Vulnerable leadership is key in inclusive business cultures.”

Bisila Bokoko is a phenomenal business woman who is internationally acclaimed for successfully taking companies from local to global. For 7 years, she held the position of Executive Director of the Spain-US Chamber of commerce in New York. She then launched BBES, her consulting firm, in 2012. Bokoko’s efforts have won her widespread recognition and led to dynamic involvement in EMPRETEC, a United Nations program that supports up and coming entrepreneurs. Bokoko fronted the women’s scheme and actively works to support female entrepreneurs in their efforts to launch hard hitting businesses. She is the founder of BBALP: a non-profit organization committed to opening libraries throughout the continent with current presence in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda. Bisila’s expertise and impeccable style has seen her grace the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Forbes and be featured on Bloomberg TV.

Nationality: Spanish

Industry: Business and Philanthropy

Q: What’s the most recent significant leadership lesson you’ve learned? Clarity

A: “Leadership is a lifelong journey through different experiences every day. Every situation, every experience, every lesson learned sheds more light on this enormously demanding duty. The leader develops people, builds other leaders.”