The Team

Sello Hatang

CEO | Nelson Mandela Foundation

Sibongile Mkhabela

CEO | Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

Dr Mandisa Maholwana

CEO | Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Shaun Johnson

Executive Director | Mandela Rhodes Foundation

Judy Sikuza

Deputy Executive Director of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation

Mary Menell Zients

Chairperson of Steering Committee : Mandela 100 USA

Palesa Letlaka

Project Manager / Producing Director: Mandela 100 USA

Marissa Sams

Events Manager : Mandela 100 USA

Mark Puryear

Technical Producer : Mandela 100 USA

Steering Committee

Franklin Thomas


Mary Tiseo

Vice Chair, NMCF USA

Don Gips

Albright Stonebridge and Former U.S. Ambassador to S.A

Rick Stengel

Author and Former State Department Official

Soula Proxenos

Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University and Director

Ben Rhodes

Former Deputy National Security Advisory under President Obama

Mark Suzman

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Maryana Iskander

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Irene Menell

Former Board Member, NMF, NMCF, NMCH

Mimi Alemayehou

Black Rhino

Franklin Sonn

Former S.A. Ambassador to U.S.

Rick Menell

Credit Suisse, Africa

Susan Rice

Former National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador under President Obama

Patrick Gaspard

Open Society, Former U.S. Ambassador to S.A.

Scott Eisner

U.S. Chamber / U.S. Africa Business Center

Ebrahim Rasool

Former S.A. Ambassador to the U.S.

Judyann Bigsby

South African Partners

Derek Schrier

Founder / CIO Indaba Capital Management

Barbara Masekela

Former S.A. Ambassador to the U.S.

Sharon Gelman

Writer and Former ED, Artists for a New South Africa

Isaac Shongwe

Founder / Chairman Letsema Holdings
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