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Founder and CEO
Aisha is an experienced global finance executive with a track record in strategic business development and deal execution with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Standard Chartered Bank, World Bank, and Rand Merchant Bank. Aisha has provided advice to CEOs seeking to leverage public/private capital markets in their growth objectives across consumer products, non-Rx pharmaceutica...
Aisha is an experienced global finance executive with a track record in strategic business development and deal execution with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Standard Chartered Bank, World Bank, and Rand Merchant Bank. Aisha has provided advice to CEOs seeking to leverage public/private capital markets in their growth objectives across consumer products, non-Rx pharmaceuticals, banks and financial institutions, infrastructure, and oil and gas. She has built multi-jurisdictional businesses within large international corporations as well as scaled two businesses as a mission-driven entrepreneur.
Aisha is truly a global citizen and has worked/lived in New York, London, South Africa, Nigeria, and Central and South America. Her transaction experience is both broad and deep reflecting her ability to navigate cultures and regulatory jurisdictions with a keen focus on effective execution. Aisha has worked on over $130 billion in M&A, private equity financings, IPOs, and public capital market transactions.
Aisha is a dedicated chief executive with a “lead from the front” mentality and the ability to inspire and motivate teams to surpass management targets and their own personal expectations. She is also passionate about the advancement of women in business, which led her to executive produce a video series called African HERstory, where she interviewed successful female African executives to highlight their impact on the continent’s development. The insights gleaned from these conversations about igniting confidence in working women led to Aisha’s recent entrepreneurial pursuit – Bossy Beauty, a digitally native beauty brand that targets ambitious working women. In the 18 months since its founding, Aisha has redefined the way beauty companies address professional women and has been featured in W Magazine, The Zoe Report, Refinery 29, Essence Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, BET Networks, Fashionista Magazine, Hola USA, and PopSugar.
Aishetu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School, she participated in the Leaders in Development Program at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University, and was a Fellow in the Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford University. She is frequently interviewed to discuss her views on attracting foreign investment in Africa and was slated to teach a class at Stanford University called Doing Business in Africa: Experience from the Front Lines.
Host, Author, Innovation Advocate
Chris Denson, innovation expert, Innovation Crush podcast host, and author of the #1 bestseller, Crushing the Box: 10 Essential Rules for Breaking Essential Rules, delivers keynotes that are informative, engaging and entertaining. He merges his experience advertising and marketing expertise, POV as an innovation expert, and his comedic talent to deliver memorable messages to audiences across industries, at home and abroad. He is also skilled at leading insightful conversations, moderating panels and providing continuity as the MC/host for conferences and workshops.