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8B Enables African Brilliance to Have a Global Impact

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.

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.

8B Staff

Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire

Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire

Founder & CEO, 8B Education Investments

Bill Hubert

Bill Hubert

President, Head of Strategy and Operations

Ayman Awartani

Ayman Awartani

Chief Technology Officer

Chinesom Ejiasa

Chinesom Ejiasa

Chief Financial Officer

Sidumiso Sibanda

Sidumiso Sibanda

Head of Strategic Partnerships and Sales

Dr. Kate McCaffrey

Dr. Kate McCaffrey

VP of Talent, Organizational, and Student Development

Isaac Aboah

Isaac Aboah

Country Director, Ghana

Elijah Koome

Elijah Koome

Content Strategist

Pauline Muindi

Pauline Muindi

Researcher and Content Strategist

Jenna Regina

Jenna Regina

Country Manager, Uganda

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Mentors

8B connects our most committed students to a network of mentors and leaders across a diverse range of global industries. These experts form a deep bench of experience for students and young professionals to draw on. Our mentors know what it takes to succeed at a global scale, and they’re ready to provide the shoulders to stand on to get there.

Modesta Mahiga-Mbughuni

Modesta Mahiga-Mbughuni

Executive Leadership Coach, Modesta Africa

LLB, University of Durham
I am an International Management Consultant and one of Africa’s premier online Executive Coaches. 
Aarthi Belani

Aarthi Belani

Partner, Jones Day

JD, LLM, NYU School of Law
I focus on M&A and venture deals in tech and life sciences by representing strategic acquirers, especially in cross-border deals, venture capital funds, corporate venture capital, and emerging growth technology companies.
Alan Davidson

Alan Davidson

Executive Director, KenSAP

Doctor of Law (J.D.), Columbia Law School
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government, University of Michigan
With experience in community development, social impact measurement, and nonprofit management, I have helped grow both Kenya Scholar Access Program (KenSAP) and HALI Access Network.

Margaret Nyamumbo

Margaret Nyamumbo

Founder, Kahawa 1893 Coffee; Strategic Finance, Alto Pharmacy

MBA, Harvard Business School
BS, Smith College; BS, London School of Economics
My career spans finance, consulting, and startups. I have applied analytical and business skills to solve problems, design products, and drive growth. 
Clare Karabarinde

Clare Karabarinde

Senior Counsel, Executive Director at Rabobank Wholesale Banking North America

JD, Boston University School of Law
BA, Middlebury College
With a wide range of past firm experience, I leverage my degrees in economics and law as a leader in project finance, acquisition finance, and international desk.
Herman Bynke

Herman Bynke

Serial Entrepreneur

BS, Stockholms universitet
BS, State University of New York at New Paltz
As an entrepreneur and “relentless optimist,” I have made a career out of passionate problem solving through broad international business experience.
Jeremy Solomon

Jeremy Solomon

Principal, Nyca Partners

MBA, Harvard Business School
BS, Indiana University – Kelley School of Business
As an investor and Principal at Nyca, I lead this venture capital and advisory firm that focuses exclusively on fintech innovations working to transform payments, credit models, and financial infrastructure. 
Ati Okello Williams

Ati Okello Williams

Angel Investor & Principal, Honeycomb Residential

BA, York University
Not only am I an expert in income properties, construction and real estate development, I am also an experienced angel investor. 
Dr. Shaffiq Essajee

Dr. Shaffiq Essajee

Senior Advisor in HIV, UNICEF

MA, University of Cambridge; Fellowship Training, New York University
BS, University of California, San Francisco; BMBCh, University of Oxford
A seasoned professional in the international development and public health sector, I not only work at UNICEF, I am also an Assistant Professor at New York University.
Davis Balaba

Davis Balaba

Data Science Manager, Facebook

MBA, M.Sc., PhD, Georgia Tech
BS, Saint Louis University
Drawing from a background in aerospace engineering and business, I am an experienced data scientist, strategy, and analytics professional.
Judith Bosire

Judith Bosire

Economist, Deloitte; Co-Founder, DNA Romance

MA, Simon Fraser University; MA, University at Buffalo
BA, Mount Holyoke College
I apply economic analysis in an advisory context by providing strategic value to public and business leaders. 

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Advisors

Louis Bickford

Louis Bickford

Founder & CEO, Memria

Lindsay Beck

Lindsay Beck

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, NPX Inc.

Kofi Appenteng

Kofi Appenteng

President & CEO, Africa-America Institute

Joanna Massey

Joanna Massey

Serial EPresident & CEO, JDMA Inc & Managing Director, Golden Seed

Francis Gagnon

Francis Gagnon

Founder, Voilà Information Design

Amini Kajunju

Amini Kajunju

Executive Director, IUGB Foundation Inc.

Ilda Kuleba

Ilda Kuleba

Country Director (Mozambique), Mothers2Mothers

Wanjira Mathai

Wanjira Mathai

Vice President & Regional Director (Africa), World Resources Institute

Oyama Mabandla

Oyama Mabandla

Executive Chairman at African Phoenix Investments

Laila Macharia

Laila Macharia

Chair, Africa Digital Media Institute

Rocky Motwani

Rocky Motwani

Co-Founder & CFO, Jiko

Joshua Oigara

Joshua Oigara

CEO and Managing Director, KCB Group

Martin Netley

Martin Netley

Operations at Advisors Capital Management

Joshua Bosire

Joshua Bosire

Vice President, Cooper University Health Care

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