GFWE International Board of Directors

His Royal Majesty Oba (King) Dokun Thompson, The Oloni of Eti-Oni, Osun state of Nigeria

Chairman, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE)

International speaker & advisor, Chairman of Eti-Oni Development Group. Founder of African Natural Rulers, ANR Initiative, a platform focused on redefining Africa to address critical issues.

Dr Pearl Kupe

International President, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE)

Attorney, Author, Global consultant & Strategist. Executive Coach & Advisor to World Leaders. TV host, magazine columnist & International speaker. She sits on many International Boards & Forums as a global leader and is a recipient of many awards, including the 2016 African Woman Living Legacy Award (Business & Enterprise)

Ufuoma Ekpecham

International Executive Director, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE)

An impactful coach, speaker and mentor to several business owners particularly in the fashion industry.

Her early working life as a data analyst in a global Fortune 500 company helped shape her business vision and horizons.


Dr Patricia BAILEY

International Executive Director, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE)

Dr. Patricia BAILEY is President of Masters Touch Ministries. A firm believer in transformation, leadership and economic transformation.

She is passionate about AFRICA and travels the world to facilitate positive change.


GFWE Africa Advisory Board

Wellington Chadehumbe (B. Sc. (Econs), M. Sc. (Econs), MBA

GFWE Africa Advisory Board – Chairman

Wellington is an entrepreneur, investment banker and economist who has created and run several Africa-focused funds and companies focused on technology commercialization, venture capital, private equity and asset management. A devout Christian, Wellington has founded a number of philanthropy and advocacy organizations aimed at improving the provision of healthcare and education in Africa as well as enhancing Africa’s economic growth and political stability.

Savannah Maziya-Dansoh

GFWE Africa Advisory Board Member

Group CEO of Bunengi. Special Advisor to various government ministers & Board member of various Boards, including C200, WSP, WBHO & Sibanye Gold.

Dr Michael Louis

GFWE Africa Advisory Board Member

Dr. Michael Louis is the Chairman of Louis Group Hotels Vineyards and Strategic Initiatives. A lawyer by training and former member of Parliament in South Africa. He is an astute businessman who is passionate about good governance. He sits on a number of International boards and networks

Septi Bukula 

GFWE Africa Advisory Board Member

Septi Bukula is a Christian businessman, founder and director of Osiba Holdings, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on several national and international ministry boards and currently serves as the Board Chair of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES).

GFWE South Africa Advisory Board

Dr. Patrick Molotsi

GFWE SA Advisory Board (Chair)

Dr. Patrick Molotsi is the chairman of the GFWE SA Advisory Board

Amanda Le Roux

GFWE SA Advisory Board

Founder Ariella Ministries & Hearts for Standerton. Mpumalanga4Jesus Prayer Network & Intercessors for Africa

Jean Guthrie

GFWE SA Advisory Board

Founder of Jean Guthrie Beauty Care. The Company was launched in South Africa in 1980 and today markets a range of prestige Cosmetics and Fine Fragrances internationally.

Thabo Mahlobo

GFWE SA Advisory Board

Thabo Mahlobo carries a great understanding of the business and entrepreneurship environment & amazing insight in transformational training and coaching. He is the Founder of MF Vest Group and Daddy’s Home Foundation. Over the years, Thabo has developed a passion to reach & transform Africa. He views Africa as a precious jewel in God’s hands.

GFWE South Africa National Executive Committee

Lulama Konza

South Africa Deputy President, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE SA)

Minister of the gospel. Business Woman in these areas: Education, Events Management, Realtor Industry and Beauty. 

Melicia Dial

Director of Prayer, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE SA)

Business woman and prayer warrior.

Dipuo Molamu

Director Corporate Social Investment, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE SA)

Environmental Management and Stakeholder Engagement.

Conny Matebane

GFWE Portfolio: Projects Assistant, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE SA)

Deputy Director: Facilities Manager.

Management Of Properties (Leasehold And State-Owned) For Department Of Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries.

Masetshaba Mpete

Director Youth & Mentoring Projects, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE SA)

Speaker, Content Producer, Voice Over Artist, Writer, Brand Specialist, Director of Setshaba Communications, Brand Manager at Agri-Lioness & Communications and an Intercessor. 

Helen Dube

Director of The SCAT (Siphenathi Ciyana Anti-Trafficking) Project, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE SA)

Automotive Engineer & Leadership Coach. Facilitator, Ambassador & Founding Member Of Knowledge Is Your K.E.Y (KIYK) Academy. Passionate About People Development & Empowerment.

Turcia Mogaswa

South Africa General Secretary, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE SA)

Experienced Internal Auditor At South African Airways, As A Custodian Of Internal Controls.

Joy Liunda Pike

Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovations, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE SA)

Company Governance: Risk Management, Ethics Management, Compliance Management And Internal Audit.

 Thandazani Sibanda

Director of Exhibitions, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE SA)

Creative Business Woman And Founder Of Rehoboth Designs.