As President & CEO of Indego Africa (http://www.indegoafrica.org), a non-profit social enterprise, Ben and his team have built powerful business partnerships with 250 women artisans in Rwanda to sell their hand-made accessories and products online and to more than 70 U.S. retailers, including well known names such as Nicole Miller and Anthropologie. In return, Indego Africa invests its profits and proceeds from sales and donations in business training programs for its women partners in Rwanda.
The Future Global Leaders Award was selected based on the demonstrated and verifiable social impact Indego Africa has made under Ben’s leadership over the past three years. The subject of a Harvard Business School case study, Indego Africa has uniquely stimulated demand and product sales for its artisan partners as well as developed a feeder system of Rwandan women into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative.
Under Ben’s guidance, Indego Africa has received the Fair Trade Federation’s Award for Most Positive Change in a Producer Community, Washington University’s Skandalaris Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, AfriPRO’s Charity of the Year Award, GreatNonprofit’
Prior to Indego Africa, Ben practiced commercial litigation and while collar defense in New York City. He holds his JD from NYU School of Law and his BA in English Literature from Washington University and has completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship.
Please join us in recognizing Ben for his positive global social contributions and congratulating him in being named as a Future Global Leader. To learn more about The Global Leaders visit http://www.tgleaders.com
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