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8B Transforms Student Outcomes

8B is a social impact fintech enabling African brilliance to have a global impact. ​​We are the first company focused exclusively on providing end-to-end value to global Africans. We envision a world where the frictions restricting African talent are eliminated and the continent’s immense well of imagination goes global.

We Provide An Ecosystem Of Support:

Global Study Resources

Access to free, curated, relevant information & resources designed to help you succeed on a global scale

Scholarship Database

Browse a database of scholarships for African applicants alongside comparison tools for best-fit private financing

Streamlined Application

Get application organization, document storage, and document review all in one central place

Employment Pathways

Prepare for a global career with our job search platform and learning pathways designed to upskill

Unlocking African Students' access to global education and opportunities!

Watch the video and learn how 8B is creating change in the world as Lydiah Kemunto Bosire discusses inequality and higher education.

We provide the first end-to-end solution enabling African brilliance to have a global impact.

Exclusivity

We focus exclusively on the African continent because those students have overcome impossible challenges to become the next Global Generation.

Flexibility

We offer students options. They can choose the kinds of support they need – university search, application prep, financing, networking, or career building. We’re here through the entire process.

Value Added

Students get access to FREE services, including 8B-curated resources on writing, testing, financial literacy, and stories from current and former African global students on how to build success.

Join the 8B Community

Connect with peers, gain access to tools and resources, discover new opportunities and thrive with meaningful information curated to support your success.

Meet Our Team

8B is a social impact fintech enabling African brilliance to have a global impact. ​​We are the first company focused exclusively on providing end-to-end value to global Africans. We envision a world where the frictions restricting African talent are eliminated and the continent’s immense well of imagination goes global.

Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire

Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire

Founder & CEO, 8B Education Investments

For Lydiah, 8B’s mission is personal. 8B Education Investments was born from Lydiah’s time developing strategy and innovation with global implications.

Bill Hubert

Bill Hubert

President, Head of Strategy and Operations

Bill is dedicated to building trust through transparency. He has successfully built (and sold) multiple in demand fintech and service based businesses.

Ayman Awartani

Ayman Awartani

Chief Technology Officer

Ayman comes to us 8B via Founder Therapy. He is an expert Software Engineer with a business mindset.

Chinesom Ejiasa

Chinesom Ejiasa

Chief Financial Officer

Chinesom is a founder in the Africa education space, most recently at Sums 15 Holdings. He has held numerous positions in global finance, including as a Managing Director at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and Operations Manager at Clayton Fixed Income Services. He studied economics at Colorado College and holds an MBA from The Darden School of Business.

Sidumiso Sibanda

Sidumiso Sibanda

Head of Strategic Partnerships and Sales

Sidumiso joined 8B after six years as Managing Director of SEO Africa. She previously worked as an investment banker at HSBC, Houlihan Lokey and the Rothschild Group. More recently she has been an advisor and consultant to African and European companies with a focus on the future of learning and the future of work. Sidumiso holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Sheffield.

Dr. Kate McCaffrey

Dr. Kate McCaffrey

VP of Talent, Organizational, and Student Development

Kate serves 8B in providing a focus on the human side of the organization related to talent management, development and helping members of the team achieve. 

Isaac Aboah

Isaac Aboah

Country Director, Ghana

Isaac brings years of experience in Ghana’s non-profit and student outreach sectors to his role recruiting and onboarding students to the 8B platform. 

Elijah Koome

Elijah Koome

Content Strategist

Elijah is a writer, researcher, and content strategist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously he worked at Hale Education Group in Dubai where he acted as a university admissions counselor and writing coach for high school students.
Pauline Muindi

Pauline Muindi

Researcher and Content Strategist

Pauline has over a decade of experience as a journalist and expert researcher. She has served as Editor-in-Chief at multiple publications and is adept at online marketing. 

Jenna Regina

Jenna Regina

Country Manager, Uganda

Jenna is 8B Education’s Country Manager in Uganda. Prior to 8B, Jenna worked as a sales person for Prudential Assurance. Jenna also founded a travel and tour company where she gained extensive experience managing day to day budgetary operations, generating new leads, and developing new marketing strategies. 

Brian Attridge

Brian Attridge

COO & Director of Sales

Brian Attridge currently serves as the COO and Director of Sales at 8B Education.  Brian has been an operations and marketing management executive with 15+ years experience launching large volume, award-winning student loan programs, which includes programs at Wachovia, Campus Partners, PenFed Credit Union, and Purefy. His expertise covers strategic planning and execution, loan processing, team building, risk and compliance management, reporting, and business development

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