Yasmin KumiYasmin Kumi MBA(2016), MSc African Studies(2015), St Catherine’s College
Yasmin founded Africa Foresight Group (AFG) in 2015 to follow her passion of fostering local economic value creation in Africa. She is a Ghanaian-German senior business consultant with extensive working experience in the consumer goods and financial services sector, the research of family business groups and agriculture in African markets. She is a Harambean (’16) and has also been appointed Executive Director of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, the leading network for young talented entrepreneurs from Africa. AFG counters myths about doing business in Africa: that there is a talent scarcity in Africa, that reliable market data is difficult to find, and that there are no good African business models. Through its advisory practice, research desk, and think tank AFG provides access to high-quality talent, exchanges with successful business models, and connections to local industry champions. Prior to founding AFG, she worked as a senior consultant for McKinsey & Company for 5 years advising clients in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa in the consumer goods and banking industry. She also led the monitoring division of an agricultural development project of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Accra that promoted the integration of the cashew nut value chain in West Africa.