Dr. Frans Cronje
Frans Cronje is the Chief Executive Officer of Institute Of Race Relations (IRR), a privately financed policy think tank established in 1929. He was educated at St John’s College in Houghton, Johannesburg, and holds a PHD in Scenario Planning. He has been at the IRR for 15 years and established its Centre for Risk Analysis as a scenario focused research unit servicing the strategic intelligence needs of corporate and government clients.
He has advised several hundred South African corporations, foreign investors, and policy shapers. He is the author of two books on South Africa’s future; scenarios from those books have been presented to an estimated 30,000 people. He writes a column for Rapport and teaches scenario based strategy at the Business School of the University of the Free State.
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.
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 a 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.
Kyle Walker is the Senior Director of International Programs at Students For Liberty. In addition to African Liberty, he serves on the Board of Advisors for EndTheDrugWar.org. Prior to joining SFL, Kyle worked as an instructor at the Charles Koch Institute, where he taught and consulted on nonprofit management for a variety of organizations dedicated to advancing human freedom.
He is a former Koch Fellow at Reason Foundation and Fulbright Fellow at the Vienna Circle Institute at the University of Vienna. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from Canisius College and his master’s degree in philosophy from Georgia State University. He currently lives in Washington, DC and enjoys his regular yoga practice.
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 think 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.
Stacy Ndlovu is the Content Creator at Students for Liberty. She graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, with a B.A. in Government and French.
Previously, she served as the Managing Editor of Young Voices. She is a talented writer, some of her work have been published in Le Monde, the Daily Nation, FEE and The Hill. Stacy is an alumna of the Koch Associate Program with the Charles Koch Institute. She is from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Ibrahim B. Anoba
Ibrahim B. Anoba is an expert in African Political Economy with specialization in foreign aid and trade policy analysis. He has extensively written on the effects of central planning in contemporary Africa and the dynamics of development economics using current issues.
His analyses have featured in reports by advocacy groups including Transparency International and the Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Anoba’s opinion pieces also frequent economic policy platforms such as The Africa Report, Business Insider, and The Daily Caller. Some of his articles have been translated for readers in Chinese, Greek, French, Spanish and Italian. He is currently the Executive Director of African Liberty Organization for Development; a group dedicated to advancing classical liberal education in Africa.
Phumlani M. Majozi
Phumlani is a politics and economics analyst, a host of The State of Africa on Salaamedia radio and One Nation FM 88.9.
He’s also a columnist at News24, South Africa’s leading news website, writing on politics and economics. His other writings have been published in the City Press, BizNews, African Liberty and Politicsweb.
He sits on the board of two organizations: Free Market Foundation South Africa and Organization Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA). He’s also a member of the Council of the South African Institute of Race Relations.
Olumayowa Okediran is the Managing Director of African Liberty and the Assistant Director of International Programs at Students For Liberty. He also serves as the West Africa Policy Fellow at the South African Institute of Race Relations. His views have been translated into 16 languages.
He was listed on the 2016 YNaija PowerList as one of the most influential young Nigerians under 40. Olumayowa was educated at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and completed a Masters degree in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies at the University of Ibadan. He is the Author of Navigate: A Prospection of Nigeria’s Future to 2030.
Wale Ajetunmobi is an ace journalist who specializes in student- and youth-focused beat. He has given a credible voice to over 800 student-journalists scattered across Nigerian universities and colleges.
He mentors a new generation of young writers, who investigate and report stories that challenge stereotypes and draw public attention to issues affecting the youth. He has created a niche for himself as an excellent storyteller, media trainer, and youth development enthusiast. On multiple occasions, he was appointed as a member of international panel of judges for ENACTUS World Cup Challenge – a global entrepreneurship contest, in London, Johannesburg and United States.
Wale is an alumnus of Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA). He had his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) in Lagos.