Okendo Lewis-Gayle is founder and chairman of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance (HEA) – a network of highly educated young African entrepreneurial leaders, who, as signatories of the Harambe Bretton Woods Declaration, are committed “to work together as one to unleash the potential of Africa’s people…and fulfill the dream of our generation.”
Described as ‘Nigeria’s Secret Weapon’ by The Economist, Harambeans are young African entrepreneurial leaders who are spearheading social and business ventures across Africa, including Andela in Nigeria, Spark Schools in South Africa, and Rides for Lives in Uganda.
Harambeans are also driving change within influential organizations such as the Harambe GlaxoSmithKline Fellow. The efforts of Harambeans have been recognized by Vanity Fair,McKinsey, and The Queen of the United Kingdom.
Lewis-Gayle is author of Harambeans and founder and chairman of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance (HEA).