International Partners


International Partners are active at local, regional and global levels, working to develop insights which will inform strategic decision-making on issues that are critical to their own industry and to cross-border investments. Interaction between International Partners and the Forum’s High Commissioners, Senators and area experts and various networks drives positive change.
 

Profile

WBAF International Partners are potential Senators, individuals who want to engage with WBAF to expand its mission and who are able to contribute to the WBAF community.

International Partners are expected to

 • be active in daily communication via the WBAF WhatsApp group.

 • follow daily events and keep relevant parties informed.

 • attend the WBAF Annual Congress.

 • take an active part in WBAF committees.

 

International Partners

Andrea Perez-Bertolotto, Finance & Investor Relations Manager at 365 FlixAtakan, UK

Arjan Goudsblom, Programme Director Co-Creation, International Startup Ecosystem Specialist,
Netherlands

Atahan Isik, Instructor & Program Liaison - Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Program,
University of California, USA

Bert Grobben, CEO at Budding Innovations, Singapore

David David Lanre Messani Global Advisory Board Member, Innovate Africa, Nigeria

Dora Miranda, Operations Specialist / Business Owner, Panama

Gina De Echeona, Innovation, IP Law & Communications Consultant, Spain

Jelena Plavanski, President, Business Angels association, Serbia

Juliano Almeida Lopes, Angel Investor, Brazil

Monica Mateu, Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner, at MMA Innovation, Belgium

Nohelia Sanchez, CEO, Daytours4u, Argentina

Paula Petkova, Co-Founder, Wethaq, UAE

Premtim Tafili, Senior Sales and Business Development Executive, Netherlands

Renê Lima, Innovation Strategist, Brazil

Septi Bukula, SME Policy Analyst, Osiba Holdings, South Africa

Tuti Mwambenja, General Manager, Tzee Travel, Tanzania

Valentina Di Milla, CEO & Founder,  RALIAN Research & Consultancy SRL, Italy 

Vijetha Shastry, Consultant, BHIVE, India

Vinav Bhanawat, Co-Founder, StartupGym, India

Taiwo Ebiesuwa,Head of the SME & Special Products of the Emerging Africa Capital Group,Nigeria

Baber Mushtaq,Digital Business Development Consultant,Pakistan

Yolanda Mabuto, Director and CEO of Divaine Growth Solutions, South Africa

Carol Goman, President of Kinsey Consulting Services, USA

Dimitrios Matsakis, Partner of the P.L.A.N, Greece

Thekla Mutero, Ambassador of Female Wave of Change Global for Namibia, Namibia

Liberatha Kawamala, CEO of the Libe Green Innovation, Tanzania

Ramkumar Varma, Founder & CEO, Native Araku Coffee, India

Martien Provoost, Mergers and acquisitions specialist at ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg

Firas Jaber, Personal Development Coach, Ghana

Paschal Offordum, Representative of the Faster Capital, Nigeria

Shibam Sarbswa, Management Consultant, India

Eddie Lee, Executive Director, ASEAN Human Development Organisation, Singapore

Seymur Rasulov, Co-founder and CEO, Whelp, Azerbaijan

Kazi Sazidul Hasan, Founder of the Happihub, Bangladesh

Prateek Jain, Managing Director of the AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre, India

Bipin Agravat, Investment Professional, India

Marcus Howard, Esports Advisor, USA

Dorothy Di Stefano, Linkedin Top Voice 2019, Australia

Rose Maghas, Member Of The Board Of Advisors at TTP Procurement Foundation, Kenya

