Elizabeth is a Director at Benconolly Group, specialized in sustainability and facilitating international and domestic business and investment interests in Sub-Saharan Africa. She heads Benconolly’s sustainable Industrial Business Park project, an eco-infrastructure project in 750 acres in Nwoya District in Uganda. 8 years ago, she founded Bristol-Bweyale Action Project (B-BAP), a UK registered charity which now serves over 3000 children operating across 3 schools in Bweyale Village in Uganda.
Elizabeth has a passion for sustainable development and her social entrepreneurial initiatives range from rural electrification from biomass (Mandulis Energy – recently funded by Norgesvel), to a mobile enabled commodity trading platform that will provide market access to rural farmers aggregated in federated commercialized cooperatives (SATiX). These business ideas have won international recognition e.g. Mckinsey Innovate 2012, Said Business School Global Entrepreneurship Challenge 2012 (Regional Winner Asia & Regional Winner Africa) and European ICT Entrepreneurship Challenge 2012.
Elizabeth trained in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers. She is also the Chair of the Sino-African Association an organization focused on sustainable private sector development in China and Africa. Elizabeth holds a Masters from Oxford University and won the NIH & NIAID Future of Science Fund Scholarship in 2011.