Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli
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Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli
Founder, LEAP Africa

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli is the founder and CEO of Leap Africa, a youth-focused leadership development nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, empower and equip a new cadre of leaders with skills.


She is also the co-founder of Sahel Consulting and AACE Foods, a social enterprise which processes nutritious food made from the best of West Africa’s cereals, herbs, pulses, and spices.


Ndidi serves as a director for Nigerian Breweries Plc (Heineken). Godrej Consumer Products India, Fairfax Africa, World Vegetable Center and on the Royal DSM Sustainability Board. She is the author of “Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide for Scaling Impact,” published by Routledge.


Ndidi holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an undergraduate degree with honours in Multinational and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.


Credits: rockefellerfoundation.org/