"She doesn't realize it, but she steers others in a good direction." ― Noriko Ogiwara
Barbara Iyayi is the Managing Director of Unicorn Africa Investments, a private investment firm established to develop scalable and innovative industry platforms in Africa. She is the co-founder of WiseHub, an AI-driven data analytics platform for financial services. She is also a Venture Partner at Lateral Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technology enabled businesses in various sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Chizor Malize is the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brandzone Consulting LLC, www.brandzoneconsulting.com, a globally inspired multi-disciplinary brand consulting firm founded on the premise to help organizations creatively and innovatively align their Branding and Communication strategy to their business goals and objectives.
Didi Akinyelure is an award-winning British/Nigerian journalist. She is a graduate of chemical engineering from the University of Nottingham. In July 2016, she won the prestigious BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. In 2018, Didi received the University of Nottingham Special Excellence Alumni Laureate Award. Didi was the face of CNBC Africa's live morning show Open Exchange, West Africa.
Nike Majekodunmi is the Founder & CEO of Nuts About Cakes Ltd, a bakery company which specializes in cakes, pasteries and bread and employs over 100 people. She has over 10 years experience in the baking Industry, also owns and manages a chain of cafes in Lagos.
Nike is also a business coach, guiding young entrepreneurs in starting up businesses of their own. Her passion is the empowerment of young women. She drives this through her training programs, and helps them grow to their full potential. She is happily married and blessed with three beautiful children.
Afua Amoah is the Managing Partner & Founder of Delwik Group, an investment management firm based in Zurich, Switzerland focused on investing in Africa. Afua has over 18 years' experience in Private Equity, Investment Banking, Project Finance and Asset Management. Previously she was an independent investment consultant for African Capital Alliance (ACA), an investment firm focusing on Nigeria and West Africa with over $1bn AUM. Prior to joining ACA, she worked as a project developer at BlackRhino (a Blackstone portfolio company) and as a project financier at Barclays Africa in South Africa. She also worked in New-York and London as an M&A banker at Deutsche Bank, and within asset management at Black Rock and Goldman Sachs in the US.