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.



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.


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.




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.



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).