Ashish J. Thakkar
Founder and Managing Director
Refugee from the Rwanda genocide. Founder and Director, Mara Group, responsible for transforming the company into a global firm. Founder, Mara Foundation, the Group's non-profit social enterprise focused on youth entrepreneurship. Member of various advisory panels to several heads of state in the sub-Saharan African region. Speaker in various platforms focused on Africa. Will be an astronaut in Virgin Galactic's first flight to space, representing East Africa and Africa's second astronaut.