Pan-African Edtech, Ubongo appoints Mwasi Wilmore as New CEO

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  • Ubongo is delighted to announce that it has appointed Mwasi Wilmore as its new CEO to lead the organization into a new era of Pan-African growth and sustainable impact

Ubongo is a pan-African, non-profit social enterprise aimed at significantly improving school readiness and learning outcomes and promoting social and behavioral change communication through localized edutainment (educational entertainment) for kids and their caregivers.

Mwasi joins Ubongo after spending the past few years leading and growing nonprofits and startups, as well as business and strategy consulting across Africa and around the world.

She has worked with Fortune 100 companies like Citibank, Wachovia and Bank of America both in the US and on global projects.

She then moved back to Tanzania, where she co-founded a 4G company, which she helped grow then sold to a mobile network.

Beyond this deep sectoral experience, Mwasi has had a lifelong passion for education and felt a strong pull to transition from the corporate space to working in education.

In 2018, she joined and led Camara Education Tanzania, an education technology social enterprise, as their CEO for two years, where she first got to know Ubongo through the Discover Learning Project.

She is a leader with a commitment to culture, people development, and helping everyone she works with bring out the best in themselves – the kind of organizational leader and people-developer Ubongo needs to scale its impact towards its big vision of transforming learning for all kids in Africa.

“Ubongo has this electric air that’s fueled by the team’s genuine passion, drive to make a positive impact and Utu. The electricity is embodied in every layer of the organization and the goals it sets out to achieve. Ubongo not only stands by its values, it lives and thrives within them”, said Mwasi Wilmore, incoming CEO.

Mwasi will spearhead the development and execution of a strategic plan for Ubongo’s next chapter of growth.


Nichole Manhire

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