Adisa is the Founder and CEO of Abjel Communications, a strategic communication, branding and media relations consulting firm focused on Africa. A former journalist, Adisa has 18 years of experience working in the public, private and charity sectors across continents. She’s consulted with leading organisations in charity and led notable global crisis communications projects.
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Mick is a partner at EY. Born to Italian migrant parents in South Africa, he moved to the UK in 2007 having spent the prior eight years in Australia. Mick works predominantly in the Mining & Metals sector and has extensive experience working in low and middle-income countries. He is part of Team Abana, who has ridden across America and Australia to raise funds for Chance for Childhood.
Elizabeth is the Co-founder and Director of NFT Consult Group, a business process outsourcing and consultancy firm with offices across East Africa. She has extensive experience in business strategy and transformation, serving as a business advisor and integrator at Uganda’s largest start-up business incubator and a non-executive director at Stanbic bank among other governance positions. Elizabeth has recently joined Impact2Invest, an initiative that supports the development of a growing community of 100 women entrepreneurs in Africa. Her purpose is to inspire others in the belief that they too have the potential to make a difference in their community.
Nicoletta is the Co-founder of Applied Sustainability GmbH, a consulting firm that helps organisations position sustainability at the core of business and operations. She held leadership positions in a Fortune 500 company serving a global customer base. Her expertise covers topics from Leadership, Sustainability, and R&D to end-use markets for advanced materials. Nicoletta is a strong advocate and promoter of diversity and inclusion. She is a supporter of the Rainbows4Children Foundation (Ethiopia) and a tutor on the Business and Climate Change course of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Carole has over twenty years of experience in fundraising advisory, financial analysis and company valuation having worked with Paribas, Arthur Anderson and Duff & Phelps among others. She has experience among multiple sectors and has worked with companies across 15 countries. As well as founding GFA consulting in 2011 to support the growth of African businesses, Carole is also a Foreign Trade Advisor for the French Government and sits on the Investment Committee of Investisseurs & Parenaires, a leading French private equity fund investing in Africa.
Dominic is Head of International Development Policy at WWF-UK, with 25 years of international experience in community and natural resource management across a range of countries including Nigeria, Nepal, Malaysia, Belize and across a range of policy issues including international sustainable development, natural resource scarcity and climate change. Dominic’s core skills are in strategy, team leadership, policy development, project management, and stakeholder engagement.