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Ndidi O. Nwuneli

Expert on African agriculture and nutrition, philanthropy, and social innovation. Over 25 years of international development experience. Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition, which works across Africa shaping agricultural policy, creating catalytic ventures, and implementing ecosystem solutions. Co-Founder, AACE Foods, which sources from over 10,000 farmers and produces packaged spices, seasonings and cereals for local and international markets. Founder, LEAP Africa. Founder/Chair, Nourishing Africa. Started career as a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company, Chicago, New York and Johannesburg offices. MBA, Harvard Business School; undergraduate degree (Hons), Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Former Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow. Schwab Social Innovator and Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Recipient, National Honor, Nigerian Government. Member of the Board: Rockefeller Foundation, AGRA, Nigerian Breweries (Heineken), Godrej Consumer Products India, Fairfax Africa Holdings Canada, BusinessDay Newspapers, Royal DSM Sustainability Board, Netherlands, and the African Philanthropy Forum. Author of “Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide for Scaling Impact"; "Food Entrepreneurs in Africa: Scaling Resilient Agriculture Businesses". TED Global speaker; work has been featured on CNN, BBC and international and local media outlets.

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LEAP Africa is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring, empowering and equipping a new cadre of African leaders, providing skills/tools for personal, organizational and community transformation. It offers leadership training, skills workshops and coaching services for teachers, trainers, youth, business owners and the public sector. Since 2002, it has launched programmes for over 50,000 youth and entrepreneurs in 26 Nigerian cities and in Ghana, pioneered research and published 10 books on succession, governance, ethics and change leadership.