Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin

Founder of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange and CEO and Founder , BlueMoon

Ethiopia

Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin is CEO and Founder of blueMoon, Ethiopia’s first youth agribusiness incubator and seed investing platform. Prior to this, she led eleni LLC, the African leader in designing commodity exchange eco-systems, based on her ground-breaking work with the highly acclaimed Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). A globally recognized thought leader on agricultural markets and African development, Eleni was among Devex’ Top 5 Global Women of Impact on Development; was named Africa’s Top Woman Pioneer, Innovator and Entrepreneur by Wharton Business School; was among Newsweek’s 125 Global Women of Impact; and among 100 Most Influential Africans by New African in 2012.