Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Managing Partner
Sahel Consulting

Ndidi Nwuneli is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd., which works across West Africa shaping policy, creating catalytic ventures, and implementing ecosystem solutions. She is also the co-founder of AACE Foods which produces a range of spices, seasonings, and cereals for local and international markets. Ndidi is the founder of LEAP Africa which inspires, empowers, and equips a new cadre of principled, disciplined, and dynamic young leaders in Africa and the chair of Nourishing Africa, a digital knowledge, financing, and data hub which is enabling agribusiness entrepreneurs in 34 African countries to scale. Ndidi holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow.

Ndidi was recognized as a Young Global Leader and Schwab Social Innovator by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honor from the Nigerian Government. Ndidi serves on the boards of the Rockefeller Foundation, GAIN, AGRA, Nigerian Breweries Plc. (Heineken), 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,” and “Food Entrepreneurs in Africa: Scaling Resilient Agriculture Businesses” both published by Routledge. She is a TED Global speaker, and her work has been featured on CNN, BBC, and a range of international and local media outlets.