One Africa Network (OAN) is a membership-based social development organisation that focuses on issues that affect BAME businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals. We are committed to advancement of entrepreneurship, innovation, excellence, inclusiveness and sustainable economic growth.
Drawing upon its members, OAN serves as an important catalyst for brokering ideas and actions, stimulating thought provoking debates and offering creative and practical solutions to tackle and address World most pressing problems affecting the BAME community. At its core, OAN is a global network of like-minded entrepreneurs and professionals who share best practices, build opportunities through collaboration, and share access to new resources that support growth.
Since its establishment in 2018, OAN has worked collaboratively with other stakeholders leveraging our wealth of expertise to support entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses, professionals to develop and enhance their skills become self-sufficient, competitive and to increase opportunities that allow them to learn, transform, take risks and thrive. OAN not only support its members but also celebrate their achievements and the cultural diversity of our members.
Co-Founder and Chair
Our vision is to create a thriving community of BAME professionals. businesses and entrepreneurs that contribute positively in the UK economy.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change through innovation, entrepreneurship and professionalism economic solutions that make a long-lasting difference.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do, our work, how we conduct ourselves and deliver services. Our values are: Client Centricity, Excellence, Act with Integrity, Innovation, Entrepreneurialism, Competitiveness, Building Trust, Professionalism, Focus on Quality, Sustainable and Lasting Experience.
Our people are at the heart of the Network’s ability to serve our communities and fulfil its mission. Governance responsibilities for the operation and management of the network reside fully with the directors, advisory board and management team, who are drawn from members. We adhere to the highest level of standards. Our Board consists of a well diverse group of leaders from the business, civil society and academia. The Network’s Management team also reflects the best experience and expertise from each of these sectors.