Lelemba Phiri

Lelemba Phiri is an award-winning Zambian-born educator, author, keynote speaker, and gender-lens angel investor.

She is the Principal at the Africa Trust Group, which invests in women entrepreneurs across the SADC region.

She is also the Co-Founder of ATG Samata, a firm on a mission to accelerate equal access to capital and opportunity for talented entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Additionally, she is a shareholder and the current board chair for Zoona Zambia, an African mobile payments business that provides financial services where they are needed most.

She is also a shareholder at Africa Trust Academy, a coaching and consulting company focused on leadership, entrepreneurship development and financial literacy.

Phiri is passionate about women’s leadership and entrepreneurship development in Africa and is committed to advancing gender equality and empowerment.

She has been featured in several media outlets, including CNBC Africa, Oprah magazine, Destiny Magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, the New York-based Diaspora Voice Talk Show, Radio France, Zambia Daily Mail, and South Africa FM.

Phiri is a role model for many women in Africa and has been recognized for her work with several awards, including the 2019 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 award and the 2018 African Leadership Magazine 40 Under 40 award.


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