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Twenty three 2015 Tutu Fellows selected

The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) has selected 23 of Africa's highest potential young leaders for the prestigious Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme. Spanning more than 15 industries, representing 10 African countries and ranging from 29 to 40 years of age, the selected candidates demonstrate the wealth and breadth of leadership talent that exists in Africa's youth.
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Co-founder and CEO of AFLI, Peter Wilson, said, "We believe serving one's followers with selfless inspirational leadership based on strong values is the critical ingredient that is going to catapult Africa forward socially, politically and economically.

"The Tutu Leadership Fellowship was created in order to maximise the impact that leadership can have, whether at a country level, across the continent or even globally."

Tutu Fellows are exceptional African leaders from all walks of life and different parts of society who use their leadership abilities to help transform the continent. Selected candidates are those who have demonstrated they have the potential to be top level leaders in their sectors in Africa within a few years, and who will lead with integrity, strong values and compassion for their fellow Africans. With the financial support of GSK, Investec, Centum, Rio Tinto, GlaxoSmithKline, AGCO, ASO Savings and Lagos State; and in collaboration with Oxford University, the class of 2015 will be exposed to some of the top African and global leaders, strategists and thinkers.

The 2015 Tutu Fellow candidates include:
Ayodeji AdewunmiNigeriaCo-founder and CEO -
Uduak AmimoKenyaJournalist, TV Presenter - Citizen TV
Wiebe BoerNigeriaDirector, Strategy - Heirs Holdings
Mawuli DakeGhanaCEO - The Africa Group Consult
Husameldin ElnasriSudanAgribusiness Strategist - DAL Group
Raqiya IbrahimSomalilandFounder - Somaliland Women's Lawyers Association
Ije IkokuNigeriaCo-founder - CEC Africa Investments
Uzodinma IwealaNigeriaCo-founder of Ventures Africa and a physician
Kopano MabasoRSAAuthor/Doctor/Rhodes Scholar
Munyaradzi MurapeZimbabweDivisional Director - CBZ Bank
Bowale OdumadeNigeriaVice-President, Africa Finance Corporation
Ronald OsumbaKenyaDeputy Party Leader - Kenya National Congress
Samah SalmanSudanStrategy Manager - DAL Foods
Landry SignéCameroonCo-founder & CEO - Global Network for Africa
Elsabeth T. TedrosEthiopiaSenior Investment Officer, Infrastructure - NEPAD
Mosunmola UmoruNigeriaFarmer/Agribusiness Entrepreneur
João Bernardo VieiraBissau GuineaSec. of State Transport & Communications
Craig WingRSASocial Entrepreneur & WEF Global Shaper
Fredrick Murimi NgariKenyaCompany Secretary & Corporate Affairs - Centum
Mobolaji AdewumiNigeriaSpecial Advisor to MD - ASO Savings
Theresia OttRSASuperintendent, Ecology & Rehabilitation, RioTinto
Merab OlangKenyaHR Director, Kenya and East Africa - GSK
Reagile MoatsheRSAHead Asset Finance, Corporate Banking - Investec

"Since we created the Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme 10 years ago, the breadth and quality of talent among the nominated candidates has increased every year.

"Once they complete the programme, these candidates will join the ranks of more than 200 Tutu Fellows, each of whom is making tremendous progress in their respective spheres of influence, from presidential candidates to Nobel Peace Prize nominees," said Wilson.

Archbishop Tutu Fellowship Programme

As AFLI's flagship leadership development programme, the Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme welcomes an elite group of African leaders, representing a wide range of sectors. Offered on a part-time basis over six months, the programme includes two nine-day group learning modules with an impressive array of distinguished leaders and faculty; the first at the historic Mont Fleur conference facility in South Africa, and the other module split between Oxford University and London. The programme officially commences on 25 April 2015.

Between modules, group projects are undertaken. Working through the scenario planning methodology and putting it into practice, the objective of these group projects is to develop solutions for some of the challenges faced by Africa. In addition, candidates are required to develop their own individual projects (in consultation with their mentors), and submit these in a year-end dissertation for peer review.

Over the years, these community projects have included improving facilities at disadvantaged schools, introducing solar technology in local neighbourhoods and education campaigns focused on the youth.

Upon completing the programme, Tutu Fellows continue to play active roles in their respective communities, countries and spheres of influence. Part of an extensive network of global leaders, all fellows are expected to attend AFLI alumni events, as well as function as ambassadors for the programme across all segments of society.

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