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

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
, Frontier 100 Leader
Andrew Alli, President & CEO

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

Afriland First GroupFrontier 100 Leader
Paul K. Fokam, Chairman & CEO

ALPHA BTPFrontier 100 Leader
Fatoumata Binta Diallo, General Director

Atlantic Imperial Limited, Frontier 100 Leader
Bassey Essien, Managing Director

Attijariwafa Bank
Frontier 100 Leader
Ismail Douiri, Co-Chief Executive

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

Banque Nationale de MauritanieFrontier 100 Leader
Mohamed Noueigued, President & CEO

BMCE Bank/Bank of AfricaFrontier 100 Founder
Aziz Mekouar, Board Member

Black Rhino Group, Frontier 100 Founder

Brian Herlihy
CEO, Black Rhino Group and Former CEO & Founder, SEACOM, LTD                                     Uganda

Computer Warehouse Group (CWG)
, Frontier 100 Leader
James Agada, Group CEO

Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI), Frontier 100 Leader
Guy M’Bengue, Administrateur
Côte d’Ivoire

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

Dangote Industries LtdFrontier 100 Leader
Abdu Mukhtar,  Group Chief Strategy Officer

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

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

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
, Frontier 100 Founder
Temitope Oshikoya, Senior Advisor

Econet Wireless Global Ltd
Frontier 100 Founder
Craig Fitzgerald, Group CEO
South Africa

Equity Bank Limited, Frontier 100 Founder

James Mwangi, CEO & Managing Director

Ettolba Group, Frontier 100 Founder

Meriem Ettolba, CEO

Export Trading Group (ETG), Frontier 100 Founder

Mahesh Patel, Chairman & CEO

Groupe A.O.NFrontier 100 Leader
Mohamed Ould Lahah, Chief Executive

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

Main One Cable Company Limited, Frontier 100 Leader
Funke Opeke, CEO

Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania (MeTL), Frontier 100 Founder
Mohammed Dewji, Group CEO

OCP GroupFrontier 100 Founder
Mostafa Terrab, Chairman & CEO

Press Corporation Limited (PCL)
Frontier 100 Leader

Quality Chemical Industries Ltd. (QCIL)

Emmanuel Katongole, CEO

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

Société Ivoirienne de Manutention Et De Transit (SIMAT), Frontier 100 Leader
Stéphane Eholié, Chairman & CEO
Côte 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

Balance and Peace Industrial Consulting, Frontier 100 Leader
Helen Hai Yu, CEO

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS)Frontier 100 Founder
Shahzaad Dalal, Vice Chairman, IL&FS Investment Managers

Kanoria GroupFrontier 100 Leader
Ajay Kanoria, Chairman

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

U.S and European Companies

American Capital Energy & Infrastructure
Frontier 100 Founder
Paul T. Hanrahan, CEO

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

Frontier 100 Leader
Joseph C. Brandt, President & CEO
United States

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

DentonsFrontier 100 Leader
Jonathan Cahn, Partner
United States

Emerging Capital Partners LLC (ECP)
Frontier 100 Founder
Vincent Le Guennou, Managing Director, Founding Partner & Co-CEO

Endeavor EnergyFrontier 100 Founder
Sean Long, CEO
United States

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

Gate Global ImpactFrontier 100 Leader
Vincent Molinari, Co-Founder & CEO
United States

General Electric, Co-Founder & CEO, Frontier 100 Founder
Nils Tcheyan, Director, Government Affairs & Policy, Africa
United States

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

International Green Structures (IGS)Frontier 100 Leader
Richard China, President & CEO
United States

Kosmos Energy, Frontier 100 Leader
William Hayes, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
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

Pearson PLC
Frontier 100 Leader
Amanda Gardiner, Director of Partnerships
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

Smith-Charles Associates, Inc.Frontier 100 Leader
Darren N. Moore, Executive Director
United States

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)Frontier 100 Founder
Vibhuti Sharma, Managing Director & Global Head
United Kingdom

Symbion Power, LLC
Frontier 100 Founder
Paul Hinks, CEO
United States

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

Visa Inc.
Frontier 100 Founder
Stephen Kehoe, Head of Global Financial Inclusion
United States

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



Eleni Gabre-Madhin
, Frontier 100 Leader
eleni LLC

Frederick Goldberg, Frontier 100 Leader
Co-Founder, Principal, & Director
Saltchuk Resources Inc.

James A. Harmon, Frontier 100 Leader
Founder & CEO
Harmon & Co.

Kenneth Ofori-Atta
, Frontier 100 Leader
Former Executive Chairman & 
Databank Group

Jennifer Potter, Frontier 100 Leader
Former President & CEO
Initiative for Global Development

Thad Simons, Frontier 100 Leader
Former President & CEO
Novus International, Inc.

President, Board of Directors

Paul Stebbins, Frontier 100 Leader
Executive Chairman
World Fuel Services Corporation