Our Management Team

Fred Swaniker
Founder & CEO

Fred is the founder and CEO of the African Leadership Group – an ecosystem of organizations that are catalyzing a new era of ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders. Over the past 15 years, Fred has founded and led the pre-university African Leadership Academy, the African Leadership University, the African Leadership Network and ALX — a next-generation leadership development and talent sourcing platform. Collectively, these endeavors aim to transform Africa by developing 3 million African leaders by 2035.

Fred previously worked as a McKinsey consultant in South Africa before earning an MBA from Stanford and becoming an entrepreneur. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; an Echoing Green Fellow; an Aspen Institute Fellow; was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “Top ten young ‘power men’ in Africa” in 2011; and most recently, was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people of 2019.  Fred holds honorary doctorate degrees from Macalester College, Middlebury College and Nelson Mandela University.

Joshua Hendrickson
Chief Operating Officer

Josh Hendrickson joined as ALFC’s COO to lead the day-to-day operations of the business. He’s passionate about financial inclusion and developing a financial services company that has a greater mission. Josh holds an MBA from Duke University and has spent the past 5 years working for Boston Consulting Group’s financial services practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to BCG & his MBA, Josh worked in the startup space for Global Rescue, a medical and security evacuation provider based in Boston, MA and attended Middlebury College in Vermont (USA).

Abdelrahman Hassan
Product Lead

Abdelrahman is focused on building out ALFC’s business model, supporting the execution of ALFC’s operations, and driving the set-up of ALFC’s pricing and financial model. Prior to ALFC, Abdelrahman worked at Dalberg Capital, the investment arm of the Dalberg Group, where he focused on designing and structuring impact investment funds and instruments. He graduated with honors and holds a B.S. from the University of Rochester in Financial Economics. He is also an alumnus of the African Leadership Academy (ALA).

Anne Ng’ang’a
Risk and Internal Audit

Anne has the responsibility of ensuring that risks are assessed and managed effectively across the enterprise, proper procedures are in place and a sound internal control environment is established for the safeguard of ALFC’s resources. Prior to ALFC, Anne was among the startup management team at Caritas Microfinance Bank in the capacity of Risk, Internal Audit & compliance manager. She also worked as Senior Audit Associate at Ernst & Young. Anne holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Tanuja Gohil
Interim Financial Controller

Tanuja is leading ALFC’s accounting and finance functions, including compliance with regulatory and tax authorities. She is also the Co-founder and Director of Intelligyze Limited, an advisory company providing outsourced accounting, finance, payroll and data analytics services. Her previous professional experience includes Senior Auditor at Grant Thornton and PKF, and the Head of Finance at M-Kopa Limited, Kenya’s largest PAYGO energy provider. Tanuja is a certified Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).