Paul Babila Bengyella, Founder, Africa Business and Investment Summit, Cameroon

Collins Nnabugwu, Special Envoy, State of the African Diaspora, Nigeria

Andreea Avramescu, Web Consultant, Romania

Linda Grasso, Chief Operating Officer @dbi_srl, Italy

Istiaque Doza, Proprietor, B. Doza & Company, Bangladesh

Yaman Alaryan, Networking Manager at HASSAD - Agritech Accelerator, Jordan

Verónica Alvarez, Startups financing expert, Spain

Ambe Nickson che, Founder and CEO, ANC Stock Investment, Cameroon

Aleksandar Celeski, Executive Director, DUEL Consulting, North Macedonia

Joyce Kibet, Business & Social Innovation Consultant, Kenya

Sivalee Anantachart, Founder and Chief Media Specialist at Blockchain Mango, Thailand

Washaya Washaya, Startup school graduate - Y Combinator, Zimbabwe

Katarina Jagic, Independent EU Consultant, Croatia

Mahedi Hasan Omi, VC Investment Analyst at Adventure Capital, Bangladesh

Tajul Islam, Co-founder of the LegalSeba, Bangladesh

Seleu Kouengoua Reginald Hillary, Investment Analyst at the Mougano Invstment, Cameroon

Hind Ziane, Chief Executive Officer of the Génération politique , France

Nishant Mehta, Vendor CA at the Citibank , India

Yugansh Chokra, Founder and CEO of ShopNani, India

Fikri Syaryadi, Managing Director at the Antennae Capital Advisors, Indonesia

Adila Budullah, Director of Embrace Uniqueness, Mauritius

Eduardo Lopez, CEO of Grupo Dúo I Brand Consultant, Mexico

Ebere Akadiri, Founder and CEO of Rise and Lead, Netherlands

Olusoji Amusan, CEO of the Mo Glory , Nigeria

Funda Ibraimi, Estimating Manager at Ecolog International, North Macedonia

Dr Nisha Kohli, Founder and Executive Director of the Nichefin Consulting, Singapore

Phumza Dyani, Chief Innovation Officer at the Pan African Chamber of Commerce, South Africa

Sanville Moses, CEO at the Waymaker VentureSA, South Africa

Sonto Mayise, Acting Chief Convention Bureau Officer at KZN Covention Bureau, South Africa

Iddy John, Founder and CEO at Safari Wallet, Tanzania

Habibou Djibo Amadou, Principal Risk Management Officer at the West African Development Bank, Togo

Cassandra Carothers, Investor at the Upheaval Investments, USA

Abigail Bwalya, Principal Coordinator at the Charity Center for Children and Youth Development , Zambia

Adnan Shefkiu, Managing Director and Co-Founder at Agolli&Co., North Macedonia

Arthur Beihemuki, Partner at the Juniper Networks, Uganda

Ayse Kasikci, Investment Consultant, Turkey

Bolarinwa David, Head Of Payments. Digital Transactions {FINTECH} Financial Inclusion at the Digital Extra, Nigeria

Boran Kerim, CFO at the Teko Mining, Serbia

Claudio Chifa, CxO - Incident responder, DFIR, Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Innovation, Spain

Eltonjohn Dsouza, Founder of the QOLAB Solutions, India

Farouk Khailann, Ghana

George Solomon, Tanzania

Leslie Sapp, USA

Lukman Raimi, Nigeria

Mike Bondo, Co-founder of Go Global Impact Investment, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, Co-Founder of the Domineum, Nigeria

Mohamoud Abdi, Project Manager at the Hawte Investments, Somalia

Mpho R. Moloko, Founder & Director at AEP-NMR, South Africa

Neeti Mathur, Director at the Neeti Mathur Consulting Pvt, India

Nicolau Alexandra, Digital Transformation Enthusiast, Romania

Nina Womack, USA

Nitika Sonkhiya, Co-founder of the Onearth, India

Oscar Ndayisenga, Co-founder of the Burundi Investors Network (BIN), Burundi

Pietro Lanzarini, Co-founder and CEO of the Traxit, Italy

Poornanand Kulkarni, Founder of the CoachEd, India

Rahel Boon-Dejene, Founder & CEO of R&D Group and RBD Consultancy , Ethiopia

Samir Ceric, Executive Chairman at Mayfair Investment Club, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sylvester Uche, Nigeria

