Ferial PearsonJuly 20, 2018
Managing Director & Founder, Florida Africa Foundation
Lori Spivey, Florida Africa Foundation Founder and Managing Director, has nearly 20 years’ experience in healthcare, consumer products, and consulting. She was previously a Principal with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where she specialized in healthcare, consumer products, and emerging markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to BCG, Lori worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Zambia, Elsevier Science in the Netherlands, and Procter & Gamble in the U.S.
Lori has more than 10 years’ experience working with Africa-related businesses, beginning in 2006 with the UNDP in Zambia promoting sustainable businesses and entrepreneurship. She’s since worked with several U.S. and international companies seeking to expand into Africa and has led several Africa-focused health initiatives, including international programs in malaria, HIV and reproductive health, and other infectious diseases. She led BCG’s first large-scale African consumer research project, covering 10,000 persons across eight countries. Her work led to several publications on Africa, including “What Global Health Can Learn from Consumer Companies in Africa”, “Understanding Consumers in the Many Africas”, and the Economist Online’s “Don’t Count Out the African Shopper”. She also played key roles in developing Roll Back Malaria’s Global Malaria Action Plan and the WHO Plan for Artemisinin Resistance Containment.
Lori received her BA in Communications from the University of Florida and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She has lived in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and is the “Lori” voice of TomTom.