Andrews Ayiku


Andrews Ayiku started collaborating with the E4Impact initiative in 2013 as a Business Coach in the Ghana MBA. In 2017, he was appointed Manager of West Africa. Before joining E4Impact. Andrews has over 16 years’ experience in business model innovation, business development, microfinancing, SMEs capacity building, program design, customer service, customer experience and branding. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program for Advanced Scholars at the University of New Brunswick, Canada to research into Entrepreneurship Marketing and Business Strategy. He has been consulting for projects across several industries including agri-business, green projects, renewable energy etc. Andrews worked at the United Bank for Africa, Innovative Microfinance Limited, Digicast Logistics, Midland Savings and Loans, GIZ, Impact Investing Ghana, and Ministry of Finance and Economic planning. Andrews is a Lecturer in the Marketing Department and Coordinator for the MBA Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Professional Studies Accra. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration, Masters Business Administration with specialization in Marketing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, and holds a Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing-UK and a Full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG).

David Cheboryot


David started collaborating with the E4Impact initiative in 2010 as a project leader in the Kenyan MBA, in 2015 he became Manager of East Africa operations of the E4Impact Foundation and later Director of Entrepreneurship Centers. Prior to joining E4Impact, David was the managing director of CoWA, a Kenyan Local NGO focused on training SMEs in income-generating activities and employment linkages. On a regular basis, David authors tips to start-ups gleaned from engaging with E4Impact entrepreneurs from East Africa to the general public on the weekly column ‘The Startup Garage’ published in print and online by Kenyan The Standard Newspaper. He holds a degree in law from the University of Nairobi (2004) and an MBA in Management from the Università Cattolica of Milan (2006). He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Entrepreneurship at Tangaza University as well as lecturing in Business Modeling, creativity & Innovation and Business Planning. 

Giacomo Ciambotti


Giacomo Ciambotti is Assistant Professor of Strategy at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He joined E4Impact in 2016, and since that time he has been involved as visiting lecturer in many African countries, teaching Accounting, Financial Planning and Entrepreneurial Finance in several MBA programs in Impact Entrepreneurship in Africa. He has visited as scholar several times the following universities: Tangaza University College (Kenya), Uganda Martyrs University (Uganda), Catholic University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe), UMST (Sudan), University of Rwanda (Rwanda), St. Mary University (Ethiopia), ISM of Dakar (Senegal). His research involves the investigation of social entrepreneurship and management of enterprises in Africa. He is also coordinating the research team in E4Impact and in the Pan Africa Alliance, with the purpose of strengthen the research projects and conduct and publish relevant studies at the intersection of entrepreneurship, management and social impact.

Alessandro Giudici


Alessandro is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Modular Executive MBA at The Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London. His research investigates innovation in entrepreneurial ecosystems mainly from the perspective of ‘pro-social’ intermediary organizations such as incubators, accelerators, venture associations, government agencies, etc. He is particularly interested in business model innovation, particularly if digitally-enabled and for social innovation, in Sub-Saharan Africa where he regularly collaborates with E4Impact on research projects. In 2020, Alessandro was included in Poets & Quants’ “Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors” list, with the highest number of votes on record.

Bradley Googins


Bradley is a Visiting Professor of Strategy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, where he started collaborating in 2011. He became Senior Fellow of the E4impact Foundation in 2015 and currently serves as a strategy professor in several E4impact M.B.A.s in Africa. He’s also Senior Fellow at the Lewis Institute on Social Innovation Babson College. His primary focus is on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He was a Professor in Organizational Studies (Ret) at the Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.
From 1997-2009, he was also the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, a research and education center that served as a leading voice in the U.S. on the role of business in society. Prior to Boston College, he was a professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston University, where he founded the Center for Work & Family. He was a National Kellogg Leadership Fellow from 1989- 1992. Prof. Googins has authored dozens of books and articles on corporate issues and sits on the review board of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship and several advisory boards. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy from The Heller Graduate School at Brandeis University, an M.S.W. and a B.A. in philosophy and sociology from Boston College.

Felix Idraku


Felix Idraku is the Program Leader and Business and Finance Coach. He is a member of the E4Impact MBA Faculty of Business Administration and Management at the Uganda Martyrs University (Nkozi). His duties and responsibilities involve strategic development of the E4Impact MBA program, teaching Staff management, implementing the MBA marketing Strategy, Coordination of Students recruitment and selection, Budget and economic sustainability, development of network in the business community and curriculum fine-tuning. He ensures  that the course material is applied to the entrepreneurs’ businesses and business plans and give support in the structuring of Business Models and financial statements. Felix’s achievements with the E4Impact MBA program in the past 10 years at Uganda Martyrs University have been supporting in the structuring of business models and financial statements of students entrepreneurs and assisting student’s enterprises in creating links with the business ecosystem like partners & investors in the MBA network.