Vignesh Raja, Management Consultant, India

Ralph Pecker, Chief Executive Officer at Paycode (Pty), Zambia

George Dimitriou, Advisor at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Greece

Abid Malik, International Mentor, USA

Adetola Salau, Senior Special Assistant on STEM Education at the Lagos State Government, Nigeria

Aldi Rama, Founder of the iNext 3000, Germany

Can Izbul, Communications Consultant, Turkey

Derreka Rollins, CEO of the World Class Exchange LLC, USA

Prakash Sharma, Global Startup Ecosystem - Ambassador, India

Ezgi Ucaner-Flor, Chief Credit Officer at Business Impact NW, USA

Niraj Jain, Managing Partner at Jain Ambavat & Associates, India

Prashant Dua, Founder of the PitchWorks , India

Shalu Bhandari, Founder and CEO of the Chair Consulting, India

Swen Wegner, Founder & CEO at Mainstage Incubator , Germany

Yacine Keddou, Fashion Designer, Algeria

Anuuj Chauhan, India

Armagan Onder, Turkey

Arzu Atasoy, Turkey

Asha Auckloo, Mauritius

Cristina Sayra Swan-Awagah, Grenada

D.R. Sara, Montenegro

Debasis Chakraborty, India

Ekaete Ebiefie, Nigeria

Elias Tayeh, Lebanon

Gladys O. Yiadom, France

Junisa Precious Gbeteh Kallon, Sierra Leone

Katarina Strandberg, Sweden

Martin Kwame Awagah, Ghana

Monica Grant, United States of America

Monica Musungu, Kenya

Monique Custers, Netherlands

Murat Tasci, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Navalayo Osembo, Kenya

Raphael Ajalie, Liberia

Salim Msangi, Tanzania

Sandra Ofori, Ghana

Serpil Meto, Turkey

Sertac Oral, Turkey

Shivam Patel, India

Vasilisa Marinchuk, Russian Federation

William Kofi Horsu, Ghana

Prof. Leonid Nakov, Macedonia

Dr Norris Krueger, United States

Annette Houtekamer - Van Dam, Netherlands

Awatef Prenilla, Netherlands

Cavin Mugarura, Uganda

Cornelius Wicks, Netherlands

Eli Fletcher, United Kingdom

Eman Nooruddin, Bahrain

Harsh Patel, India

Ioannis Fragkos, Netherlands

Jonnathan Fabres Lobos, Chile

Juliette Mary van Iperen, Netherlands

Pelin Markirt, United Kingdom

Renedieu Kipoyi, Congo Dr

Shailesh Gaur, India

Ucheoma Lee Ohaeri, Nigeria

Din Alam, Germany

Firmin Rodrigue ADJIGUIDI, Senegal

Gregor Neggers, Netherlands

Ivan Yong Wei Kit, Singapore

Jason Han, Singapore

Kareem Shehadeh-Rifai, Germany

Kujtim Kerveshi, Kosovo

Pelin Muharremoglu, USA

Shah Ullah, Bangladesh

Shivanshu Dwivedi, India

Víctor Machín, Uruguay

Wassim Merheby, United Arab Emirates

Zhan Li, United Kingdom

Amritaa Sekhon, Australia

Archanna Gaarg, India

Daniel Aguirre Moreira, Brazil

Jacques Bikoundou, USA

Jazib Khan, Canada

Laitan Oduwaiye, Nigeria

Mahendra Bhandari, India

Nyasha Fraser Yerro, United Kingdom

Theophilus Cromwell Tsogbe, Ghana

Antoine Niragira, Founder DICOS Incubator LLP, Burundi

Armin Owsat, Co-Founder & Marketing Director Tissa Co, Iran

Ayisi Addo-Boafo, Technology Business & Strategy Professional SAS Finance Group, Ghana

