TWENTY-FIVE LEADERS have been recognized
by AACSB International in
its fifth annual Influential Leaders
challenge. The initiative honors alumni
from AACSB-accredited schools who
have made notable contributions to
their industries or to society. Among
this year’s Influential Leaders are:
Natalie Paida Jabangwe, an alumna
of Imperial College London, who
is the CEO of EcoCash in Zimbabwe.
Launched in 2012, the fintech platform
is now the largest financial service provider
in the country. Jabangwe also is
an ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship
Day, which aims to alleviate
poverty by empowering women.
Matías Muchnick, an alumnus of
the School of Economics and Business
at the Universidad de Chile. He is
co-founder of NotCo, a startup that uses
artificial intelligence to create plantbased
versions of animal products,
employing practices that do not cause
Christopher Hosken, an alum of the
University of Cape Town’s Graduate
School of Business in South Africa.
Hosken is the CEO and co-founder of
Startup School, which was started in
2016 to provide entrepreneurs with the
skills to launch viable businesses.
Kathleen Vogelsang, a graduate of
Grand Valley State University’s Seidman
College of Business in Allendale,
Michigan. As chief investment officer
of Van Andel Institute, a biomedical
research organization, she manages a
US$1.7 billion portfolio. She has been
appointed to the Michigan Women’s
Commission, which has a goal of increasing
the number of women serving
on corporate boards.
Read more about the winners of 2020 and previous years.