Axelle Lagaillarde, Student Outreach Associate ALFC

Axelle’s previous experience is as an Enrolment Associate, assisting students with admissions-related queries and assisting her team with building systems and processes. Prior to ALU, she worked with IBM in the United Kingdom and at Solvay in Portugal. Axelle holds a BBA with Honours in Business Administration from the University of Kent, United Kingdom.

Christiane Koenig, Director of Student Outreach ALFC

Christiane has two years of experience with recruiting students from across Africa and North America for ALU. Christiane has also worked as a Corporate Relations Executive at Diageo's brewery in Ghana, at Wells Fargo Advantage Funds in Boston and co-founded Zished, a Ghanaian e-commerce company. Christiane holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and is currently pursuing her MBA at the ALU School of Business.

Jonathan Nip, Director of Operations ALFC

Jonathan serves as Director of Operations for the African Leadership Finance Company. Prior to joining ALU, Jonathan was an analyst in Deutsche Bank’s Corporate finance team in Amsterdam where he worked on multiple major deals within M&A, ECM and LDCM. Jonathan is a Dutch citizen and holds a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Amsterdam and Berkeley Lab.

Dana J. Hyde, interim CEO ALFC

Dana served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), where she oversaw a portfolio of over $4 billion in global economic assistance programs aimed at reducing poverty and spurring growth. Prior to MCC she served as Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State. A lawyer by training, Dana has also worked at the U.S. Justice Department. She graduated with honors from Georgetown Law School and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles.