PAC Ambassadors

The Board of Directors provides overall direction of the Council. PAC Ambassadors lead, support and manage the Council’s objectives and initiatives to reflect the diverse inputs generated through PAC’s membership network.

Didi Kpelly

Didi Kpelly

Ghana / Togo / Canada

Entrepreneur / International Trade
Didi is a passionate entrepreneur and has dedicated great efforts to the ongoing socioeconomic development of his motherland, Africa. His main areas of business are agribusiness, private equity models for SME‘s, commerce and import/export. He is currently working on his next venture, an agri products trading company based in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) and source products from local producers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana for export to Canada as a stepping stone to the world. His philosophy of life can be summed up in the words of Nelson Mandela, African leader and Pan-Africanist: "There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Didi speaks Ewe, French, English and Mandarin.

Fabien Anthony

Fabien Anthony

Caribbean / Latin America Region

Entrepreneur / Community Leader
Fabien Anthony is serial entrepreneur, writer, and international business consultant of Caribbean heritage. He is the founder and executive director of the Global Advances Group, a consultancy that assists corporations, governments, and nonprofits in the areas of foreign direct investment, business development strategy, technical capacity building, and international cooperation across five continents.

As an advocate of education and creating new economic opportunities, Fabien works to develop the self-confidence, capabilities and entrepreneurship skills of youth across the Diaspora and Africa. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Antillean Creole.

Norbert Haguma

Norbert Haguma

Rwanda

Entrepreneur / China-Africa Relations
Norbert is a Rwandan national and entrepreneur based in Kigali. He has accumulated 8 years’ experience in Chinese investments in Africa, working with such prestigious institutions as China Development Bank and Exim Bank. He is a co-founder of YAPS (Young African Professionals and Students) the largest pan African association in Asia; co-founder of Vingu - a desktop virtualization company, and co-founder and CEO of Kiziga.com - a tech company specializing in education and technology transfer. He is also the representative of African Leadership Network in China. Norbert speaks 6 languages including Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Mandarin, French and English.

Abidemi Tairu

Abidemi Tairu

Nigeria / Canada

Researcher
Abidemi Tairu is a dual Canadian and Nigerian citizen. She obtained her Master‘s Degree in International Economics at Florida Atlantic University, while working as a research assistant at the University of Florida Agricultural Economics Department. Ms. Tairu’s passion is to seek sustainable methods of economic growth in developing countries.

Monalisa Molefe

Monalisa Molefe

South Africa

Entrepreneur / Brand Leader
Monalisa is the owner and Managing Director of Artform Factory & Artform Factory Sports a comprehensive luxury custom framing business based in Johannesburg Strijdom Park. Artform Factory specializes in framing and preservation of high-end art pieces, sports memorabilia, mirrors, photos and abstract wall decor. Monalisa is dedicated to conducting business with a purpose and believes in achieving economic development through education and contributing to skills development and community empowerment.

Kumi Rauf

Kumi Rauf

USA

Founder, Motivational Speaker
As the Creator of the I Love Being Black Cultural Movement and Apparel Line, Kumi Rauf believes in lifting as he climbs and giving back to the community by motivating others in attaining their life goals. He is an accomplished social media strategist, taking the "I Love Being Black" Facebook Fan-page from zero to over 6 million "Likes", becoming the largest Black­-owned Facebook Fan-page in the world, edging out BET for the top spot.

Kumi is an award­-winning businessman with several recognitions under his belt, including being an officer and chair for the National Society of Black Engineers; a recipient of the Urban League Top 40 Under 40 award; awarded most successful app developer by Novacoast; and collegiate track and field athlete. He has shared his knowledge and experience with a diverse mix of audiences via radio appearances, one­on­one seminars, conferences and more.

Ayesha Wharton

Ayesha Wharton

Trinidad & Tobago

Chargé d’Affaires

Ayesha Wharton is Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in China. Ayesha has worked to promote Pan-African ideals and showcasing the culture of the Caribbean community. Through her involvement in organizations such as the Soweto Marimba Youth League (SMYLe) in South Africa and the mentorship of Black women throughout the Diaspora, Ayesha has demonstrated her commitment identifying, empowering and fostering leadership amongst women.

