Team

Michael Sudarkasa

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Professional Capacity and Areas of Specialty: Michael Sudarkasa is the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Business Group. A commercial attorney (intellectual property, broadcast media, and cross border transactions) and economic development practitioner, his areas of specialty include African private sector development, international trade and investment promotion and facilitation, corporate finance and private equity investment.

Project Management Coverage: Worldwide.

Mignonne Karugu

Title: COO & Head of Business Development

Professional Capacity and Areas of Specialty:Mignonne Karugu is the COO and Head of Business Development of Africa Business Group. Her role is to support and drive implementation of the strategies developed by the CEO. She is responsible for the management of the internal operations of the Company and participates in the development and preparation of overall budgets based upon broad goals and objectives of the Company and also recommends their adoption to the CEO.

Project Management Coverage: Africa.

Ernest Fausther

Title: Manager & Senior Advisor of Multilateral Institutions

Professional Capacity and Areas of Specialty: Ernest Fauster serves as ABG’s Senior Advisor of Multilateral Institutions and provides leadership and significant experience in guiding and facilitating the company’s work with institutions within the United Nations, the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank Group among others.

Project Management Coverage: Africa.

Dr. Richard Hayes

Title: Senior Advisor, Entrepreneurship Development

Professional Capacity and Areas of Specialty:Dr. Richard Hayes serves as a Senior Advisor, Entrepreneurship Development for the Africa Business Group. He also is an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Frank Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University in New York.

Tshepo Antonio Neito

Title: Manager of Publications

Professional Capacity and Areas of Specialty: Tshepo Antonio Neito is Manager of Publications of ABG and also provides support for various ABG client communities of practice. Tshepo also serves as a Senior Programme Coordinator at the Thabo Mbeki Institute housed at the University of South Africa.

Project Management Coverage: Africa.

Hani Besada

Title: Senior Researcher

Professional Capacity and Areas of Specialty: Based in Ottawa, Canada, Hany Besada currently serves as a Senior Researcher – Africa and Middle East with Africa Business Group. He also serves as a Senior Fellow, Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa, and an Adjunct Research Professor, Institute of African Studies at Carleton University.

Project Management Coverage: Africa and Middle East