Meet the Shibuka Team
The Shibuka team is global in outlook and experience, focused on delivering local solutions, committed to delivering an open access global knowledge exchange platform and community to guide the development of young entrepreneurs in Rwanda-and-beyond.
Co-Founder, Deputy Legal Representative, Programme Director
Social entrepreneur, professor of social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship for one of the UK’s largest universities (University of Westminster, London, UK). Committed to youth entrepreneurship development in Rwanda and across Africa.
Co-Founder, Media and Communications Director
Mentor to many start-up entrepreneurs, professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at University of Westminster (London, UK), communications and media expert. Passionate guiding young entrepreneurs to develop sustainable businesses.
Co-Founder and Legal Representative
Former GoR Deputy Commissioner Rwanda Revenue Authority, TradeMark East Africa Country Director, committed to seeing Rwanda succeed and its youth being empowered to deliver transformation.
Co-Founder and Interim Legal Representative
Renowned young Rwandan architect, now helping develop and design Shibuka’s entrepreneurship ecosystem to support young entrepreneurs in Rwanda.
Prof Gillian Youngs
Global Innovation Ecosystem
First woman in UK to be appointed as a professor of digital economy Former Dean and Professor of Digital and Creative Economy at Canterbury Christ Church University.
International and Governance
Former Director of Internationalization, University of Westminster,
Postgraduate education and market development expert, advisor on commercial contracts and memorandums of understanding.
Storytelling through Film
Founder, Daniel Johnson Films, film director and storyteller, passionate about Rwanda and telling the story of young Rwandan entrepreneurs.
Former Editor of Harvard Business Review, author of The Prosperity Paradox and several New York Times bestsellers including ‘How Will You Measure Your Life?’
Dr Michael Gray
Education and Rwanda
Director of Studies, Harrow School Passionate about Rwanda, leading speaker in the UK on the Genocide against the Tutsi. Has published two books and several articles on Holocaust education.
Dr Helena Kim
Coaching and mentoring
Executive coach, University of Cambridge, Judge, Business School scholar and author of Soft Skills for Hard People.
Dr Michael Tusiime
University of Rwanda College of Education; past Head of National Basic Education Examination and Accreditation of the Rwanda Education Board.
Prof Terry Lamb
Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (University of Westminster) Former Director of Centre for Teaching Innovation.
Dr Jen Dickenson
Associate Professor in Human Geography, University of Winchester, researching youth-led entrepreneurship in Rwanda
RTV business news anchor, passionate about empowering women and youth in Rwanda.
Prof Kevin Lane Keller
Global Branding and Marketing
Author of the world’s leading marketing textbook with Distinguished Professor Philip Kotler, Marketing Management, author of the bestselling textbook on brand management and consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Senior Associate Dean, Marketing Communications, Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College. Prolific researcher with 245,000+ citations.
Prof Dr Johann Fuller
Global Innovation and Virtual Communities
Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Innsbruck. Founder of Hyve product innovation consultancy. Prolific researcher with over 11000 citations.
Dr Svend Hollensen
Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Author of the world’s leading international marketing textbook, Global Marketing
Dr Spinder Dhaliwal
Reader in Entrepreneurship, University of Westminster, Author of The Millennial Millionaire