Meet some of the summit speakers

Moses Anibaba

Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.
British Council

Pape Samb

Global Vice President
Ashoka

Annette McGee Johnson

Global Legal Counsel
Ashoka Africa

Edward Mbucho Mungai

Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Climate Innovation Centre

Noluvo ‘Vovo’ Ngcwabe

Head Group Corporate Social Investment
Barloworld Limited

Shalom Ndiku

Legal Programme Manager for Africa
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bilha Ndirangu

Chief Executive Officer
Africa's Talking (AT)

Ronald Osumba

Founder and CEO
iGov Africa

Sawa Nakagawa

Founder & Partner
Three Arrows Impact Partner

Moses Anibaba
Regional Director - Sub Saharan Africa
British Council

Moses was appointed Regional Director (Group MD) for British Council’s operations in Sub Saharan Africa in July 2017.

Prior to this, he worked as Director Private Sector Partnership in Africa and the British Council’s global lead for partnerships with the extractive industry from January 2014.

Moses was Country Director Ghana from 2007 and later Cluster Lead West Africa in 2010.

Before his job in Ghana, Moses worked in Romania where he spent 3 years at the British Council first as Deputy Director, and later Director. Between 1999 and 2003, Moses worked in Greece and prior to this engagement worked in Zimbabwe between 1996 and 1999 including stints working on World Bank Projects in Central and Southern Africa.

He has also worked in South Africa (9 months between 1994 & 1995), Ukraine, Yemen and Turkey on shorter assignments and in London.

Moses posses a strong business background, holds an MBA from Durham University and is a fellow of ACCA UK. This is tingled with a strong interest in arts and the role culture plays in community development and cohesion and in breaking down barriers between people. Moses is committed to the empowerment and professional development of young people/professionals. He is a regular speaker at youth related conferences and board member of two organisations specialising entrepreneurship and youth training in Ghana.

Moses has worked extensively in the private sector over the last 17 years, past assignment and projects include SHELL, BP, Barclays, World bank, HESS, Anadarko, Vodafone, De Beers, GSK and TIGO – and many others. He was Director and global lead for the partnership with Tullow Oil since its inception in 2011. Moses is currently studying for an LLM in International Oil and Gas and Energy Law.

Moses was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2013 New Year’s honour list in recognition for the work in brokering partnership with corporate sector in Ghana and other parts of West Africa.

Pape Samb
Global Vice President
Ashoka

Pape Samb serves as the Global Vice President of Ashoka and Executive Director of Ashoka Africa. He is an Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence at American University’ School of Public Affairs. He founded and serves as Chairman of the Global Youth Innovative Network (GYIN), a youth-run and led network of over 6,000 young leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and farmers in almost 100 countries. As an advocate for social innovation and youth initiatives, he frequently facilitated post-thematic Youth Consultations for the United Nations and international organizations.

Pape Samb is a social entrepreneur specialized in youth and women livelihoods, and social innovation. He has more than 20 years of experience in program and resource development, partnership building, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, training and facilitation, global leadership, and content management. He focuses his energy on educating underserved communities to create livelihoods and social innovation, particularly for women and youth around the world, helping them become self-sufficient and connecting them with the resources they need.

Samb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Masters in Executive Leadership and Public Administration from American University in Washington, D.C.

Annette McGee Johnson
Global Legal Counsel
Ashoka Africa

Annette McGee Johnson is Global Legal Counsel for Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. She is responsible for governance matters, policy, and strategic issues for the global office and the 40 related legal entities around the world. She is also responsible for managing partnerships with external partners in the legal and social impact space.

Annette has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College and obtained her juris doctor degree at the University of Oregon School of Law. Following law school, she clerked with the Honorable Cheryl Albrecht of the Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon.

Subsequently, Annette returned to her birth country, Liberia, to bolster post-war peacebuilding efforts. Through the James A.A. Pierre Judicial Institute housed at Liberia’s supreme court, she worked with a research team to support a rule of law initiative, developing instructional texts and materials to train magistrates throughout the country, many of whom lacked formal education.

