Elias Schulze
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Kana Televesion

Speaker Profile

Elias Schulze is Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Kana Television in Ethiopia; he has spent the last decade focused on Africa across various strategy, finance, and operational roles or projects in over 15 countries.

Kana Television is the leading Ethiopia focused TV channel with a commitment to bring Ethiopian audiences high quality entertainment. Kana Television is a joint-venture between Moby Group and a group of Ethiopia based entrepreneurs. Elias served as the first Managing Director of Kana until Q3 2017.

Previously Elias worked as the Africa CEO for Kaymu (relabeled Jumia Market), an online marketplace backed by Rocket Internet that held operations across 17 African countries.

Prior to joining Kaymu, Elias worked as an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company where he was based in Nigeria and worked throughout Africa. He also worked as an Investment Analyst at Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), a Africa-focused private equity firm.

Elias serves as the Managing Partner and co-founder of The Africa Group LLC, a boutique advisory and venture capital firm, which has stakes in several early stage ventures across Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Elias holds a BS and a MS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

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