Beverlin Hammett, Chief Executive Officer BH & Associates, USA

David Margolin, President VideoWAN, USA

Freddy Kanyama, Congo Equipment Caterpillar Advanced Technician, Congo DR

Gcina Dube, Managing Partner Lwati Loluhle Staffing Services, South Africa

Giustino Di Donato, Principal Chief Executive Officer Madihome srl, Italy

Hadiza Magoro, CEO and Co-founder Koya Capital , South Africa

Hassan Rengou Mfouakie, Founder and CEO World Youth Summit, Cameroon

Kabul Mohammad Hasan, Principal Daffodil Polytechnic Institute-DPI, Bangladesh

Lydia Saku, Director General Congo Opportunities Chamber of Commerce, Congo DR

Lydia Jones, Founder, CEO of the Housemates - Cheeky Lab, UK

Magda Jamal, Director International Business Development at the Sun Evo Technologies, Mozambique

Mariett Ramm, Editor In Chief The Billionaire Chronicle, France

Michael Lawal, Founder sendit.money, UK

Mkhululi Ndlovu, Managing Director Capesso, Zimbabwe

Mohamed Emera, Strategic Partnerships Development Manager S[k]aleUp Ventures, Egypt

Mohamed ElSokkary, Founder & Managing Director at Muslim PAY, Egypt

Ojo Kolawole, Chief Executive Officer Compunet, Nigeria

Razvan Rusu, Business Consultant JFK Global Markets Consulting, Romania

Saadia Lakehal, Founder Emperia Industries , Canada

Soumaya Fares, Consultant , Morocco

Sumaya Abdulsattar, Project Manager Youth Economic Empowerment Project, Yemen

Uthman Olalekan Shogo, Business-Leadership Coach , Nigeria

Victor Uche Obioma, Board Member VicFaus Integrated Solutions, Nigeria

Akshay Toshniwal, Founder and Director Techno Code LLP, India

Anna Tutova, Investor Relations and Business Development Manager AllianceAPI, Ukraine

Mckevin Ayaba, CEO Setup a Startup, South Africa

Michael Balogun, CEO tour2nigeria.com, Nigeria

Oludare Akinlaja, Managing Partner Oludare Akinlaja Research and Development Company, Nigeria

Prasad Palav, Founder and CEO Lokaleye, India

Rosita Bhagwandin, Founder Global Touch Group B.V, Netherlands

Sabnam Mostari, Assistant Professor Stamford University, Bangladesh

Stan Abraham, Senior Manager - Content Development & Conference Production ET Edge, India

Vijay Singh Rathore, Founding Partner Nucleus Advisors, India

Eloy Simoes, Consulting Partner Ambdextra, Brazil

Sayesha Dogra, President Finance Club Indian School of Business, India

Yasmin Alhilli, Founding Partner and Managing Director (Corporate Affairs) Miguel Pinto Barbosa and Co. W.L.L., Bahrain

Diana Sussman Tockstein, Partnerships Manager JCI - Junior Chamber International, USA

Eno Praise, Chief Strategist Todoroki Afrika, Nigeria

Eric Jindu, Founder Africa CEO TV, Nigeria

Hamid Sarrafha, CEO & Co-Founder at Medicalator - Health Startup Accelerator, Iran

Iskhak Boston, Co-Founder Retail Management Group, Kyrgyzstan

Jabulani Ndlovu, Member Pan African Innovations & Technology Development, South Africa

Kakajan Berdiyev, Co-Founder Oripar Trade & Consulting, Turkmenistan

Kevin Bessy, Founder & CEO Humdinner, Canada

Lisa Saacks, Partner & Revenue Architect Winning by Design, USA

Mirlan Dzhumagulov, Chief Executive Officer Fanki, Kyrgyzstan

Monir Kayro, CEO and Founder of Zinnia Group, Afghanistan

Murat Alikhanov, Founder and CEO 1Fit, Kazakhstan

Rossina Todorova, Marketing and Advertising Manager Stolichen Electrotransport EAD, Bulgaria

