FOUNDER, BDT – TANYA ATANY KAGNAGUINE
Ms Tanya Atany Kagnaguine is an accomplished communications, public relations, translation and interpreting expert who has served at the forefront of international development over the past 12 years across the continent of Africa with duties at the Africa Union (AU), the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) with support to key continental bodies such as the Pan-African Parliament, ECOWAS and SADC.
She is the Founder of The Institute for Governance and Peacebuilding in Africa (IGOPA) an independent, non-partisan institution working to promote and strengthen good governance and peace building in Africa.
She is currently the Executie Chair of Karatizo Limited, a a leading business advisory and consulting firm in Ghana that connects businesses globally, particularly linking African businesses with foreign investors.
Tanya is also the CEO of TK Communications company that provides translation and interpretation services to a wide range of corporate clients across Africa. She is the CEO of FAFA Creations, a bespoke Afrocentric fashion label in South Africa. She leverages her high level contacts and rich professional experience to negotiate and broker investment deals for major foreign investors in Africa and also links established resident African businesses with investors globally.
Ms Tanya Kagnaguine served as a Senior Business Development Manager to the Chairman of Liparm Corporation for 3 years and earlier with Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) in 2001. She holds a Postgraduate Honours Degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa & Diploma certificates. Ms Kagnaguine speaks and writes excellent English and French with knowledge of German. She is highly networked and travelled.