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AMI Team

Jonathan cook

Jonathan Cook, Chairman

Jonathan's passion is helping people discover and grow their potential. So he applied his psychology to management development in business schools in Johannesburg for 23 years until he left GIBS to focus on AMI this year. As co-founder and chair, he is energised by innovating in learning and leading - and especially by inspiring managers to lead African organisations to success. Another opportunity to see potential develop has arrived in his one-year-old granddaughter.

Rebecca harrison

Rebecca Harrison, CEO

Rebecca is excited about democratising management development through AMI's practical and affordable learning tools. She is passionate about social enterprise and the intersection of business and development in Africa. Before AMI, she worked as a journalist and manager, reporting from 13 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. When she's not working, Rebecca enjoys cooking and eating with her husband and 3-year old son.

Bronwen mcconkey

Bronwen McConkey-Nwandu, CPO

Bronwen is passionate about the potential of online education at every level, but particularly excited about what technology can do to help foster practical management skills across Africa. She's been working on ICT and education in Africa for over 8 years - beginning in Ghana's Volta region where she was made Queen Mother in recognition of her efforts to support education and connectivity.


Klara Michal, Chief Learning Officer

Klara has been helping organisations and individuals learn for over 15 years.  As an expert in adult learning and leadership development, she’s led learning initiatives and organisations in the corporate, non-profit and higher-education realms. Klara is passionate about bring the best of leadership and management training to Africa, and excited about AMI’s potential to do this.  Outside of AMI, Klara is a creative hippy at heart, working with communities in Africa on art and sustainability projects.


Joan Kamau, General Manager East Africa

Joan is passionate about development entrepreneurship to strengthen entrepreneurs’ ecosystem through learning and development, management education and training to create sustainable businesses in Africa. She brings 15 years international practical experience in Sales, Banking and SME Non Financial Enterprise Development having worked in USA, Europe and East Africa.

Investors and Supporters

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Lundin Foundation

Founded in 2005, the Lundin Foundation is a private foundation with headquarters in Vancouver, Canada and offices in Nairobi and Accra. The Foundation provides seed grants, technical assistance, and patient risk capital to innovative, scalable SMEs and social enterprises across Sub-Saharan Africa. Please visit www.lundinfoundation.org for more information.

Isibindi Trust

Isibindi Trust

The Isibindi Trust works to strengthen local initiatives in education, policy, and social development throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.


Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation's mission is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. It pursues this mission by advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by enabling people, communities and institutions to be prepared for, withstand, and emerge stronger from shocks and chronic stresses.