Ndidi founded LEAP Africa- a leading nonprofit which provides social entrepreneurs, youth and small scale business owners with leadership training and executive coaching services. She is also a co-founder of AACE Foods, a Nigerian food processor. Ndidi is one of the world’s leading authorities on social entrepreneurship and in 2004, was bestowed with the national honor, Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) by the Nigerian President at the time, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Ndidi started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in their Chicago, New York and Johannesburg Offices.

Ndidi was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honour – Member of the Federal Republic from the Nigerian Government. She was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes. Ndidi serves on numerous international and local boards including Nestle Nigeria Plc, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Globethics.net, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. India and Royal DSM Sustainability Board, Netherlands. She is fluent in English and Igbo.

Ndidi is the author of “Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide for Scaling Impact,” published by Routledge in 2016.

Ndidi holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree with honours in Multinational and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


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