Speaker's Profile

Ténemba Anna Samaké

Chief Executive Officer of MBC-Africa

Ténemba Anna Samaké

Chief Executive Officer of MBC-Africa
Ténemba Anna Samaké has near 30 years of experience in business development and SME financing (Bank, Microfinance and impact investment) in West Africa. Ténemba believes that rural entrepreneurship is the solution in creating jobs for African youth, reduce food insecurity and alleviate poverty on the continent. Tenemba is Chief Executive Officer of MBC-Africa (www.mbcafrica.org) , a model of enabling environment that aims to improve SMEs in agribusiness in Africa by integrating business services they need to grow on one single platform. MBC-Africa’s role is to identify, nurture and develop a critical mass of viable growth-oriented agribusinesses as a pipeline for sustainable and impactful investment in selected African economies. She is Co-Founder of ShEquity Business Accelerator (SHEBA) linked to ShEquity Fund an investment vehicle for woman owned and led businesses in Africa (www.shequity.com). She has developed an extensive network of partners that support Micros, Small and Medium Enterprises in accessing to financing, through product development, funding schemes (www.subiz-ghana.com) and network building. Ténemba is Founding Member of Impact Investing Ghana (IIGh). She is also Member of Aspen Network Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Executive Committee. Ténemba Anna Samaké holds a MBA from Quebec University in Montreal and has a Master’s Degree in Private Law from National Administration School, Mali. Ténemba speaks fluently French and English and understands Spanish.