Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe | South Africa

Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe, born 28 January 1962, is a South African mining billionaire businessman of Tswana descent. He is the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum. He sits on several company boards, including being the non-executive chairman of Harmony Gold, the world's [...]

Elon Musk | South Africa

Elon Musk, a man who needs no introduction. A lethal combination of genius, hard work and dedication to bring a technological revolution, Elon Musk is working to bring radical innovation in transportation both on Earth and in space. Perhaps the most famous entrepreneur from the African continent,  Elon Musk’s success is owed to his innovation [...]

Aliko Dangote | Nigeria

Revered by many and famously known as Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries. He often says “Nigeria is one of the best-kept secrets. A lot of foreigners are not investing because they’re waiting [...]

Tony Elumelu | Africa

Tony Elumelu is the chairman of United Bank for Africa and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, famous for its $5000 USD Entrepreneurship grants given to upcoming startups across the continent. Launched in 2015, The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship. In 2017, Two ALC Students were selected [...]

Mike Adenuga | Nigeria

Mike Adenuga came up with a plan to found Globacomms which would go on to serve the telecommunications needs of Nigerians and compete with telecommunications giants like MTN Group. Currently, Globacom is worth over $1billion. Adenuga is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, and the second richest person in Nigeria. Read more | Source: Alu Education

Fred Swaniker | Ghana

Ghanaian entrepreneur and leadership development expert, Fred Swaniker is deeply passionate about Africa and believes that the missing ingredient on the continent is good leadership. In line with this, he has founded two organizations that aim to catalyse a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders: African Leadership Academy and the African Leadership Network. In [...]

Adenike Ogunlesi | Nigeria

Adenike Ogunlesi, is the founder, CEO, and manufacturer of the Nigerian children’s clothing line called Ruff ‘n’ Tumble. The brand currently has a minimum of 15 stores spread across Nigeria. She started her business in 1996 by selling pajamas in the boot of her car. Her excellent entrepreneurial leadership skills made her secure her place [...]

Ali-shah Jivraj | Uganda

Ali-Shah Jivraj, a 27 year-old third generation Asian-Ugandan entrepreneur, is one of Africa’s most successful young entrepreneurs. He has founded Royal Electronics, a company that assembles electronics products. It was recorded that the company generated $15Million in 2015. On the heels of his success in the electronics business, Jivraj has further expanded his business endeavors [...]

O’Plérou Grebet | Ivory Coast

O’Plérou Grebet is 22. He is a Graphic Designer, Digital Artist and founder of Zouzoukwa, a Creative Tech company of the Ivory Coast. Quiet, creative and impactful are pretty much the words that sum up O’Plérou Grebet, the Ivorian graphic designer on a mission to promote African cultures in modern and interactive ways. Early years [...]

Davies Okeowo | Nigeria

Davies Okeowo, Co-founder and CEO, Enterprise Hill and Competence Africa, is a 29 year old Nigerian, excelling in the Business Development Industry. While in his second year as an undergraduate studying accounting, Davies Okeowo watched an episode of the Donald Trump-produced business reality show, The Apprentice, and it was in that moment he decided that [...]

Olajumoke Oduwole | Nigeria

Olajumoke Oduwole is founder and CEO and Senior Web Developer, KJK Communication Limited, a Tech / software development in Nigeria. She is 29. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Ginni Rometty, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos, are but a few of the names Olajumoke Oduwole looks up to. Very soon, she plans to [...]

Tracy Batta | Nigeria

Tracy Batta is 29 and Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Smoothie Express, a Food and Beverage company in Nigeria. Tracy Batta was determined to live her life like a healthy fruit basket in 2014. She would blend fruits together into a smoothie detox and would package some to carry to work. However, the process was [...]

Ogutu Okudo | Kenya

Ogutu Okudo specialises in Oil and energy and at 28, is founder and CEO of Women in Energy & Extractives Africa (WEX Africa)in Kenya. Early years In 2012, Lucky Okudo found herself at a conference on the outskirts of Nairobi discussing environmental sustainability and the strategic role women play. At the same time, on the [...]

Wisdom Mawuli Parku | Ghana

Wisdom Mawuli Parku, 26, Ghana. Founder of Majora Group in Diversified holdings. Early years Murphy’s Law states that ‘anything that can go wrong will go wrong’, and Wisdom Mawuli learned that very early in life. “I lost over GHC3,000 ($541) when I had wanted to travel to the US in 2014 and consulted a travel [...]

Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa | Uganda

Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa  is the founder and Executive Director of Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab, pursuing artificial intelligence in medicine. At only 24, Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa is an entrepreneur with a background in the medical field. She is also a cancer survivor. But she would rather you call her an entrepreneur, she expresses, as she arrives [...]

Newman Tshepo Ramatokwane | Botswana

Newman Tshepo Ramatokwane, 29, from Botswana, is founder of Native Stretch Tents and Canopies (pty) Ltd, used for Events. Most people would have given up after dropping out of college twice, but not Newman Tshepo Ramatokwane. “Go against the grain,” he says. This was a clear goal Ramatokwane set for himself when he started his [...]

Baraka Daniel Kiranga | Tanzania

Baraka Daniel Kiranga, 29, of Tanzania, is founder and Director of Hamasa Media Group specialising in digital media. Early years Baraka Daniel Kiranga started his business with a mere $20 in 2014 while pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree at the Institute of Finance Management in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. With a friend, he bought [...]

Uzair Essack | South Africa

Uzair Essack, 27, from South Africa, is the founder and Managing Director of CapeCrops, an Agriculture and Logistics company who contribute to farming, cold chain and logistics. Uzair Essack has his roots deep in the fruit and vegetable business. CapeCrops is an export business that sells fruits and vegetables sourced from South Africa to the [...]

Tony Mautsu | Botswana

Tony Mautsu, at only 27, is founder and Managing Director, Social Light, a digital solutions company in Botswana. Early years Tony Mautsu was born 30 kilometers away from the capital city of Botswana, Gaborone. He grew up in a small village called Mochudi and could not speak English very well, but from the age of [...]

Thobo Khathola | Botswana

Thobo Khathola, at 28, is founder, Managing Director and CEO of Lion Tutoring, an education technology company in Botswana. Early years It all began in 2015. After his experience as a university student tutor, Thobo Khathola was keen on improving the pass rates of students in Botswana. So he started operating from the boot of [...]

Bako Ambianda | Cameroon

Bako Ambianda, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Labacorp Group of Companies. At only 29, Bako Ambianda is an international development expert, author, speaker, philanthropist and entrepreneur. Over the years, he has successfully built an empire. Early years His business acumen was evident from his high school days, when he would pick mangoes, avocados, and bananas from [...]