Annette is the founding director of the government of Liberia’s first Child Justice Section established at the Ministry of Justice, serving as Staff Attorney for Child/Juvenile Justice. In that role she contributed to peacebuilding initiatives in collaboration with the Liberian government, UN agencies, and other international counterparts. She also led the Child Justice Task Force which comprised relevant government and civil society agencies, and international development agencies, with oversight of child justice policies and interventions nationwide. During her tenure, Annette piloted the first juvenile diversion program, channeling children from the formal justice system to community-based interventions. This initiative required close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the Juvenile Court, the Ministry of Gender, and the Women’s Protection Section of the Liberia National Police. The program remains alive today and has expanded to several other counties in the country.

Her professional interests include accelerating the number of changemaker lawyers through exposing law students to experiential learning; and bringing a wholistic and ecosystem approach to supporting social entrepreneurs implementing ideas on the African continent. As part of the latter, she hosted more than a dozen interviews with changemakers across the continent, with plans to publish those interviews through a podcast series.

Edward Mbucho Mungai
Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Climate Innovation Centre

Mr. Edward Mungai is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) and the Lead consultant for Impact Africa Consulting Ltd.

He leads the team across focus areas and crafts unconventional strategies to drive innovation and entrepreneurship for sustainable development.

Mr. Mungai has a multifaceted background in business advisory, entrepreneurship, and investment management, having worked with the Danish International Investment Funds (IFU) as an Investment Manager in Copenhagen as well as in Africa where he was the head of the regional office for IFU.

Edward holds an Executive MBA as well as a Business Management degree from Moi University, Kenya. He has huge interest in corporate sustainability and has been involved in high level discussions of the topic across Africa and the USA. Edward is a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow and a published author of the book “Impact Investing in Africa” by Palgrave Macmillan.

Noluvo ‘Vovo’ Ngcwabe
Head Group Corporate Social Investment, Barloworld Limited

Vovo Ngcwabe has BA Industrial Psychology from UNISA, a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship Programme, a certificate in Leadership Development Programme from GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science).

She is a season executive boasting extensive experience in both private and pubic sectors working as Human Resources Executive and joined Barloworld 9 years ago holding various portfolios within the organisation.  She is also a principal Trustee on both the Barloworld Trust and Barloworld Education Trust responsible for donor funding and bursary funding.

Discovering a passion for assisting entrepreneurs, she championed and spearheaded the development, design and implementation of the recently launched Barloworld Mbewu Programme which is a flagship programme that provides seed funding, access to further finance with Barloworld’s strategic partners and capacity development programme to Social Entrepreneurs in South Africa.

Shalom Ndiku
Legal Programme Manager for Africa
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Shalom is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Legal Programme Manager for Africa, overseeing and managing TrustLaw’s programme in Sub-Saharan Africa with NGOs, social enterprises and lawyers working or interested in the continent.

He facilitates pro bono legal assistance for TrustLaw’s members and supports various research programmes on a cross-section of uniquely African and transregional issues such as social enterprise, criminal justice, health rights (i.e. HIV/AIDS, FGM, etc), human trafficking, women’s rights and legal reform. He has expertise in public, constitutional, extractives and environmental laws, with experience both in private practice and the non-profit sector.

Shalom has a postgraduate law degree (LL.B) from the University of Cape Town and another in Industrial Psychology (B.A) from Helderberg College, both in South Africa.

Bilha Ndirangu
Chief Executive Officer Africa's Talking (AT)

Bilha Ndirangu is the Chief Executive Officer at Africa’s Talking (AT), a Pan-African technology company that provides technology infrastructure and support to software developers and enterprises with the aim of building a viable, entrepreneurial technology ecosystem for Africa. The company’s operations currently span across 18 African markets including Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire.

Prior to joining AT, Bilha was a senior project manager at Dalberg Global Development advisors in its Nairobi office where she advised varied clients including national governments, multilaterals, foundations and private sector companies. Her projects spanned multiple sectors ranging from technology, agriculture and energy.

