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Emmanuel Addo is the Founder of the Young Global Leaders Network

Young Global Leaders Network is an international youth development, non-governmental organization registered in six countries namely, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders. The organization has over 200 volunteers serving as management or team members across Africa. Emmanuel aims to expand the impact the organization is making across Africa. 

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest and impactful continental youth summits in Africa.

Emmanuel currently holds a managerial role in one of the leading universities in the UK where he manages over 30 university partner accounts, builds and maintains relationship.

Until June 2023, Emmanuel worked at Kingston University in the United Kingdom developing partnerships and building and maintaining relationships.

At Kingston University, Emmanuel managed and coordinated operational activities that supported the development and delivery of business engagement opportunities, partnerships, marketing projects, and product development initiatives across Research, Business and Innovation, including degree apprenticeships, knowledge exchange initiatives and business development support.

He was also responsible for administration across the Business Engagement team including reporting and compliance, liaison with other Directorates, assisting with contracts and project material and directed the review of relevant markets and opportunities.

He was responsible for horizon scanning, market research, analysis, and provision of specialist advice & guidance.


He was responsible for the process, procedure, and documentation for all business development and marketing initiatives. As part of his role, he prepared briefings, guidance, and data analysis for RBI SLT. – Business Development support and compliance management, including obtaining approvals.

Emmanuel generated new commercial and knowledge transfer opportunities with businesses, including the development and writing of new proposals, ensuring existing/former clients are aware of opportunities and events, and identifying potential sales leads.

Emmanuel worked at Manipal International University in Malaysia where he provided specialist curriculum, academic partnership and recruitment advise to the Business School and the University.

Emmanuel characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, corporate entrepreneurship, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.

He enable innovation and creativity in people and cultivate their thinking around risks and help them try new things at the same time. He help cultivate insights and ideas; plan, design, and execute forward-thinking workshops that allow people to step away from conventional solutions with experiments.

Social entrepreneurship is very close to his heart as it includes elements of project development, innovation, design thinking, strategic decision, and above all, the excitement of implementation.

What makes his work most exciting is cultivating people’s imagination and innovative ideas, enabling their enthusiasm, and helping them try new things.

Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.
Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders across Africa with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods.
Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel has previously worked at the Open University in the UK, one of the largest universities in Europe.

At the Open University, he project managed the regular maintenance and presentation of modules allocated, in conjunction with academic and professional support staff including operational planning, scheduling, and resource management and reporting.

Emmanuel acted as committee secretary/administrator to quality assurance or assessment governance bodies as required
in supporting the academic chairperson. Emmanuel was also responsible for academic partnership initiatives including developing and managing academic partnerships globally.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network and founder of African Young Leaders Fellowship Programme.

Expert in:

Global academic partnership, Business development, International recruitment, Project development, Project Implementation, Business Exit strategies, Entrepreneurs’ transition, Change Management, Strategic Management, Curriculum Management, Data analysis, etc.

Global academic partnerships
International student recruitment
Curriculum Management
Data analysis
Project Development
Project Implementation
Business Exit strategies
Entrepreneur's Transition
Change Management
Strategic Management
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Business Development
Social Entrepreneurship

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