Harambeans Malaika – Jeremy Johnson HM’19 – Champion of African Entrepreneurship

Photo: Left to Right, Seni Sulyman H’15, Jeremy Johnson HM'19, Ugwem Eneyo H'16

On April 7th, 2019, in the shadow of Mount Washington Seni Sulyman H’15, Harvard Business School, presented Jeremy Johnson with the Harambeans Malaika Award: Champion of African Entrepreneurship, the highest honor the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance can bestow on individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the advancement of entrepreneurship across Africa.

Johnson has not only partnered with Harambeans to start and scale Andela, but has been a mentor and adviser to several entrepreneurs, whom have gone on to become Harambeans. In 2014 he co-founded Andela with Iyinoluwa Aboyeji H’10, University of Waterloo, and then recruited Seni Sulyman H’15, to help accelerate the growth of the venture. To complete the circle, Johnson is mentoring a growing number of African innovators who are joining the ranks of the Alliance, including Olatunde Garuba H’18, Federal University of Technology, co-founder of Fibre.

In keeping with the traditions of the Alliance, Johnson shared his insights with Harambeans, accepted the award in Bretton Woods and signed the Harambeans Declaration. As a signatory of the Harambeans Declaration and a perennial reminder of our shared commitment to “work together as one” to build Africa’s future, the honorific “HM’19” shall be suffixed to his name. 

Eternal Harambean Gratitude to Jeremy Johnson HM’19.

Listen to Jeremy Johnson on Harambeans at Work

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