Business Mentors

Carl Manlan
Chief Operating Officer, Ecobank Foundation

Carl Manlan works at the intersection of public, private and civil society sectors. Through his professional career he contributed to health financing through multi-lateral organisations. Prior to his current role at Ecobank Foundation, he led a public-private initiative to support an African response to Ebola in West Africa. Carl Manlan is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation since May 2016. He is responsible for Ecobank’s social impact engagement with the communities in which the bank operates in Africa. Carl Manlan holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a 2016 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow. He writes on African economic transformation.

Gustavo Raiter 
Business Development Lead, Microsoft 4Afrika  

Gustavo has over 20 years’ experience with the telecom markets internationally working for various telecom hardware vendors. With his incorporation to Microsoft, he dedicated the first couple of years to manage sales teams in Israel dedicated to the Government and Health segments.  Recently he joined the Microsoft 4Afrika team empowering organizations around the continent to unleash their potential through digital transformation. He holds a BA in Mathematics and MSC in Computer Sciences from the CAECE University in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Nicole Kayode

CEO & Founder of Medixus

Nicole Kayode is the CEO & founder of Medixus; a mobile and web based application connecting healthcare workers with healthcare workers in real time – to collaborate on patient cases.  Medixus acts as a one-stop shop for data aggregation, patient handover and case collaboration among healthcare professionals – ultimately driving improved patient care for all patients, regardless of income by upskilling frontline clinicians. To date Medixus boasts a community of over 1500 medical professionals on the platform and has facilitated over 1000 patient handovers.

Nicole has a background in medical research and a career working in tech startups in both commercial & product development roles. Medixus is the product of combining her background, with her dedication to improving healthcare systems, and belief that communication is the key to driving change.

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