Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Has shifted the discourse on African development from one of poverty alleviation orchestrated by external actors, to one about prosperity creation driven by local Africans maximizing their talents and resources. Founder and CEO, soleRebels, the fastest growing African footwear brand and the 1st global footwear brand to emerge from a developing nation. 2010, first female African entrepreneur to address the Clinton Global Initiative as a speaker and panellist. 2011, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Recipient of honours and awards, including: Outstanding African Business Woman, African Business Awards (2011); named one of Africa's Most Successful Women, FORBES Magazine (2012); 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa list, FORBES Magazine (2011).