Justin Kasia


Justin Kasia is a project manager and business development trainer at E4Impact Entrepreneurship Center in Nairobi, Kenya. He is involved with various project activities including trainings on business modelling and strategy, among other topics. Justin is passionate about social entrepreneurship and has past experience working with young people in small business. His dream is to contribute to the creation of young entrepreneurs who will further create jobs and positively change the economies in which they live in.  

Anthony Kimani


Anthony has over 9 years experience in financial and investment services including qualifying investment opportunities, taking proven business models to scale and facilitating investment. He currently works at the E4Impact Accelerator as the Investment Services Manager where he assists businesses in designing and building of financial models, conduct company valuations and build investor relations. Previously, he has worked with innovative, growth stage and inclusive businesses across multiple sectors in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. Some of the most successful transactions involve: a fast growing mobile-lending platform, a non-extractive forest products brand and a tech-enabled agricultural supply chain start-up. He has also played business advisory roles for funded programs covering East Africa. Anthony is a graduate of Economics from Kenyatta University and a candidate in the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) program. 

Peter A.B. Lansana


Peter A.B. Lansana is the program Manager for the MBA Global Business and Impact Entrepreneurship at the University of Makeni in Sierra Leone. He serves as a business coach and strategy professor with over ten years of expertise teaching hybridised entrepreneurship programmes in Sierra Leone. His focus lies on the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises in Sierra Leone and has mentored the establishment of several incubated businesses. He has mentored the administrative establishment of the E4Impact MBA program in Senegal.  Peter worked as a business and SME consultant for a number of government-run entrepreneurship support programmes in Sierra Leone, such as the Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Project, which was supported by the African Development Bank and the National Youth Commission of Sierra Leone. Other programmes that he worked with included GIZ EPP, Action Aid, and CARE. His contribution to developing the entrepreneurial environment in Sierra Leone and across African universities has been crucial, and he represents UNIMAK as a representative member of the E4Impact Alliance of African Universities. Peter is a PhD candidate in management and innovation at the Catholic University of Milan. At the AFAM Conference, he showcased his research thesis on the decolonialization of indigenous logics in post-colonial areas, and he spearheaded the creation of the Makeni Business Forum, an annual business networking event in Makeni.

Mario Molteni


Mario Molteni is the CEO of E4Impact Foundation, Full Professor of Corporate Strategy at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. Mario is a serial entrepreneur: in 2004 founded ALTIS (the Graduate School of Sustainable Management at Catholic University), in 2006 Sustainability Makers (the Italian association of sustainability professionals), in 2015 E4Impact Foundation, and in 2022 ALTIS Advisory (a Catholic University spin-off for consultancy in Corporate Strategy, Sustainability, reporting and Impact measurement),  of which he is chairman. Thank to launch of E4Impact project, in 2015 he was nominated as Senior Ashoka Fellow. Author of more than 150 publications on Sustainability, Corporate strategy and Entrepreneurship, member of several Scientific Committees, he served as an independent director on the board of Italian listed companies. 

Bernadette Mutinda


Bernadette started collaborating with E4Impact Foundation in January 2020 as the Deputy Manager East Africa. Prior to joining E4Impact Bernadette worked at the Management University of Africa as Director, Executive Capacity Development Programmes in charge of corporate training and consultancy services. She also worked as a Lecturer specializing in Strategic Management in the same Institution. Bernadette has previously worked with the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) as the founding Manager of the KIM Machakos Branch and later as Coordinator Graduate Programmes. She also was a champion in the Organizational Performance Index (OPI) project. Bernadette defended her thesis for PhD in Business Administration from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and graduated in 2020. She holds an MBA from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Education Degree Business studies major from Kenyatta University. She also holds a Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Kenya Institute of Management and is a member of the Institute of Human Resources Management (IHRM) and KIM. 

