Dr Jackie Chimhanzi is the CEO of the African Leadership Institute, which runs the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship, in partnership with Oxford University, with the aim of nurturing a new generation of African leaders. She is driven by a desire to see a better Africa, in her lifetime. In 2012, she was recognised by Forbes Africa magazine as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa – women under 45 shaping the narrative of Africa’s rising. In 2020, she was featured on the “100 Most Reputable Africans” list and in 2019, on the “100 Most Influential African Women” list. She was, previously, the Senior Strategist of the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) and before that, as a Strategy Lead at Deloitte Consulting, she led project teams on diverse client engagements, interrogating and informing the strategies of major entities in the power, oil and gas, steel and brewery industries. Whilst at Deloitte, she was instrumental in setting up the Deloitte Africa Desk and advised clients on accessing opportunities on the African continent. She is a member of the ONE Africa Policy Advisory Board and also serves as a non-executive board member and Audit and Risk Committee member of the AdvTech Group, a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed entity in private education and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. She is also the Chair of that Board’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee. She holds a BSc (Hons), MBA (with Distinction) and a PhD (Strategic Marketing) – all from Cardiff Business School, UK. As an academic, she lectured and authored and co-authored papers in peer reviewed leading academic journals and presented her work at various international fora. Her research focused on strategy implementation effectiveness. She is a 2010 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow.
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media, Inc.
Country Director, WaterAid
Chief Executive Officer/ National Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
South African Development Expert
Founding and Managing Director, Charas LDA
Chief Executive Officer, The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda)
Country Director, TradeMark East Africa
President and Executive Producer, All Africa Music Awards
Chief Executive Officer, The Other Foundation
Co-Founder and CEO, BudgIT
Director, Centre for Unity in Diversity
President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Group and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation
Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
Lead singer, U2
Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust *
Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
President & CEO, Business Roundtable *
Former United States Senator
Global Head of Government Relations and Communications, Bloomberg L.P. Chairman, Bloomberg Government
Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
Senior Vice President for Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard Inc.
Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations *
Director of the School of Transnational Governance
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Chairwoman, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Board Chair, ONE, and Principal, Firefly3 *
* also serves on the ONE Action Board.