Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Founder and Director LEAP Africa

Inclusive businesses build and sustain their competitive advantage, growth and profitability by investing in local sourcing and building strong distribution channels that engage low income populations.  Africa needs more inclusive businesses, and I am committed to working with a broad range of stakeholders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to foster knowledge sharing, promote best practices and ultimately, create an enabling environment for inclusive businesses to thrive.

Ndidi Nwuneli is the Founder of LEAP Africa, a leading youth leadership nonprofit organization, and co-Founder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution, an indigenous agroprocessing company that was founded in 2009 to fight malnutrition, reduce post-harvest losses among smallholder farmers and displace imports. She is also the managing partner of Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd. She started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in their Chicago, New York and Johannesburg Offices. Ndidi holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree with honors in Multinational and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ndidi was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honor – Member of the Federal Republic from the Nigerian Government. She was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes. Ndidi serves on numerous international and local boards including Nestle Nigeria Plc., Nigerian Breweries Plc., Globethics.net Switzerland, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. India, Fairfax Africa Holdings Canada, Royal DSM Sustainability Board, Netherlands and the African Philanthropy Forum. Ndidi is the author of “Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide for Scaling Impact," published by Routledge in 2016.

iBAN Staff

In close proximity to the United Nations and the beautiful river Rhine, iBAN’s offices are located in Germany’s former capital city of Bonn. We come from diverse backgrounds and are passionate about the theme of inclusive business.

Executive Director
Coordinator Capacity Development and Monitoring
Intern Capacity Development
Director Africa and Impact Investment
Coordinator of Operations
Director Asia and Policy
Events Manager and Office
Finance Manager
Director Communications and Digital Innovation
Intern Communications
Coordinator Online Communications

Editorial Committee

A high-level group of inclusive business thought leaders from a wide range of fields – including the private sector, donor organizations, and academia – drives the editorial agenda of iBAN blue, especially its online magazine ‘The Theme’.

Head of the Editorial Committee
Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business
Founder and Director LEAP Africa
Division Chief Applied Innovation and Acceleration
Chief Executive Officer Grameen Capital India Limited
Director Asia and Policy iBAN