Sayed Ashraf Hashimi, CEO Afghanistan Yellow Pages, Afghanistan

Yakof Agius, Founder and CEO CiviQuo, Malta

Zerak Zaheen, CEO& Editor-in-chief Afghan News Box Agency, Afghanistan

Didierson Amuri, CEO & Founder Astech-Congo , Congo DR

Fabienne Antieme, Founder and Chief Executive Officer B-4PURPOSE, Canada

Fazel Rahman Qasemi, CEO and Founder iClick Digital Marketing and Advertising Agency, Afghanistan

Hassan Baan, Co-Founder Melkbama, Iran

Hermann Ngoy, Founder and CEO Eazy-Life, Congo DR

Josiah Danbaba Umar, Chief Technical Officer ACOB Lighting Technology , Nigeria

Kaahwa Rwamukaga, Managing Director Africa Agribusiness Services, Uganda

Karen Nyenga, Licensee – CEO Fine & Country , Zimbabwe

Keith Handura, Founder and Principal Consultant Pahee Consulting, Namibia

Laurianne Kamuyi, CEO and Founder Belkin Services, Congo DR

Mataka Mangbongase, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Africa Invest Networking, Congo DR

Mugabi Jonan, Chief Executive Officer Tuni Juice , Uganda

Osayi Igharo, Managing Partner Ripple VC, Nigeria

Sinmi Adeoye-Esene, Entrepreneur Daniola Corporation, Canada

Vahid Fakhr, Senior Venture Capital Associat at Lotus Parsian Investment Bank, Iran

Adeola Lawal, Nigeria

Ali Bayramov, Azarbaijan

Ali Amidi, Iran

Collins Okere, Nigeria

Damir Ibrahimagic Kopinic, Slovenia

Desderius Mbunda, Tanzania

Dorcas Uvat Samuel, Nigeria

Efam Ewere, Nigeria

Fatima Ahmed, Bahrain

Joao Unhay, Mozambique

John Odutemu, Nigeria

Kenny Williams, Nigeria

Mansi Dhanak, India

Marvin Andrew, Kenya

Mutanga Marie, Congo Dr

Nasibu Saidi, Tanzania

Nimisoere Tekena-Lawson, Nigeria

Nnamdi Aguh, Nigeria

Obaloluwa Adegbenro, Nigeria

Opeyemi Akinluyi, Nigeria

Oreofe Oluwadare, Nigeria

Paul Petros, South Africa

Sakhile Xulu, South Africa

Samuel Osho, Nigeria

Shalom Osho, Nigeria

Sorab Boubakour, Algeria

Tanya Gandhi, India

Treve Bashiru, Congo Dr

Vishal Naik, India

Abbas Abbasi, Iran

Aizhan Toktosheva, Kyrgyzstan

Basam Tahoor, Afghanistan

Can Demirel, Turkey

Danny Maalouly, Lebanon

Marlene Murphy, United Arab Emirates

Masoud Abdollahi, Iran

Mehdi Benallal, Belgium

Mercy Olorunfemi, Nigeria

Nataliia Limonova, Ukraine

Aniceto de Carvalho, Angola

Danielle Haylock-Roberts, Founding Member BAHRP Belize Association of Human Resource Professionals, Belize

Timothy Olawale, Implementation Team Lead SeamlessHR, Nigeria

Candelaria Primero Narvaez, Digital Marketing Lead / New Business Banco Santander, Argentina

