The Board

Molade Adeniyi

Prior to joining WAVE, Molade worked as a Managing Consultant at Castellum Consulting where she was responsible for setting business goals, strategy and direction to generate opportunities that deliver sustainable revenue and growth value to the business.

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Shirley Somuah
Board Chair

Shirley is a Principal at CardinalStone Capital Advisors (CCA), an SME focused private equity fund manager. She is passionate about building transformational businesses of scale across Africa, through catalytic investments alongside passionate entrepreneurs. In her current role, she leads the CCA investment team on transaction execution and portfolio company oversight.

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Misan Rewane
Board member & former WAVE CEO

After earning her Economics degree from Stanford University, Misan worked in management consulting with The Monitor Group in New York and London on a wide spectrum of projects in both the private and public sector. After the Monitor, she worked as a consultant for TechnoServe, Cote d’Ivoire, and with the Center for Public Policy Alternatives in her native Lagos, Nigeria.

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Karan Chopra
Board member

Chopra is one of the co-founders of WAVE. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Opportunity@Work, a civic enterprise which aims to rewire the U.S. labor market in ways that enable more Americans to achieve upward mobility in the job market and workplace.

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Eniola Harrison
Board Member

Eniola Harrison is a communication professional, committed to Africa’s transformation through strategic communication. She is the Director of IE University’s Africa Center and founder of HdH Consulting & Services, a Brussels based communication consultancy. Eniola is co-founder of ACW International, a network of Africa-focused PR/communication professionals from over 25 countries across the world, passionate about advancing balanced narratives about Africa through their work. Every year ACW International hosts AfricaCommsWeek, a series of conferences, workshops and webinars around the world to encourage Africa focused communications professionals connect, engage and impact Africa’s economic transformation through strategic communication.

She serves on the boards of West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE) which tackles the problem of youth unemployment, and Serving with Love Foundation (SWL), a non-profit organization that provides educational and health support to women and children from low income families in Nigeria.

Passionate about the role of civics and government education in development, Eniola has co-authored a series of Social Studies textbooks for primary schools in Nigeria. She is also the co-author of Introducing Nigeria, a children’s photography book on the culture and customs of Nigeria.

She holds a Master degree in Corporate Communication from IE University.

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Noella Moshi
Board member

Noella Moshi is the Executive Director of the Future Fund for Education. Since graduating with a Master’s in Clinical Science from the University of Cape Town, Noella has worked on projects that provide scalable solutions to problems within health and education across Africa. She was on the founding team of African Leadership University in Mauritius and the co-founder of Goodbye Malaria in South Africa. Noella previously led operations at WAVE. In her free time, Noella likes to write poetry and fiction.

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