philanthropists - Philanthropists in Africa



Aliko Dangote

Alhaji Aliko Dangote Place of Birth Kano, Kano State, Nigeria Industry Building materials, commodities, energy and telecommunications Business When Aliko Dangote was still at primary school he started buying packets of sweets and selling them individually to make pocket money - he was a businessman already. In 1977 Dangote founded [...]

Karen Ansara

Karen Ansara Industry Public Policy and Community Counseling Business Karen Ansara received her B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College and a Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School. She holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Salem State College and is trained in strategic philanthropy. Her husband, Jim [...]

Jim Ovia

Jim Ovia Place of Birth Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria Industry Banking and Telecommunications Business Banking Jim Ovia is a veteran banker with more than three decades of experience in the industry. He is the founder of Zenith Bank in Nigeria where he worked for over 20 years as Chief Executive [...]