A leading entrepreneurial learning firm, the African Management Institute (AMI), has appointed Ms. Asha Mweru Mbowa as Managing Director of its newly launched AMI Enterprise, a new division dedicated to boosting workplace and career skills for established companies. and in growth stage.
The Kenyan national was promoted to the new role from her role as AMI’s Director of Operations and Talent, where she oversaw a 118 percent growth of AMI’s employees from 2020 to 2022.
Her rise continues AMI’s previous set in which women make up more than 60 percent of all senior leadership positions at AMI.
AMI’s new division leverages its longstanding position in the continent’s training sector and its Africa-focused approach, which has proven to drive performance among Africa’s leaders, managers and growing workforce.
He will lead a division of AMI Enterprise with a deep bank and growing footprint across the continent, including sales and learning delivery team members in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Nigeria.
AMI Enterprise will complement AMI Impact, the company’s other internal division, which works together with development partners to deliver large-scale business growth and learning programs to support the entrepreneurial economy.
“The AMI team doesn’t just prepare the next generation of African leaders and workers. our team is part of the next generation. We know that Africa’s entrepreneurial and professional talent is the driving factor behind the growth of the continent’s established and start-ups,” said Ms. Mweru Mbowa, based in Accra, Ghana.
“It is time for Africa to remove the learning methodologies of the past, not rooted in our own experiences.
“As an African learning company and a pioneer in this space, we are excited to expand our business offerings to reach more professionals and accelerate the pace at which companies working in Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem can achieve their goals and put Africa in the center of the global economy,” he added.
The Africa-based learning company equips Africa’s businesses, managers and future workforce with the practical tools and training they need to succeed and fuel growth.
AMI’s proven learning approach incorporates virtual and face-to-face workshops with on-the-job support and practice, accompanied by hands-on online and mobile learning tools. Programs are taught by world-class, experienced facilitators based in Africa.
“AMI was founded nearly a decade ago with a vision to enable ambitious businesses in Africa to thrive through training and practical management tools. We’ve grown rapidly, supporting leaders and managers at thousands of organizations, from Raddison Blu and Uber to Africa’s rising stars like MKOPA and RwandAir.
“Our hands-on business learning has been shown to accelerate Africa’s business economy. The recent establishment of AMI Enterprise as a core division will allow us to broaden our support for these companies as they grow to become a force in the global economy,” said Rebecca Harrison, AMI CEO and Co-Founder. “No one is more qualified than Asha Mweru Mbowa to lead AMI Enterprise as we respond to the rapid growth and demand in Africa for AMI’s growth-stage and corporate business training programs.”
AMI’s enterprise clients can choose from flagship 4-6 month leadership, management and workforce performance programs, shorter 1-2 month focused career power skills programs, and AMI’s Enterprise Academy solution, which provides virtual, on-demand, and localized blended learning. for hundreds of participants.
The firm also develops customized learning programs based on the AMI methodology and leveraging its proprietary online learning platform, which includes 3,000+ downloadable tools, 80+ online courses, and content in 5 languages. AMI’s learning programs incorporate content contextualized in Africa and case studies based on African business and management experiences.
Ms. Mbowa joined AMI in 2020 after extensive experience working in the African investment sector and with business education providers. She has served as an investment advisor at Novastar Ventures and in key leadership roles at Kenyan entrepreneurship education company, Sinapis Group.
She is active as a seasoned entrepreneur and is a co-founder of Women Work Kenya, a technology-driven company focused on advancing African women entrepreneurs and professionals through digital communities and access to growth opportunities. She also serves as a member of the advisory board of LendHer Capital and Profish Ghana Limited.
Ms. Mweru Mbowa is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts, Administration from Harvard Extension School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Technology from Strathmore University.