Members of our board
CHAIR, Adema Sangale
HKS, MC/MPA’15, Kenya
Chief Brand Building, UNEP , Nairobi
Previously Adema spent 16 years working for Procter & Gamble in various leadership roles across Africa, Europe and North America. In 2012 she was nominated a New Generation Leader by the African Leadership Network. Adema was a Mason Fellow at HKS and also holds an MBA from Oxford University. Her interests relate to the nexus between business and government in sub-Saharan Africa.
SECRETARY, Claire Hassoun
HKS, MPA’15, France
Transport and logistics engineer, Maputo
A transport engineer by training, Claire has been working in the International Development field on infrastructure projects in West and Central Africa for seven years, before going . Last year, Claire served as co-chair of the Africa caucus and of the Africa Development Conference (April 2015). After graduation from HKS with an MPA (2015), Claire moved to Mozambique where she recently set up a consulting practise dedicated to public policies in infrastructure in Southern Africa.
TREASURER, Akane Sanankoua-Zoukpo
HKS, MPA’14, Cote d’Ivoire/Japan
Financial Mkts Specialist, AfDB, Abidjan
Akane is a Financial Markets Specialist at the African Development Bank in Abidjan. Prior to AfDB, she worked for Citigroup in the Fixed Income Derivatives Solutions Group in London. She holds an MPA (2014) from the HKS and a MSc. in Management (2007) specializing in Finance from ESCP. She served as co-chair of the Africa Caucus at the Kennedy School and was a founding member of the African Business Club in Paris.
CLERK, Guy Kamguia
HBS, MBA’15, Cameroon/USA
Associate, Credit Suisse, New York
Guy works in the Global Markets Management team at Credit Suisse in a corporate strategy role. Prior to business school, he worked on value creation projects in a manufacturing plant at Dow Chemical. He holds an MBA (2015) from HBS, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University. During his time at HBS, Guy was the Admissions Chair of the Africa Business Club working with prospective students.
WAMBA FUND CHAIR, Zika Amalu
HKS, MPP’15, Nigeria/USA
Economic Researcher, Washington, DC
Zika Amalu has worked in Washington, DC, Cameroon, and South Africa, conducting research and authoring papers on policy reform and socio-economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a recent MPP graduate from HKS and holds a BA in Economics from Georgetown University. Zika is currently based in Washington DC, and served last year as the Editor of the Africa Policy Journal at HKS.
EAST AFRICA CHAIR, Kennedy Mukuna
Harvard College, 2012, Kenya
Analyst, Gro Intelligence, Kenya
Kennedy is an analyst with Gro-Intelligence, a tech startup working on big data within the agricultural space across the African continent. His interests lie at the intersection of technology, policy and business. He graduated from Harvard College in 2012.
Kennedy is presently on the board of the Harvard Club of Kenya.
WEST AFRICA CHAIR, Nneka Ezeigwe
HBS, MBA’15, Nigeria
Impact Investor, Lagos
Nneka began her career as a Chemical Engineer working for Shell in Texas. She received an MBA from HBS. Nneka will be leading healthcare impact investing initiatives in a small start up as well as pursuing several other projects all with the aim of fostering growth, entrepreneurship and positive change in society in Lagos.
USA CHAIR, Soline Miniere
HKS-HBS, MPA/ID-MBA’15, France
Financial consultant, CrossBoundary, Mali
With a background in engineering, Soline has worked for The Boston Consulting Group in the Paris office, on projects in Morocco and Egypt. She graduated from a joint degree program MBA-MPA/ID between HKS and HBS and is working in an investment facilitation platform based in Bamako. Last year, Soline served on the board of the HBS Africa Business Club.
EUROPE CHAIR, Kawtar Eddahmani
HKS MPAID'14, Morocco
Associate Director, Barings Emerging Markets Team, London UK
Kawtar is currently Associate Director covering Africa investments at Barings asset management, based in London. Prior to HKS, she worked in the Government Advisory Group of investment bank Lazard in Paris. Kawtar served as Finance Chair of the Africa Caucus while at HKS and was involved in organizing the Harvard Africa Development Conference.
COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR, Safia Tmiri
HKS, MPA’14, Morocco
Consultant, McKinsey, Dubai, UAE
Safia is currently an associate with McKinsey Middle East Office. Over the past several years, Safia worked in Investment Advisory at the Millennium Finance Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai and the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in Istanbul and Washington, DC. Safia is also a serial conference organizer. Amongst others, she co-chaired the Harvard Arab Weekend (Cambridge, 2013) and the Harvard Arab World Conference (Rabat, 2015).