Over 12 years of senior-level business development experience in the U.S. and Ethiopia. Mr. Alemayehu is the Managing Director of Gazebo International, a strategic business development company that represents Proctor and Gamble in Ethiopia. He also serves as East Africa Representatives for the Corporate Council on Africa.
A former Minister of State for Infrastructure in the Republic of Rwanda with over 20 years of energy, water, and communication experience in Africa. Skilled in high level public sector policy and project development and implementation, engineering, social and economic development. Mr Butare is a founder and CEO of Africa Energy Services Group Ltd, a company that provides consultancy and advisory services to Governments in Africa on energy and environmental relates domains.
Richard B Evans is currently non-executive Chairman of the Board at Constellium N.V. and serves as an Independent Director of CGI, Noranda Aluminium, and Tyhee Gold. Mr. Evans has an extensive executive career having previously served as President and CEO of Alcan, Interim Chairman and CEO of Constellium France SAS, CEO of Rio Tinto Alcan , Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd. Mr. Evansbrings profound experience from complex contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and manufacturing and logistics.
Mr. Machunde is a Tanzanian professional Accountant and seasoned financial and investment analyst. He has over 25 years of post-qualification experience, of which he spent 11 years with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Mr. Machunde was part of the founding team at the first Venture Capital Fund in Tanzania under management of Equity Investment Management (later Aureus Capital Partners).
Currently Mr. Machunde is the CEO of Vertex, a financial advisory firm operating in Tanzanian and the broader EAC region, specialising in providing corporate advisory and capital-raising services to both users and suppliers of capital. He is a trained and CMSA Licensed Stock Broker. Mr. Machunde has served on several Corporate and Professional Boards including: Chairman of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, Chairman of the Project Board of Business Environment Strengthening for Tanzania, Precision Air, Tanzania Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Tanzania Tea Packers Ltd and National Board of Accountants & Auditors. He is currently Board Member of Ecobank Tanzania, and also serves as Chairman of the Board’s Risk & Credit Committee; Member of Governing Council of Arusha Institute of Accountancy and Uhuru Media Board.