David Berdichevsky, Co-Founder - Director Comercial Chile, Chile

Ahmad Mustafa Ghaznavi, CEO CodeZone, Afghanistan

Aimal Marjan, President and CEO at Baz International Consultancy , Afghanistan

Ana Filipovska, Social Entrepreneur WeCare Social Tech Business, North Macedonia

Dickson Mushabe, Chief Executive Officer Hostalite , Uganda

Khawar Baqi, CEO Syngenta, USA

Manu Seth, Chief Evangelist Officer SpeakingMindz, India

Martin Kanku, Founder Umoja Hub, Congo DR

Morgan Reynolds, Founder and CEO Turnkey Future, Canada

Narek Gevorgyan, Chief Executive Officer Starkflow, Ukraine

Olugbenga Ogunbowale, CEO Epowerng, Nigeria

Rajeev Talwar, Proprietor R Talwar & Associates, India

Sandra Moreno, Commercial Director HBB Distribution and Trading, Panama

Seye Olurotimi, Founder and President MSME AFRICA, Nigeria

Abiodun Lawal, Innovation Manager Seedstars, Nigeria

Adewale Ajiboye, Sales Development Manager Cadbury, Nigeria

Alireza Safahani, CEO learnix.ir, Iran

Anthony Onyemauwa, Founder and Chief Strategist Firebrand Marketing Solutions, Nigeria

Ashley  Stallworth, Founder and CEO Present Naturals Distributions, USA

Christina Taft, Founder and CEO Worldie, USA

David Aguilar, Winner of a World Guinness Record, Andorra

Edward Anassah, Founder Humble Beginning Entrepreneurs, Canada

Emmanuel Joel, Co-Founder and CEO Rescunomics LLC, USA

Fernando Rios, CEO Laboratorio de Apasionados, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Geofrey Oduwo, Technical Lead, Data Analytics and Reporting Q-Data & Mapping Services, Kenya

Imran Fahad, Founder and CEO Inspiring Bangladesh, Bangladesh

Mark Bordoloi, President Ekodus, USA

Olanrewaju Bello, Project Management Analyst of Business Transformation Transport Services, Nigeria

Shankar Raj Adhikari, Founder and Managing Director Namaste Engineering Consultancy, Nepal

Steve Cervantes, Mentor HSR Epicenter, Korea

Terry Metsch, President and Founder Spherical Economics, USA

Titus K. Suter, Founder and CEO at Eagle Wings Mentorship Academy, Kenya

Tyler Goodwin, Founding Partner Studio Meza, Kenya

Jaeyeong Park, Co-Founder & Retail Manager Terminal Korea, Korea

Luca Albertinazzi, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder Prosper Points, Chile

Adewunmi Gbolahan, CEO of Adewunmi’s Haven & Co, Nigeria

Afolabi Soaga, Strategy Lead FBNInsurance Brokers, Nigeria

Agunbiade Olusegun, Consumer Insight Manager FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Nigeria

Ayomide Ojo, Research Officer ASPIRE, University College, London (UCL) - International Institute of Tropical Agricultural (IITA), Nigeria

Collins Adipo, Chairman of the Board Jefferson Group, Kenya

Kennedy Kimani, Research Supervisor Nielsen Marketing ROI, Kenya

Maksat Astankulov, ICT Consultant Geek Space, Turkmenistan

Mehrdad Mehrbod, Head of Business Analysis Mofid Securities, Canada

Mirza Ali  Wasiq, CEO & Founder VEER Consultancy, Afghanistan

Nedeljko Milosavljević, President Business Innovation Alliance, Serbia

Oke Ariyibi, Associate Partner Kerum Services, Nigeria

Oladeji Yusuf, Projects and Marketing Manager SJY, Nigeria

Olufemi Ariyo, CTO – Cofounder SPay Business Solutions, Nigeria

Oluwasegun Abass, Managing Director ECOSTRONG, Nigeria

Suma  Khazmo, CEO and Founding Partner of Regal Optics and Medical Devices, Palestine

Uchenna Innocent, Digital Lead Ogilvy, Nigeria

Usman  Imanah, Chief Executive Officer FriskaLife, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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