IGD’s Frontier Leaders are CEOs and senior executives from sector-leading companies operating on the African continent. Our unparalleled network of global companies includes Microsoft, Dangote Industries, Africa Finance Corporation, Econet Wireless Global, Illovo, Visa, and General Electric, and Pearson, among others.

We exclusively recruit CEOs and senior executives with the authority to set business strategy and designate necessary resources to invest capital in scaling their businesses to achieve inclusive growth that benefits whole societies.


Frontier Leader List

IGD Frontier Leaders are an exclusive network of CEOs and senior executives from sector-leading companies in the United States, Africa, Europe, and Asia:

African Companies

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)
Frontier 100 Leader
Dr. Benedict Okey Oramah, President & Chairman

ALPHA BTPFrontier 100 Leader
Fatoumata Binta Diallo, General Director

Banco Angolano de Investimentos (BAI), Frontier 100 Leader
José de Lima Massano, CEO

Construction Kaiser Ltd, Frontier 100 Leader
Igbuan Okaisabor, Vice Chairman & CEO

EAI Information SystemsFrontier 100 Leader
Matt Essieh, President & CEO
United States (Headquarters)

Les Eaux Minérales d’Oulmès
Frontier 100 Leader
Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun, President

Export Trading Group (ETG), Frontier 100 Founder

Mahesh Patel, Chairman & CEO

Horyal Investment Holding Company LimitedFrontier 100 Leader
Dr. Osman Amina Hersi Moghe, CEO

IBCS SarlFrontier 100 Leader
Boukary Ouedraogo, Founder, President & CEO
Burkina Faso

Illovo Sugar Ltd, Frontier 100 Leader
Gavin Dalgleish, Managing Executive Director
South Africa

Loita Capital Partners International Limited
, Frontier 100 Leader
N. Justin Chinyanta, Chairman & CEO

Maghreb Industries, Frontier 100 Leader
Hakim Marrakchi, Managing Director

Regency Global, Institutional Associate
Dr. Richard Kyle, Executive Director
South Africa

Saroafrica International, Frontier 100 Leader
Rasheed Sarumi, CEO

Seed Co Ltd., Frontier 100 Leader
Morgan Nzwere, Group CEO

Dave Clements
Managing Director

SeekewaFrontier Leader (Institutional Associate)
Fred Zamble, CEO
Cote d’Ivoire

Wilbahi Group, Frontier 100 Leader
Wilma Aguele, CEO

Yellowwoods Ventures Investments
, Frontier 100 Leader
Nicola Galombik, Executive Director

Yeshi Group, Frontier 100 Leader
Yohannes Mekbebe, General Manager
Côte d’Ivoire


Asian Companies

United Phosphorus Limited, Frontier 100 Leader
Jai Shroff, Global CEO

U.S and European Companies

Chevron Corporation
Frontier 100 Leader
Mamadou Beye, Manager, International Government Affairs
United States

Covington & Burling LLPFrontier 100 Leader
Witney Schneidman, Senior International Advisor
United States

Endeavor EnergyFrontier 100 Founder
Sean Long, CEO
United States

FAYUS INC.Frontier 100 Founder
Fatai Yusufu, President & CEO
United States

Hilltop Global Group, Institutional Associate
Phil Agbeko, Founding Partner
United States

Microsoft Corporation
Frontier 100 Leader
Louis Otieno, Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs – Africa Initiatives
United States

National Electric Power Company (NEPC)Frontier 100 Leader
Darko Tamindzic, Chairman
United States

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLPFrontier 100 Leader
Pascal Agboyibor, Partner, Energy & Infrastructure
United States

Pricewaterhouse CoopersFrontier 100 Leader
Taiwo Oyedele, Partner/ Head of Tax & Corporate Advisory
United States/United Kingdom

Schaffer International Services LLCFrontier 100 Leader
Geralyn Contini, CEO
United States

SkyPower GlobalFrontier 100 Leader
Kerry Adler, President & CEO

Trimble Navigation, Ltd., Frontier 100 Leader
Stefano Ghielmetti, Director, International Business Development
United States

The Yield Lab Institute, Institutional Associate
Thad Simons, Managing Director
United States