Lauri Elliott
Executive Director

Ms. Elliott has close to 30 years of experience in strategy, innovation, organizational development, change management, human performance technology, business process reengineering, instructional design, and technology. In addition, Lauri has over 15 years of in-depth business and strategy experience in developing markets, particularly Africa.

Lauri currently provides strategy development, concept development and piloting, organizational/transaction structuring, partnership development/management, strategic project development, and socioeconomic development interventions for countries and first nations.

She has several inventions and patents pending for natural capital asset management and leverage. She holds a Master of Arts in Education from Regent University.

Nwakego Eyisi

Nwakego Eyisi
Director, Economic Policy

Nwakego Eyisi’s focus is on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. She works with entrepreneurs across Africa to develop bankable projects.

Nwakego past experience includes Economic research work with multinational organizations like Johnson and Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb and consulting work for Mobile Telecoms Networks (MTN) amongst others. She is a co-author of two books on Africa business and trade.

She has a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Eastern Michigan University and is currently finishing up her Ph.D in Applied Microeconomics and Entrepreneurship Development at the University of Nigeria.

She enjoys the arts in her free time.