Pauline W. Mbayah

Director – Strategy & Partnerships, The African Enterprise Challenge Fund

Membership:  Class of 2010 (Uwepo)

Pauline is an experienced director of business development with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. She is skilled in business planning, management, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), leadership, and policy analysis.

Prior to this, Pauline served as Director of the African Training and Management Services Foundation. ATMS Foundation is one of two entities of the ATMS Project of United Nations Development Program which was set up to assist African Enterprises to become globally competitive and sustainable and profitable. The Foundation oversees the grant award administration to deserving enterprises on a cost-sharing basis in support of their management and capacity building interventions, whilst the other entity of the Project – AMSCO handles the implementation.

Prior to joining the ATMS Project, worked in the private sector in Uganda with Bankom – an ICT company dealing with bank interconnectivity. While at Bankom, Pauline helped in the expansion and growth of the business through the creation of partnerships with banks and this was greatly enhanced through her past experience in Kenya working with the first e-commerce company – African Lakes Technologies where she again rose from head of Business Development to be the General Manager of the Kenya office.

Pauline has also worked with the United Nation Industrial Development Programme in Kenya with oversight in several countries and also the United Nations Development Programme in programme management. One of the Project’s Pauline Managed whilst with UNIDO was the Africa recipient of UNIDO’s Sustainable Industrial Development Award in 1995.

Pauline holds an MBA in Strategy and International Business, a Bachelors in Business Education, and a Marketing Diploma amongst other qualifications and is currently passionate about leadership development and contributing to society in a significant way.

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