Nkosana Mafico

Entrepreneur and Researcher

Nkosana Mafico is a 23 year old African Australian changemaker who is passionate about advancing humanity through business.

Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, he moved to Brisbane, Australia with family when he was 10 years old.

Based in Australia, Nkosana has represented the country at the 2014 G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Summit and at the 2015 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Washington DC.

He is also at present, a Foundation for Young Australians Young Social Pioneer.

To create change aligned with his passion, Nkosana is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and currently serves as the Founder of CYALA – the Council for Young Africans Living Abroad.

CYALA is a social enterprise that at the moment, focuses on developing African youth in Australia into leaders.

In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavours, Nkosana is also a researcher at the University of Queensland where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management, First Class Honours (Summa Cum Laude) and as Valedictorian of the Business School.

Inspired by his own experiences, Nkosana’s current research investigates how exposure to multiple national cultures influences the development and management of social enterprises.

Hear Nkosana speak at the Global Entrepreneur and Investor Exchange event on 5 April at Commonwealth House.

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