Amini Kajunju served as the director of strategic partnerships at Africa Integras from 2016 to 2017. Established in 2007, Africa Integras invests in the development of education infrastructure, including academic facilities, student hostels, faculty housing, and related commercial and leisure facilities within and around African universities.
Prior to Africa Integras, Amini was the president and CEO of the Africa-America Institute (AAI), a U.S. based non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity in Africa through education, training and dialogue. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ms. Kajunju is the first African ever to serve at the helm of the oldest nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States. In 2016, Amini founded the Bashi Group, an international consultancy focused on education and entrepreneurship in Africa.
With 20 years entrepreneurial and economic development experience, Ms. Kajunju joined AAI from the Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO), a New York-based nonprofit small business development service provider serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, where she served as executive director for 10 years.
Amini previously served in program positions at the International Executive Service Corps and Social Science Research Council and interned at the Center for Humanitarian Outreach & Intercultural Exchange and The Carter Presidential Center. She is a founding member and vice-president of the board of ANGELAFRICA, a nonprofit organization designed to build a network of business and professional leaders and promote economic growth in Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with an emphasis on economic development from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in finance and management from New York University.