Frank Aswani

Chief Executive Officer, African Venture Philanthropy Alliance

Dr. Frank Aswani is the CEO of African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), a network of investors who are collaborating to increase the flow of capital into social investments across Africa, ensuring it is deployed for maximum social Impact.

Frank has extensive experience in both private and social sectors. He spent 14 years with Eli Lilly, a global Fortune 500 pharmaceutical business, working in Kenya, England, Switzerland and South Africa. His last role at Lilly was Sales Director for South Africa and Regional Director for Sub Sahara Africa. Other notable roles include VP and Director of Strategic Relations for the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, and African Regional Director for international children’s charity ARK. He has also run his own innovation consultancy.

He holds a Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Nairobi and an MBA from GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Studies), University of Pretoria, South Africa.

A Kenyan national currently living in Johannesburg, Frank is a passionate pan-African citizen who believes that Africans should be at the forefront of solving our own problems