Market Players is a pan-African youth led organization. Our Board of Trustees comprises eight agile, diverse and multi-skilled youth from eastern, western and southern parts of Africa.

Katlego Mokgethi is a visionary, leader, and doer with 7 years of experience in business and entrepreneurship. She is the founder and executive director of Market Players, an entrepreneurship development non-profit working to improve the competitiveness of startups and small-medium enterprises in Africa. Through her transformational leadership, Market Players has gained over 350 subscribers, more than half of whom are youth and women. Katlego believes that Africa can develop effectively and timeously through entrepreneurship and innovation, so she invests her best energies on training founders as well as improving their access to markets and funding opportunities. She also serves as a mentor for African entrepreneurs through Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI RLC-East Africa), Seedstars and Africa’s Business Heroes.

Stanley Mburu is a seasoned, commercially astute, and successful business professional with over 10 years of experience leading multimillion dollar projects. He is a founding member of the Broiler World Cooperative Society Limited, an organization with over 250 poultry farmers in central Kenya. Stanley actively oversees the strategy and development of Big Kuku, a poultry processor that contracts out growers from the cooperative to produce chicken for Nairobi’s wholesale and retail markets. He is also the chief executive officer of Six Degrees Consultancy Group, an agile business development and training company that specializes in business advisory services, public education initiatives with the capital markets authority, and agribusiness initiatives in the poultry value chain. Stanley is a devoted leader who seeks to steer performance-driven collaboration and elicits greater capabilities among young professionals. He has trained more than 5,000 potential investors clustered in Youth, Working Professionals, Retirees, Pensioners and Entrepreneurs.

Sele Max Fuah is a professional social worker, entrepreneur, and educator with backgrounds in Social Work and Social Medicine. His active community service was recognized by the US Mission in Liberia as 2021 IVLP fellow. In 2022, he received an IVLP Impact Award from the Us Department of State in Washington, DC. Sele Max spent most of the past five years working as an independent consultant, supporting grassroot organizations and the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education to improve youth-led programs. He is dedicated to increasing access to opportunities, resources, developing skills of young people and leaders in Africa and across the world. A leader in youth development, planning and executing creative projects, and civic engagement. He has more than a decade of invaluable experiences in the non-profit and social sectors focusing on social and economic reform, small business development, quality education, promoting healthy living, mental health, substance use prevention, rehabilitation, and reintegration.  His leadership has empowered hundreds of young people and improved the lives of many low-income earners across Liberia, parts of West Africa and the Middle East.

Lucy Msukwa has more than 10 years of work experience in sexual reproductive health services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and midwifery.  Founder and executive Director of Uchembere Wabwino Maternity, which focuses on sexual reproductive health services and advocating rights of women and adolescents. She has been an online program coordinator for University of Washington United States under
Global Health department with 60 health professional participants per course. She has coordinated courses such as Project Management, Conducting Research Responsibly, Leadership and Management in Global Health, and Economic Evaluation in Global Health. As an entrepreneur, she is a recruitment ambassador for Malawi for African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) which fosters knowledge and business
growth through applied learning, community building, and a digital-first approach to African women with businesses so that they can grow and scale up business. She is a facilitator for Academy for Women entrepreneurs AWE in Northern region of Malawi which trains young women to grow their business through applied e-learning sessions. She is also an alumna of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative
and the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs.

Philemon Henry Mweleka is a multi-award-winning programmes manager with over 6 years of experience in youth mobilization, advocacy and project management. He serves as a project consultant for various local and international organizations such as Youth of United Nations Tanzania (YUNA Tanzania), International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP at Columbia University) and Plan International Tanzania. Philemon was a project coordinator for the Mwalimu Nyerere Pan-African Young Leaders Fellowship; as well as the coveted International Model United Nations (Model UN) which convenes over than 200 global youth under the age of 30 to practice their diplomatic and leadership skills through a simulation of United Nation General Assembly (UNGA). He is also the founder of Dreams Defender, a non-governmental organization that has provided leadership opportunities to close to 400 women and girls in Tanzania. Philemon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance from the Institute of Finance Management (IFM)

Kenneth Donkor-Hyiaman is an economist with ten (10) years of experience in education and real estate investment consulting. Currently, Kenneth is assistant professor and 2021 recipient of the Most Promising Senior Member (Academic) Award at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. There he teaches students and real estate professionals about how to make sustainable real estate investment decisions. He also founded the Sustainability Leadership Club, which transforms students into sustainability leaders by developing their entrepreneurial and employability skills. Kenneth co-founded and manages PropIntel Limited, a property investment advisory company, and has consulted with investors, the Ghanaian government, international development organizations, and professional associations. He has honed his skills in investment valuation and appraisal of infrastructure and capital projects, financial modeling, feasibility studies, quantitative research and market analysis, design for sustainability, project management, collaboration, and monitoring and evaluation. Kenneth is a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a doctorate in Real Estate Finance and Economics, a Master of Philosophy in Planning Growth and Regeneration, and a first-class degree in Land Economy.

Babajide Oluwase is a chartered sustainability professional and the founder of Ecotutu, a cleantech company that enables businesses in the agriculture and health value chain access to affordable solar-powered end-to-end cold storage solutions. Since 2014, he has acquired extensive experience creating environmental management solutions and establishing cost-saving initiatives. Babajide is a certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor with a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in Urban and Regional Planning from the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. Through his work with Ecotutu, Babajide has enabled farmers, aggregators, and retail businesses to successfully conduct express delivery of temperature-sensitive items. Within the last year, he has earned several awards and accolades for his efforts, including participating in the Africa ClimAccelerator and being named an Orange Corners Innovation Fund Winner, NutriPitch Winner, and Yunus & Youth Fellow. He also currently serves as the curator for Global Shapers Lagos and as an advisor to the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS on Green and Digital Economy.

Musama Chibamba has more than five (5) years of experience in accounting and social entrepreneurship. Currently, Musama is external auditor at PwC Zambia and co-founder of ZamDrop, an entertainment hub for professionals in the arts. She thus is focusing not only on her career progression in audit, but also on the advancement and inclusion of youth in the arts and entertainment industry and on creating inclusive platforms for rising creative talent. Musama holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and is currently pursuing her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants qualification. She is committed to spreading the message of inclusivity among African youth, while helping individuals build self-love and self-confidence.