ASG

Africa Speakers Group is a leading platform for keynote speakers, influential thinkers and star performers on the African continent, and elsewhere in the world.

Co-Founder, FUBU & CEO, The Shark Group

Daymond John

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his business operation into its basement. He is the CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand with over $6 billion in product sales world-wide. President Barack Obama appointed him a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE).

DIR. & VP, STIFEL FINANCIAL CORP.

Benjamin Akande

A renowned economist, leadership mentor, and global consultant to Fortune 500 companies and institutions in the higher education space. Dr Akande has served as a Director of organizations with a combined value of over USD 10 billion.

EX CEO, KENYA SCHOOL OF LAW

PLO Lumumba

 An Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika. Prof PLO Lumumba is the Founder of the PLO Lumumba Foundation. He is an Honorary Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. He is an ex CEO of the Kenya School of Law. PLO Lumumba has been twice recognized as one of the 100 most influential Africans.

FOUNDER, THISTLEPRAXIS

Ini Abimbola

A management consultant and an expert in sustainability, strategy & governance. Ini Lectures at FernFH MBA Program in International CSR Mgt, Univ. of Applied Sciences, Austria. She is the founder of ThistlePraxis Consulting Ltd.

DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITIES SA

Linda Meyer

A seasoned expert in developing, implementing and leading various human capital management strategies in public and private sectors including talent acquisition, development, and retention.   She is the Director of Operations and Sector Support at Universities South Africa.

VC, University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State.

Kingston Nyamapfene

Prof Nyamapfene has expertise in higher education, environment, leadership, agriculture, technology and Innovation. He has served in teaching, research, and management roles at universities in the Netherlands, Portugal, USA, Cote d’Ivoire, Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, etc.

PROFESSOR OF LAW AT WITS, SA

Tracy-Lynn Field

A governance specialist, with expertise in climate justice, mining, and the environment with a focus on Africa’s future infrastructure development. Tracy-Lynn is passionate about open govt. for dev. in Africa. She is a professor of law at Wits University and Advocate of the High Court of SA.

International Development Professional

Chidi Koldsweat

Chidi Koldsweat is the Founder and Lead Strategist, Donors for Africa Foundation, a grant management organization working actively with Governments, Funding Institutions, Private Sector, Philanthropic Organizations, Non-Governmental Organisations, and Social Impact Leaders to break the cycles of poverty in Africa.

LINGUIST, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

Francis Egbokhare

A strategic and systems thinker and a Professor of Linguistics. Francis is the President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. His latest passion and works are in higher education transformation, the culture of innovation, and the development of Nigerian Pidgin. Francis delivers resounding keynotes.

Expert, Sports Law

Steve Austin Nwabueze

Steve is a Senior Associate in Perchstone and Graeys LP, a top commercial law firm in Lagos, Nigeria. He leads the sports law practice division of the firm. Steve is currently a member of the Sports Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). He speaks on sports law, law- arbitration, employment law and commercial law.  

Education Entrepreneur

Jennifer Ekwueme

Jennifer is the executive director of Salma Private School – The SafeHands, Enugu, Nigeria, where she leads the charge to raise wholesome children using proven teaching methodologies built on Christian principles. She is committed to changing the face of junior schools across Africa. Jennifer speaks on parenting, leadership, early childhood education and policy.

CEO, BSN-NIGERIA

Lere Baale

Lere is an inspirational speaker, a seasoned business coach, a visionary leader, and a passionate entrepreneur. He leverages his rich strategic skills, enterprise architecting, & transformation experience within FMCG, telecoms & higher education sectors to create & translate visions into reality.

AWARD WINNING MEDIA PRO

Idah Waringa

With expertise and passion for new media and journalism, current affairs, sport and motivation; Idah has interviewed some of the world’s iconic sports stars including Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry amongst many others. She covers, moderates, speaks and emcees at int’l, headline events and ceremonies.

MD, BUSINESSDAY

Ogho Okiti

An economist and a business strategy and policy thinker; Dr Okiti speaks on economics, business, communications, public policy, market entry risks, etc. His proprietary ThinkBusiness is focused on helping businesses gain an unusual understanding of emerging biz dynamics.

Consultant - leadership, higher education, public Health

Max Price

Dr Max Price was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town for ten years from July 2008 to June 2018. From 1996 to 2006, he was dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is currently a Non-Resident Fellow of The Centre for Global Development.

