Ten African business leaders and thinkers to follow on Twitter

Tony Elumelu

Tony Elumelu

At the start of 2012 we published a list of ten African business people that are using Twitter to communicate their thoughts on business, politics and the continent’s development. Since then we’ve found a few more prominent personalities who consistently tweet interesting, inspiring or entertaining commentary, and are well worth following.

1. Michael Macharia
Position: Founder and CEO, Seven Seas Technologies
Nationality: Kenyan
Number of followers: 4,494


2. Tony Elumelu
Position: Chairman, Heirs Holdings
Nationality: Nigerian
Number of followers: 33,200

3. Donald Kaberuka
Position: President, African Development Bank
Nationality: Rwandan
Number of followers: 2,632


4. Mariéme Jamme
Position: Founder and chief executive, SpotOne Global Solutions
Nationality: Senegalese
Number of followers: 13,505


5. Hannes van Rensburg
Position: Group country manager for sub-Saharan Africa, Visa; mobile money pioneer
Nationality: South African
Number of followers: 1,469


6. Mbwana Alliy
Position: Founder/managing partner, Savannah Fund
Nationality: Tanzanian
Number of followers: 2,422


7. Calestous Juma
Position: Director of science, technology and globalisation, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
Nationality: Kenyan
Number of followers: 35,680


8. Carlos Lopes
Position: Executive secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Nationality: Bissau-Guinean
Number of followers: 726


9. Monica Musonda
Position: Chief executive, Java Foods
Nationality: Zambian
Number of followers: 149


10. Thebe Ikalafeng
Position: Founder, Brand Leadership Group
Nationality: South African
Number of followers: 13,390