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ReConnect Africa is a unique website and online magazine for the African professional in the Diaspora. Packed with essential information about careers, business and jobs, ReConnect Africa keeps you connected to the best of Africa.



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Jean Joseph Visual Artist   I was educated at.... ....the University of North London (Metropolitan) and University of the Arts. My first job was.... ....as a junior clerk with a Professor of Anatomy...
Lishala Situmbeko Banker & Economist   I was educated at.... ....at Boston University (Massachusetts, USA), University of Nairobi (Nairobi, Kenya) and the University of Zambia (Lusaka, Zambia). My...
Patrick Vernon Chief Executive, The Afiya Trust   I was educated at.... ....Wolverhampton for primary, secondary and further education level and then studied at Manchester and Warwick University law...
Savahna NightingaleTV Broadcaster & Columnist   I was educated at.... ....Bramley Primary School in leafy Hampshire, England and Harriet Costello grammar school followed by Queen Mary's College, the...
Farouk HarunaFinancial Consultant   I was educated at.... ....University of London and the Financial Training Company My first job was.... .... wan Inventory accountant for European Marine...
Eugene SkeefComposer & Poet   I was educated at.... .... a primary school in South Africa called St. Philomena's. It was a school far from my home and which was chosen by my mother as one she believed...
Jacqueline MusiitwaLawyer & Managing Partner   I was educated at.... .... Davidson College (BA in Political Science and International Studies), the Australian National University (Post Graduate...
Kwamena Bentsi-EnchillProgramme Manager   I was educated at.... .... Achimota School and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana and Henley Business School in the UK. My first job...
Helen Van De KaaPR & Marketing Director   I was educated at.... .... Croydon College and studied for a BTEC National Diploma in Media, followed by a BA degree in Music and Media Management at London...
Lekan FatoduPublisher & Media Consultant   I was educated at.... .... University of Lagos, Nigeria, where I obtained my B.Sc degree in Mass Communication and at the University of Westminster, London,...
I was educated at …… … Wesley Girls, Mfantsiman Girls in Ghana, Essex University and the Inns of Court School of Law (Middle Temple) My first job was…… … Legal Adviser to International Computers...
Onyekachi Wambu, Programme Manager, SCORE4africa I was educated at …… … primary school in Nigeria, followed by Stationers' Company School in Hornsey, North London. After this, I graduated from Essex...
Ade Daramy Writer, Broadcaster and Press Officer I was educated at …… … Sierra Leone Grammar School and Christ the King College, Bo, Sierra Leone, followed by the then-North London Polytechnic (UK)....
Mavis Amankwah MD, Rich Visions I was educated at …… …St Angela's RC school in London until the age of 16, I then went on to study I.T at Tottenham College and from there I started my first full...
Anver VersiEditor, African Business Magazine I was educated at ……… H.H. The Aga Khan School, Mombasa; the University of Warwick and King's College, Cambridge. My first job was…… … working on a...
Landé BeloEmployment Lawyer I was educated at …… … Frensham Heights School. My first job was…… … as a Trainee Solicitor. What I do now is…… … work as a Solicitor, specialising in employment law....
Annmarie Dixon-BarrowHeadhunter I was educated at …… … City of Leeds (College of Education). My first job was…… … as a Manager in a boutique. Annmarie Dixon Barrow OBE has over twenty years...
Rhoda WilsonTelevision Presenter I was educated at …… … the University of Westminster for my first Degree and at Middlesex University for my Masters in Financial Management. My first job was…… … in...
Eddy DatuboExecutive Director, Crystek Consulting I was educated at …… … Cranfield School of Management (One of Europe's leading business schools) where I obtained a Masters in Business...
Alice GbeliaFounder & Editor, Catch A Vibe I was educated in …… … France. I have a post graduate degree in Information Management. My first job was…… … working as an Intranet Officer for Motul, a...
Mame GyangSpecial Projects Manager I was educated at …… … the University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, where I studied Estate Management. My first job was…… … as an Estate Manager. Mame...
Abu Bundu-KamaraUK Diversity Manager I was educated at ……   … South Bank University (London); I have a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Management and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Finance....
