Our Mentors

Cycle 10 - July 2014, Nigeria

  • Haija Lami Tumaka - Deputy Director, Marine Guard Command, NIMASA
  • Chris Ubosi - Founder/CEO, Megalectrics Limited (Owner of 99.9 BeatFM)
  • Gogo Majin - Founder/CEO, GM4FM/Vocalize
  • Naomi Lucas - Founder, GraduatePro
  • Princess Teni Aofiyebi - CEO, TKM Essentials
  • Olisa Adibua - Program Director, Morning Rush, 99.9 BeatFM
  • Taizir Ajala - Managing Director, Gordon Berrett Limited
  • Subomi Plumptre - Head Social Media Practice, Alder Consulting
  • Mark Essien - Founder, hotels.ng
  • Marek Zmyslowski - Founder/CEO, jovago.com
  • Nkechi Ali-Balogun - Principal Consultant/CEO, NECCI Consulting
  • Jimi Agbaje - Managing Director/CEO, Jaykay Pharmacy Limited
  • Temitope Jemerigbe - Managing Director/CEO, DKK Nigeria
  • Yewande Zaccheaus - CEO,  Eventful Limited
  • Uche Nnaji - Managing Director/CEO, Ouch!
  • Meka Olowola - Managing Partner, Zenera Consulting
  • Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba - CEO, Friends Africa
  • Adedoyin Odunfa - Managing Director/CEO, Digital Jewels
  • Adesuwa Onyenokwe - Editor-in-Chief, TW Magazine
  • Bukky Karibi-Whyte - CEO, The Bobby Taylor Company
  • Jadesola Rawa (Rep of Mo Abudu) - Business Development Manager, EbonyLife TV
  • Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru - Founder/CEO Honeysuckles PTL Ventures
  • Janet Adetu - Managing Director/CEO, JSK Etiquette Consortium
  • Sonnie Ayere - Chairman, Dunn Loren Merrifield
  • Prof. Pat Utomi - Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL)
  • Okunoren Twins - Owner/Creative Director, Okunoren Twins Limited
  • Mairo Bashir - Managing Director/CEO, Creditcorp Limited
  • Chidi Mokeme - Actor/business man
  • Audu Maikori - Founder, Chocolate City Group
  • Sola Olubi - Vice President, Citibank Nigeria Limited
  • Onari Duke - Country Director, Empretec Nigeria Foundation
  • Ononuju Irukwu - Managing Director, Chapel Hill Denham Management

Cycle 9 - April 2014, Tanzania

  • Aida Kiangi - Development Manager East Africa, Windlab
  • Ezra Musoke - Partner, Jacana Partners
  • Heri Bomani - CEO, Pangani Group
  • Fatma Khamis - Managing Director, K-Treasures
  • Richard Kasesela - Managing Director, ID Card Solutions
  • Lillian Secelela Madeje - Managing Director, Professional Approach Development
  • Mercedes Martin - Head of Productions & Marketing, TV1 Tanzania
  • Rose Aziz - CEO, Products of Nature
  • Anike Johnson - Freelance consultant
  • Stijn Lombaerts - Director of Logistics, DSM Corridor Group
  • Andrew Mahiga - Managing Director, Maanisha!
  • Teddy Mapunda - Founder & Managing Director, Montage
  • Awaichi Mawalla - Head of Communications, Zantel

Cycle 8 - April 2014, Uganda

  • Vincent Kienzler - CEO, Green Bio-Energy
  • Judith Butangira Temu - CEO, Orenda Uganda
  • David Gerard - Business Development, Green Bio Energy
  • Natalie Kimbugwe - Director, BDE Consults and Country Lead Digital Opportunity Trust Uganda
  • Agaba Tumusiime - Director, City Ville
  • Apolo Ndyabahika - CEO, Africa Maven Group
  • Prof. Kyamuhangire - Incubation Head, Food Science and Technology
  • Edgar Mukasa - KPMG
  • Okiriza Rusia - CEO, Oribags Uganda
  • Oscar Ofumbi - CEO, Whitelines Shuttles
  • Edward Kasule - DataFundi
  • Joseph Walusimbi - CEO, Inachee
  • David Sempala - CEO, Royal Way Media
  • Sylus Rwakatale - CEO, Cyro Consulting Group
  • James Katatumba - Executive Director, M.C.E Uganda
  • Asikeit Deborah - Programme Manager, British Council

Cycle 7 - September 2013, Tanzania

  • Rose Aziz - CEO, Products of Nature
  • Ezra Musoke - Partner, Jacana Partners
  • Clark Arrington - CEO, Centre for Business & Leadership (Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy)
  • Lau Masha - Managing Partner, IMMMA Advocates
  • Erastus Mtui - Country Public Affairs & Communication Manager, Coca Cola
  • Mercedes Martin - Head of Productions and Marketing, TV1 Tanzania
  • Lawrence Mafuru - CEO, Lolos Consult & Kwanza Financial Services
  • Patrick Ngowi - CEO, Helvetic Solar
  • Modesta Mahiga - Managing Director, Professional Approach
  • Charles Washoma - Business Executive, Insurance & Financial Services
  • Don Kakiza - Head Investor Relations, BMac & Walker
  • Shekhar Kanabar - Managing Director, Synargé
  • Kelvin Twissa - Head of Branding, Vodacom
  • Irene Kiwia - Managing Director, Frontline Porter Novelli
  • Andrew Mahiga - Managing Director, Maanisha!

