AFRICA.COM

AFRICA.COM

{Africa Dot Com}

AFRICA.COM is a women-led, modern digital media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community.

Whether it’s curated news in our daily Top10 newsletter, research on our websites, interviews on podcasts, or live meetings at our virtual event center, AFRICA.COM is committed to delivering vibrant, premium content. 

AFRICA.COM operates from South Africa and the United States with a presence in Nairobi,  Johannesburg, Cape Town, Accra, Lagos, and New York.

We are a team of technologists, marketers, thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators.  In our high-energy work environment, we get creative, think up bright ideas, and do great work together.

Teresa Clarke

Teresa Clarke

Chairman and Executive Editor

Ms. Clarke is Chair of Africa.com LLC, a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Previously, Ms. Clarke was a Managing Director in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co., where she led corporate finance and merger & acquisition transactions for corporate clients in the industrials and real estate sectors.

Ms. Clarke serves on the board of directors of Arthur J. Gallagher (NYSE:AJG), the global insurance brokerage with operations in 56 countries.  She is the former board chair of Australian fintech, Change Financial (ASX:CCA).  She served on the board of Cim Finance (SEM:CIM), a financial services company, and on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.

She is on the Leadership Council of Women Corporate Directors (New York) and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ms. Clarke earned an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Laura Joseph

Laura Joseph

Managing Director and Business Editor at Large

Ms. Joseph serves as Managing Director and Business Editor-at-Large for Africa.com. Ms. Joseph has over ten years of experience in the Africa media space, with expertise in creating content, and content marketing, for African corporates. She oversees the pan-African company from her base in South Africa, and she comes to Africa.com with a breadth of experience that includes management roles at Standard Bank in South Africa, and global management consulting firm Cap Gemini.

Ms. Joseph has also served as a certified management coach to senior corporate executives, helping them to achieve their professional and organizational goals and objectives. She holds a B.A. in business administration from Middlesex University and has completed further studies through Middlesex University and Stellenbosch Business School.

Debra Winter

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Media

Ms. Winter is the Chief Operating Officer of Africa.com, and is responsible for the production of content across multiple platforms including websites, newsletters, and social media.  She oversees technology across the firm, including the production of webcasts and related content.  Ms. Winter works closely with the company’s leading clients to ensure that campaigns are translated into high-performing media platforms.  She has been with Africa.com since 2012 and joined us with a strong background in operations, graphic design, business planning, and strategy.  Debra is based in the U.S. and has served two South African non-profit organizations in an operational capacity.  She studied business communications at Lee University in Tennessee.

Chief Financial Officer

Justina Hierta

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Administration

Ms. Hierta manages Africa.com’s core administrative and financial activities, bringing a focus on building organizational capacity and delivering results. Ms. Hierta has worked with a local NGO in Burkina Faso, conducted primary research in Rwanda on civil society and justice, and in China on the politics of its international trade relations.
She joined Africa.com after three years at Goldman Sachs, where she worked as a Banks Research Analyst during the financial crisis and led a multi-divisional employee-initiated microfinance initiative. Justina holds a BA in Government from Harvard University and an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics.

Susan Gitau
Susan Gitau
Kenya
Nelly Gachanja
Nelly Gachanja
Kenya
sokhu
Sokhu Sibiya
South Africa
Neelke Terblanche
Neelke Terblanche
South Africa
Nick Binedell
Nick Binedell
Charles Crockett
Charles Crockett
Keith Clinkscales
Keith Clinkscales
Lauren Cole
Lauren Cole
Chinedu Echeruo
Chinedu Echeruo
Political Advisor
Jendayi Frazer
Business Advisor
Vusi Khanyile
Michael Macharia
Michael Macharia
Sheila Marmon
Sheila Marmon
Stephen Newton
Stephen Newton
Olumide Oluwole
Olumide Oluwole
Foluso Phillips
Foluso Phillips
Frank Webb
Frank Webb
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We are committed to Africa

Unlike many global publications, for nearly a decade we have been committed to showing a complete picture of Africa – not just a single story.  Offended by one-sided coverage of wars, disasters and disease, the founders of Africa.com created a website that provides a balanced view of Africa – current events, business, arts & culture, travel, fashion, sports, information, development, and more.

Will you support us?