Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors is formed of Congolese individuals, who are passionate about pushing different forms of Congolese excellence to new and higher bounds. Based on their vast and diverse professional experiences and passions, our Board advises us on our projects and strategies, while guiding and supporting us as we pursue our vision and mission as #CongoExcellence.

Amini Kajunju
Executive Advisor
Amini Kajunju is currently the Executive Director of the IUGB Foundation. Before IUGB, she was the director of strategic partnerships at Africa Integras. Established in 2007, Africa Integras invests in the development of education infrastructure, which includes academic facilities, student hostels, faculty housing, and related commercial and leisure facilities within and around African universities. Prior to Africa Integras, Amini was the President and CEO of the Africa-America Institute (AAI), a U.S. based non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity in Africa through education, training and dialogue. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ms. Kajunju is the first African to ever serve at the helm of the oldest nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States. In 2016, Amini found the Bashi Group, an international consultancy focused on education and entrepreneurship in Africa. With 20 years of experience in entrepreneurial and economic development, Ms. Kajunju joined AAI from the Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO), a New York-based nonprofit small business development service provider serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, where she served as executive director for 10 years. Ms. Kajunju previously served in program positions at the International Executive Service Corps and Social Science Research Council and interned at the Center for Humanitarian Outreach & Intercultural Exchange, and The Carter Presidential Center. She is a founding member and Vice-President of the Board of ANGELAFRICA, a nonprofit organization whose mission seeks to build a network of business and professional leaders and promote economic growth in Africa. Ms. Kajunju serves on several boards including Junior Achievement Africa, Walnut Hill School of the Arts, Protestant University of Congo and is the advisory council of the UNISA. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Relations with an emphasis on economic development from Brigham Young University and a Masters degree in Public Administration with a concentration in finance and management from New York University.
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Yves Mayilamene
Executive Advisor
Yves Mayilamene is currently the Groupe Executive Human Resources at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Yves joined Ecobank in 2012 with more than 15 years of experience covering all aspects of Human Resources in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. He started his professional career with British American Tobacco (BAT) as a Graduate Trainee and held different senior HR positions there in Congo, Switzerland, Senegal and Kenya. He then joined the Telecom industry in 2006 to become the Chief Human Resources Officer – Francophone Africa for Celtel/ Zain and in 2010, he was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer Africa for Airtel, covering 17 countries. Yves’ expertise includes Talent Management, Training & Development, HR Strategy development, Organizational development and Leadership & Management and Coaching. He is passionate about helping organizations make the most of their Talent as well as driving organizational culture and change using HR best practices. In addition to his accomplishments, he has a proven knowledge and wide-range understanding of the sub-Saharan Africa Labour laws, culture and the industrial relations environment. Having worked in Togo, Nigeria, DRC, Senegal, Kenya, Netherlands and Switzerland, he possesses a genuine international and cross-cultural mind-set with a very strong ability to manage diverse business environments with cultural sensitivities. Yves Mayilamene holds a Master degree in Economics, Finance and Management (Commercial Engineer) from the University of Mons in Belgium and various executive certificates and diploma in leadership, change management and other Human Resources related fields.
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Josuel Musambaghani
#CE Web Advisor
Josuel Musambaghani is a Software Engineer at Microsoft, working for the cybersecurity division. Arriving in the United States in 2014 Josuel worked with major Silicon Valley startup and organizations, Jawbone, the then consumer technology startup, Code2040, the racial equity nonprofit, and Slack, the digital collaboration hub, being a few of them. At Slack, Josuel built key tools such as “All Unreads”, a feature that lets Slack users rapidly catch up on missed messages while away from Slack. Josuel’s team at Microsoft won the 2019 CSO50 Award, an accolade that recognizes organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value. Outside of his immediate work group, Josuel serves on the Advisory Board for the Microsoft Aspire Experience, a 2-year development program designed to empower 4000+ university hires to thrive in business life, accelerate their impact, and engage with a vibrant community. He also is heavily involved in the Africans at Microsoft employee network group, helping amplify Microsoft’s initiatives related to Africa and the African continent. Beyond Microsoft, Josuel is the cofounder and chairman of Kwafrika Travel Ltd, a customer centric digital tour operator aimed at harnessing the economic value of natural resources of the continent by both attracting tourists from all over the world and incentivizing the local population on the needs to protect those resources. Kwafrika is headquartered in Goma, Nord Kivu. He is a 2018 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, having earned two degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, and being the valedictorian in both majors.
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Jacques Safari