Charles Sekwalor is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a strong passion for driving social and economic change globally, through the application of foundational human principles, cutting edge technology and bringing together diverse, talented people to solve complex problems. Charles is CEO and Founder of The Continent Group, a family of ventures targeted at transforming the African Continent socially, politically and economically. The Group includes “Movemeback” - an elite members community and Google-backed “global connector” to Africa. Movemeback serves almost 100,000 of the world's top (1% skilled) African talent, leaders and entrepreneurs from over 170 countries and has enabled over 1,000 organisations to enter, expand or invest in Africa.
The Continent Group is also responsible for the newly launched ‘Continent Fund’ which seeks to become the most prolific centre of African sourced capital for African ventures and initiatives driving job creation, cultural export and social change. The group also includes the soon to launch “The Continent App (TC)” - Africa’s Linkedin; a mobile social professional app enabling African Gen-Z talent to build credible professional identities (for the first time) using content and non-traditional data points in place of CV style credentials. TC is working to enable Africa’s future 1 billion+ of young talent to become professionally visible, develop relevant skills and access region-wide and international job markets.
As a part of the cohort of first generation African tech founders, Charles is an active investor primarily focused on startups driving social and economic development in Africa or those exporting African culture, services or IP. He also plays a broad role advising organisations, leaders and policy makers on all matters related to Africa’s social and economic development.
Charles is a British born Ghanaian (better known as Chale) with a passion for all things at the leading-edge of human and technological (im)possibility and enjoys collaborating with others to solve big problems through innovation and rewriting rule books. He built his first business in his teens and subsequently graduated from Imperial College with an Electronic Engineering and Management Masters. Charles also enjoyed a corporate career across BAE, Accenture, Tesco and McKinsey & Company. He is a prolific traveller, avid follower of Formula 1, and is committed to securing West Africa's first Formula 1 race whilst maintaining his long-term side ambition to launch his F1 team in early-retirement!
To Move or Not to Move by Movemeback
To Move or Not to Move by Movemeback
Africa’s in-vogue right now, right? So why are so many people leaving? Are people actually moving back? Isn’t the party over? Join Movemeback for the “To move or not to move” workshop as they share everything you need to know about the realities of “moving back”.With a community approaching 100,000 in 170 countries and activities across almost all African countries the Movemeback Team will bring together a decade of learnings and real perspectives from real people. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, business executive, investor or homemaker, you’ll hear from those who have made the move and made it work; others who have gone and returned and those who have found a way to do it all from afar. The team will also share deep insights, case studies and frameworks for success, and provide you with a platform to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to about engaging with the Continent. Movemeback is a platform, a community, a culture, and a movement launched almost ten years ago, with a mission to enable the brightest and most resourceful minds across theworld to fulfil their purpose and work on building the future in Africa, without forgoing theirpersonal aspirations and dreams. In spite of a few bumpy years, the movement is still alive,the opportunity greater and more touchable than ever and yet there is plenty still to be done,including many first remaining to be written.China can see it, Russia can see it, as can Europe and the Middle East; even ChatGPT isbriefed - but how about you? Join us to learn, contribute and start a journey of figuring out orrefreshing your own place in the movement.