Sukuma Afrika – Team Secretariat

Magali Bongrand : MBA

Magali is the founder and CEO of INSTINCT, a Social Enterprise who pioneers with the concept of Socially Intelligent Marketing. Through her work, she advocates for multinational companies to allocate a part of their marketing budget to platforms and media which have an impact of the Millennium Development Goals. After a career as International Consultant specialized in the compilation of investment and economic reports on developing countries, she started and was the Managing Director of Africa Report and World Report Media. She has extensive international work experience in over 30 countries. Through the experience of working and living in Africa, Magali developed a critical knowledge and understanding of the opportunities of the continent. Ultimately, Magali wants to contribute her entrepreneurial aptitude and attitude to the development of Africa. She obtained her MBA from the University of Amsterdam.

Hubert Danso: LLB, LLM

Hubert is Vice Chairman of Africa Investor, Vice Chairman of African Investment Advisory (AIA) and Managing Editor of Africa investor magazine. He has responsibility for business and product development, strategy and establishing the group amongst business and intergovernmental organisations. Hubert joined Africa investor from the ICC (the World Business Organisation) where he was the Senior Adviser for African Affairs and responsible for relations with international organisations. Hubert holds an LLB in Business Law and an LLM Masters in International Commercial Law from the University of Sussex. He has advised several captains of industry, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, African Development Bank, DFID, African Union, UNEP, UNCTAD, the World Bank, Commonwealth Business Council and African Business Roundtable. Hubert spearheaded the design and establishment of the NEPAD Business Group - a coalition of leading international business organisations that support NEPAD goals. Hubert is an advisor to the African Business Roundtable and is a member of the UNEP Finance Initiative African Task Force, the UN Business Committee on Financing for Development and the International Advisory Board of the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR). Through AIA Hubert advises business and governments on private sector participation and public affairs in infrastructure development through the NEPAD Infrastructure Investment Facility (NIIF). A $50m World Bank supported programme to mobilise investment for infrastructure development in Africa.

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Advisory Team

Hagan Gordon, MTV Base
Sylvia Mwichuli, UNDP
Kerry Evans
Andrew Mitchell
Jameson Hlongwane, Asiboni Mbala
Roddy Quinn, Real Concerts
Oscar 'DJ Oskido' Mdlongwa, DJ/Producer
Andrea Spilhaus-Mitchell
Andrew Wilson, Endemol
Bruce Townsend, Endemol
The team