Tag Archives: Richest Africans

Ashish Thakkar Mara Group


Ashish J. Thakkar is the founder and managing director of the Mara Group, which comprises a number of companies. In 15 years he has taken the Group from humble beginnings to a global firm with a strong African focus, working in 17 African countries and employing over 4,000 people. He …

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Ory Okolloh Google Africa Policy Manager South Africa/Kenya


Ory Okolloh is a blogger and open-government activist. She runs Mzalendo, a pioneering civic website that tracks the performance of Kenya’s Parliament and its Parliamentarians. With a vote tracker, articles and opinion pieces, the site connects Kenyans to their leaders and opens the lid on this powerful and once-secretive body. …

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Linus Gitahi


Linus Gitahi Linus W Gitahi is the Nation Media Group’s Group Chief Executive Officer, since November, 1 2006. Mr. Gitahi joined NMG after a long career as a senior executive with Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in East and West Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Mr. Gitahi graduated with a Bachelor …

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Antoinette Sayeh IMF African Department Director


Antoinette Sayeh Knighted by her country for her service in building Liberia’s financial institutions and international credibility from the ground up following a destructive civil war, Antoinette M. Sayeh, who joined the IMF in 2008, has turned her energy and enthusiasm to leading the African Department at a critical time …

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Flex Kabuye Millionaire Uganda


Flex Kayanja Kabuye was born in Rakai District, in 1973. Following elementary education at Kifamba Primary School and Ndejje Secondary School, he enrolled in Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute at Kabanyolo, where he majored in Animal Husbandry. He migrated to the United States in 1993 and enrolled in Howard University …

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Harry Chakhala Umlilo Investments


“What Africa needs is entrepreneurs. A country like Japan is surrounded by water and yet this is one of the top economies in the world. We on the other hand are blessed with vast resources and yet we continue to languish in poverty due to a lack of entrepreneurs in …

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Zenzo Lusengo AMB Capital Limited CEO


Zenzo Lusengo AMB Capital Limited CEO I was born and raised in Harare to a Zambian migrant father and Zimbabwean mother. I completed a Bachelor of Business Studies Honours degree at The University of Zimbabwe and got into banking by accident. A friend, Raymond Ndlovu, worked in the Project Finance …

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Lebo Gunguluza Entreprenuer Millionaire from South Africa


Lebo Gunguluza, Entreprenuer, Strategist and Motivational Speaker – “The Breakthrough Entrepreneur” At the age of 27, he became one of South Africa’s youngest self-made black millionaires, without any funding or tenders from government, and over the years he built a mulitmillion rand empire where he had to overcome tremendous odds …

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Gibson Mandishona Zimbabwean Scientist


Dr Gibson Mandishona was born in a small town of Chegutu , Zimbabwe in 1944. After attending secondary school in Zimbabwe, he completed BSc (Lond ) with majors in physics and mathematics. He later attended UK universities and attained MSc and PhD degrees in mathematics at the unversities of Kent …

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