Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli is a seasoned professional renowned for her expertise in African agriculture, entrepreneurship, social innovation, and youth development, boasting over 25 years of international experience. She is recognized as a serial entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and consultant, with a diverse portfolio of accomplishments.

Nwuneli serves on the boards of several prestigious organizations, including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and AGRA, where her strategic insights drive impactful initiatives. Her journey began as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she honed her skills before returning to Nigeria to lead FATE Foundation and establish LEAP Africa and NIA, organizations dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and youth development.

As the co-founder and Executive Chair of Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition, Nwuneli has played a pivotal role in advancing agricultural development and nutrition across Africa. Additionally, she co-founded AACE Foods and founded Nourishing Africa and Changing Narratives Africa, further demonstrating her commitment to social impact and innovation.

Nwuneli’s contributions have earned her numerous accolades and honors, including recognition as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and being named one of the 20 Power African Women by Forbes. Her educational background includes an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she is a published author and TED speaker, using her platform to advocate for positive change and inspire others to make a difference.