OUR STRUCTURE

The Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI) was founded by Shift Impact Africa, a Shared Value advisory and business consulting agency. In line with its belief in collaboration and collective impact, the SVAI, through its extensive leadership network, guides and manages Shared Value work and advocacy across our continent.

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Board of Directors
Executive Team
Regional Steering Committee
Africa Council of 8
South Africa Working Group
Kenya Working Group

Board of Directors

The Shared Value Africa Initiative board members have been selected with great care as they represent our region and bring together individuals from varied backgrounds and with complementary experiences.

Our board members play an active role in the governance and management of the SVAI. The board members are made up a group of female leaders who are driven by their responsibility to not only grow the Shared Value movement across our continent but also ensure that the SVAI’s reputation and credibility is built through governance, ethics, transparency as well as a mindset and behaviour that is focused on creating a better life for all.

Our board is accessible through the SVAI engage with interested parties on Shared Value and convenes quarterly.

Christelle Kwizera
Rwanda
Christelle Kwizera is a Rwandan social entrepreneur. She founded Water Access Rwanda in 2014 to address water scarcity and youth unemployment...
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Immaculata Segooa
South Africa
Immaculata Segooa has a  master’s degree in business administration focusing on the Shared Value business model, which encapsulates her firm belief...
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Jane Mwangi
Kenya
Jane Mwangi is the CEO and MD of AJW AFRICA (Apprentice Job Work Africa). AJW AFRICA designs and executes Shared Value...
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Vuyo Lutseke
South Africa
Vuyo Lutseke began her career working in publishing, rising from copy editor to deputy publisher. Over the years, her professional skills...
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Tiekie Barnard
South Africa
Tiekie Barnard is founder and CEO of the SVAI and Shift Impact Africa. The SVAI was founded by Tiekie’s passion and...
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Executive Team

The Shared Value Africa Initiative core management team is driven and focussed to grow the Shared Value community across Africa and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation, working alongside likeminded partners to further the growth and footprint of the SVAI.

Vuyo Lutseke
South Africa
Vuyo Lutseke began her career working in publishing, rising from copy editor to deputy publisher. Over the years, her professional skills...
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Tiekie Barnard
South Africa
Tiekie Barnard is founder and CEO of the SVAI and Shift Impact Africa. The SVAI was founded by Tiekie’s passion and...
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Regional Steering Committee

The regional steering committee is comprised of representatives from the Shared Value Africa Initiative Founding Member organisations. This committee forms part of the SVAI’s strategic team and is involved in guiding the strategy as well as participating on engagement platforms as our Shared Value champions.

The Shard Value Africa Initiative Steering Committee meets quarterly to give input and provide guidance on meeting the strategy goals and to identify work needed to meet and deliver on quarterly membership commitments.

Karen Basiye
Kenya
Karen Basiye is a keen Sustainability Practitioner and a Corporate Environment Manager with 15 years’ experience. Over the years she has...
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Lizeka Dlepu
South Africa
Lizeka Dlepu is Head of Sustainability at Enel Green Power Southern Africa. She previously worked as a BBBEE Specialist and Transformation...
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Khanyi Chaba
South Africa
Khanyi Chaba is the Head of Responsible Business at Old Mutual Limited. She is qualified in Architectural Technology, Marketing Strategist, Business...
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Sazini Mojapelo Sazini Mojapelo
South Africa
Sazini is a trisector leader whose expertise lies in the development and execution of strategic plans linked to business development, focused...
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Immaculata Segooa
South Africa
Immaculata Segooa has a  master’s degree in business administration focusing on the Shared Value business model, which encapsulates her firm belief...
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Africa Council of 8

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. These young business leaders are selected for a period of 2 years and each member of the council has been hand selected for their forward-thinking mindset, drive and commitment to creating the Africa we want.

The Africa Council of 8 are committed to promote the Shared Value narrative at every opportunity, appearing at key presentations and events, involvement in any other areas where possible, and talking Shared Value through their networks.

The Council meets twice yearly to discuss ongoing roles and opportunities. Two vacancies in the Council are currently being filled.

Simba Mhuriro Simba Mhuriro
Zimbabwe
Simbarashe is the General Manager – RioEnergy under RioZim Limited a Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Listed Group that operates three Gold Mines,...
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Dr. Mumbi Wachira
Kenya
Dr. Mumbi Maria Wachira is a full-time Accounting Lecturer at Strathmore University Business School (SBS), Nairobi. She obtained both her Bachelor...
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Elizabeth Okullow Elizabeth Okullow
Kenya
Elizabeth is a Co-founder and CEO of Aafri Fudi who works with individuals and farmers to help them grow food using...
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Alaa Moatamed Alaa Moatamed
Egypt
Alaa Moatamed, 22 years old, is the Co-Founder of Taslema, responsible for business development. She started her first initiative when she...
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Afetsi Awoonor Afetsi Awoonor
Ghana
Afetsi Awoonor is the Regional Head, Sales and Marketing for sub-Saharan Africa at Convenio Energy South Africa. He is also the...
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Nichole-Yembra Nichole Yembra
Nigeria
Nichole Yembra is the Founder and Managing Director of The Chrysalis Co which houses The Chrysalis Capital, a $15M African tech...
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Regis-Umugiraneza Regis Umugiraneza
Rwanda
Regis is the cofounder & Director at CARL Group and Vice chairman at Rwanda Chamber of young entrepreneurs at Private sector...
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South Africa Working Group

The Shared Value Africa Initiative established working groups across two of our biggest regions (South Africa and Kenya) in order to bring various sectors together to collaborate on addressing issues affecting the communities they operate in.

