Coaching Team

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Jamille Jinnah

Jamille has spent almost 25 years advising and investing in private companies and investment institutions based in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.

Jamille began his professional career working for the Aga Khan Foundation and BRAC supporting their capital raising and SME initiatives. At 25, Jamille moved into the private equity industry working for a UK private bank and US asset management firm investing in funds across the globe.

At 29, he founded his own private equity advisory and research business, building it up to 17 people and US$1.5 million in profits per annum.

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Alex Aiden

Alex is the Founder of Common Ground Labs, a social innovation design studio and entrepreneur incubator that bridges social divides. Her work is focused on activating, training and sustaining entrepreneurs from populations in social division.

Alex and her team have been developing a blockchain based reputation system to unlock capital for those traditionally excluded from the fundraising ecosystem. Her previous experience includes co-leading the development of the Building Blocks project as a Project Manager at World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator. Building Blocks leverages blockchain to make WFP’s cash assistance more efficient.

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Kuhle Mnisi

Kuhle is an Assitant Lecturer in the faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is currently completing her Masters degree in Development Finance at the Graduate School of Business, UCT.

After completing her Business Science degree in Finance and Accounting, Kuhle decided to continue her studies aiming to find a connection between her passion for the growth of Africa, finance and providing opportunities for the economy. Her passion lies in finding solutions to unlock the potential of Africa. Kuhle believes in people as strategic enablers and enjoys lecturing strategic thinking as a means for harnessing the exploratory minds of students to unlock the potential of Africa.

Kuhle has work experience in investment banking from Goldman Sachs and auditing from PwC. Her strength is in project managing and she has outstanding interpersonal and people management skills.

Olga

Olga Sganzerla

Olga is a strategy consultant committed to help organizations innovate in today’s fast-changing, yet exciting world. She believes in the power of combining human-centred design methodologies with business thinking to create products, services and experiences that are people-centric, rooted in solid business acumen and ultimately positive for society at large.

Goal-oriented, reliable and proactive, Olga is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise to help others thrive and together shape the world we want to live in. Her professional experience includes advising large Fortune 500 organisations as a Senior Associate for Claro Partners, a Barcelona-based insight-driven innovation consultancy, as well as mentoring emerging startups in Rwanda and Tanzania as part of the African Entrepreneur Collective’s accelerator programs. Olga holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Management from HEC Lausanne and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from USI Lugano.