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Aubrey Hruby is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center and co-founder of Insider and Tofino Capital. Hruby is an active investor in African start-ups, has consulted extensively in over thirty African markets, and regularly advises senior policymakers and Fortune 500 companies on doing business in the region. Hruby has led CEO-level delegations to African countries and has coordinated presidential visits to the United States. She consistently works to ensure Africa is kept on the US foreign-policy agenda. She is the former managing director of the Whitaker Group, an Africa-focused advisory firm that has helped facilitate well over two billion dollars in capital flows to the continent.

Hruby teaches at Georgetown University and is the co-author of the award-winning book The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse (Macmillan, 2015). She earned an executive MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and BAs in economics, political science, and international relations from the University of Colorado.