Hassan Wardere

Hassan Wardere

Somalia / USA

Social Entrepreneur
Mr. Wardere is the founder of Bulle Consulting, which specializes in project management, authentic community engagement, capacity building, change management, strategic planning and partnerships, technical assistance, etc. Hassan utilizes a unique strategy of valuing home cultures when supporting the development of strategic ideas, successful designs and integration of creative, customized, equity-driven programs and services. Applying Results-Based Management (RBM) that honors internal strengths is also one of the strategies that Hassan uses for both small and large organizations. This tailored RBM approach gives an organization the leverage to hold on to its cultural values and contribute to the achievement of each outcome. He speaks English, Somali, and Swahili.

Idahosa Ness

Idahosa Ness

Nigeria / USA

Linguist, Musician, Entrepreneur
Idahosa Ness is an American-born linguist of Nigerian heritage. He is a linguist, public speaker and entrepreneur that operates an online language-learning methodology called The Mimic Method. Idahosa is committed to breaking down the linguistic boundaries that separate African peoples of the Diaspora. He speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Chinese (Mandarin).

Eric Tentlo

Eric Tentlo

Gabon

Entrepreneur
Eric Tentlo is an entrepreneur, mentor, and marketing professional of Gabonese origin. He is the owner Electro-Shop, an electronic product supplier to Gabon and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), and had previously founded Allo Canada™, a phone company dedicated to serving Canadian customers with cheap long-distance call services for both Canada and abroad. Eric is bilingual in French and English.

Nengumbi Celestin Sukama

Nengumbi Celestin Sukama

DR Congo / Argentina

Human Rights Activist
Nengumbi Celestin Sukama was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but resides in Argentina where he founded IARPIDI (The Argentine Institute for Equality, Diversity, and Integration). He possesses a background in business administration and is a passionate writer and human rights activist. Nengumbi speaks Lingala, English, French and Spanish.

Grecia Xochitl Garcia

Grecia Xochitl Garcia

Mexico / USA

Business Consultant, Activist, Translator
Grecia Xóchitl García is an advocate of human rights and an ambassador for the Homeless World Cup Foundation and holds a dual degree in Business Administration and Spanish Language. Bilingual in Spanish and English and conversational in Portuguese, Grecia facilitates communications and bridges opportunities for cooperation between Latin American countries and the Council.

Kur Kur

Kur Kur

South Sudan / USA

Congressional Aide / Peace Advocate
Kur was born in South Sudan where he fled the civil war in 1987 and grew up in East African refugee camps until coming to the United States in 2001. Kur works as a diplomatic aide on Capitol Hill and is a keen advocate for human rights and human dignity. He has indomitable passion for working with people from various walks of life to create viable opportunities and make meaningful futures for themselves and their communities.

John Clarke


John Clarke


Cuba / USA

President, Avantgarde International LLC
John Clarke is an international cooperation and economic development expert. He has lived in both Europe and Latin America as a U.S. diplomat and academic. He has extensive experience organizing delegation visits for U.S. political officials, writing papers on economic and political risk in Latin America, and managing outreach with foreign government officials and economic actors. Mr. Clarke is a magna cum laude graduate of Morehouse College, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University where he studied International Economics. Mr. Clarke currently serves on the Maryland Governor’s Commission of Caribbean Affairs and was assigned to the Education and Workforce Committee.

Trevor David

Trevor David

Grenada / Canada

Entrepreneur / Real Estate Development
Trevor David is a former advertising executive turned social entrepreneur and business man of Carriacouan-Grenadian descent. Over the past 15 years Mr. David has been primarily involved with Caribbean real estate marketing & resort development as well as African-centered cultural tourism development projects in the city of Toronto. He has been involved with a variety of Toronto-based community economic development organizations seeking to address systemic and structural poverty and economic marginalization in urban communities across the Greater Toronto Area. He leverages his strong business acumen and passion for social and economic justice to build bridges within and outside global African communities.

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