Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Lelapa. In 2015 she co-founded LelapaFund, an equity crowdfunding platform focused on East Africa, with Jerry Crossan. LelapaFund’s regulatory challenges led her to establish the African Crowdfunding Association along with other platforms and drive the regulatory agenda. She also leads Women in African Investments (“WAI Group”), a peer-to-peer network of investment professionals. Prior to that, she worked in academia and private sector in risk management and financial economics. She holds a Masters in Economics from Sciences Po Paris, a B.Comm Honours in Economics from the University of Cape Town and a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Stanford University. Elizabeth is a dual citizen of South Africa and France.

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