As a collaboration platform, the working groups, made up of private sector, academia and civil society, demonstrate the power of the collective to affect change for all – beyond competition into collaboration. The South Africa Working Group focuses on supporting and empowering SMMEs in order to be more sustainable, and the Kenya Working Group’s main activity will be to affect the impact of climate change, primarily through the reforestation programme initiated by the Kenyan government. Both projects are currently in development phase.

Sentle Nell Sentle Nell
Being one of the youngest black women in the renewable energy sector in South Africa, Ms. Nell currently works as a...
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Joy Ruwodo Joy Ruwodo – END Fund
Joy serves as a Director, Public Affairs for the END Fund Africa Region. A multi-skilled, highly astute and qualified Socio-Economic Development...
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Dr Suki Goodman – UCT
Dr Suki Goodman is associate professor in organisational psychology. She is the current head of department of the School of Management...
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Khensani Nobanda – Nedbank
Khensani Nobanda is the Group Executive for Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Nedbank. Her marketing career spans 18 years, working across...
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Kathleen Ebersohn-Khuvutlu – Discovery
Kathleen Ebersohn-Khuvutlu works as a senior sustainability specialist at Discovery Limited. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University...
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Lungile Manzini Lungile Manzini – Vodacom
Ms Lungile Manzini is a Sustainability Business expert and has more than 10 years working experience in the field of Sustainability;...
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Dionne Kerr Dionne Kerr – Siyakha
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Siyakha Consulting, Dionne has actively advised both public and private sector clients in Transformation, Development...
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Babongile Mandela Babongile Mandela – Absa
Babongile joined Absa Group in December 2019, in the role of Strategic Initiatives and Engagements Manager and is responsible for developing...
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Fatima Collins Fatima Collins Independent
Fatima Collins is a development advisory and impact specialist with a focus on Corporate Social Investment and socioeconomic development across sectors....
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Henry Mathys Henry Mathys V&A Waterfront
Henry Mathys is Programme Manager: Social Inclusion and Placemaking at the V&A Waterfront. His current focus centres on socio-economic inclusion and...
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Mpho lethoko Mpho Lethoko – Sappi Southern Africa
Mpho is the General Manager for Communications at Sappi Southern Africa. In her role she provides strategic and operational leadership to...
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Shameela Soobramoney (Ebrahim) – JSE
Shameela is the JSE’s Chief Sustainability Officer and is the current chair of the World Federation of Exchange’s (global) Sustainability Working...
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Kenya Working Group

The Shared Value Africa Initiative established working groups across two of our biggest regions (South Africa and Kenya) in order to bring various sectors together to collaborate on addressing issues affecting the communities they operate in.

As a collaboration platform, the working groups, made up of private sector, academia and civil society, demonstrate the power of the collective to affect change for all – beyond competition into collaboration. The South Africa Working Group focuses on supporting and empowering SMMEs in order to be more sustainable, and the Kenya Working Group’s main activity will be to affect the impact of climate change, primarily through the reforestation programme initiated by the Kenyan government. Both projects are currently in development phase.

Harun Mukiiri – Global Compact Kenya
Harun is Sustainability Manager at KCB Group, a member of Environment Institute of Kenya and board member for the Association of...
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Janet Kemboi – Facebook
As the first Communications Manager, handling Facebook in the region, Janet is in charge of crafting and implementing communications strategies and...
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Dr Mumbi Wachira Dr. Mumbi Maria Wachira – Strathmore University Business School
Dr. Mumbi Maria Wachira is a full-time Accounting Lecturer at Strathmore University Business School (SBS), Nairobi. She obtained both her Bachelor...
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Rosemary Okello-Orlale – Strathmore Business School
Rosemary Okello-Orlale is a communication, media and gender expert who finds interest in public policy, education, creating Africa narrative through data...
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Samson Kanai Samson Kanai – Safaricom
Samson is an experienced sustainability and shared value professional and an advocate of the important role businesses can play in driving...
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Angela Wamola Angela Wamola – GSMA
Angela Wamola brings on board her passion and strategic thought leadership in enabling digital transformation in the region. A leader, well...
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Jacquie Muhati Jacquie Muhati – Kenya Airways
Jacquie Muhati is an all rounded marketer with a wealth of experience from both private and public sector spanning over 20...
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Jane Waiyaki Jane Waiyaki – Absa Kenya
Jane is a passionate sustainability and shared value advocate, and leads the Sustainability agenda at Absa Bank Kenya. She has over...
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Arnolda Angela Shiundu – EABL
In her current role as Head of sustainability and Community Engagement at EABL, Arnolda is responsible for developing, championing and managing...
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