Teresa Clarke, an investment banker and internet entrepreneur, has been contributing to business and social development in Africa for over twenty years. Ms. Clarke was the first African American woman to serve as a Managing Director in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs, where she led corporate finance and merger & acquisition deals for clients in the industrial and real estate sectors.
She is now the Chair and CEO of Africa.com, a media holding company that includes a business publishers network, and iAfrica the oldest news portal in South Africa. She serves on the board of Change Financial (publicly traded fintech company) and the Cim Group (publicly traded financial services company).
Ms. Clarke earned an A.B. in Economics, cum-laude, from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has lectured at several major universities around the world including Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Princeton, Wellesley, Tufts, and Oxford.