Franklin Cudjoe is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, a think tank of global repute dedicated to the promotion of the institutions of a free society across Africa. IMANI, based in Ghana, has been consistently ranked among the top five most influential think tanks in sub-Saharan Africa and among the top 100 worldwide.
In 2010, Franklin was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He was named a fellow of the Africa Leadership Network in 2012, and the only named Think Tank Leader in “Top 50 Africans” List of the respected Africa Report Magazine in 2012.
Frans Cronje was born and educated in South Africa and holds a PhD from North West University. He runs the political and economic advisory firm, Frans Cronje Private Clients and sits on the board of the Social Research Foundation, which is based in South Africa. Frans is also a former director of the Centre for Risk Analysis and former CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations — Africa’s oldest policy research group and the most influential pro-liberty think-tank on the continent. He has authored three books on the future of the world and South Africa, drafted hundreds of reports and briefings for clients around the world, and served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Friend news and opinion website.
Ms. June Arunga is the founder and president of Open Quest Media LLC, a film and television production company in New York City. She is a Law graduate from the University of Buckingham in England. She has written and hosted several television documentaries for BBC and Channel 4, UK.
Ms. Arunga has a passion for economics and explores the impact of economic policy on wealth creation in various industries in Africa through her documentaries.
She is H. B. Earhart Graduate Fellow of Law, a Fellow at IMANI Center for Policy & Education, the International Policy Network- (IPN) – a London based public policy charity.
Kofi Bentil is a Lawyer, a Business Strategy Lecturer and Consultant. He has lectured in Ashesi University and the University of Ghana Business School. He holds corporate training sessions yearly on Business Strategy, Services Marketing, and Management.
He is a Senior Vice President and Policy Analyst with IMANI, a top ranking thinks tank in Africa based in Ghana.
In 2005, he was honored by the World Bank with the Global Development Marketplace Award. In 2009 he was inducted into Africa Leadership Network, a part of Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network. He holds a B.A. in Geography and Resources Development, an MBA in Marketing and a second MBA in Think Tank Management, a Post Graduate LLB, and the QCL from the Ghana Law School.