I've spent the last 13 years advising, managing and mentoring start-ups, non-profits, SMEs and Fortune 500 companies in the Americas, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Notable businesses include Visa Europe (now Visa Inc.), KKR and Deloitte. Presently, I'm based in Belgium working for imec.istart, the number #1 ranked university linked accelerator in the world as the internationalization officer, supporting early stage tech (software & hardware) pre-seed to series B start-ups to successfully enter into international markets. I provide comprehensive support covering a variety of subjects as HR, go-to-market, sales, marketing and fundraising. Prior to moving to Belgium, I worked five years in East Africa (Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda) with Brioche, 1000 Hills Distillery and Grameen Foundation's TaroWorks, helping lead, support and build sustainable businesses.
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Media & Speaking Engagements
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Over the years, I've made numerous appearances in media outlets across Africa and Europe. I've been on CNBC Africa as well have been interviewed by The East African, RTV, The New Times (Rwanda) Bloovi and Voice of America as well as have joined several podcasts such as Planbpreneur and The Bankable Idea.
More recently, I've spoken at And& Connect Conference in Leuven, Belgium and I'm a regular contributor to EU startups on all topics 'internationalization' related.
Where else have I spoken? I've joined as a guest lecturer or conference panelist at Le Wagon Brussels, The African Leadership University, SA Innovation Summit, Loop Accelerator, Global Africa Forum on Communications, The African Entrepreneurship Forum and several others based in Africa & Europe.
Snap-Shot of Power Lunch Interview on CNBC Africa