L’Équipe #CongoExcellence

The #CongoExcellence Team consists of young Congolese, who work tirelessly to ensure that their organization remains exemplar in the work they produce, the impact they make and the forms of leadership they practice, in order to contribute to the betterment of the country and its people.

Jenny Mushegera
Founder & President
Jenny obtained her B.A. in International Relations and her M.Sc. in Leadership & Development from King’s College London. Passionate about leadership, corporate social responsibility and sustainable socio-economic development in Africa, Jenny wrote her Master dissertation on multinational corporations’ CSR strategies and their impact in Congolese communities. Jenny is also a founding and board member of Rise Together for Africa e.V. (RiTA) and was the Curator and Secretary General of the Kleve Model African Union. In 2018 she found the organization #CongoExcellence, which aims at facilitating the contribution of Congolese youth to the socio-economic development of DR Congo. Previously, Jenny worked for well established NGO’s, as well as a consultancy and private companies. During her studies at Rhine-Waal University she co-hosted her university’s radio show and was elected as student representative as well as a member of the faculty board. At King’s College London she served as Event officer for the KCL Women in Leadership Society. For her involvement at the Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences, Jenny received the Social Commitment Award 2016 and the ZONTA Student Award 2017 in recognition of her academic performance and social commitment.
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Ntagoma Cinama Patricia
Project Manager
Patricia is an interior architect passionate about design and politics. With a BA in interior architecture obtained in Brussels at ESA Saint-Luc and a Master of interior design from the Royal College of Art, London, Patricia wrote a dissertation about the difficulty of planning in African cities after the time of colonisation. She volunteered in Sierra Leone, where she took part in a built-in project. Sustainable design, urbanism and planning in African cities are matters that are important to her. Her background in design and architecture and appetite for education lead her to #CongoExcellence.
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Jessica Teganyi
Project Management Associate
Jessica is a Quality Assurance Analyst at Computer Generated Solutions , a technical platform that enables global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to thrive in performance through leading technology solutions and services. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Computer Information at Georgia State University. She is also a true believer in empowering young women to become independent and also break the image of inferiority that society portrays about them, with her favorite quote: “Spoil me with loyalty, I can finance myself."
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Charmant Mushagalusa
External Affairs Manager
Julia Moro
Head of Marketing and Social Media
I was born and raised near Stuttgart, in Germany. My parents both come from Kasaï. After middle school, I went to an economics school, where I did my Abitur (German high school degree) in Tübingen. During my time there, I did not only discover my joy in debating (I joined the debating club, with which I've won several prizes) but I also got interested in cultural studies as well as intercultural communication and business. After school, I moved to Gießen near Frankfurt to study Modern Languages, - Cultures and Business Administration. After my semester abroad in Lille (France), where I did not deepen my interest in intercultural business but also started to learn Portuguese, finished my Bachelor's Degree in 2017 and am currently doing my Master's in the same field, focusing on linguistics, intercultural and corporate communication as well as on entrepreneurship. Shortly after I started my Master's I began to work as an Content Management Assistant for an online jeweler. Apart from that, I have already done an intercultural sensitization for a German company who wanted to work with a company in Brazil.
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Yasmine Kafarhire
Deputy Content Director
My name is Yasmine Kafarhire, I was born in Bukavu in DRC and I am currently living in the United Kingdom. I attended the Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University where I obtained a BSc honours degree in Food Sciences and Nutrition. I am currently working as a dairy technologist at Muller Milk and Ingredients. As a food technologist, I work to help develop healthy, safe, and convenient food products by developing better methods of food preservation, processing and packaging procedures, better storage and delivery processes. All these, through production planning, market and consumer research, and financial management. I am also trained to conduct research in harmful food additives and develop substitutes in order to make sure foods are safer and healthier. As a Congolese, I always believed that investing in our agriculture and creating our own industrial food companies will be of great contribution towards a better future. Agriculture forms a significant share of the economies of all African countries. As a sector, it can therefore contribute towards major priorities in Congo such as growth in industrialisation and economic diversification, boosting of international trade and investments, eradication of poverty and malnourishment, while creating jobs, human security and communal prosperity.
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Espérance Bendebende
Membership Programme Manager
Je suis étudiante en premier cycle de l’administration des affaires. Comme maîtriser l’Allemand faisait partie de mes premiers défis à relever pour mon intégration en Allemagne, je me suis plus engagée dans le domaine de la communication. Dans le cadre de l’engagement, j’ai parfois été associée par mon université dans des projets de réfugiés africains venant de pays francophones pour justement faire des traductions Français-Allemand. À part cela, j’ai eu aussi à exercer des Jobs étudiants dans le domaine de marketing pour la promotion de différents produits et dans le domaine de la restauration.
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Emmanuel Murairi
Responsable de la technologie et créativité
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Kevin Lopes Valadao
Eloge Muteba
Naomi Wumba Bisengo
Associée des Réseaux Sociaux et du Marketing
Joel Kalulu