Dr. Summy Smart Francis

Founder of the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization

Mrs. Folorunso Alakija

Grand Matron of the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs

Dr. Christoffel F. Wiese

Grand Patron of the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs

Ibada Ahmed

Vice President of the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization

Joy Michael

Executive Director, Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization

Garth Deacon

Projects Director, Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization

Olubunmi Oluwadare

Director, Strategy and Trade Relations, Africa
Dr. Summy Smart Francis

Dr. Summy Smart Francis

Position: Founder of the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization
Categories: 1 - Executive Members

He is a Leader, visionary, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose vision and strategic leadership continues to steer the wheel of the organization that transforms millions of African entrepreneurs across the World.

Mrs. Folorunso Alakija

Mrs. Folorunso Alakija

Position: Grand Matron of the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs
Categories: 1 - Executive Members

She is a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist involved in the fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries. A servant leader who is also passionate about the empowerment of budding entrepreneurs in Nigeria.She is the Group Managing Director of the Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited, Digital Reality Prints Limited and the Executive Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.

Dr. Christoffel F. Wiese

Dr. Christoffel F. Wiese

Position: Grand Patron of the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs
Categories: 1 - Executive Members

He is a South African businessman, philanthropist and retail giant. Chairman of Invicta Holdings Ltd, Chairman of Pepkor, controlling shareholder of Shoprite holdings Ltd; Africa’s largest retailer and serves on the board of numerous companies.

Ibada Ahmed

Ibada Ahmed

Position: Vice President of the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization
Categories: 1 - Executive Members

She is a Venture Capitalist, Investor and SGD’s champion who supports the President in administering his responsibilities.

Joy Michael

Joy Michael

Position: Executive Director, Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization
Categories: 1 - Executive Members

She is a transformational global leaderwith experience spanning over two decades in business development and entrepreneurship. She owns and sits as a non-executive director on several companies and NGOs.

Garth Deacon

Garth Deacon

Position: Projects Director, Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization
Categories: 1 - Executive Members

He is skilled in Research, Nonprofit Organizations, Television, Program Management, and Music Production

Olubunmi Oluwadare

Olubunmi Oluwadare

Position: Director, Strategy and Trade Relations, Africa
Categories: 1 - Executive Members

He started his entrepreneurial journey at age 17. He is the CEO of Vertrag International Ltd, Co-Founder, Quickkpromo, and Promoter of Oldang Solar. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 23 years of experience and the author of “I SEE MONEY IN AFRICA.”