Misan Rewane is CEO of WAVE, a non-profit focused on increasing incomes for unemployed West African youth by training and placing them in entry-level jobs in high-growth industries like retail and hospitality. After earning her Economics degree from Stanford University, she worked in management consulting with The Monitor Group in New York and London on a wide spectrum of projects in both the private and public sector.
Post-Monitor, she worked as a consultant for TechnoServe, Cote d’Ivoire and with the Center for Public Policy Alternatives in her native Lagos, Nigeria. Misan also supported the Bridge International Academies in developing their international expansion strategy as an MBA intern.
Misan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation social entrepreneur, a Rainer Arnhold Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow, a Segal Family Foundation Rising Star, a Cordes Fellow and an Aspen New Voices Fellow.
To find out more about her work, visit www.waveacademies.org