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    Mentoring is About Sharing Experiences – Tinashe Gombiro

    The art of Mentorship is a critical pillar of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. Mentors are selected for their expertise, passion for Africa’s economic growth and alignment to the programme vision and mission. They bring their substantial experience in business, supporting new entrepreneurs to grow and develop; and ability to share successes and failures to help …

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  • Meet Karin Jesuis as She Fuels the Fire Of African Entrepreneurship

    “I saw the write up of the first TEF Forum and was hooked. Mr Tony had started the ball rolling for Africa’s emancipation, I wanted to be part of it.” Karin is an executive management professional with more than 25 years of experience in both private and public sector. She is the owner of HMK …

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  • Meet Yolanda Shields, The Veteran Coach

    Yolanda Shields, founder and CEO of YES Builds Coaching & Consulting, is a global business advisor, strategist and best-selling author who has over 20 years of experience as a business leader. Based in the United States, she has a burning drive from the entrepreneurship ecosystem, having travelled extensively throughout the United States, France and Africa. …

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  • Meet Tânia Tomé, A Trailblazer Extraordinaire

    Tânia Tomé is the founder and CEO of Ecokaya, an Investment and advisory firm whose aim is to identify and develop business opportunities located in Mozambique and in Portuguese Speaking Countries. In addition to this, she is an economist, mentor, coach, entrepreneur, TV Personality, author and brand ambassador. With numerous awards to her name, she …

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  • Meet Walter Emiedafe, The Man Who Gives Back

    As a graduate of statistics with twelve years of experience in Business Administration and Project Management, Walter Emiedafe, a mentor based in Oyo State, Nigeria, decided to give back the world of business by offering his services as a Tony Elumelu Foundation Mentor in 2016. Having worked as a mentor on the Entrepreneurship Programme for …

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  • Paying it Forward Through Mentorship: Meet Ayo Sopitan, a TEF Mentor

    “I’m a strong believer in the idea that almost nothing is impossible. I bring this mindset to my entrepreneurial activities. – Ayo Sopitan Ayo Sopitan is a Nigerian entrepreneur and mentor on the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. Through his professional career, he has worked on projects in over 20 countries in 3 continents with international …

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  • Meet Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Mentor, Iselle Akwoue

    Iselle Akwoue took the leap into the unknown platform of being an entrepreneur when the oil crisis hit her country – Gabon. At that time most private companies had reduced their spend, and there was a major challenge of organisations been focused on daily management that they failed to see what you could be done …

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