Sam Mensah Jr


Sam Mensah Jr. is Founder and CEO of KISUA, a unique fashion brand that takes inspiration from traditional African techniques and materials, blending them with a contemporary design aesthetic and ethical production methods to create styles for the modern professional. The brand’s clients include award winning musician Beyoncé and the YOOX Net-a- Porter Group, the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer. KISUA is the only African fashion brand with distribution centers on 3 continents- Africa, Europe and America, from where the company services a global client base through its international ecommerce platform. Prior to founding KISUA he worked in investment banking at Deutsche Bank, in technology at Intel setting up the Silicon Valley company’s Africa operations, and in venture capital as Africa Director for Intel Capital. Sam who is from Ghana but lives in Johannesburg holds an MA in Economics and Management from Oxford University and an Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu African Leadership Fellow.

My Sessions

Exporting African Culture

Innovation isn’t just in tech, there is innovation in culture. Africa has for decades exported natural resources which to some extent could be referred to as a perishing asset. For this reason, Africans are beginning to look inwards to see what else we could export and who would buy. Find out on this panel with […]