06: Founder, Roha Ventures