Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli - Fonder/CEO LEAP Africa, Nigeria
Ndidi is the Founder/C.E.O of LEAP Africa, a non profit organization, which is committed to inspiring, empowering and equipping a new cadre of African leaders. LEAP provides leadership training programmes and executive coaching services for business owners, social entrepreneurs and for youth. LEAP also invests in continuous research on leadership development in Africa . This research serves as the basis of LEAP Africa’s innovative curriculum.
Ndidi is also the founder of NIA (Ndu - Life, Ike- Strength, Akunuba - Wealth), a nonprofit organization committed to empowering female university students in Southeastern Nigeria to achieve their highest potential in life. Prior to establishing LEAP and NIA, she was the pioneer executive director of FATE Foundation Nigeria, a nonprofit organization which promotes entrepreneurship and business development. She also worked as a management consultant with the Bridgespan Group and with McKinsey & Company. During her time with McKinsey, she served the nonprofit sector and fortune 500 companies in the packaged goods, retail, pharmaceutical and insurance industries in Chicago, New York and South Africa. Ndidi has also worked as a consultant with Ford Foundation's West Africa Office and the Center for Middle East Competitive Strategy in Palestine and Israel.
Ndidi holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. She received her undergraduate degree with honors in multinational and strategic management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ndidi serves as a director for a range of nonprofit organizations in the United States and in Africa. She has been recognized as a Global Leader of Tomorrow and Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She recently received a National Honor, Member of the Federal Republic.