Team

Fred Swaniker
Co-Founder

Fred is founder of AL Group, a group of organizations developing leadership in Africa. He has been named as a TED Fellow, an Aspen Institute Fellow, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, an Echoing Green Fellow, one of Africa’s top ten young “power men” by Forbes, and one of 115 young leaders selected to meet President Obama at the White House. A former McKinsey & Company consultant, Fred has an MBA from Stanford Business School and a BA from Macalester College. Originally from Ghana, Fred has lived in several African countries.

Acha Leke
Co-Founder

Acha is Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company and Founder of their Lagos office. He has previously worked in McKinsey’s Johannesburg and Atlanta offices. He is also a Co-Founder of the African Leadership Academy. He has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and as one of Africa’s top ten young “power men” by Forbes. Acha earned his PhD and MS from Stanford University and BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Originally from Cameroon, he splits his time between South Africa and Nigeria.

Ninel Musson
Director, ALN Foundation
Yoeal Haile
Chief Strategy Officer, AL Group
Adedana Ashebir
Chief of Staff, ALN
Idil Issa
Communications Manager, ALN
Nangisai Nyamuda
Director of Partnerships, ALN