Catalysing the Transformation of Africa in

6000

Days

At ALX, we’re unlocking the future we want to see. We’re catalysing the transformation of Africa, by developing the next generation of bold, innovative, ethical and entrepreneurial leaders. We’re unlocking the potential of the world's largest workforce.
The future is calling: be the answer.

Our Goal

3 Million Ethical & Entrepreneurial Leaders

By 2035

We’re catalysing the transformation of Africa by empowering its biggest untapped resource — its people. Over the next 50 years, we will build Leadership Development Centres across Africa that will educate 3 million leaders – leaders that will go on to become presidents, CEOs, entrepreneurs, journalists, scientists, artists, engineers and so much more. These are the people who will transform Africa.

340

Future Leaders

20

Company Partners

1238

AL Group Graduates

3497

Community Members

OUR LEADERSHIP ECOSYSTEM

ALX is part of an ecosystem that is transforming Africa by developing and connecting a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders. The AL Group founder: Fred Swaniker, is a serial entrepreneur with a pan-African and global vision of transformation. ALX is the latest addition to the group, drawing on over 14 years of combined leadership development experience. Together, the AL Group entities are catalysts for change.
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African Leadership Academy (ALA) - Established in 2004
ALA, based in Johannesburg, is the continent’s only pan-African high school. It offers a two year pre-University Diploma Program geared at young leaders aged 16-19 who have the potential to catalyse positive change on the continent.
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African Leadership University (ALU) - Established in 2013
ALU is a network of world-class innovative tertiary education institutions with the mission to develop young leaders into innovative problem solvers. ALU has campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda.
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ALX - Established in 2018
ALX is a community connecting entrepreneurial leaders and innovative problem solvers in a Pan-African network unlike anything that exists today. ALX is unlocking the potential of Africa’s greatest resource: it’s people.
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OUR LOCATIONS

Opened in 2018 and located in Nairobi, our Kenyan hub was our very first ALX site.

Opening in 2019, and located in the heart of Egoli, our second hub is already garnering interest.

Opening in 2019, nestled beside the mountain in the Mother City, our CT hub is coming soon.

Coming soon, an exciting and vibrant hub in your city.

Coming soon, an exciting and vibrant hub in your city.

OUR VALUES

ALX is a values-driven organisation. We live by our seven core values, holding them up to every decision we make and every action we take, as we work towards accomplishing our vision.

MEET THE FOUNDING TEAM

Our founding team develops and implements ideas to improve the ALX experience and increase the impact we drive on the continent.
Fred Swaniker

Fred Swaniker

CEO/Founder
Victoria Peill

Victoria Peill

Head of ALX
Seth Trudeau

Seth Trudeau

Learning Design Specialist
Bekinwari Idoniboye

Bekinwari Idoniboye

Partnerships Lead
Kahaso Mtana

Kahaso Mtana

Xcelerator Lead
Michi Ferreol

Michi Ferreol

Launchpad Lead
Katleho Mohono

Katleho Mohono

Community Manager
Shesley Crustna

Shesley Crustna

User Experience Lead

JOIN OUR TEAM

Working at ALX can be challenging but the rewards and experiences always outweigh the challenges. Though it requires high concentration of grit and flexibility, we embrace the need to #DoHardThings because we are driven by our moonshot mission and its unseen, yet sure benefits. Supported by cheering teammates who care to share in our wins and wars, we are pushed to be the best version of ourselves, so we can wake up each day thinking “I absolutely love what I do!”