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Nelly Chatue-Diop

African Changemaker

Nelly Chatue-Diop

Nelly is a Cameroonian entrepreneur and fintech expert with over a decade of experience in the financial industry.

Her passion for financial inclusion drove her to co-found Ejara, Africa’s first non-custodial wallet uniquely tailored for Francophone Africa and the diaspora.

Nelly founded Ejara in 2020 to provide innovative financial solutions to underserved communities in Africa, particularly women and young people.

Ejara offers a mobile app allowing users to save, borrow, invest money, and access other financial services such as insurance and bill payments.

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Onyeka Akumah

African Changemaker

Onyeka Akumah

Onyeka is a Nigerian tech entrepreneur who has demonstrated his commitment to using technology to solve some of Nigeria’s most pressing challenges.

As the founder of Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform, Farmcrowdy, Onyeka helped to connect small-scale farmers with individuals who want to invest in agriculture.

Today, Onyeka is the CEO of Treepz, a Mobility-as-a-Service platform that provides transportation services to users in Africa. Through Treepz, Onyeka is helping to address transportation challenges in Nigeria’s growing urban centers, by providing efficient, affordable, and reliable transportation options.

His dedication to innovation and entrepreneurship has earned him several awards and recognition, including the 2022 Internet Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Business Insider Africa Awards.

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Dr Lydiah Kemunto Bosire

African Changemaker

Dr Lydiah Kemunto Bosire

Lydiah is a Kenyan social impact investor and the Founder and CEO of 8B Education Investments.

She has dedicated her career to improving educational outcomes in East Africa, and her work has had a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals. Through 8B Education Investments, Dr Bosire provides affordable financing and technical support to schools in East Africa, helping bridge the education gap and create a more equitable society.

8B is on a mission to enable African brilliance to have a global impact by connecting underserved students with world-class universities, affordable financing, and career networks.
8B also provides tools for African students to identify best-fit global universities and level up their applications with career support for job placement.

Dr Bosire holds a Master’s in public health from Harvard University and an MBA from INSEAD.
She has also worked as a physician in Kenya’s public health system and as a consultant for McKinsey & Company.

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Anna Ekeledo

African Changemaker

Anna Ekeledo

Anna is an African tech leader passionate about leveraging technology for social impact to create social and economic opportunities for all!

She is the Executive Director of AfriLabs, a network organization that supports 400 innovation centres across 52 African countries. Under Anna’s leadership, AfriLabs has become a leading voice for the African tech ecosystem, promoting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across the continent.

Anna is also a member of the Advisory Council for the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community and a member of the Global Future Council on Platforms and Systems at the World Economic Forum. Anna’s dedication to empowering African innovators has earned her global recognition, including being named one of Choiseul Africa’s 2020 laureates by the Institute Choiseul.

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