Esther Ugbodaga – Producer & Presenter (West Africa)
Esther Awoniyi presents Power Lunch West Africa and Closing Bell West Africa and has interviewed global luminaries including World Bank Group President, David Malpass, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, Nobel economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz as well as some of Africa’s most prominent business leaders including Aliko Dangote and Tony Elumelu. She has moderated high-level panels for the World Bank and the European Union. Esther graduated with a BA honours in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Before joining CNBC Africa, she was the Lead Business Anchor at Nigeria’s Channels TV.
Twitter handle: @estheroawoniyi
Fifi Peters – Producer & Presenter (Southern Africa)
Fifi Peters is the face of Power Lunch South Africa where she leads conversations on the forces driving economic growth and development across Africa. Fifi has worked in some of the most reputable financial newsrooms in South Africa including the Business Day and Financial Mail. As a conference facilitator and MC, Fifi has moderated conferences for government entities and private companies and sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. An economist at heart, Fifi obtained her BA Degree in Economics & Journalism from Rhodes University and also holds certificates in Finance, Law and Media from the SA Institute of Financial Markets, the London School of Economics and the Gordon Institute of Business Science. She is currently studying towards a CFA Level 1 certificate.
Twitter Handle: @FifiPeters
Kenneth Igbomor – News Editor (West Africa)
Kenneth Igbomor is currently the West Africa News Editor for Markets at CNBC Africa. He also occasionally presents both Power Lunch West Africa and Closing Bell West where he interacts with key business people driving economic growth in West Africa. Kenneth is an unrepentant optimist on the future of the African continent and his grounding as an Agricultural Economist has enabled him to tell the Africa Rising story from various perspectives through CNBC Africa’s various programmes. Over the years he has covered many Africa-focused events like the World Economic Forum, the Africa Investment Forum and the Global Gender Summit in Rwanda. He has a Master’s degree in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University. In his free time, he writes fantasy stories and is passionate about ways to grow the African creative economy.
Twitter handle: @KennethIgbomor
Tania Habimana – Producer & Presenter (Southern Africa)
Tania Habimana is the anchor of Closing Bell South Africa.
Tania holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Management and German from the University of Cardiff Business School in the United Kingdom as well as a joint-masters of science degree in International Management from the University of Erasmus Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands and Bocconi University in Italy.
Prior to joining CNBC Africa, Habimana built a career within digital innovation, entrepreneurship and as a public speaker. She was nominated as part of the Digital Female Leader Awards 2018 in the ‘Global Hero’ category; an initiative of the Global Digital Women network.
From driving a company’s yearly turnover from 120,000 USD to over 8 million USD in just 18 months, Tania is a 360 digital marketer and entrepreneur, that’s not afraid of being hands-on.
Today, Tania uses her knowledge and network to support and mentor entrepreneurs all over the continent. Additionally, she is the co-founder of Johannesburg-based, NONZēRO Africa, a purpose-driven marketing agency focused on enterprise development and impact programs in Africa.
Tania holds a number of public appointments and was recently recognized by the European Commission for her international mobility career and efforts to promote the internationalization of the youth under the “Erasmus+” program. She is now the face of the British Council for the Erasmus+ Youth Mobility program and a strong advocate for Pan-African trade, youth job creation, cross-border enterprise development and the women in tech dialogue.
In 2019, Tania was awarded South Africa’s Brand Summit – SMME Brand Contributor of the year award for her efforts to develop the SME landscape in South Africa.
Tania was also one of the official Moderators for the launch of the African Union’s African Continental Free Trade Area Launch (AfCFTA) Business Summit event in Niamey, Niger taking place in July 2019.
Twitter Handle: @TaniaHabimana