Africa’s future is being written by its young business leaders. The SVAI Africa Council of 8 is made up of thought leaders and trailblazers from across Africa who have shown not only leadership capability but also dedication to the Shared Value business model of profit with purpose. Each member of the council has been hand selected for their forward-thinking mindset, drive and commitment to creating the Africa we want. The Council meets twice yearly to discuss important issues and assist in determining the SVAI focus for the following year.


  • Ojiambo Sanda

    Sanda Ojiambo

    Sanda Ojiambo is a passionate and incorrigible believer in the role of business in delivering both purpose and profit.  She graduated with a Masters degree…...LEARN MORE

  • Nichole Yembra

    Nichole Yembra

    Nichole is the Chief Financial Officer for Venture Garden Group (VGG) and a Managing Partner at GreenHouse Capital (GHC), the VGG investment arm. As a…...LEARN MORE

  • James Mwangi

    James Mwangi is Executive Director of the Dalberg Group, a collection of impact-driven businesses that seek to champion inclusive and sustainable growth around the world,…...LEARN MORE

  • Simbarashe Mhuriro

    Simbarashe Mhuriro

    At 33 years old, Simbarashe is the Founder and Managing Director of Oxygen Africa, a Zimbabwean renewable energy development company focused on commercial and industrial…...LEARN MORE

  • Yusuf

    Yusuf Randera-Rees

    Yusuf is the co-founder and CEO of the Awethu Project. While completing two Masters degrees at Oxford, he was inspired to create the Project by…...LEARN MORE

  • Vivian Onano

    Vivian Onano is a social entrepreneur and seasoned humanitarian who strongly believes in the power of business and philanthropy to work together to attain sustainable…...LEARN MORE

  • Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala

    As the Founder and CEO of Bakulu Power, a renewable energy company based in Uganda, Lucia’s goal is to power our tomorrow with projects and…...LEARN MORE

  • Afetsi Awoonor

    Afetsi Awoonor

    Afetsi Awoonor has over a decade’s experience leading multicultural and multilingual teams across Africa in the structuring, negotiation and implementation of energy and defence technology…...LEARN MORE