Former program manager for capacity building in negotiations of trade agreements at the International Organization of La Francophonie. Coordinator of the Chairmanship Support Cell of the Ministerial Platform for Coordination of Strategies for the Sahel.
The partner of choice for Fortune 500 companies, TWG has facilitated billions of dollars in capital flows and investments across the Continent and recently started making its own direct investments in African companies. Rosa Whitaker was one of the hands-on architects of the historic African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), America’s first comprehensive trade law with African countries. AGOA provides duty -free access to the US market for essentially all African-made products. AGOA continues to be the center-piece of US-Africa economic policy.
He is the Founder & Chairperson of the Democracy Works Foundation (www.democracyworks.org.za).
He was former Senior Associate & Program Director, Africa Asia Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Previously he was Senior Associate Member & Oppenheimer Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. He was Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE); and Course-Leader, New School University, New York.
She is the first African woman to be a Head of Private Banking in Absa. She is the Chairperson of Women in Business at Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She was a finalist in the Business Women's Association Regional Business Awards in 2013. Mpume holds a number qualifications from Marketing Diploma, BCom Finance and Strategic Management, MBA in Investment Management and Nexus Leadership From GIBS. She is also a qualified Image, Etiquette and Protocol Consultant from The European School of Protocol in Belgium and Colourworks International.
Prior to this, she worked for the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and VillageGroup*. Polyglot, she is perfectly fluent in French, English and German. Michaella is a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and the Outgoing Curator of the Kigali Shapers Hub. She is a member of the „Davos50“and spoke on matters related to youth, leadership and development at the World Economic Forum 2017.