I help executive leaders overcome barriers to greater effectiveness, growth, and impact.

Modesta Mahiga-Mbughuni

Executive Coach | Business Consultant

| Author | Keynote Speaker 



Named, "One of Africa's Movers & Shakers" by The Times of London, Modesta equips leaders and institutions to thrive in the competitive global economy.

In her 17-year career, Modesta has supported 100,000+ leaders to drive personal and organizational growth and impact in academia, agribusiness, extractives, financial services, health, hospitality, manufacturing, media, private sector development, tech, and tourism, across the public, private, non-profit, and international development sectors.

Her clients have included global giants such as PwC, JTI, Coca Cola, Lafarge, Barrick Gold, United Bank of Africa, Airtel, Tigo, in the private sector, and World Bank, GiZ, ILO, IOM, UN Women, UNICEF, U.S. Embassy, Swiss Embassy, Swedish Embassy, British Council, as well as DANIDA, World Bank, DFID-Palladium projects in public private partnerships between governments, private sector, non profit and international development organizations.

Modesta has authored 9 Career and Business books, and has reached over 20 million globally through high-level media, moderation, and public speaking engagements on respected platforms such as World Bank/IMF Meetings, U.S. State Department, AGOA, Africa Responsible Business Forum, London Business School, Legatum Institute, International Trade Centre, Women in Africa Initiative, Africa Innovation Week, and TEDx.

Modesta is an honoree of global leadership fellowships including African Leadership Institute, Fortune Most Powerful Women Global Mentoring Program, Africa Women in Management Awards, and President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. She was recently recognized as one of 2021 Top 100 Speakers in Tanzania.

She serves as a Joseph Business School Trainer, and Board Director of several U.S. - based non-profits focused on equipping African girls for STEAM-related vocations, and women for career and business success.

Modesta holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Durham, and is an Advocate Admitted by The High Court of Tanzania.

She is married to Mhando Philemon Mbughuni, and there are parents to two dynamic world changers.