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Six Nigerians Selected for the World Economic Forum Young African Global Leaders Class of 2013

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YOUNG-AFRICAN-LEADERS

 

The World Economic Forum last week came out with the list of  199 young leaders from 70 countries for their professional accomplishments and commitment to society and humanity.

  • 199 young leaders from 70 countries have been honoured by the World Economic Forum for their professional accomplishments and commitment to society.
  • The Young Global Leaders (YGL) Class of 2013 is composed of honourees from all sectors of society, with 50% from business and 50% from arts and culture, academia, civil society, government, media and non-profits; 42% are women
  • The YGLs will join and co-create a community of insight and action that is committed to improving the state of the world.

21 young Africans made the Global Leaders Class of 2013 list.

Here is a breakdown of the Africans Selected in the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Class of 2013.

 List of 2013 Young Global Leaders Honourees from Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Ivorian – One
Marc Wabi (Senior Special Adviser to the President Chambre de Commerce et
d’Industrie)
  • Ethopian – One
Solomon Assefa  (Research Scientist IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center)
  • Kenyan  – One
    Dorcas Gachari (Chief Executive Officer Openworld Ltd)
  • Liberia -One
                     Saran Kaba Jones (Founder and Executive Director FACE Africa)
  • Mauritius – One
     
    Nishan Degnarain (Senior Economic Adviser to the Minister of Finance and Economic Development.)

  • Nigerians – Six

    1. Cobhams Asuquo (Founder and Chief Executive Officer CAMP)
    2. Ndubuisi Ekekwe (Founder and Chairman First Atlantic Semiconductors and Microelectronics)
    3. Tara Fela-Duroyoye (Founder and Chief Executive Officer House of Tara International)
    4. Amy Jadesimi (Managing director LADOL)
    5. Ola Orekunrin (Founder The Flying Doctors)
    6. Alex Okosi Senior Vice-President and Managing Director Viacom International Media Networks Africa (formerly MTV Networks Africa)
    • Senegalese – One
    Marieme Jamme (Founder SpotOne Global Solutions)
     South Africans – Four
    1. Jesmane Boggenpoel Founder and Director Harvest Advisory Services
    2. Andrew Kuper (President and Founder LeapFrog Investments Ltd)
    3. Lindiwe Mazibuko (Parliamentary Leader Democratic Alliance (DA))
    4. James Mwangi (Global Managing Partner Dalberg)

    Tanzanian – One

    • January Yusuf Makamba (Deputy Minister of Communications, Science and Technology)
    Ugandian – One
    • Rosebell Kagumire (Journalist and Communications Consultant
     Africans Act for Africa)
     
    Zambian – One
    • Monica Musonda (Chief Executive Officer and Founder Java Foods Limited)