Dr. Frank Aswani is the VP and director of Strategic Relations at African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa. He leads on ALA's fund-raising, corporate partnerships, network development and global partnerships. Frank joined ALA in April 2012. Prior to ALA, his previous roles included three years with ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) as the Regional Director for Africa and 14 years with Eli Lilly, where he worked in Kenya, England, Switzerland and South Africa. His last role at Lilly was the sales director for South Africa and regional director for sub-Saharan Africa, where he managed the business in Anglophone and Lusophone sub-Saharan Africa, covering over 20 countries in the region. Frank is a Kenyan and graduated as a veterinary doctor from the University of Nairobi and also has an MBA from the GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Studies), University of Pretoria, South Africa.