In this special International Women's Day episode of the “World We Want” podcast series, Kume Chibsa, inspirational thought leader and CEO & Co-Founder of Afrovalley, talks to Márcia Balisciano about the agro supply chain challenges that farmers, particularly women, face in Africa and how Afrovalley uses the latest in blockchain technology to help solve them, as well as the difference between equity and equality, the importance of mental health, and many more valuable leadership insights.
Kume Chibsa is an astute leader with over 15 years of global experience across four continents and significant achievements in Corporate IT transformation and social impact entrepreneurship initiatives. Kume is CEO & founder of Afrovalley, the blockchain agro, cross-border commodity trading and logistics platform and ecosystem that will serve as the peer-to-peer marketplace connecting farmers with wholesalers and retailers, assuring quality and quantity to the buyer while opening direct financing, market opportunities, and greater return for farmers. Previously, Kume has successfully founded & exited more than 3 start-ups in different countries in areas ranging from waste management digital platforms to supply chain & vendor management to technology consultancy services. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Dalhousie University in Canada and a Master’s degree in the Executive MBA program from Imperial College London, UK. Kume is also an alumna of Oxford and MIT universities where she completed Oxford Blockchain Innovation & Strategy programs.