ALN is a network for people who are passionate about developing 3 million leaders for Africa by 2060. Our mission is to create a convening place for all those who believe in this vision to transform Africa.
Join others who believe that developing strong leadership is the most powerful lever for transforming Africa.
Learn of exciting updates and share ideas with agents of change and thought leaders in a variety of sectors & industries.
Take a step back to reflect on your own role in Africa’s future, and enhance your skills as a transformational leader, benefiting from ALN’s unique approach to learning & facilitation.
Experience the continent’s rich cultural heritage of music, dance, poetry, and art. while celebrating Africa’s leading enterprises at the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship gala dinner.
Learn about how you can engage, support or be involved with some of the most exciting developments across Africa.
Participate in experiential sessions that develop skills across self-leadership, people management and thought leadership.
Cultivate genuine relationships with other influential leaders, already partnering with ALN and our affiliated organisations.
400+ people: public sector leaders, top business leaders, as well as celebrities, academics and authors from 40+ countries — 80% in Africa, 20% outside Africa.
Fred is founder of AL Group, a group of organizations developing leadership in Africa. He has been named as a TED Fellow, an Aspen Institute Fellow, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, an Echoing Green Fellow, one of Africa’s top ten young “power men” by Forbes, and one of 115 young leaders selected to meet President Obama at the White House. A former McKinsey & Company consultant, Fred has an MBA from Stanford Business School and a BA from Macalester College. Originally from Ghana, Fred has lived in several African countries.
Acha is Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company and Founder of their Lagos office. He has previously worked in McKinsey’s Johannesburg and Atlanta offices. He is also a Co-Founder of the African Leadership Academy. He has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and as one of Africa’s top ten young “power men” by Forbes. Acha earned his PhD and MS from Stanford University and BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Originally from Cameroon, he splits his time between South Africa and Nigeria.
ALN seeks to promote a platform that is inclusive and representative of all its members. In 2017, we celebrated yet another step in this direction, by creating a dedicated forum for the promotion of women in our network.
Our members are men and women from diverse backgrounds with a shared goal, to utilise their knowledge, network and resources in a collaborative effort to support the advancement of Africa and its people. ALN Women is aligned with this overall objective — to support established leaders whilst growing the next generation of leaders for Africa.
The Africa Business Fellowship is a new initiative matching American professionals with African businesses. An initiative of ALN, Econet, and MLT, the ABF focuses on Africa’s contributions to the global economy and represents a radically different approach to intercultural exchange.
The ABF has been profiled by Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal and has been endorsed by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, African Development Bank President Dr. Donald Kaberuka, and many other high-profile African and American leaders.
Placement companies include top African-led companies, including the Dangote Group, Econet, Safaricom, and more.
Watch the official launch of the ABF by Strive Masiwiya of Econet, made at the Milken Institute Global Conference on April 28, 2015:
ALN has hosted the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE) since 2012. AAE was established in 2007 by the Legatum Group to recognise business leaders who demonstrate innovation, profitability and business excellence, while serving as role models to inspire Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs. Over the past decade, AAE has attracted over 7,000 applications and awarded prizes worth over $1.8million to distinguished entrepreneurs in four business categories of Transformational, Mature Business, Growing Business and Social Impact. ALN creates and strengthens relationships between AAE winners and other ALN members, encouraging and supporting intra-African trade, investment and collaboration.
senior African business leader who has served as an entrepreneurial icon for several decades
Businesses with revenues exceeding USD 50 million
businesses with revenues between USD 5 million and 50 million
businesses with revenues between USD 500,000 and 5 million
an organization with revenues between USD 150,000 and 2.5 million that is addressing a social problem for communities in Africa
Collectively, our organizations employ around 500 employees; each team diverse in work experience, culture and nationalities.
Based in Africa, predominantly operating out of South Africa, Mauritius and Rwanda with team members located across the continent.
We have raised almost $200m towards the growth of these entities and expect to raise around $1billion over the next 10 years as we scale up.
Although varied in products & initiative, all share a common vision – to develop 3 million leaders for Africa by 2060.
Through this ecosystem of organizations, ALN supports the current and future leaders whom we believe will address Africa’s greatest challenges, and capture its greatest opportunities.