Rebecca Harrison
CEO and Co-Founder

Rebecca Harrison is the CEO and Co-Founder of AMI and has led the African Management Initiative team since inception. She is passionate about democratising skills development and supporting entrepreneurship in Africa through our practical and affordable learning tools. Under Rebecca’s leadership, AMI has developed a large and growing portfolio clients across Africa, and has raised equity, debt and grant capital from African and internatonal impact investors and foundations. She represents AMI globally at various forums, and is global co-chair of the Talent committee at the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE). Previously, Rebecca spent 9 years as a foreign correspondent and manager for Reuters News Agency, where she led business coverage in Africa and reported on politics, markets and development from 13 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Rebecca completed her MBA (cum laude) in Entrepreneurship at South Africa’s Gordon Institute of Business Science, where she graduated first in her class and was awarded a Kellogg Foundation grant to conduct research into innovation in low-income markets. She also has a BA (Hons, 1st class) from the University of Manchester. Rebecca is British, and lives in Kenya with her husband and 2 young sons.

Articles by Rebecca Harrison

Blog post

Entrepreneurship training is broken. Now what?

Tue, 23.04.2019 - 14:45