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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.
Executive Leadership Coach, Modesta Africa
I am an International Management Consultant and one of Africa’s premier online Executive Coaches.
Partner, Jones Day
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.
Executive Director, KenSAP
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.
Founder, Kahawa 1893 Coffee; Strategic Finance, Alto Pharmacy
My career spans finance, consulting, and startups. I have applied analytical and business skills to solve problems, design products, and drive growth.
Senior Counsel, Executive Director at Rabobank Wholesale Banking North America
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.
Principal, Nyca Partners
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
Angel Investor & Principal, Honeycomb Residential
Not only am I an expert in income properties, construction and real estate development, I am also an experienced angel investor.
Dr. Shaffiq Essajee
Senior Advisor in HIV, UNICEF
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.
Data Science Manager, Facebook
Economist, Deloitte; Co-Founder, DNA Romance
I apply economic analysis in an advisory context by providing strategic value to public and business leaders.
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My name is Dancan Onyango and I’m Kenyan by birth. I recently moved to California after spending over 3 years in the Greater Boston area. I am part...
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