Cycle 6 - September 2013, Uganda

  • Mabel Kiggundu - Managing Consultant, Empowad Ltd
  • Michael Niyitegeka, FranklinCovey Uganda
  • Edward Kasule, Data Fundi
  • Kim Kamarebe, Damascus Capital
  • Rusia Orishaba, YouthWorks
  • Richard Walusimbi, KPMG
  • Edgar Mukasa, KPMG
  • Geoffrey Ssali, Makerere University

Cycle 5 - March 2013, Tanzania

  • Amir Mwamba - Managing Director, Rocks Group
  • Don Kakiza - Head Investor Relations, BMac&Walker
  • Emelda Mwamanga - CEO, Relim Limited
  • Clark Arrington - CEO, Centre for Business & Leadership (Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy)
  • Ezra Musoke - Partner, Jacana Partners
  • Hamish Hamilton - Managing Director, Nabaki Afrika Ltd
  • Jacqueline Mkindi - Executive Director, Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA)
  • Lau Masha - Managing Partner, IMMMA Advocates
  • Mihayo Wilmore - Managing Director, UhuruOne
  • Mustafa Hassanali - Managing Director, 361 degrees
  • Patrick Ngowi - CEO, Helvetic Solar
  • Rose Aziz - CEO, Products of Nature
  • Yvette Pennacchia - Business Development & Communication Strategist

Cycle 4 - September 2012, Uganda

  • Saidi Bukenya
  • Eng. B.B Sinha, Nemko
  • Jolly Ngabirano, Café Pap
  • Oscar G Ofumbi, Whitelines
  • Tayebwa Emmanuel, MD Xtel
  • Pete Benhur Nyeko, Benconolly
  • Kim Kamarebe, TLG Capital / Damascus Capital
  • Doreen K Mwesigye, JobConnect
  • Edward kasuleSean Krepp Paavo
  • James Serugo
  • Robert Ahimbisibwe, Select Garments
  • Mark Turgesen, Blue360
  • Michael Niyitegeka, FranklinCovey Uganda

Cycle 3 - February 2012, Uganda

  • Joseph Walusimbi, Inachee
  • Raj Thakrar
  • Kirowi Suma
  • Arinaitwe Rugyendo
  • Dorothy Tuma
  • Peter Ngategize, Centenary Bank
  • Josephine Okot, Victoria seeds
  • Claudio Cassadio
  • Harry McIvor
  • Saidi Bukenya, Investors Club Uganda
  • Francis Mills-Robertson, Equity Bank
  • Remi Oni Oyindasola
  • Edward Kasule
  • Orikiriza Rusia, Oribags
  • Grace Achire, Vantage Comms

Cycle 2 - September 2011, Kenya

  • Jesper Hornberg - Founder, Givewatts
  • Mary Kamore - CEO, Economic Projects Trust Fund
  • Fridah Owinga - CEO, Excellent Image Ltd
  • Pauline Ngari - CEO, Hand in Hand EA
  • Maureen Munjua - Country Manager, Teampro
  • Philip Kibet - Regional Product Manager, African Provident
  • Gathii Kanyi - CEO, Asante Africa
  • Keith Diniz - CEO, AMCEA Consulting
  • Louisa Gikonyo - CEO, Private Sector Youth Federation
  • Bill Crawley - Managing Director, Mara Ison
  • Rachel Zedek - CEO, Backpack Farm Agriculture Program
  • Carlo Chege - Regional Director, EASEN
  • Jackson Ngari - Lecturer & Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Regional Centre, St-Paul's University

Cycle 1 - July 2011, Uganda

  • Erick Kamau
  • Jackie Aturinde
  • Ashish Thakkar, Mara Group
  • Simon Kaheru
  • Apollo Njoroge, ED Equity Bank
  • Tony Gadhoke
  • Julian Omalla
  • Sean Krepp, Grameen Foundation
  • Antoinette Prophy
  • Remi Oni Oyindasola
  • Erastus Kibugu
  • Daniel Stern, Uconnect
  • Dorothy Tuma
  • Edward Kasule, Data Fundi
  • Jacques Schrier
  • Jaimit Vasavada, Mara Group
  • Robert Ahimbisibwe
  • Julian Omalla
  • Arinaitwe Rugyendo, Red Pepper
  • Vipan Gautam, Spanco Raps Uganda
  • Nigel Tilling