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.