Acha Leke is a senior partner in McKinsey’s Johannesburg. He serves governments, multinational organizations, and private sector institutions across Africa on issues of economic development, growth strategies, holistic transformations, and investment decisions. He has worked across over 20 African countries to date.
He is a co-founder and member of the Board of the African Leadership Academy, a co-educational boarding school which aims to develop the next generation of African leaders. He is also a co-founder of the African Leadership Network, an invitation-only network of young African leaders who aspire to bring prosperity to the Continent. He is a World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader, and has received numerous other recognitions in recent years.
Acha has worked on a number of reports including highly acclaimed “Lions on the move: The progress and potential of African economies”. He is currently a member of the WEF’s Regional Agenda Council on Africa and of ONE’s Africa Policy Advisory Board.
Acha has been a part-time consultant at Pacific Monolithics, Inc. and Spectrian Corporation working on novel techniques to linearize high power amplifiers for wireless applications. He completed his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University.