Rebecca Harrison

CALA Leadership Team

Rebecca Harrison

CEO & Co-Founder, African Management Institute

Rebecca Harrison is the CEO and Co-Founder of the African Management Institute, a tech-enabled company delivering practical business training to managers and entrepreneurs across Africa.

AMI has trained 35k+ people across 30+ African countries, raised over $2.5M in investment and has an on-the-ground presence in 7 countries with offices in Nairobi, Johannesburg and Kigali. AMI’s web and mobile platform has 80+ short courses and 3,000 practical tools, in English, French, Arabic, Swahili and Kinyarwanda. Our clients include major foundations (Mastercard Foundation, Rockefeller), DFIs, multinationals (KLM, SC Johnson) and dozens of innovative companies across sectors and geographies.

Rebecca is passionate about promoting and cultivating entrepreneurship, enterprise and social innovation in Africa. She has extensive experience in strategy, research and communications consulting and has been published in leading international media (Reuters, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian). Before AMI, Rebecca previously spent nine years as a foreign correspondent and news manager for Reuters, leading coverage of companies and markets across Africa, and writing about business, politics and development from 13 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Rebecca holds an MBA (cum laude) in Entrepreneurship from South Africa’s Gordon Institute of Business Science. BA (First Class) in English and French literature from the UK’s University of Manchester.

The Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA) is made possible with the friendly support of:

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