Emmanuel Katongole (Advisor for East Africa)

Emmanuel Katongole is a Ugandan Entrepreneur who has diligently served his country in the fight against HIV/AIDS and Malaria. He serves as the Executive Chairman of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Ltd, a Pan-African company that manufactures anti-retroviral and anti-malaria medicines. He further serves as the Chairman of the National Oil Company of Uganda as well as on other boards in both private and public organizations He has won a number of awards including the 2012 East African Ernst and Young World Entrepreneur of the Year award and the Africa Business Leadership Award hosted by the Africa Development Bank. He was a finalist in the 2013 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Monaco. Emmanuel holds an MA in Economic Policy and Planning (MA-EPP) and a Bachelor of Statistics degree from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda

Aletor Adoghe (Advisor for West Africa)

Aletor is an entrepreneur with a strong focus on capacity development in African economies through SMEs. He currently co-owns and runs ALEBS Holding and Spina Africa Industrial Solutions Ltd. Aletor has over 20 years of experience in Business Growth Strategy, having worked with multi-nationals across Europe in the Scientific Instrumentation Industry and in the Nigerian Oil & Gas sector. He provides consultancy and advisory services to several European companies focusing on business growth in West Africa. He was Deputy Managing Director of Desicon Group from 2008 to 2013 and was a founding Director of SAIDEL Nigeria (a Saipem BV owned company) between 2011 and 2013. He spent 10 years as a Business Development Manager and Systems Engineer for Waters, Ireland and Micromass, UK. Aletor holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a BEng in Control Systems Engineering