Bilha holds a BSc. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ronald Osumba
Founder and CEO AT iGov Africa

Ronald Osumba has 16 years of experience in the private sector, Public Service and entrepreneurship having held various leadership positions in technology, ICT, telecommunications, media, banking and finance, and government corporations.

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer iGov Africa Limited, a boutique innovation house that partners with Governments, Development Agencies, and Innovators to transform public service delivery through digital innovation.

As an entrepreneur, he is invested in ICT infrastructure development, construction, healthcare, FinTech, and Public Policy consultancy.

As Chairman of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund, a USD 50M enterprise Fund, he has impacted over 7,500 SMEs through financing and technical assistance. He also initiated a reengineering program to make the Fund more efficient through people optimization, digitization, developing best of breed products, policy realignment and partnerships. This has seen the Fund value grow by 40%, finances disbursed by 57% and technical assistance by 107%.

As the Head of Public Sector at Oracle Corporation Kenya, Senior Manager for Government Relations and Public Sector Sales at Safaricom Limited, and Chairman of Youth Enterprise Development Fund, he had the opportunity to set up high performance teams that shaped policy decisions both at the national and county government levels while maintaining a private-sector approach to socio-economic solutions.

He has been recognized as a Tutu Fellow, Aspen Institute graduate and a Crans Montana Leader of Tomorrow for his passion for service and people, as evidenced in his roles as Chairman of the Board of KCIC Consulting, Founder of Onward Kenya, a Trustee of Uzima University and Vice Chairman of the Uzima University Foundation, former President of Junior Chamber International (Kenya), former Vice Chairman of the Nairobi County Youth Advisory Board, former member of the Managing Committee Starehe Boys’ Centre & School where he also chaired the alumni association, the Old Starehian Society.

He has followed his roadmap to becoming deeply engaged in technology in government, and youth development with the sole aim of providing solutions in touch with the 21st-century problems.

His core values are well embedded in a philosophy of focus, perseverance, and excellence. This philosophy is anchored in a belief in strong and accountable leadership to inspire a majority to organize to improve lives

Sawa Nakagawa
Founder & Partner - Three Arrows Impact Partner

Sawa Nakagawa is the Founder & Partner of Three Arrows Impact Partner, a specialized advisory firm focused on impact investing and social innovation. She has over 15 years of financial services experience across impact investing, general management, investment banking, and strategy. Originally from Japan, she has worked in Asia, Europe, Africa, U.S. and Latin America.

Until February 2018, Sawa served as Chief Executive Officer of E2 Investments (Pty) Ltd, an impact investment company with a mission to create jobs and attack poverty in South Africa. E2 is an empowerment partner to Allan Gray (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s largest privately held investment management company.

Prior to E2, Sawa worked for Barclay Africa’s Equity Investments and Special Projects team where she led complex organic and inorganic projects. Before moving to South Africa, she worked at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in Washington D.C. where she was responsible for investing in private hospitals, clinics, schools and universities in emerging markets in a financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable manner. Sawa started her finance career at UBS Investment Bank.

Sawa has extensive experience as a board member and adviser. Currently she serves as non- executive director of Spartan SME Finance, a non-banking financial institution that lends exclusively to SMEs and entrepreneurs in South Africa. She was recently reappointed to serve as an Independent Member on the Board Investment Committee of the National Empowerment Fund, a South African government agency that invests in entrepreneurs from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. She also serves as adviser on the National Social Economy Policy Reference Group, and African Leadership Academy’s Very Young Entrepreneurs’ Fund. Previously, she served as trustee on the board of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, which supports and nurtures entrepreneurial-minded young South Africans.

Sawa holds an MBA from Columbia Business School (Finance & Social Enterprise) and a Masters in International Affairs (Economic & Political Development) from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She is a CFA Charter holder, and the 2019-2020 delegate of the US-Japan Leadership Program.