Raquel Wilson helps extraordinary thinkers and innovators build sustainable brands, and connects businesses to consumers and opportunities on the African continent.

A media and communications specialist with more than 20 years experience supporting the growth of international donor organizations, multinational corporations and emerging startups around the globe, Raquel is a former diplomat responsible for leading the deployment of Europe’s first online platform for hate crime monitoring and reporting, and currently works with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as Head of the Somalia Stabilization Initiative’s Strategic Communication and Media Unit.

A serial entrepreneur, Raquel is Co-Founder and former Chief Product Officer at Jetstream Africa, a supply chain platform simplifying export logistics for African suppliers, and Co-Founder and former Managing Partner at Lou Bess? Dakar Farmers Market, where she designed a community-focused approach to promoting economic growth for local agricultural producers.

Renowned for connecting people across her expansive network, and building strong, resilient communities, Raquel is dedicated to facilitating partnerships that strengthen cross-border trade, and mentoring young women and girls in leadership, personal development and living their lives unapologetically. Raquel works between Mogadishu and Nairobi, and calls Dakar home.