Kenyan Asha Mweru Mbowa has been appointed Managing Director of AMI Enterprise after being promoted from her role as AMI’s Director of Operations and Talent where she oversaw a 118% growth in AMI’s workforce from 2020 to 2022. Asha’s promotion continues the precedent set by AMI in which women make up over 60% of all leadership positions at AMI.
“The AMI team is not only preparing the next generation of African leaders and workers. Our team is part of the next generation. We know that Africa’s business and professional talents are the driving factor behind the growth of the continent’s established and emerging companies,” said Ms. Mweru Mbowa, who is based in Accra, Ghana. “It is time for Africa to do away with the learning methods of the past that are not rooted in our own experiences. As an African learning company and a pioneer in this space, we look forward to expanding our business offering to reach even more professionals and accelerate the pace at which companies working in the African business ecosystem can achieve their goals and put Africa first global economy.”
The Africa-based learning company equips Africa’s businesses, managers and future workforce with the practical tools and training they need to thrive and drive growth. AMI’s proven learning approach includes virtual and in-person workshops with hands-on practice and support, accompanied by convenient online and mobile learning tools. The programs are conducted by experienced top-notch African-based presenters.
Asha’s promotion continues the precedent set by AMI where women make up over 60% of all leadership positions at AMI
“AMI was founded nearly a decade ago with a vision to enable Africa’s ambitious businesses to thrive through hands-on management tools and training. We’ve grown rapidly, supporting leaders and managers in thousands of organizations, from Raddison Blue and Uber to Africa’s own rising stars like MKOPA and RwandAir. Our hands-on business learning is proven to accelerate Africa’s entrepreneurial economy. The recent creation of AMI Enterprise as a core will allow us to expand our support for these companies as they become a force in the global economy,” said Rebecca Harrison, CEO and co-founder of AMI. “There is no one better qualified than Asha Mweru Mbowa to lead AMI Enterprise as we respond to the rapid growth and demand across Africa for AMI’s corporate and growth stage business training programs.”
AMI corporate customers can choose from AMI’s 4- to 6-month leadership, management and employee performance flagship programs, shorter 1- to 2-month professional power skills programs and AMI’s Ecorporate academy Solution that provides virtual, on-demand, and localized blended learning for hundreds of learners. AMI also develops customized learning programs based on the AMI methodology, leveraging its proprietary online learning platform, which includes 3,000+ downloadable tools, 80+ online courses, and content in 5 languages. AMI learning programs include African contextualized content and case studies based on African business and managerial experiences.
Asha Mweru Mbowa joined AMI in 2020 having gained extensive experience in the African investment industry and business education providers. She has served as an investment advisor at Novastar Ventures and has held key leadership positions at Sinapis Group, the Kenyan business education company. A seasoned entrepreneur, Asha is the co-founder of Women Work Kenya, a tech-driven company focused on empowering African women entrepreneurs and professionals through digital communities and access to growth opportunities. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of LendHer Capital and Profish Ghana Limited.
Ms. Mweru Mbowa is currently pursuing a Masters in Liberal Arts, Management from Harvard Extension School and is a graduate of Strathmore University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Technology.
She will lead an AMI Enterprise Division with a deep bank and an ever-expanding presence across the continent, including sales and learning delivery team members in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Nigeria. AMI Enterprise will complement AMI Impact, the company’s other internal division that works with development partners to deliver large-scale learning and business growth programs in support of the entrepreneurial economy.
Learn more about AMI Enterprise at https://bit.ly/3Xl4J0Z