The Board

Nnenna Onyewuchi
Chairperson of the Board

Nnenna has over a decade of experience in marketing communication. She started her career at McCann Erickson, New York, managing business development activities for its New York office before moving into strategic planning, where she rose to Vice President.

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Sola Adeola
Board member & Board Secretary

Sola is the Head of Corporate Strategy for LAT Cleveson Group, a diversified conglomerate with subsidiaries in maritime, agriculture and retail. Her role is to facilitate strategic decision-making and develop a robust people development strategy.

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Shirley Somuah
Board member & Board TREASURER

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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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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Molade Adeniyi
CEO

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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