CYALA - Council for Young Africans Living Abroad
Honours Student at the University of Queensland
March 2016 - present
Honours Research Question: How does exposure to both community and self-oriented national cultures impact a social entrepreneurs' ability to make social and financial decisions?
Context: Social entrepreneurs born within Anglophone Africa, but are now living and working in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
Contributing Writer for the Huffington Post
August 2015 - Present
I write articles on entrepreneurship, youth empowerment and anything else that interests me.
Basketball Coach at St Peters Lutheran College
July 2012 – Present
I attended St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly from 2008 - 2011. During this time, I was selected for numerous Basketball awards:
• Coaches Award St Peter's Opens Basketball Team - 2010
• St Peters School Basketball Captain - 2011
• St Peters Opens Basketball Team Captain - 2011
• MVP (Most Valuable Player) St Peter's Opens Basketball Team - 2011
• St Peters 5 Year Service to Basketball Award - 2011
After graduation I returned as a Basketball Coach, and for the past four years I have coached the schools' 13C, 15C, 15B and 14A boy teams.
Director, Business Development (University of Queensland)
December 2013 – November 2014
As the Director of Business Development at AIESEC at the University of Queensland (UQ), I secured internships for top quality international graduates, placing them in Queensland-based companies. In this capacity, I led a team of 4 Business Development Officers.
Co-founder & Chief Executive
April 2014 – May 2015
During my tenure as CEO, I led the company through our Telstra (muru-D) round of funding, secured our first partnership with One Laptop Per Child Australia and oversaw the development of our "Speak English with Confidence" competition. I also led the company through our 6 week business development trip to Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen early in 2015.
In May 2015, I decided to step down from the CEO role in order to pursue my other ventures.