Our Team


AfricaWorking brings together experts from around the world in creating employment and business growth ecosystems through a diverse and experienced international implementing team


CEO AfricaWorking Alliance
Former Managing Partner Impact Investment Leaders and Intl. Investment Professional


COO AfricaWorking Alliance
Managing Director Zawadi Impact Ltd; Former Country Director UPS Kenya

Janita Jesseramsing Andersen

Director - FranklinCovey International Education
Manages and leads FranklinCovey’s training for quality results in education to employment training internationally.

Philippe Gourdin

African Affairs Senior Advisor
Held senior positions with the United Nations, EU and Governments Agencies. Program specialist in peace and state building, with a focus on private sector development.

Diane Longhurst Johnson

Former CEO - New Charter University. Expert in building and scaling international competency-based program design, development, and delivery; instructional design, assessment and accountability.

Yamini Virani

Founder and CEO of Celebrus Business Strategies
Having worked in over 30 different industries, she brings clear vision and successful implementation of complex business and human capital development strategies globally.

Oma H. Sewhdat

Former General Manager & 30 year IBM professional for training, education and human development in developed and developing countries globally

Ilias Dirie

Former International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Representative for Somalia, Decent work and employment consultant, urban development and infrastructure adviser with the Department for International Development.

Sachin Baharti

employment skills program management experience in India and Africa

Zulfikar Abbas Abdulla

Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with over 20 years’ experience in Finance with international exposure and vast experience in all aspects of financial management.

Lara Mastropasqua

International Media Consultant
25 years experience managing communications projects in radio, television and print. Has worked for the private sector and the UN.

Alberto Oriani

Kevin Nyambu

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