Angelle B. Kwemo is the managing director for Africa of Washington Media Group, and the Founder and Chair of Believe in Africa, an African-diaspora led initiative to empower young Africans and educate policymakers and the public on African economic growth. Ms. Kwemo is also CEO of the U.S. and African based consulting firm AStrategiK Group, and a well-published writer, with regular publications and features in international news, including Forbes Afrique, Africa Report, Le Point, Voice of America TV (VOA), France 24 TV, Africa 24 TV, Comcast TV, China Daily, Inspire Africa and Africa Report. She has also written her own novel entitled Against All Odds: How to Stay on Top of the Game. 

Ms. Kwemo has worked on Capitol Hill for seven years, serving in the U.S. Congress as Legislative Counsel for two members of the House of Representatives, including Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Senior Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. 

Ms. Kwemo was instrumental in the U.S. Congress and played a key role in policy formulation on issues affecting the global economy. During her tenure she founded and served as President of the Congressional African Staff Association, which aimed to educate Members of Congress, Senators and their staff on the positive progress of Africa.

Furthermore, Ms. Kwemo has received a number of recognitions for her exemplary work, including the DC Government’s Public Service Award, a citation from Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley, the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business Leadership Award” by the Minority Business Magazine, and was named one of the “World’s Most Influential Africans in the Diaspora” by Paris based Africa 24 Magazine and 50 most Inspiring African by Inspire Africa Magazine. 

Ms. Kwemo sits on the Selection Committee of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program. She holds a Bachelor’s and an LLM degree in Economic Activity Law from the University of Rouen in France and a LLM degree in International Business Transactions and Human Rights Law from Washington College of Law at American University in Washington D.C.