Dr. Amany Asfour
Dr. Amany Asfour holds various high level portfolios in African business platforms. She is the President and founder of Egyptian Business Women Association (EBWA), and President of the Business and Professional Women-Egypt ( BPW -Egypt), African Alliance for Women Empowerment (AFRAWE) , Chair of Federation of Business Women Associations of COMESA(FEMCOM), Chair of Human Resources ,Science and Technology Cluster-African Union ECOSOCC ( Economic Social and Cultural Council). She has a passion for women entrepreneurship and empowerment and has participates in various international and regional structures for this cause. Dr. Asfour is a renowned businesswoman, the owner of multimillion dollar medical supplies company in Egypt.
Mr. Azim Currimjee
Mr. Azim Currimjee is the Managing Director of the Food & Beverages Cluster of the Currimjee Group of Companies and the Managing Director of Quality Beverages Ltd. Mr. Currimjee is also on the Board of the all of the main Companies of the Currimjee Group of Companies as a Non-Executive Director. He is currently the President of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2007. He is a Board Member of SBM Holdings since June 2016 and is an independent Non-Executive Director. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Williams College, Massachusetts and an MBA from Trinity College, Dublin. Mr. Currimjee has over 25 years of experience in Industry, and has led large textile concerns in the past and is leading a significant food and beverage business for the last 15 years.
Ms. Flora Mutahi
Flora Mutahi is Kenya Association of Manufacturers’ (KAM) first-ever Chairlady since the organization’s inception in 1959. KAM is recognized as one of Kenya’s foremost and strongest Business Member Organizations with over 800 members. In July 2016, Ms. Mutahi was appointed to take over its leadership, as one of the country’s leading manufacturers and a renowned industry expert. Ms. Mutahi is the founder and CEO of Melvin Marsh International, the makers of flavored tea blends, salt and rice products under the flagship brand name - Melvins. Appointed in July 2016, she is first-ever Chairlady of Kenya Association of Manufacturers’ (KAM) since the organization’s inception in 1959, taking over its leadership, as one of the country’s leading manufacturers and a renowned industry expert. She has extensive experience, both locally and internationally, in strategic leadership, business development and market penetration. Ms. Flora, is passionate about creating awareness on Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) support in driving the industrialization vision for the country in tandem with the Kenya Industrialization Transformation Programme. Additionally she is the CEO of Azizi Realtors Ltd, a Real estate agency that deals with rental sales and leasing of both commercial can residential properties and sits on the Boards of both Jubilee Insurance Company and the Export Promotion Council
Mr. Solomon Afework
Mr. Solomon, current President, has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA) since 2002 ultimate progressing to become the President in 2014. Mr. Solomon had served at various public and private institutions for almost six years before he started his own private business. He is engaged in various economic sectors such as education, health and agriculture. He is the owner of Joint Vision Development Studies College, Charite Health Center, and Solomon Crop Agricultural Farm. He also srves is various other Boards and platforms in Ethiopia.
Mr. Wilson NANCY
Mr. Wilson Michel Nancy is the Chairman of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industries since March 2016. Mr Nancy is a member of the Institute of Structural Engineer, and the Association of MBAs both from the UK. He is also a Director of many companies among them the Wills Investments Pty Ltd ( Real Estate, Est 2000), Turnkey Solutions (Sey) Ltd ( Construction, Est 2013), Willow Ventures Pty Ltd ( Agriculture, Est 2012), Ocean Pride Pty Ltd (Fisheries, Est 2014), Slide Up Moda ( Retail, Est 2010), JB Holdings Pty Ltd ( Financial , Est 2016) and Quincy Autoparts Pty Ltd ( Retail, 2016). He is also presently a proud sitting member of the Seychelles Planning Authority. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and an MBA specializing in International Business and Finance both from the Birmingham University in the UK. His aim is to progressively reach the highest echelon in professional achievement recognized worldwide both academically and businesswise.
Ms. Amna Mohamed Ibrahim El Nour
Ms. Amna Mohamed Ibrahimel is the Director General of Sudan Trade & board member. She is the Chairperson of the Committee on Trade and Investment – Council of Arab Economic Unity - Arab League. Ms Amna’s works on various public platforms that facilitate Trade Facilitation and enhancing the Partnership between the public and private sector in Sudan including the Authentication Authority and as Member of Advisory board cabinet. Ms Amna sits on various Boards in Sudan and has professional background in Economics with an MBA in E-commerce.
Mrs. Roseta Mwape-Chabala
Mrs. Roseta Mwape-Chabala is the chairperson of Zambian Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) and is the Managing Director of Metal Fabricators of Zambia since her appointment in March 2013. Prior to this, Roseta was the CEO of the Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) from 2009 to 2013. Roseta has an MSc. in International Trade Policy and Trade Law with 5 years of rich experience in Policy analysis, Trade Policy formulation, Strategic Planning, Business & New Markets Development, Product Differentiation & Brand Management, Key Operational Management and managing the leading business membership Association in Zambia with a focus on Lobbying and Advocacy, Capacity Building and Business Linkages both Local and Regional for the Manufacturing Industry.
Benjamin Gasamagera, the chairperson of the Rwanda Private Sector Federation (RPSF) is a renowned business man. He is the owner of Safari Center a transport and logistics firm operational since 1998. His educational background is in Computers Science and International Transportation; having studied in China and Switzerland. He has worked in many companies including Printonics China Ltd, Danzas Ltd, an International Suisse Freight and Forwarding company, where he worked as Chief Operations Manager working in various countries including Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the UK, and Morocco. He is also a member of various Boards including Fina Bank and Rwanda Revenue Authority.
Mr. Karl Chokotho
Kumbutso Karl Chokotho is the Managing Director and a Board member for the CMA CGM Shipping Agency Ltd. Mr. Chokotho has held many leaderships positions in many boards in the past including Lilongwe City Zone Adventist Youth Sponsor, Director Central Region, Malawi Confederation of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry MCCCI, President of Central Malawi Conference Adventist Laymen Services and Industry, Central Malawi Conference Adventist Youth Sponsor, Interim Chairman of the Malawi Transport Corridor Users Executive Committee. Currently he is the Secretary of the Executive Committee of Friends of the Malawi Adventist University. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Polytechnic, University of Malawi. He brings in extensive experience in the service industry specifically in transport and logistics.