Michelle Adelman is a seasoned strategist, recognised business leader and committed mission-driven investor. She is the founder of Accite, a boutique firm focused on building sustainable food and agriculture technology business in Sub-Saharan Africa that spur economic diversification and employment of youth and women, enabling the continent to be more food-secure. Ms. Adelman has 30 years of business experience as a former Global Managing Director for Accenture, CEO of a US-based home health services company, and Group Strategy Executive for the pan-African Econet Group. In 2017, Ms. Adelman was named by CEO Global as Africa’s Most Influential Woman – Business and Professional Services and in 2019, Ms. Adelman was named to the Forbes Africa “20 New Wealth Creators” list.
Ms. Adelman is a speaker and consultant on agricultural transformation in emerging markets and serves on the advisory board to Cornell University’s Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences and FoodNext Africa. Ms. Adelman serves on the Boards of Directors Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation, and the Impact Fund. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Agricultural Environmental Engineering.