Techpreneur

Shadrack Kubyane

Shadrack, a certified co-pilot, is a co-founder of Coronet Blockchain, South Africa. He previously had a stint at Deloitte, South Africa, before turning full time entrepreneur. At Coronet Blockchain, he leads a team committed to leveraging blockchain to drive Africa’s supply chain and create hitherto unimaginable wealth across beauty, fashion and agriculture sectors. He speaks on a wide range of topics including blockchain, innovation, supply chain, business transformation, AfCFTA, etc.

PARTNER & CHIEF ECONOMIST, PWC

Andrew S. Nevin

One of PwC’s leading global thinkers, working at the complex intersection of economics, strategy, capital markets & investment. Andrew is a Partner and the Chief Economist, PwC West Africa. He plays key roles in advancing Nigeria’s and West Africa’s economy and society.

Founder, Thari Health

Lerato Masemola

Dr Lerato Masemola is a general family doctor with a passion to provide basic medical and debunking health myths, is a health and fitness fanatic. She has pushed herself from the Comrades Marathon to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. As a motivational speaker, she uses her personal experience of overcoming trauma to inspire people to succeed beyond their limits. She speaks mainly on trauma management and recovery, health and wellness and medical aesthetics, etc.

CEO, BIG INNOVATION CENTRE

Birgitte Andersen

An entrepreneur and international expert in business model innovation, digital transformation and Intellectual Property governance.   As CEO, she has grown the BIC to become a building block in the innovation landscape in the UK and internationally.

Co-Founder, FUBU & CEO, The Shark Group

Daymond John

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his business operation into its basement. He is the CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand with over $6 billion in product sales world-wide. President Barack Obama appointed him a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE).

Education Entrepreneur

Jennifer Ekwueme

Jennifer is the executive director of Salma Private School – The SafeHands, Enugu, Nigeria, where she leads the charge to raise wholesome children using proven teaching methodologies built on Christian principles. She is committed to changing the face of junior schools across Africa. Jennifer speaks on parenting, leadership, early childhood education and policy.

LINGUIST, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

Francis Egbokhare

A strategic and systems thinker and a Professor of Linguistics. Francis is the President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. His latest passion and works are in higher education transformation, the culture of innovation, and the development of Nigerian Pidgin. Francis delivers resounding keynotes.

PROFESSOR OF LAW AT WITS, SA

Tracy-Lynn Field

A governance specialist, with expertise in climate justice, mining, and the environment with a focus on Africa’s future infrastructure development. Tracy-Lynn is passionate about open govt. for dev. in Africa. She is a professor of law at Wits University and Advocate of the High Court of SA.

DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITIES SA

Linda Meyer

A seasoned expert in developing, implementing and leading various human capital management strategies in public and private sectors including talent acquisition, development, and retention.   She is the Director of Operations and Sector Support at Universities South Africa.

FOUNDER, THISTLEPRAXIS

Ini Abimbola

A management consultant and an expert in sustainability, strategy & governance. Ini Lectures at FernFH MBA Program in International CSR Mgt, Univ. of Applied Sciences, Austria. She is the founder of ThistlePraxis Consulting Ltd.

CEO, BIG INNOVATION CENTRE

Birgitte Andersen

An entrepreneur and international expert in business model innovation, digital transformation and Intellectual Property governance.   As CEO, she has grown the BIC to become a building block in the innovation landscape in the UK and internationally.

CEO, BSN-NIGERIA

Lere Baale

Lere is an inspirational speaker, a seasoned business coach, a visionary leader, and a passionate entrepreneur. He leverages his rich strategic skills, enterprise architecting, & transformation experience within FMCG, telecoms & higher education sectors to create & translate visions into reality.

AWARD WINNING MEDIA PRO

Idah Waringa

With expertise and passion for new media and journalism, current affairs, sport and motivation; Idah has interviewed some of the world’s iconic sports stars including Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry amongst many others. She covers, moderates, speaks and emcees at int’l, headline events and ceremonies.

MD, BUSINESSDAY

Ogho Okiti

An economist and a business strategy and policy thinker; Dr Okiti speaks on economics, business, communications, public policy, market entry risks, etc. His proprietary ThinkBusiness is focused on helping businesses gain an unusual understanding of emerging biz dynamics.