Chairman and CEO
Teresa H. Clarke is the chairman and CEO of Africa.com LLC.
Africa.com is changing the way the world sees Africa. Africa.com is the fastest growing Africa-related
website, with nearly five million page views per month from users in over 200 countries. Africa.com
gives its users premium content on travel, business, blogs, news, and analysis, by creating much of its
own content, and partnership with organizations such as the Committee on African Studies at Harvard
University, McKinsey & Co., Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Mo Ibrahim
At Goldman Sachs & Co, Ms. Clarke was a managing director in the investment banking division, where
she led mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions for Fortune 500 companies in the
U.S. and in Europe. She also led the Goldman Sachs Africa-Aspen Program, a leadership development
project for emerging public- and private-sector African leaders.
Ms. Clarke lived in South Africa from 1995-2000 during which time she taught corporate finance in the
MBA program at Wits Business School and served on the investment committee of a private equity fund
that invested in the Southern Africa region.
Ms. Clarke co-founded the Student Sponsorship Programme of South Africa (www.sspsa.org). SSP
provides academically talented but economically disadvantaged South African students with
scholarships and mentors to attend private schools. SSP has provided scholarships to more than 600
South African high school students, valued at more than $10 million since its inception more than a
Ms. Clarke is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the boards of the Student
Sponsorship Programme South Africa, Southern Africa Legal Services (Legal Resources Centre), the Tony
Elumelu Foundation, the Opportunity Agenda, and the Harvard Business School Club of New York City.
Ms. Clarke received a bachelor's degree in economics, cum laude, from Harvard College, an MBA from
Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.