Managing Director and Founder

Anne Toba

Anne Toba

Managing Director and Founder
  • Masters in Tourism 1986
  • Post graduate degree in Hotel Administration 1986
  • Strathclyde University, Scottish Hotel School, Glasgow Scotland
Corporate Experience:
  • Area Director of HR & Training, Luxury Hotels, Africa
  • 20 years launching 5 star hotels in Africa with a focus on luxury experience delivery, and holding various senior management roles in London

Anne is an expert in designing end-to-end service models, quality measurements and employee staffing and training plans for luxury hotels.  Her passion for culinary experiences also led her to advising hotel chefs on the fusion of African and western spice fusions.

The Inspiration For Founding Ripples

Anne was raised in Northern Nigeria where she was one of few girls with access to education – a privilege her mother being female, was denied education, fought to secure so that Anne and her children’s future can be secured.

After raising her children and having success in the corporate world, Anne founded Ripples in honor of her mother.  Anne’s  goal is to make it easier to lift up the next generation of African children by connecting as many women as possible to economic independence.

Board of Directors

Our core team has experience in startups, philanthropy, behavioral science, international relations and engineering. This diverse and experienced leadership team works with our expansive network of skilled part-time and volunteer members.

Country Teams



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