Top 50 African and Afro-Caribbean Leaders In The UK 2018

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Portsmouth UK

25 April 2018


African Leadership magazine has released its Top 50 African and Afro-Caribbean leaders in the UK for the year 2018. This inaugural list, which is not arranged in any particular order of importance, is aimed at recognising and celebrating outstanding contributions to the socio-economic development and leadership influence in the African / Afro-Caribbean communities in the United Kingdom.

According to the Publisher & CEO of African Leadership magazine, Ken Giami; “these distinguished change-makers are positively influencing their local communities and the larger society, changing the negative narrative often linked to minorities and people of colour”. According to Giami, a special edition of the African Leadership magazine shall be dedicated to these trailblazers to be unveiled at the special presentation ceremony and Gala for all the listed leaders billed to hold on 14 June 2018 at the London Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair London. The 2018 honourees are drawn from across diverse industries, Sports, Journalism and Charity organizations. The full list is as below

  • Dame Vivian Hunt: Managing Partner UK & Ireland, McKinsey & Co.
  • Sir Kenneth Olisa: Business Leader
  • Dr Clare Eluka: Founder, Premae Skincare
  • Dr Brawn Miranda: Founder, Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation
  • Sapphire Gray: CEO SG Business Consultancy
  • Tony Tiyou: Founder Renewables in Africa
  • Dentaa Amoateng – CEO, GUBA
  • Rosalind Howells, Baroness Howells of Saint Davids
  • Nefateri Asantewa: CEO, Nsaa Nefateri
  • Tim Campbell: Business Man.
  • Kubi Springer: CEO, She builds Brands
  • Mo Obadina: CEO, Mo’s MOJO
  • Alexander Amosu: Owner of Alexander Amosu brand
  • Dwain Reid: Business Leader
  • Rachel Wang: Director, Chocolate Films
  • Karen Blackett: Chairperson, MediaCom UK
  • Mo Ibrahim: Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Tidjane Thiam: CEO, Credit Suisse
  • Trevor Phillips, Fmr Chair, Commission for Equality and Human Rights
  • David Lammy, Member of Parliament
  • John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • Carol Lake, Managing Director & Head of Philanthropy, JP Morgan
  • Tunji Akinkotun, Cisco Africa
  • Isha Sesay, Journalist
  • Jamal Edwards, Founder SBTV
  • Alistair Soyode, Ben TV
  • Adebayo Ogunlesi, Chairman Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Rev. Joel Edwards, Advocacy Director, Christian Solidarity Worldwide
  • Trevor Faure, Global Head of Legal, Ernst&Young
  • Levi Roots (Keith Graham), Restauranteer, Musician and Entrepreneur
  • Ozwald Boateng, CEO Ozwald Boateng Fashion line
  • Professor Stanley Okolo, Executive Director WAHO
  • Matthew Ryder QC, London City Hall
  • Edward Kobina Eninful, Editor in Chief British Vogue Magazine
  • Ric Lewis, CEO Tristan Capital Partners
  • Ismail Ahmed, Founder/CEO World Remit
  • Sharon White, Chief Executive, OFCOM
  • Zeinab Badawi, Journalist
  • Tom Ilube, Entrepreneur
  • Jonathan Akwue, Managing Partner DigitasLBi
  • Stanley Musesengwa, Managing Partner, Takura Capital Partners
  • Heather Rabbatas, Solicitor, Broadcaster, Businesswoman
  • Matthew Ashimolowo, Senior Pastor KICC
  • Kate Osamor, MP
  • Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE
  • Joel Edwards, Advocacy Director, Christian Solidarity Worldwide
  • Bishop John Francis, Founder Ruach City Church
  • Agu Irukwu, RCCG Jesus House
  • Anthony Joshua, Boxer
  • Dianne Abbott, MP


About African Leadership Magazine

The African Leadership magazine is published by African Leadership (UK) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom (Company No. 07435198). The magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today. Followed by over 800,000 people on Facebook alone, and several others on other social media platforms, the magazine has continued to celebrate and shine the spotlight on exceptional African achievement, leadership and contributions to humanity everywhere.




Grace Sinou


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