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Dr. Youssef Travaly is the Acting President at the Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal and Vice-President of Science Innovation & Institutional Partnerships, Next Einstein Forum. He is in charge of articulating the NEF’s scientific and technological ambitions including managing the policy aspects and Global Gathering program. He is also responsible for developing and sustaining relationships with multiple partner institutions and stakeholders, resource mobilization, donor relationship as well as driving innovation across the entire AIMS network. Dr. Travaly holds an MBA together with a PhD in Materials Science.


Catherine Musakali is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya.

She is the Founder of Dorion Associates LLP, a firm specializing in governance matters and commercial legal consultancies. Prior to founding Dorion Associates, Catherine worked for Kenya Shell Limited (Now Vivo Energy Kenya Limited) as their Company Secretary and Head of Legal for over fifteen (15) years, during which period she managed the Legal Functions of Shell operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia. She has worked for shell in the United Kingdom where she specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions and was the Legal Focal Point for all Contracting and Procurement matters for its businesses in the 23 Countries in Africa.

She has served as the Chairman of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and also sat on the Council of the Corporate Secretaries International Association, which is a global body bringing together governance professionals. She also consults for the IFC.



Dr Mohamed is a Somali-born doctor who grew up feeding the refugees her mother (Dr. Hawa Abdi) was harboring. She earned an MD in Moscow in 2000 and was an OB-GYN resident in Russia until 2003 before relocating to the USA to work in healthcare. Dr. Mohamed worked with MSF (Doctors Without Borders) from 2008 to 2010 in Somalia during the measles outbreak in the country, leading the vaccination team as they vaccinated 14,000 children under 5. She is CEO of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation and leads the 400-bed Dr. Hawa Abdi General Hospital, the Waqaf-Diblawe Primary School, a women’s education center, and a smart farming agriculture project. Dr. Mohamed is the co-founder of Somalia Cancer Society where she actively raises awareness about cancer and a member of the Advisory Board for the Global Women in Health (Somalia).


Mr. Mustapha Njie, the Founder of TAF Africa Global. TAF Africa Global is a Made-in-Africa multi-national real estate development company registered in eight African countries and rapidly expanding with a vision to develop one million homes in the next 20 years. Mr. Njie is a successful business leader who, despite winning the 2017 CNBC/All Africa Business Leaders Award for West Africa Entrepreneur of the Year, is still hungry for more growth. He hails from The Gambia.


A graduate of Manchester University and Ashridge Management College, Dennis Awori is a Kenyan diplomat and company manager involved in promoting the private sector in Kenya.

He joined Toyota Tsusho Corporation in 2009 and six years later was appointed Chairman of Toyota Tsusho East Africa as well as Board Member of Kenya Vision 2030, a governmental organization in charge of the long-term development plan of the country.

From 2015 to 2016, Dennis Awori was Chairman of Kenya Airways. He is a member of several Boards of Directors including Bank of Africa, Carbacid Investments and East Africa Cables. He is currently the Kenya country delegate for CFAO Group

About MLC


Two Days of High Impact Learning and Networking for Growth-Oriented African Business Leaders.

A gathering of Founders, CEOs, MD’s, and GM’s of African-owned companies with an annual turnover of $500,000 to $100,000,000 (one hundred million dollars).


As Africa’s current business leaders, we have an incredible opportunity to tap into the largest youthful workforce in the world to transform our businesses. To do this, we must enhance our capacity as leaders…

All of the resources that African CEOs need to grow their businesses can be found in Africa…

At MLC we will meet and exchange ideas, learn from and challenge each other, and build the foundation for future business alliances and partnerships.



MLC was uniquely created by African CEOs for African CEOs. The conference audience capacity is expected to have a minimum of 300 African CEOs.


Learning labs: learn from peers, Leadership Coaches, and exchange ideas in small interactive sessions facilitated by professional facilitators.

Peer-based problem-solving sessions: work with other business leaders to solve real problems at real companies.

Needs and leads sessions: use the power of an instant network to find ready-to-use solutions to your company’s needs…

Networking sessions: build the foundation for future partnerships and alliances that your company will need to grow…