Happy New Year 2017!

Wishing you all a blessed, joyous, and prosperous New Year 2017!

 

Thanks to our wonderful WCA community & team for making 2016 such a great year for Club, with 2017 even more exciting and

value-add for members.

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Lisa Lambie WG’98

WCA President

Not yet a Club Member? Get engaged  in 2017 and join Club today! 

Take advantage and start enjoying all Club resources, plus connect with members across Africa & globally including:

Member Business Directory, Webinars, Job Postings, Club Media, Club subscriptions;

Networking Forums (WCA Executive Network, WCA Family Office Network, Investor Deal Forum);

Member Cocktails, Executive Speaker Series, Dinners, Investor Roadshows, and of course Club's flagship Executive Investment Summit.

 

Join WCA Team! Nominations for 2017 Directors, Co-Presidents, and Vice Presidents are due February 6 

 

Finally,we are delighted that Club closed 2016 with the launch of the:

WCA MBA Scholarship Fund for Wharton/Lauder MBA Admits from Africa.

 See Website for details - Club appreciates your support - Thank You!

Welcome to the WCA Community with warm Wharton/Penn friendship!

 

The Wharton Club of Africa

The Wharton Club of Africa (WCA) incorporated in September 2013 in Mauritius (non-profit GBC2 organisation), is recognised by The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), as the official Wharton Alumni Association (both the Regional Club for Africa and an Affinity Club) for all Wharton Alumni (across Africa and globally) with a Mission to support the Africa business interests, education (incl. supporting the school in its Africa recruiting activities), and social activities of its Members, as well as, to promote the Wharton Brand in Africa. In 2015, WCA incorporated its fully-owned subsidary in Delaware, USA to facilitate its US banking operations for its e-commerce, in addition to its Mauritius bank. WCA has amongst the largest Wharton Alumni Club networks outside the USA, with an elected Board of Directors, Club Officers, as well as, Africa Country Directors, Sector Chairs, and Executive Advisory Board. The Club recently launched its Club Website (replacing legacy LinkedIn Group), as well as, Membership Dues.  Membership consists of all Wharton Degrees (MBA, PhD, Executive MBA AMP, Undergraduate), Wharton Faculty, Wharton Fellows (12 Fellows Program), Wharton/Lauder MBA students, and alumni with Graduate Degrees of the University of Pennsylvania.. 

AUDITOR

AUDITOR

LEGAL COUNSEL

LEGAL COUNSEL

BANK

BANK

INSURANCE

INSURANCE

WEBSITE

WEBSITE
 

EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD

Advisory Board Members are appointed by the Board of Directors.

andy kawa   sirpaul   gachora   amaechi
Andy Kawa WG’83
Chairman, Chuma Holdings
(Since: Nov 2015)
Sir Paul R. Judge WG'73
Director, Abraaj Group
(Since: Jan 2015)
  John Gachora WG'02
Group CEO, NIC Bank
(Since: Sept 2014)
  Amaechi Ndili WG’97
Chairman, Lionstone Group
(Since: Sept 2013)

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Directors are elected for a term of 2 years.

lisa      

Lisa Lambie WG’98
President & Co-Founder
Managing Partner, Satatt

(2nd Term expires Feb 2017)

mutuma  

Mutuma Marangu WG’89
Director
Director, Sage Intl Investments
Shareholder, Green Resources

(1st Term expires Nov 2017)

ArmelK  

Armel Kouassi WG’09
Director
Director, State Street

(2nd Term expires Jan 2018)

 rosenfeld  

Sam Rosenfeld WG’08
Director

Founder, Verdigris

(1st Term expires May 2017)

chinedu2  

Chinedu Okpareke WG’06
Director
Deputy MD, Sahara Infrastructure & VC Co.

(1st Term expires Dec 2017)

 rizwana  

Rizwana Ameer Meea
Director & Corporate Secretary
CEO, Sphere Management (Mauritius)

Direct: 00-230-211-6726

Mobile:00-230-542-368-66

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Club Officers are elected for a term of 2 years. All Directors are also Club Officers.

bryan mccoy 

Bryan McCoy WG’12
Vice President, Strategy

CEO, Yalelo Inc

(1st Term expires Nov 2017)

 
      Kakembo  

David Kakembo WG’09
Vice President, Membership

CEO, Amika Group

(1st Term expires Nov 2017)

 website flasher adarsh pic

Adarsh Shah W’05
Vice President, Membership

CEO, Designwear Limited


(1st Term expires Nov 2018)

 patrick attoungbre

Patrick Attoungbre WG’11
Vice President, Corporate Partners

Head, Mobile Financial Services (MTN)

(1st Term expires Nov 17)

 Chiappini R new

Robel Chiappini WG'18
Vice President,

Wharton/Lauder Student Liason

(1st Term expires Nov 18)

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Charleen new

 

   

Charleen Plante
PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Skype: charleen.plante


 

 

 

Any Country Directors elected prior to Nov 2015 (not meeting updated WCA Member Scheme) were approved by Board to continue in role as WCA Members.

ANGOLA

ANGOLA
Frank Luongo WG'04

CAMEROON

CAMEROON
Henri Job WG'04

CAMEROON

CAMEROON
Kingsley Pungong WG'07

CHINA

CHINA
James Wilson WG'11

DRC

DRC
Cesar Augustus Grullon WG'02

DRC

DRC
Patrick Attoungbre WG'11

ETHIOPIA

ETHIOPIA
Kishen Raval WE

GHANA

GHANA
Buddy Buruku WG'08

KENYA

KENYA
CJ Bak WG'13

KENYA

KENYA
Adarsh Shah W'05

MALAWI

MALAWI
Donald Greenberg WG'80

MOROCCO

MOROCCO
Deborah McArthur WG AMP'13

NIGERIA

NIGERIA
Chinedu Okpareke WG'06

SIERRA LEONE

SIERRA LEONE
Karefa Kargbo WG AMP'11

SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA
Tony Ndegwa WG'08

SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA
Bendjin Kpeglo WG'11

SWITZERLAND

SWITZERLAND
Jean-Philippe de Shrevel WG'96

UGANDA

UGANDA
David Kakembo WG'09

USA

USA
Mindy Feldman WG'87

USA

USA
Armel Kouassi WG'09

ZAMBIA

ZAMBIA
Bryan McCoy WG'12

 

Interested in chairing or co-charing a Sector Group or Club Forum? Welcome! please e-mail

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Eghosa Omoigui Penn LLM'93

VENTURE CAPITAL

VENTURE CAPITAL
Pardon Makumbe WG'13

FAMILY OFFICES

FAMILY OFFICES
Lauren Cochran WG'09