The #CongoExcellence Team

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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Nteranya Arnold Sanginga
Content Director
Nteranya holds bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Macalester College, Minnesota, USA. Prior to this, Arnold served as the Chairperson of the African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) 2015, a conference simulating the African Union for over 100 students representing more than 40 nationalities. As a believer in the power of paying it forward, he has also worked as an ALA Global Scholars Program (GSP) 2016 Alumni Educator, facilitating a platform for youth to learn entrepreneurial leadership. He has also taken on roles as a Teaching Assistant for Political Theory and as a Peer Career Counselor, to support both the learning trajectory of others. Currently, he is completing a masters degree in Development Studies. In his personal time, he explores how the creative sectors can be powerful tools for learning, reconciliation, unity and positive change. He is likely to be found in the middle of a good book or dancing to good music.
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Jessica Teganyi
Logistics Manager
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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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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Charmant Mushagalusa
Fundraising Manager
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 Program 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
Head of Creative and Technical
I am Emmanuel Murairi, passionate about software programming and web design and currently pursuing a degree in computing at the African Leadership College in Pamplemousses, Mauritius. I got to explore my interest in entrepreneurship at the African Leadership Academy, where I was awarded an academic excellence prize in computer science. Driven by my willingness to solve problems in my community and transforming the world into a better place, I founded ITverse, a startup with the ambitious mission of providing high quality and powerful tech solutions to foster the growth of businesses in Africa. In my spare time, I play my violin and explore the most trending technologies.
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Kevin Lopes Valadao
A young Business Management student skilled at working with others in a team environment. Multilingual person passionate about digital marketing, translation and self-improvement. Experience in social media marketing started in 2016 when my sister asked me to handle the Facebook page of her hair salon. Since then I never stopped developing and gaining more experience. Translation has always been my first love as I originally wanted to study it at university. When in London, I've converted texts from English to French for translation agencies, companies and occasionally private individuals. My motto "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new" - Albert Einstein.
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Naomi Wumba Bisengo
Social Media and Marketing Associate
Born and raised in Freiburg im Breisgau, Naomi is a young german-congolese, passionate about political and social issues, languages and entrepreneurship. She obtained her B.A in Business Administration with a german-french degree at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and hopes to pursue a master in international development. She loves learning languages and speaks 5 fluently. From early on, Naomi has always been very passionate about issues surrounding Africa especially the DRC. She is also a founding member of the Deutsch-Kongolesisches Jugendverein (DKJ) where she participates in the organization of events and helps in the accounting. While studying she has also worked as a working student in the market research to solidify her knowledge in Marketing. Naomi hopes to help and participate in the change and growth of the Congolese economy.
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Joel Kalulu
Graphic Designer