SEO Africa is a non-profit leadership development organization focused on empowering Africa’s next generation to be agents of positive change

About SEO Africa

Following the model of the SEO USA Career Programme that has been successful since 1980 in transforming lives of young individuals, SEO Africa provides the most talented and motivated university students in Africa with a world-class training programme, mentorship from top professionals and an internship or graduate programme in a top local or international company.

Through this Career Programme, SEO Africa’s goal is to develop and instill the SEO values of hard work, integrity and community service in the future business leaders of Africa.


  • Philip Liverpool

    Commercial Director, Kosmos Energy Ghana
  • Abiola Bawuah

    MD / CEO, United Bank for Africa Ghana
  • John Gadzi

    Managing Director at Sentinel Global Partners (UK) Limited
  • Patience Akyianu

    Managing Director, Barclays Bank Ghana
  • Kwamina Asomaning

    Executive Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, Stanbic Bank Ghana
  • Wisdom Assassey

    University of Cape Coast, Class of 2015
  • Hope Tettey

    University of Ghana, Class of 2014
  • Richmond Addae

    KNUST, Class of 2013
  • Kwasi N. Tumi

    Managing Director, Premium Bank Ghana
  • I believe this is the first time an organization has succeeded in developing talent that can compete internationally. That is a very important psychological barrier as many international companies assume we have to import talent.

  • The SEO interns have demonstrated the UBA core values of humility, empathy, integrity and resilience. They are always ready to learn and eager to contribute, we are very grateful to have them on board. With their continued determination, the sky is indeed the limit.

  • The SEO Africa interns stand out in their ability to continuously add value and to make meaningful contributions to our business and to our clients

  • SEO Africa interns are dynamic individuals determined to make a positive impact

  • The experience has been immensely fulfilling - SEO Africa provides us access to talented young professionals with potential to be future leaders for our business, while offering us the opportunity to mentor these individuals and shape their careers.

  • I have gained so much knowledge and self-awareness within a short period of time, I am now confident that I can drive positive change within myself, in my organisation, and in the world.

  • The commitment and support system in SEO Africa is simply unmatched. With the training I have received, I do not see any reason why I should not have an amazing career.

  • I have never been around a group of people who are this dedicated to making me succeed

  • [SEO Africa has] provided us with potential leaders whose work ethic, emotional intelligence, innovation, ability and willingness to challenge the status quo cast them in the mode of the caliber of human resources required for the realisation of our Company’s vision.

Our Partner Companies

SEO Africa’s International Partners

Local Partners – SEO Africa’s current and former partner companies are