Fabio Petroni


Fabio Petroni is the Director of Programmes at the E4Impact Foundation, the spin-off of the Catholic University of Milan aiming at growing impact entrepreneurs in Africa. In partnership with African Universities E4Impact has trained and accelerated 600+ entrepreneurs in Cameroon, Chad, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Niger, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. E4Impact entrepreneurs created more than 3.500 jobs. Prior to joining E4impact, Fabio has been working as Sustainable development, PPP and CSR specialist at Eni and the European Parliament. 

Tommaso Saltini


Tommaso is a Ph.D. and research fellow in management and finance, with a focus on impact financing for impact entrepreneurship. He is an external faculty member at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, teaching entrepreneurial finance within the “UCSC International Curriculum” for international students. He is also faculty member at ALTIS, Postgraduate School Business & Society, teaching impact investing and business planning within Master in Finance and Sustainability, and Executive Master in Social Entrepreneurship. Tommaso is the Accounting and Finance Stream Leader at Pan-African University Alliance for training and coaching a new generation of impact entrepreneurs, initiative promoted by E4Impact Foundation, with whom he has been collaborating for over 10 years. Venture capital and corporate finance advisor with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa collaborating with impact investing institutions and committed to promote and implement international projects for development in collaboration with NGOs and UN agencies. He has worked for UNIDO at the headquarter in Vienna, implementing projects in the Middle East and Latin American and for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in Milan. Tommaso is the co-founder and director general of pro Terra Sancta, a network of European organizations that promotes and implements projects for the conservation and enhancement of the cultural and natural heritage, to support local communities and help in humanitarian emergencies in the Middle East. He has strong experience in carrying out feasibility studies, business plans, and evaluation analyses. He is registered in Italy as a chartered accountant and auditor.

Flavien Tchamdjeu


Flavien started collaborating with E4Impact in November 2017 as Francophone Africa Manager. After obtaining his High school degree in Cameroon in 2005, he decided to travel to Europe to continue his studies. He firmly believes that if the African youth is well educated, it will bring favorable fruits in both Europe and Africa. Before arriving in E4Impact, he has worked with different organizations and has collaborated with the International Student Desk of the University of Milan. He has been a Consultant of the International Organization for Migration, coordinating the project “Migrant associations for co-development” in Milan City and has worked with the Municipality of Milan on the project “Milan an International City.” Furthermore, he has been Head of International Cooperation with an Italian NGO and still collaborates with several Italian associations and Organizations on Migration and Development projects. He holds a Postgraduate degree in Geopolitics of Organized Crime (University of Milan), an MSc in International Relations (Diplomacy and International Organizations) at the (University of Milan) and a B.A. in International Science and European Institutions (University of Milan).  Moreover, he holds an MSc in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations from the University of Milan. 

Isabella Tenai


Isabella is an accomplished individual with demonstrated success in project coordination, strategic planning, corporate training, teaching, motivating, and directing individuals while maintaining high interest and achievement. She has gained experience in designing organization procedures and controls while working previously at Smart Farmer Magazine. At the E4Impact Accelerator, she brings forth her managerial skills and experience by coordinating an EU-funded project operating across three agricultural value chains, managing a qualified pool of service providers, and setting up key business processes to ensure the sustainability of the Accelerator in Kenya. 

Joseph Alimamy Turay


Fr. Joseph Turay holds a doctorate in Social Sciences from the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome Italy. He is currently the acting vice chancellor of the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone and Director of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Diocese of Makeni, Sierra Leone. Fr. Turay has over 20 years of experience in Academic Leadership and over 30 years of teaching experience. His recognitions include more than 10 research projects, publications and grants. He is Member of the Tertiary Education Commission, Member of the constitutional review commission, and Member of the poverty reduction task force committee of Sierra Leone. 

Franco Veroni


Franco Veroni holds a degree in Business Administration with 110 cum laude from Luigi Bocconi University of Milan. He has carried out several projects in the field of strategic consulting and business training at Ambrosetti Group in Milan and London. He joined the company in 1989 and has held various positions in the field of Luxury, Fashion and Agro-Food , working for prestigious international groups such as LVMH, Tod’s, Daks , in Paris and London. He then developed entrepreneurial projects in the field of natural cosmetics , digital payments and renewable energy in Africa. In recent years he has dedicated himself in particular to the training and support of new entrepreneurial activities, especially in the African countries, where he has spent a lot of time also on trips and volunteer projects. The experience in different sectors of activity and with companies of different sizes and complexity’ represents an added value for the development of new activities’ in Africa. From 2022 he is also a teacher in the course of Sustainable Fashion at the Accademia Unidee of the Pistoletto foundation in Biella.