GFWE International Board of Directors

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

Chairman, GFWE International Advisory Board

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, 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 Coordinator, 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

GFWE International Advisory Board Member

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

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

Ginger Mini

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

Speaker| Minstrel| Entrepreneur| Facilitator

Ginger The Voice a communications company founder.  Human Resources Consultant.

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.

Portia Mpho

Director of GBV (Gender Based Violence) Project, Global Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (GFWE SA)

Director of Kulemela Consulting, GBV Activist, Coach, Member of Jhb SMME chamber and serving on different platforms in Government.

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.

Melicia Dial

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

Business woman and prayer warrior.

 Thandazani Sibanda

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

Creative Business Woman And Founder Of Rehoboth Designs.