IN MEMORIUM We re-publish our interview with Everest Ekong in tribute to the founder and publisher of Business in Africa Group who died earlier this year. Everest EkongChief Executive, Business in...
Kofi AtuahTechnology Manager I was educated …… … at secondary schools St Peter’s in Ghana and St Bede's College in Manchester. I attended Bradford University in the UK, gaining a BEng Chemical...
Chief Emeka AnyaokuFormer Commonwealth Secretary-General I was educated …… ... at Merchants of Light School, Oba and University College of Ibadan. My first job was …… ... Executive Trainee,...
I was educated at... ....Highbury Fields Secondary School and Sixth from, Kingsway College and City University. My first job was... ....Diversity Research intern for the Freedom Forum and The...
I was educated at… ….. Presbyterian/Basel Mission Schools in the Gold Coast (Ghana), before I completed my Cambridge School Certificate & London Matriculation in Achimota School. I graduated from...
Helen Tucker - Career & Training Consultant I was educated at ….. Shorefields Secondary Liverpool. I suppose my claim to fame is that Ringo Star from the Beatles attended the same school! I then...
Mr. J. Kofi Bucknor is an investment banker with extensive international banking experience.  His firm, J. Kofi Bucknor & Associates, provides corporate finance advisory services to corporate...
Mr. Joel Kibazo is from Uganda and is Director of Communications and Public Affairs, and spokesperson of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the association of 53 countries around the world. He joined the...
Celine Edimesumbe Loader Born: Cameroon, West Africa. 1990: Gained M.Sc. Development Economics from the University of Reading. 1990-1998: Worked for the software giant Microsoft holding various...
I was educated at…… My first degree was a B.Sc in Computer Science at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. My second degree was an M.Sc in Business Systems Analysis at City University, London.  I am...
I was educated at…… ...The University of Life. Private schools as a child from a band of strict Catholic nuns; then the local mixed secondary comprehensive in Beckingham; followed by a brief spell on...
I was educated at…… The South Bank and City Universities in London. My first job was…… .. as a Studio Manager and Presenter with Radio Nigeria – Calabar – Nigeria in 1977.  I was just 17 years old at...
I was educated at…… ...Holy Child College in Lagos, Nigeria and the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama in London and the London School of Dramatic Arts. My first job was…… ... A musical in the...
I was educated at…… Primary school in Lagos, Nigeria; secondary and university (King’s College University of London) and Masters in the UK. For many years, Simi has been simply desperate to improve...
Tessa Sanderson C.B.E - Olympic Gold Medallist I was educated at…… Wards Bridge High. Then went on to college to gain a further degree. My first job was…… Office junior for six weeks, then went on to...
H.E. Judge Thomas Mensahp - International Maritime and Environmental Law Advisor I was educated …… …… Achimota School, Ghana, then at the University College of Gold Coast (later University of Ghana) where...
Chief Emeka Anyaoku - Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth I was educated …… ……at Merchants of Light School, Oba and University College of Ibadan. My first job was…… ……Executive Trainee,...
Ola Fagbohun – Entrepreneur and Travel Writer I was educated …… ......University of Nigeria, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria and South Bank University in London. My first job was…...
I was educated at…… ... ….many places along the way; from my home to my school and ended up studying Law at the University of East London. My first job was… ... …... helping my Mum in her restaurant...
Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie Executive Director, AFFORD I was educated …… … at early primary school in the UK (Cheltenham!!) followed by later primary and secondary schools in Freetown. My first two years...
I was educated …… .. Achimota School and the University of Ghana, where I got a BSc Hons in Maths and Computing. My first job was… …. as a floor trader on the London Stock Exchange. What I do now...
I was educated …… .. in the UK and then studied in Nigeria. From 14, I continued my education in the UK, going on to College and University. I have an Honours degree in Biochemistry (Greenwich...
I was educated …… …both in Ghana and in the United Kingdom. I went to Achimota Secondary School up until my O-levels but by then my mother moved to Kenya so I was sent to the UK to study at...
I was educated at… ….. Achimota School, Ghana followed by a “crammer “ in Oxford before attending the Universities of Keele and Reading in the UK. My first job was….. ….as a junior analyst with...
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