Unleashing Ideas: Innovation, Sustainability & Enterprise Growth

8 - 9 November 2018
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa


Group Chief Executive Officer

KORA Coaching Group

South Africa


Ineza Mireille Karera is the Founder & Lead Coach at KORA Coaching Group, formerly known as Kora Associates. KORA is a Coaching and Consulting company which originated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, now present in Rwanda and South Africa. Mireille is Rwandan. She speaks 7 languages fluently. In her earlier years, she pursued her passion for languages which earned her a Bachelor Degree in Business & Legal Translation in Cologne, Germany. Her language skills set opened up new avenues and a career in Financial Services in London, UK.

She has spent over 13 years working for Global Financial Services Providers such as Moody’s Investor Services, EBS Dealing Resources (now ICAP) and Thomson Reuters in London, Dubai, Johannesburg and Nairobi. Her clients ranged from Financial Institutions to Governments, Corporations and Trading Houses in Capital Markets, Commodities such as Oil & Gas and petrochemicals across Europe Middle East & Africa. Mireille has held a number of key roles in Sales, Business Development, Growth Strategy in Emerging Markets, including Coaching and Personal Development.  Her passion for Personal Development led her to pursuing further qualifications and became a Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Mireille has acted as a Chairperson of a Dubai based Women’s Network which empowers Women in Leadership roles and development in the workplace. She has contributed to the setup of professional mentoring programs for women in the Middle East and Africa.  Her vision and mission as a Coach & Consultant is to empower individuals, businesses and communities in creating and developing growth plans.  Mireille is passionate about imparting her enthusiasm to people. Part of her Community Advisory activities include being the Event Director of Global Women’s Summits, which aim at Empowering women through Education and Entrepreneurship.

She has reinvented her career 3 times, thus seeking to empower people to come out of their comfort zone by leading a fulfilling life. Her current journey and passion revolve around empowering a generation of World-Class Business Leaders who will transform Africa into an economic powerhouse. Mireille’s wish is to see more successful women leaders, entrepreneurs and inspirational public speakers come onto the global arena.

In 2017, Mireille was handed an Award “Africa’s Top 25 Distinguished Women in Business Excellence” by Africa Leadership Magazine & Amazons Watch Magazine


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