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.
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 Adewunmi||Nigeria||Co-founder and CEO - Jobberman.com|
|Uduak Amimo||Kenya||Journalist, TV Presenter - Citizen TV|
|Wiebe Boer||Nigeria||Director, Strategy - Heirs Holdings|
|Mawuli Dake||Ghana||CEO - The Africa Group Consult|
|Husameldin Elnasri||Sudan||Agribusiness Strategist - DAL Group|
|Raqiya Ibrahim||Somaliland||Founder - Somaliland Women's Lawyers Association|
|Ije Ikoku||Nigeria||Co-founder - CEC Africa Investments|
|Uzodinma Iweala||Nigeria||Co-founder of Ventures Africa and a physician|
|Kopano Mabaso||RSA||Author/Doctor/Rhodes Scholar|
|Munyaradzi Murape||Zimbabwe||Divisional Director - CBZ Bank|
|Bowale Odumade||Nigeria||Vice-President, Africa Finance Corporation|
|Ronald Osumba||Kenya||Deputy Party Leader - Kenya National Congress|
|Samah Salman||Sudan||Strategy Manager - DAL Foods|
|Landry Signé||Cameroon||Co-founder & CEO - Global Network for Africa|
|Elsabeth T. Tedros||Ethiopia||Senior Investment Officer, Infrastructure - NEPAD|
|Mosunmola Umoru||Nigeria||Farmer/Agribusiness Entrepreneur|
|João Bernardo Vieira||Bissau Guinea||Sec. of State Transport & Communications|
|Craig Wing||RSA||Social Entrepreneur & WEF Global Shaper|
|Fredrick Murimi Ngari||Kenya||Company Secretary & Corporate Affairs - Centum|
|Mobolaji Adewumi||Nigeria||Special Advisor to MD - ASO Savings|
|Theresia Ott||RSA||Superintendent, Ecology & Rehabilitation, RioTinto|
|Merab Olang||Kenya||HR Director, Kenya and East Africa - GSK|
|Reagile Moatshe||RSA||Head 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.