Manji Cheto is a highly respected business and political leader in Africa. She is currently an advisor to and investor in several tech companies in Africa.
She started her career in strategy and management consulting, working as a trusted advisor to several business leaders looking to expand their business operations across several markets in Africa before moving on to work in capital markets supporting African-based companies in raising both equity and debt capital on the London markets.
In late 2018, Manji moved to Nigeria to help found uLesson, one of Africa’s fastest growing education technology start-ups providing high quality, accessible and affordable education services for K-12 students across Africa. While at uLesson, Manji was responsible for running the entire operations of the company, growing the team from 0 to over 150-strong, helping the company raise to $30 million dollars, and expanding its presence across 10 countries in Africa.
Manji is also a leading political and economic commentator in Africa, having made several guest appearances on both local and international media outlets including BBC, CNN, CNBC to discuss key issues on business and politics on the African continent.
She holds a BA in Global Affairs and French from George Mason University (US), an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Affairs (LSE), and an MBA from Africa Leadership University School of Business.